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Binky
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Without wanting to turn this forum into something from GMTV, I thought I'd ask the HiveMind about weekend getaways within the UK. I'm looking to find somewhere for me and the mrs for a weekend at the end of April, whilst my parents look after the nipper o/

We have a backup plan of going back to a lovely hotel in Sandwich which we've been to before for 2 nights. To give you some idea of budget, this place is dinner, bed and breakfast for Fri/Sat night at about 250.

We are located in Kent, and don't mind travelling for a max of 3 hours. Any top recommendations?
#1 at 16:16:47 - 23/03/2012
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Somewhere around Durdle Door/Lulworth Cove in Dorset would be good.
#2 at 16:35:14 - 23/03/2012
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Have you looked at ForestHolidays.co.uk? They have some amazing log cabins in Cornwall which I reckon would be pretty cheap off-season in April. We went a few years ago and it was great.
#3 at 17:00:15 - 23/03/2012
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We've got quite into doing this recently.

I'd recommend:

Bath (We've found a nice hotel just outside near a town called Bradford-Upon-Avon)
The New Forest / Dorset
Brighton (might be a bit close to home for you)
Oxford / Cotswolds / Stratford
Cambridge
Nottingham
#4 at 17:16:46 - 23/03/2012
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Close to home is fine. Don't need (or particularly want) to spend lots of time travelling and if we look hard enough there is plenty to do around the south coast, which is nice :)

#5 at 17:29:09 - 23/03/2012
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Somewhere around Chichester/Bognor, when there's some racing on at Goodwood.
#6 at 19:28:43 - 23/03/2012
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I was going to suggest Bath too. We stay at a lovely B&B within walking distance of the city centre (near the Hop Pole Inn) and go back every couple of years or so.
#7 at 07:41:41 - 24/03/2012
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I concur with Bath. Just went up to Newcastle for the weekend too, and it's a really nice city.
#8 at 08:34:41 - 24/03/2012
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Been to Bath before, lovely place. Didn't do much exploring when I was there, wonder if I can convince her to go again.
#9 at 12:51:46 - 24/03/2012
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After reading lots of advice and recommendations I've decided to ignore you all and am just about to click on a place in Portsmouth/Southsea.

Never been there (which was part of the criteria) and the hotel looks quite nice. Somerset House Hotel.

Really is a ballache trying to choose a weekend getaway when you have no real urge to go somewhere specific. Think we've got a good one here though.

#10 at 15:45:04 - 27/03/2012
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Cool - have a good time !

/forgot to suggest Chichester, Winchester and Aldeburgh
#11 at 00:00:02 - 28/03/2012
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I'll be in England over Easter. Guildford to be precise. Already plan to go to London for a day, but the Easter weekend is four days long and there is apparently not much to do in that town. So, what other places can be easily reached by train?
#12 at 23:14:33 - 28/03/2012
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Somewhere on the south coast, Portsmouth or Bognor for example.
#13 at 01:13:58 - 29/03/2012
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Portsmouth is ok if you're going with someone. On your own isn't not great.

If you fancy going into London that catching a train North towards Hitchin then I'll give you a mini tour and buy you a pint. It's a nice old market town.
#14 at 01:22:12 - 29/03/2012
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Binky said:After reading lots of advice and recommendations I've decided to ignore you all and am just about to click on a place in Portsmouth/Southsea.

Never been there (which was part of the criteria) and the hotel looks quite nice. Somerset House Hotel.

Really is a ballache trying to choose a weekend getaway when you have no real urge to go somewhere specific. Think we've got a good one here though.



There's a nice pub (good food too) on the Gunwharf Quays - The Bridge Tavern. It's about a 20 minute walk from your hotel, right next to the sea and some boats. It's beautiful in this weather.
#15 at 01:29:05 - 29/03/2012
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Micro_Explosion said:Portsmouth is ok if you're going with someone. On your own isn't not great.

If you fancy going into London that catching a train North towards Hitchin then I'll give you a mini tour and buy you a pint. It's a nice old market town.


I was born in Hitchin :D

Live down the road in St Albans now.
#16 at 08:44:06 - 29/03/2012
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Hullo neighbour.
#17 at 09:39:52 - 29/03/2012
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Syrok said:I'll be in England over Easter. Guildford to be precise. Already plan to go to London for a day, but the Easter weekend is four days long and there is apparently not much to do in that town. So, what other places can be easily reached by train?


Guildford is a nice town - loads of pubs, restaurants and shops.
#18 at 22:21:43 - 29/03/2012
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Well that's good. I've only been there once before and didn't exactly take the time to explore the town.

billdoor said:
Micro_Explosion said:Portsmouth is ok if you're going with someone. On your own isn't not great.

If you fancy going into London that catching a train North towards Hitchin then I'll give you a mini tour and buy you a pint. It's a nice old market town.


I was born in Hitchin :D

Live down the road in St Albans now.


We could have an AATG meet in Hitchin. :)

#19 at 10:04:43 - 31/03/2012
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I'm up for it sometime :)

Plenty of pubs here.
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