Crossing fingers that we’re heading to England in November (a one-year delayed trip for a one-year delayed wedding). Flying into Heathrow and spending five or six days working our way up to the wedding near Manchester and we would like to see Bath, Stratford, Liverpool and York ( how many we can do might get cut depending on how many days pre-wedding we have),. We will be renting a car to get from place to place, but thinking it might be easier to stay slightly outside the cities and get a shuttle or train or car in for each day so as not to have to drive in the cities themselves. For York and Liverpool even considering trying to head up to where the wedding is and then just do day trips to each of them if it’s not too hard so we can at least settle down in one place for several days.
Any thoughts or recommendations of places to stay for any of these cities that would make it easy to get into them? If any of the cities are easy to drive into, I wouldn’t mind driving to a single car park for the day but definitely don’t want to be driving from place to place in a city.