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Best City In UK And IE For New Years?  
User currently offlineDFWLandingPath From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 211 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2558 times:

I am planning on spending some time over the winter break in the UK and Ireland which will probably be over New Years. Does anyone have any experiences/recommendations to share about the best city to be in on New Year's Eve?

Cheers,
DFWLandingPath

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User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24964 posts, RR: 56
Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2538 times:

Without a doubt, Edinburgh. You cannae beat hogmanay in the capital, unfortunatly I've yet to experience it. Only going on by what people have told me. In fact, Edinburgh is the best place in the world for Hogmanay  Smile


When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11955 posts, RR: 46
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2527 times:

Newcastle Upon Tyne.


T'is where I'm celebrating this year. Big grin

Thom@s



"If guns don't kill people, people kill people - does that mean toasters don't toast toast, toast toast toast?"
User currently offlineBA757 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2832 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2521 times:

Yes, Edinburgh - its always on TV and everything here in the UK.

Mind you if you ask me, its all a waste of time, I mean whats so special, its just another year of crap and debt - is that worth celebrating?

Adam


User currently offlineUTA_flyingHIGH From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 50
Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2516 times:

DUBLIN !!!

Way better and much cheaper than all those UK cities  Big grin

UTA



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User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24964 posts, RR: 56
Reply 5, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2515 times:

Actually from people that have been to DUB, I've heard Dublin is nearly as expensive as London


When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlineWhitehatter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2508 times:

Has to be Edinburgh for a traditional Hogmanay.

London is too expensive and not worth the effort. The Scots do it properly.


User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2506 times:

Re: "The Scots do it properly"

Well, they get a lot of practise in drunken debauchery - it's a national sport  Smile

[Edited 2004-11-17 14:02:08]

User currently offlineWhitehatter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2502 times:

Well, they get a lot of practise in drunken debauchery - it's a national sport

And this is a bad thing because.....?


User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2499 times:

I merely comment. 'Twas not a criticism. Besides, it keeps them from polluting the rest of Europe with their foul selves (except when there's a Scotland game on somewhere).

User currently offlineBritish767 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2005, 284 posts, RR: 21
Reply 10, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2499 times:

Well, London is generally pants for New Years celebrations. I have only heard good things about Edinburgh (apart from the fact it's oop north laaak)

User currently offlineWhitehatter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2494 times:

This will be my first sober New Years Eve since before I was old enough to drink.....the all-new teetotal WhiteHatter has a scary experience in front of him!

Think I'll just lock myself in the bedroom with the cat, or go and hide up a mountain somewhere


User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2493 times:

Whitehatter - do what the rest of us sad oldies do on New Years, stay up and watch a film on telly. New Years is seriously overrated anyway  Smile

User currently offlineAlcregular From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2477 times:

Newcastle isn't having a fireworks display this year, they say it costs too much. There has been an uproar with Newcastle Council's decision on this, sorry Thom@s.

User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11955 posts, RR: 46
Reply 14, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2471 times:

Bloody hell! But this only applies for the bridges right? There has to be SOME fireworks there somewhere...  Sad

Thom@s



"If guns don't kill people, people kill people - does that mean toasters don't toast toast, toast toast toast?"
User currently offlineAlcregular From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 5 days ago) and read 2470 times:

Im not sure, but they are definately not having any in the city centre. I'll find out for you, Thom@s

User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11955 posts, RR: 46
Reply 16, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 5 days ago) and read 2467 times:

Thanks mate.  Smile

Maybe a good idea to keep the fireworks away from all the pi$$ed people anyway, hehe. The sudden changes in light could confuse them...

Thom@s



"If guns don't kill people, people kill people - does that mean toasters don't toast toast, toast toast toast?"
User currently offlineAlcregular From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2450 times:

Thom@s,

Lol. Life is confusing for the Geordies, nevermind anything else. This is spooky. I was driving along tonight and on the radio news, it announced that it is official, Newcastle will NOT have a firework display on New Years Eve around the quayside area. Perhaps other parts of the city might have them. I know Sunderland is not having any, they are being boring bastards as per usual. No-one even goes into the centre of town, they go to their local and bar-crawl around each others houses. We have a better time that way, and it's cheaper.


User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11955 posts, RR: 46
Reply 18, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2446 times:

Hehe, so it was announced on the radio? As in a Press conferance?  Laugh out loud

Oh well. Just have to wait and see what happens this new year then... Normally I'd celebrate home in Norway, where 80% of the population send up their own fireworks at midnight. Quite a sight. Though there are some organized fireworks displays too downtown...

Maybe I'll celebrate it in Sunderland instead of Newcastle...? Nah, Sunderland is such a crap place, don't you agree?  Big grin Actually I went shopping there this summer. First shop I entered, I found more or less exactly what I was looking for.  Smile Great stuff!

Thom@s



"If guns don't kill people, people kill people - does that mean toasters don't toast toast, toast toast toast?"
User currently offlineAlcregular From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2442 times:

Did you go to The Bridges Shopping Centre? It's rubbish, I can't wait to move out of this hell-hole. It was on the local news a few weks ago that there would be no fireworks, but was re-announced on the radio tonight.

User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11955 posts, RR: 46
Reply 20, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2439 times:

Yeah did actually. Not quite as good as I expected. But some of the shops in the street were alright.

As a matter of fact, when we went to the Bridges shopping centre, it started raining, and there were leaks all over the place. They sealed off and isolated several of the "indoor shopping streets" because of this. Looked silly. A stretch of 50m was sealed off, and all that was there were two buckets with water dripping into them from the roof.  Smile

Apparently, not many of the shops in Sunderland are waterproof...

Thom@s



"If guns don't kill people, people kill people - does that mean toasters don't toast toast, toast toast toast?"
User currently offlineAlcregular From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2436 times:

Yep, thats the usual, lol, even in the summer.

User currently offlineBmi330 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 1450 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2428 times:

Has to be Georges square in Glasgow 25 000 of the uks happiest people with a great concert and fireworks kicking off I got my ticket already cant wait snowpatrol are headling the party.

User currently offlineScottishLaddie From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2004, 2386 posts, RR: 8
Reply 23, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2425 times:

DFWLandingPath, has to be Edinburgh. No doubt about it. So good it even has it's own website.  Big grin Although I fear the main street party will have sold out long ago, it's worth checking it out anyway.

http://www.edinburghshogmanay.org/


User currently offlineScotty From UK - Scotland, joined Dec 1999, 1875 posts, RR: 3
Reply 24, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2415 times:

Thom@s - get up to Edinburgh. Hogmanay in the city goes on from about the 28th until we all waken up with a blinding hangover round about .....er.....the 5th. (of January that is)

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