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My dad swears by Anstruther / St Andrews area

Big empty beaches, amazing seafood. And a secret nuclear bunker where large parts of the government would have hidden if it kicked off in the cold war.

 

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1 minute ago, peelyfeet said:

My dad swears by Anstruther / St Andrews area

Big empty beaches, amazing seafood. And a secret nuclear bunker where large parts of the government would have hidden if it kicked off in the cold war.

 

@mickbrown shed? 
 

anstruther is nice. Lovely Michelin recommended restaurant there. Be too fancy for some but I enjoyed it. Crqcking chippy too 

St Andrews Try balgove larder for some Wonderful meat and produce to take home and they have a great steak barn. Old associate of mine Henry cheape owns it. 

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We’ve stayed at the McDonald Forest Hills at Aberfoyle a couple of times, great location for walking as you can access the Trossachs and Loch Achray forrest without having to drive. 

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1 hour ago, Winchester White said:

Me neither, it is a cunt of a drive hence the stopovers on the way up and down planned this year. Still worth it though to see family, enjoy orkney ice cream and just absorb the history and landscape. Plus a night out is belting, right characters them Orkadians.

Aye tell me about it, I live in Orkney and drive back down to Bolton a couple of times a year to see my folks and get to a game. I’ve also lived in Durness, Achiltibuie, Tobermory, Oban, Poolewe and Stronian so I know Scotland well. Happy to answer any questions. Also, @Escobarp good choice with the Tongue Hotel, if you were wanting self catering in the Eriboll/Hope area there’s http://www.lundies.scot/index.html and https://www.croft103.com 

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14 minutes ago, Campos_Wig said:

Aye tell me about it, I live in Orkney and drive back down to Bolton a couple of times a year to see my folks and get to a game. I’ve also lived in Durness, Achiltibuie, Tobermory, Oban, Poolewe and Stronian so I know Scotland well. Happy to answer any questions. Also, @Escobarp good choice with the Tongue Hotel, if you were wanting self catering in the Eriboll/Hope area there’s http://www.lundies.scot/index.html and https://www.croft103.com 

Thanks pal will give them a look. I was supposed to be in Orkney  earlier this year for a long weekend. Hopefully get up there next year. Lucky man living  up there. I would love a stint there 

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Just now, Escobarp said:

Thanks pal will give them a look. I was supposed to be in oban earlier this year for a long weekend. Hopefully get up there next year. Lucky man living  up there. I would love a stint there 

Oban is a lovely place but I must admit, as an 18 year old lad I was quite nervous at times, some of them aren't a friendly bunch. It was well over 20 years ago mind.

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6 minutes ago, Campos_Wig said:

Aye tell me about it, I live in Orkney and drive back down to Bolton a couple of times a year to see my folks and get to a game. I’ve also lived in Durness, Achiltibuie, Tobermory, Oban, Poolewe and Stronian so I know Scotland well. Happy to answer any questions. Also, @Escobarp good choice with the Tongue Hotel, if you were wanting self catering in the Eriboll/Hope area there’s http://www.lundies.scot/index.html and https://www.croft103.com 

 Glaswegian Tommy Doc was sacked for banging Mary Brown a few weeks after he won the FA Cup in 1977.If he could have kept his pants on would Man Utd have won the league title under him?

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7 minutes ago, Winchester White said:

Oban is a lovely place but I must admit, as an 18 year old lad I was quite nervous at times, some of them aren't a friendly bunch. It was well over 20 years ago mind.

I actually meant Orkney. Oban isn’t for me either 😂😂

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2 minutes ago, Escobarp said:

I actually meant Orkney. Oban isn’t for me either 😂😂

Haha, the Orkadians are a great bunch though. A bit odd for sure but decent people who are very welcoming 

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7 hours ago, Campos_Wig said:

Aye tell me about it, I live in Orkney and drive back down to Bolton a couple of times a year to see my folks and get to a game. I’ve also lived in Durness, Achiltibuie, Tobermory, Oban, Poolewe and Stronian so I know Scotland well. Happy to answer any questions. Also, @Escobarp good choice with the Tongue Hotel, if you were wanting self catering in the Eriboll/Hope area there’s http://www.lundies.scot/index.html and https://www.croft103.com 

Love Achiltibuie

Was at the Summer Isles 2 years ago

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9 hours ago, peelyfeet said:

My dad swears by Anstruther / St Andrews area

Big empty beaches, amazing seafood. And a secret nuclear bunker where large parts of the government would have hidden if it kicked off in the cold war.

 

Imagine having to share a bunker with Sturgeon and Blackford, rather take a direct hit from a nuclear warhead. 

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Greek lovers...

Koutoulafari?

Esperides Resort?

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1 hour ago, Casino said:

For you?

Sorry, no.

We've just got an offer on and wanted a bit of info, which I've now got from you 😉

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Spain booked for late July. It was cheaper than staying at home.

Tenerife in September.

Vietnam & Cambodia for Xmas -  fingers crossed as they are phase 3 countries.

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7 hours ago, captainmed said:

Spain booked for late July. It was cheaper than staying at home.

Tenerife in September.

Vietnam & Cambodia for Xmas -  fingers crossed as they are phase 3 countries.

Our Jet2 booking for 23rd July (the missus) has been cancelled by them. Going to use the money from that to pay off next years already booked holiday (the missus again!) then after that I am going to insist on using Traf. 

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Where were you going?

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Just had an email from Jet2, we were flying back from Innsbruck to Manchester on 19th September, but they've cancelled it, looks like they're only going to be using certain routes for the foreseeable.

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Easyjet looking like they're about to shed 4000+ jobs (about 2000 of those here in the UK) and close their bases at Stansted, Newcastle and Southend

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10 day break in the Lake District booked, camping at the foot of Blencathra nr Keswick. Thats me and the missus walking and climbing and completing a few Wainwright's aound the North and Nort Western fells.

It was hard work, everywhere filling up, restricted numbers on site, bring your own bog to reduce access, although WC and shower facilities are open 24/7.

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If the phrase “bring your own bog” doesn’t send a shudder down your spine, there’s something wrong.

Paying to shit in a bucket. Jesus. Sounds nearly as bad as going on a cruise.

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