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3 hours ago, wanderer1984 said:

But would you pay for flights and accommodation to spend two weeks in Northumberland?

 

Have done and would do again (Drove, not flew as that would not make sense) Great food, beer, countryside, beaches, castles, ruins, gardens and hotels/rentals. I would highly recommend it to anyone.

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3 minutes ago, Nowack said:

Have done and would do again (Drove, not flew as that would not make sense) Great food, beer, countryside, beaches, castles, ruins, gardens and hotels/rentals. I would highly recommend it to anyone.

Yeah some beautiful places and stunning coastline. Went for our annual trip to Durham in the summer and had a great time as per usual.

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Just now, Spider said:

North west wales is stunning as well.

Also, it’s the same as being abroad since English isn’t the main language

Both my brothers were in the RAF and were stationed at Brawdy and Valley, bloody lovely places to live. I wanted to join as a youngster but colourblindness paid to that.

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4 minutes ago, Winchester White said:

I have never been further north east than Scarborough apart from a flying trip for work. I think a week up on the NE coast would be nice.

Spent a few days in and around Bamburgh last year. Stunning area.

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6 minutes ago, Cheese said:

Spent a few days in and around Bamburgh last year. Stunning area.

Problem is, when we have a spare week for a UK holiday I usually end up having to see the inlaws in Orkney. Which is stunning by the way and I would thoroughly recommend to anyone thinking of visiting.

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13 hours ago, bolty58 said:

A wanderer in more ways than one sonny. They seek him here etc. Fes is nice at this time of year 😉

Now then the worst holiday of my life was a week in Fez. Now that is a shithole. It didn't help that it was torrential rain for the entire week either

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4 hours ago, wanderer1984 said:

But would you pay for flights and accommodation to spend two weeks in Northumberland?

I'm not saying everywhere is shite, of course it's not. Maybe hills, walls and damp weather ain't my thing when looking to book somewhere.

Maybe I'm spoilt because of where I live. Loads of beaches all within 15 miles, the nearest a 2 mile drive. Loads of castles too.

 

 

So why wouldn't someone want book to stay there?

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ive enjoyed quite a few vists to rhosneigr and to barmouth in recent years

always had a good time but id go to wherever he went in chania every time

however, cant take the dog so im off to barmouth again in few weeks, itll probably be moist and draughty, but get in the pub then get a chippy tea, its a great little break

but, its not greece

still, id take wet wales over a cruise

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23 minutes ago, Casino said:

ive enjoyed quite a few vists to rhosneigr and to barmouth in recent years

always had a good time but id go to wherever he went in chania every time

however, cant take the dog so im off to barmouth again in few weeks, itll probably be moist and draughty, but get in the pub then get a chippy tea, its a great little break

but, its not greece

still, id take wet wales over a cruise

Had a week in Barmouth last year. Absolutely loved it. Did a few castles (nearly passed out and shit myself when I got to the top of one of the towers in Harlech), and really enjoyed Aberdovey. Proper traditional seaside pallava, crab fishing etc. Was very lucky with the weather, and we'll definitely be going back.

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1 hour ago, Winchester White said:

Problem is, when we have a spare week for a UK holiday I usually end up having to see the inlaws in Orkney. Which is stunning by the way and I would thoroughly recommend to anyone thinking of visiting.

I've often fancied a trip there

Is it not a right ballache getting to it, though? 

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Just now, Lt. Aldo Raine said:

I've often fancied a trip there

Is it not a right ballache getting to it, though? 

Yes in that you either have to fly and hire a car or drive 450 miles to Thurso or 470 miles to Gills Bay. You could go via Aberdeen also but is a long crossing. We sometimes come back down that way as it is overnight and you can have a decent kip in a cabin.

Plenty do it as an offshoot of the 500 and most folk are very positive, the history up there is amazing tbf.

If you want to go I suggest doing it as part of a longer trip round Scotland due to the driving but it is definitely worth it if you like your history.

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3 hours ago, Nowack said:

Have done and would do again (Drove, not flew as that would not make sense) Great food, beer, countryside, beaches, castles, ruins, gardens and hotels/rentals. I would highly recommend it to anyone.

All of those things.
I was volunteering on Hadrians Wall, at Housesteads Roman Fort, thro last summer and the thing that struck me was the number of visitors (British and International) planning multi centre bases as part of a road trip. Few days in Dales/Lakes, or Tees Valley, then via Hadrians Wall and night in Newcastle then up Northumberland Coast and onto Coast into Edinburgh and beyond. I guess i took those places for granted having lived on the Tyne for over 20 years but everyone was so taken with the area. The tree (RIP) was a big draw. 
Miss the area now I’ve left but you've got to keep moving. In the words of S Club 7. 

 

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2 hours ago, DirtySanchez said:

So why wouldn't someone want book to stay there?

Value for money. If you can be arsed have a look at how much it costs to stay at a decent hotel in Tenby for a week or two. Then add flight costs on.

If your lucky enough to get a flight in to Cardiff its a 1.30 hour drive.

Public transport is shite and expensive around here so a car rental ups cost.

£15 - £30 for a decent meal.

Tenby is nice but it ain't worth a week away unless you're already here in UK.

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8 minutes ago, White on Tyne said:

All of those things.
I was volunteering on Hadrians Wall, at Housesteads Roman Fort, thro last summer and the thing that struck me was the number of visitors (British and International) planning multi centre bases as part of a road trip. Few days in Dales/Lakes, or Tees Valley, then via Hadrians Wall and night in Newcastle then up Northumberland Coast and onto Coast into Edinburgh and beyond. I guess i took those places for granted having lived on the Tyne for over 20 years but everyone was so taken with the area. The tree (RIP) was a big draw. 
Miss the area now I’ve left but you've got to keep moving. In the words of S Club 7. 

 

I suppose that's one way of doing things. Staying a few days in each place. 

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3 minutes ago, mickbrown said:

Northumberland is my favourite place in the whole country. 
 

Also love Anglesey and can be there in no time. Started spending quite a few weekends there over the last  couple of years

Spent a lot of time working on Anglesey over the last few years. Absolutely glorious in Summer. Shite in Winter though.

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