Cheekily using AIBU for traffic but I have a lovely problem - going to book a long weekend in July but can't decide where to go!
Fancy a lodge type place with a hot tub maybe, somewhere we could train it to so don't have to drive (so anywhere accessible from London) and somewhere that has a village or places to explore on foot nearby. It's only for two people so don't need huge accommodation or anything. Mainly want places to go for good food, bit of nice scenery, walks etc.
Not sure OP but I would go on Trip Advisor, putting in the 'miles from you' part the number of miles you wish to travel and then putting in the key word(s) you're looking for and see what comes up accommodation wise and then google the general local area and what's there
leeds2 Keighley is the nearest station. Haworth is divine - one of my fave places in the world. I try and go every couple of years. The Bronte parsonage is wonderful. Quaint shops , cobbled streets, and a slow Yorkshire pace. It’s divine.
*Haworth is divine*- I'd say its alright, the walks are nice round there.You can also walk from there across the moors to Hebden Bridge. If it was me, I'd go to the Cotswolds, Bristol,Bath etc. Leeds and York are O.K, Harrogate I think its boring and overpriced.
The Parsonage is also lovely. The rooms are quite basic but the ones in the house are lovely and characterful. They have an amazing swimming pool/spa and there is a bus into York every half and hour that runs late. The attached pub does good food and the Thai next door but one is excellent.
Its about 4 miles, it shouldnt be more than a tenner. If it is their ripping you off. You can also get the bus there from the Keighley bus station, it stops at the bottom of Howarth main street. Theres taxis outside the train station, if they say its £20 tell them to piss off and go for the bus.
Bath. 90 minutes from Paddington, beautiful scenery and historical sites within walking distance - and if you can’t get a cottage with a hot tub, you can treat yourselves to a trip to the Thermae Spa 🙂