Recommend me somewhere to go in U.K please

Found 21st Jul 2009
Looking to take hubby away for his birthday in October but not sure where to head to???

Needs to be within 2 hours ish of Northamptonshire

Many thanks xx

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Leeds the jewel of the north

Lake District just over 3 hours but best part of England by far

[url]www.golakes.co.uk[/url]

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Thought about Lake District but unsure what there is to do!

If you recommend anywhere please say why and what things we can do please xx

loobie;5811308

Thought about Lake District but unsure what there is to do! If you … Thought about Lake District but unsure what there is to do! If you recommend anywhere please say why and what things we can do please xx


Have you got all night - there is so much to do. Some of the best drives are :
Honister Pass ( the visitor centre at the top is the friendliest visitor centre in England ).
Langdale pikes drive - watch out for the sheep , although you won't get out of first gear at some points.
Wastwater ( England's deepest lake) provides a terrifc drive & the Wasdale Head inn at the end is excellent. That's also just about the closest you can get to Scaffell Pike by car.

Pretty towns include :
Keswick
Bowness
Grassmere ( you must get gingerbread from here )

There really is much more than i can tell you - just use google on those drives i have given for more info. If you decide on the Lakes you won't regret it. I haven't been yet this year but certainly intend to as i haven't missed a year in the last 15 :thumbsup:

London for the weekend. Nice meal and a show, see some sites and then get out of the dump :thumbsup:

casparwhite;5811278

Leeds the jewel of the north



lol

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Great thanks Darren - will look into it!

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gr8h8me;5811518

London for the weekend. Nice meal and a show, see some sites and then … London for the weekend. Nice meal and a show, see some sites and then get out of the dump :thumbsup:



Been quite a few times so would like to do something different but thanks for the suggestion xx

Fancy doing some quad biking etc too so any recommendations for that would be great too

loobie;5811720

Great thanks Darren - will look into it!


No worries have fun.

Yorkshire/Derbyshire Dales

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does he like theme parks, maybe over night trip to alton towers, thorpe park or chessington x

casparwhite;5811278

Leeds the jewel of the north



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Good times

hi, my partner and i went to carden park in cheshire, lovely place approx 1 1/2 hrs away from you
it;s part of the de vere hotel chain, really relaxing, and they do some great deals. not far from chester too for a day out.

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Lisa-Marie A;5812098

does he like theme parks, maybe over night trip to alton towers, thorpe … does he like theme parks, maybe over night trip to alton towers, thorpe park or chessington x



He does but i dont so he would have to ride alone lol

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nemofish;5812144

hi, my partner and i went to carden park in cheshire, lovely place approx … hi, my partner and i went to carden park in cheshire, lovely place approx 1 1/2 hrs away from you it;s part of the de vere hotel chain, really relaxing, and they do some great deals. not far from chester too for a day out.



Thanks, i will take a look x

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bumping this up for more ideas please x

how about stay in Bath for a few days then take a day out at Longleat Safari Park or how about Bournmouth and take a day trip out to the Isle of White,

or have you looked at the P&O Mini Cruise from Hull. About 2.5 hours to Hull but Ferries don't leave until 7ish.

So you could drive up to Hull in the day, have a mooch around then head to the ferry port and park your car. You can book a mini cruise to either Bruge or Amsterdam. It'll only be about £35 each for the 2 nights on the boat. We did it last October. Was great.

The ferry leaves in the evening and you get there about 8am, a free bus takes you into the centre and picks you up late afternoon/early evening so you have a full day to enjoy either city.

Then you have a night on the boat and get back early the next morning. The boats have a good duty free, restaurants, cinema, show bar with entertainment & bingo. Can't go wrong seeing another country for £35 each.

Don't tell him where your going, he'll have no idea your going out of the country. Just sneak his passport with you. We've been to both Bruge & Amsterdam and they were both really good fun.

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Scunthorpe.

(No seriously... don't)

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dave_lunt2;5817252

how about stay in Bath for a few days then take a day out at Longleat … how about stay in Bath for a few days then take a day out at Longleat Safari Park or how about Bournmouth and take a day trip out to the Isle of White, or have you looked at the P&O Mini Cruise from Hull. About 2.5 hours to Hull but Ferries don't leave until 7ish.So you could drive up to Hull in the day, have a mooch around then head to the ferry port and park your car. You can book a mini cruise to either Bruge or Amsterdam. It'll only be about £35 each for the 2 nights on the boat. We did it last October. Was great. The ferry leaves in the evening and you get there about 8am, a free bus takes you into the centre and picks you up late afternoon/early evening so you have a full day to enjoy either city. Then you have a night on the boat and get back early the next morning. The boats have a good duty free, restaurants, cinema, show bar with entertainment & bingo. Can't go wrong seeing another country for £35 each. Don't tell him where your going, he'll have no idea your going out of the country. Just sneak his passport with you. We've been to both Bruge & Amsterdam and they were both really good fun.




Did the longleat thing the last time we went away for the weekend!

I really wanted to take him to Amsterdam but i'm finding it difficult to get a bargain. Im trying to save the money myself and as i dont work it's taking a while :roll:

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vibeone;5817258

Scunthorpe.(No seriously... don't)



LOL

loobie;5821375

Did the longleat thing the last time we went away for the weekend!I … Did the longleat thing the last time we went away for the weekend!I really wanted to take him to Amsterdam but i'm finding it difficult to get a bargain. Im trying to save the money myself and as i dont work it's taking a while :roll:



yeah but its only £35 each for 2 nights accomodation on the boat and free coach transfers in Amsterdam and back for the day. You won't do a foreign country cheaper!

dave_lunt2;5826890

yeah but its only £35 each for 2 nights accomodation on the boat and free … yeah but its only £35 each for 2 nights accomodation on the boat and free coach transfers in Amsterdam and back for the day. You won't do a foreign country cheaper!



My husband wants to go to Amsterdam for his birthday! Is there much time saved by flying?

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Butterflies;5826982

My husband wants to go to Amsterdam for his birthday! Is there much time … My husband wants to go to Amsterdam for his birthday! Is there much time saved by flying?



I bet he does.

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dave_lunt2;5826890

yeah but its only £35 each for 2 nights accomodation on the boat and free … yeah but its only £35 each for 2 nights accomodation on the boat and free coach transfers in Amsterdam and back for the day. You won't do a foreign country cheaper!



Have done lots of searching for the dates i want and cheapest is about £170 which is still ok but not £35 each. Some ferries do not sail in October apart from Halloween

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Butterflies;5826982

My husband wants to go to Amsterdam for his birthday! Is there much time … My husband wants to go to Amsterdam for his birthday! Is there much time saved by flying?



around 11 hours on the ferry to rotterdam.....then transfer to amsterdam takes just over an hour

flight takes an hour then 20 mins by train to amsterdam central by train

so around 11 hour saving flying i way 22 hours return so you save a day

loobie;5828684

Have done lots of searching for the dates i want and cheapest is about … Have done lots of searching for the dates i want and cheapest is about £170 which is still ok but not £35 each. Some ferries do not sail in October apart from Halloween



what are the dates?

Order a brochure from here and book with them, as long as you first night is not a fri or sat it'll be around £35 each

superbreak.com/pro…htm

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We can either go 2-5th or 9-11th october. Got to arrange the kids etc

Thanks, i have ordered a brochure xx
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