Somewhere nice for a few days away, accesible from Manchester by train.

(26 Posts)
MommyConlon Fri 08-Feb-13 17:37:45

Any ideas?

No car, so everything has to be in walking/ public transport distance.

Nice weekend away for 2 adults,

Just want some nice pubs and most importantly somewhere nice to stay!


Sparklingbrook Fri 08-Feb-13 17:38:31


SwedishEdith Fri 08-Feb-13 17:39:48

YOu can get a direct train to Hereford- that'd be lovely for a short break never actually been-

MommyConlon Fri 08-Feb-13 17:44:18

We have family in Chester, don't want to feel we have to go visit them, sorry if that sounds awful, but its been a long time since we've had some time alone and don't want to have to turn down rellies who will want to meet up!

Sparklingbrook Fri 08-Feb-13 17:45:39

Oh no. I totally understand. it would be 'You came to Chester and didn't visit us' grin


MommyConlon Fri 08-Feb-13 18:06:46

Liverpools just another big city, i was thinking more leafy, I think I'd do London if I wanted a big city break.

makemineapinot Fri 08-Feb-13 18:09:41

Glasgow for fab shopping, nightlife, restaurants and things to do and see x

StaticSockMonster Fri 08-Feb-13 18:10:54

How about Derbyshire?

SwedishEdith Fri 08-Feb-13 18:11:16


Follyfoot Fri 08-Feb-13 18:15:26

Mmm agree with Derbyshire but am biased. You can stay in a cottage on the Chatsworth estate, do you fancy that?

Or how about Hexham? Or Whitby?

Foggles Fri 08-Feb-13 18:23:25


One and a half hours by train.

Trains every half an hour from Manchester Piccadilly.

bowyert1 Sat 09-Feb-13 16:35:34

Hi, how about Torbay and staying at the 4 star Imperial Hotel, fantastic views, great hotel, loads to do by foot TorquayImperial
4hr 46min Direct train from Picadilly £72 first class (based on Sat 27th April) lots of cheaper options.

Blessyou Sat 09-Feb-13 23:40:49



Madlizzy Sun 10-Feb-13 00:08:27

Glossop! Half an hour, platform 2 Piccadilly and some lovely hotels and b & bs. Wind in the willows is gorgeous.

TheSecondComing Sun 10-Feb-13 00:16:22

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Sparklingbrook Sun 10-Feb-13 09:14:38

LLandudno is nice. Up the Orme on the cable car. smile

Mutt Sun 10-Feb-13 09:16:39

York. Definitely grin

NoWayNoHow Sun 10-Feb-13 09:17:15

Edinburgh? Beautiful this time of year.

cockneydad Sun 10-Feb-13 09:38:15

I'd go for York - great city, easy to get around on foot / by bus.

Emandlu Sun 10-Feb-13 09:40:47

I'd say Durham, train straight through from Piccadilly, beautiful, historic little city yet you are literally minutes from countryside even when you are in the centre.

andadietcoke Sun 10-Feb-13 09:41:06

The Lakes? Glasgow train via Preston.

MarianMaudsley Mon 11-Feb-13 12:43:21

Clitheroe? pretty little town, lots of nice places to eat.
Skipton is lovely too - everything in walking distance, beautiful castle, canal, buses up to the Yorkshire Dales National Park (takes about 30mins) although you'd need to change trains in Leeds.

scissy Sun 24-Feb-13 11:34:28

Cheltenham? (Bristol cross country train, takes 2 1/2 hours) Georgian spa town, good places to eat and pubs in town.

CaptainSweatPants Sun 24-Feb-13 11:36:00

Windermere or Penrith / Keswick

Manchesterhistorygirl Sun 24-Feb-13 11:36:15

Windermere. Dh and I went there last year, we had a lovely time. Lots of walking and we found a really nice pub that we would go back to. We stayed at hillthwaite house hotel and got a good deal through a groupon type company. It was lovely to just 'be' for a couple of days. smile

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