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Best City In UK And IE For New Years?

Wed Nov 17, 2004 4:42 am

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?

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gkirk
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RE: Best City In UK And IE For New Years?

Wed Nov 17, 2004 8:51 am

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
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RE: Best City In UK And IE For New Years?

Wed Nov 17, 2004 7:35 pm

Newcastle Upon Tyne.


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

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RE: Best City In UK And IE For New Years?

Wed Nov 17, 2004 8:37 pm

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?

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RE: Best City In UK And IE For New Years?

Wed Nov 17, 2004 8:40 pm

DUBLIN !!!

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

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RE: Best City In UK And IE For New Years?

Wed Nov 17, 2004 9:04 pm

Actually from people that have been to DUB, I've heard Dublin is nearly as expensive as London
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RE: Best City In UK And IE For New Years?

Wed Nov 17, 2004 10:00 pm

Has to be Edinburgh for a traditional Hogmanay.

London is too expensive and not worth the effort. The Scots do it properly.
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RE: Best City In UK And IE For New Years?

Wed Nov 17, 2004 10:01 pm

Re: "The Scots do it properly"

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

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RE: Best City In UK And IE For New Years?

Wed Nov 17, 2004 10:02 pm

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

And this is a bad thing because.....?
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RE: Best City In UK And IE For New Years?

Wed Nov 17, 2004 10:04 pm

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).
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RE: Best City In UK And IE For New Years?

Wed Nov 17, 2004 10:04 pm

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)
 
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RE: Best City In UK And IE For New Years?

Wed Nov 17, 2004 10:16 pm

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
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RE: Best City In UK And IE For New Years?

Wed Nov 17, 2004 10:19 pm

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
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RE: Best City In UK And IE For New Years?

Wed Nov 17, 2004 11:45 pm

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.
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RE: Best City In UK And IE For New Years?

Thu Nov 18, 2004 1:34 am

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

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RE: Best City In UK And IE For New Years?

Thu Nov 18, 2004 1:43 am

Im not sure, but they are definately not having any in the city centre. I'll find out for you, Thom@s
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RE: Best City In UK And IE For New Years?

Thu Nov 18, 2004 1:47 am

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...

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RE: Best City In UK And IE For New Years?

Thu Nov 18, 2004 5:27 am

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.
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RE: Best City In UK And IE For New Years?

Thu Nov 18, 2004 5:51 am

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!

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RE: Best City In UK And IE For New Years?

Thu Nov 18, 2004 6:00 am

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.
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RE: Best City In UK And IE For New Years?

Thu Nov 18, 2004 6:09 am

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...

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RE: Best City In UK And IE For New Years?

Thu Nov 18, 2004 6:17 am

Yep, thats the usual, lol, even in the summer.
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RE: Best City In UK And IE For New Years?

Thu Nov 18, 2004 7:53 am

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.
 
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RE: Best City In UK And IE For New Years?

Thu Nov 18, 2004 8:56 am

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/
 
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RE: Best City In UK And IE For New Years?

Fri Nov 19, 2004 6:46 am

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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