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06/03/2014 at 17:28
My sister and BIL very kindly gave us some money to treat ourselves with at the time we lost Jack, they were going to send us on a getaway before he arrived in April.
We want to stay in this country and I keep looking on google and changing my mind on where to go idealy want to avoid places with lots of walking involved, aka peak district for nice walks as an example so maybe city breaks are more appropriate for me anyone got any must go places in the UK?
We live in Dorset, parents live in Cornwall and Hubbys from London so want to avoid those too!
06/03/2014 at 18:04
I love Edinburgh. There's a bit of everything up there; shopping, history, parks, entertainment. It can be quite cold though! When do you want to go?
06/03/2014 at 18:26
We have either end of April, begining of July or End of October thunking maybe July or October. Will have a look at Edinburgh now :) Thank you
06/03/2014 at 18:42
I'm a big fan of Edinburgh. Also Chester is nice for that sort of break. x
06/03/2014 at 18:50
I like both Edinburgh and chester too. Good ideas ladies.
06/03/2014 at 18:59
Bath? We went here for our honeymoon and its compact with loads to see and do.
06/03/2014 at 19:06
Oh CC, come to Canterbury and you can stay chez Counter a couple nights too! Genuine offer x
06/03/2014 at 19:10
I lived near bath for 6 months.. will have a look at the other places too non of them we looked at!
Thank you counter!
06/03/2014 at 20:12
cambridge is lovely, loads of nice places to eat, have a punt ride along the river, look around the colleges which are stunning, or wander along to back and visit the little shops and tea rooms
06/03/2014 at 20:39
Thanks ladies will show hubby them when hes home tomorrow, theres too many nice places to go lol
06/03/2014 at 20:46
How about York? Edinburgh is nice and touristy, I prefer Glasgow but it's probably better for shopping, bars etc. Although there are touristy things to do too :)
06/03/2014 at 21:00
How about Jersey if you fancy slightly further, beautiful and normally a little bit warmer!
06/03/2014 at 21:10
Norfolk Broads on a boat? Or stay near enough you can hire a boat for the day and drive to the coast another day. It's a long way to drive from where you are though
06/03/2014 at 21:28
06/03/2014 at 21:38
Edinburgh, Oxford and York are places I would recommend for a few days away. All have touristy things, a bit of green area and or rivers, quirky shops and lovely food places.
07/03/2014 at 09:39
I was going to suggest Padstow but then noticed you said to avoid Cornwall!
I live near Cambridge and it is a lovely city, especially if you get a nice day as there's punting and some nice commons to walk on.
I've also really enjoyed York and Bath and also Stratford upon Avon. Whitby is great too.
There's some lovely areas in Norfolk and the Suffolk Coast.
I know you said you wanted to avoid walking but we stayed here a few years ago and loved it www.thedevonshirearms.co.uk. You don't have to do lots of walking - the spa looks fab but unfortunately it was fully booked when we went and I stupidly didn't think to book in advance.
07/03/2014 at 10:50
I like Edinburgh. I also like Glasgow and had a lovely city break there about 10 years ago now. Its very compact so you can look at lots of different things without doing too much walking. The art and architecture are interesting.
07/03/2014 at 10:56
Thanks ladies will take a look at all ofthem with hubby tonight.
Its not that I dont want to do oots of walking its just that I cant physically :(.
07/03/2014 at 10:57
I'm another fan of Oxford - biased cos I live here - like Counter, genuine offer to come stay at chez tayto if you want!
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