Holiday breaks in the UK

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by BigHorn, Jul 4, 2010.

  1. BigHorn

    BigHorn Active Member

    Simple question, If you had a few days to spend in the uk where would you go. Where are the hidden gems in the UK, perfect for a long weekend.
    Have you had a nice city break or discovered an idyllic country retreat ? Please share.
  2. Mesmerist

    Mesmerist Well-Known Member

    If you have youngish children Paultons Park in Hampshire is a fun day as is Longdown farm.
  3. Fedman

    Fedman Member

    :)Tewkesbury is a medieval town famed for its timber framed buildings. An ancient settlement situated at the meeting of the rivers Avon and Severn, a delight for those seeking "Olde England". Tewkesbury is renowned as having one of the best medieval townscapes in England with its fine half- timbered buildings, overhanging upper storeys and elaborately carved doorways.

    The Town Band rehearses on Wednesday and Sunday nights. I have a cottage right in town which is an excellent base to explore the three counties of Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire. Visit
  4. DublinBass

    DublinBass Supporting Member

    I've never done a full weekend break where brass banding wasn't at least one of the days...

    ...but as far as day-trips go I've enjoyed the following
    Cardiff (Castle/Millennium Stadium/etc...)
    Nottingham/Sherwood Forest
    Dover (Castle/Cliffs/Fish & Chips)
    Cornwall (Eden Project/ Cream Tea)
    Durham (Cathedral/Castle/Market)
    Manchester (Cathedral/ Arndale/ Forsyth Music/ Rusholme curry)
    London always has plenty to do as well
  5. StellaJohnson

    StellaJohnson Active Member

    I love going to Whitby for a day or so.
  6. Rapier

    Rapier Supporting Member

    Ah, but if we tell everyone they won't be ''hidden gems'' anymore. :wink:
  7. P_S_Price

    P_S_Price Member

    Airth Castle Hotel. - Stay in a 4 poster bed in a real 14th century castle. The Beautiful city of Stirling, and Edinburgh are both within easy striking distance.
  8. Getzonica

    Getzonica Active Member

    Having spent all the family holidays I've been on in Great Britain, I've discovered many great places to go to:

    Isle of Wight is beautiful with loads to do! Rylestone Gardens has many bands performing there during the summer. Some lovely hotels and self service places - ( are excellent). There are red squirrels too and great beaches!

    The Channel Islands (not in the UK, but in Great Britain) are beautiful too. There are some great walks you can do and great history to discover like the occupation during WW2. The Merton Hotel in Jersey is nice (especially the food! :)) and Howard Davis Park (very close by to the hotel) usually has a few bands performing during the summer and is lovely with all the flowers in the summer. "Walks with Webb" is a good way to explore Jersey.

    One of the nicest things I found about The Channel Islands and the Isle of Wight was how peaceful they were :)

    There are some lovey arboritums in Hampshire - Hillers etc that are worth visiting

    Some other good places to explore: Devon, the Lake District, New Forest, Center Parks (there are about 5 or so in the UK and they're lovely), Cornwall, South Downs....
  9. Robhibberd29

    Robhibberd29 Active Member

    Anywhere in the Derbyshire Dales or Peak District is as good as anywhere in the UK :) Been to lots of places and the holiday I had in Birchover near Matlock (less than an hour away) was as good as to Devon in a couple of weeks (depping while I'm there) which is also lovely as is Cornwall
  10. super_sop

    super_sop Supporting Member

    beautiful Shropshire, not just because i live here, but because of the amazing countryside.

    It's also home to one of the few world heritage sites.

    Ironbridge gorge, is home to the birthplace of the industrial age
  11. tubbytuba

    tubbytuba Member

    Living in Cornwall im a bit spoilt,i just love St Ives, its just a great area to live in!!!

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