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Suggestions for a couple of days away alone

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Alfabetibisgeti Mon 03-Aug-15 23:54:32

DH had a 3 day break earlier in the year and I've got my turn in the next couple of months.
He went with his mates but I will be travelling alone.
I don't want to fly. Happy to drive or go by train.
I don't want to be in the middle of nowhere. A pretty town with nice shops, galleries, cafes.
Where do you suggest?

nmg85 Tue 04-Aug-15 10:29:48


magimedi Tue 04-Aug-15 10:30:48


Toooldtobearsed Tue 04-Aug-15 10:30:56


On the mainline and lots to wander around

nmg85 Tue 04-Aug-15 16:40:05

York is nice as well. or Berwick

SunnyL Tue 04-Aug-15 16:42:07

Edinburgh? Just not in August as its probably all fully booked

MegBusset Tue 04-Aug-15 16:46:50

Norwich, Cambridge or London!

Alfabetibisgeti Tue 04-Aug-15 19:43:34

2 votes for Cambridge!
I had toyed with the idea of Oxford but will look at that too.
I'm in Scotland just outside Edinburgh so probably not, but Edinburgh is a fab place for a visit wink
Went to Bath last year with DH and loved it but too soon for a return visit.
My geography is awful. Where is Stanford?
Think Norwich is a little too far. Too scared to do London alone blush

Sottosopra Tue 04-Aug-15 19:47:24

Chester for lovely shops & cafes plus a few small galleries, with a day trip to Liverpool for the fantastic larger galleries & museums.

Allinafankle Tue 04-Aug-15 20:21:33

Liverpool. Fab place for a couple of days!

mrsdavidbowie Tue 04-Aug-15 20:22:31


Lunastarfish Tue 04-Aug-15 20:25:52

Guildford is very quaint but a major town

overthemill Tue 04-Aug-15 20:26:30


FiveGoMadInDorset Tue 04-Aug-15 20:28:58

Oxford, had a blissful two days there on my own when DC's were younger

HoldMeDown Tue 04-Aug-15 20:34:25

Ah I'd love to do this! DS is a bit too young yet and still on the boob... The minute he's off, so am I! Alone in a hotel room, reading, a bath all to myself. Shopping by myself too! Oh what bliss that would be...

MyPelvicFloorTrainsItself Tue 04-Aug-15 20:39:38


BeautifulBatman Tue 04-Aug-15 20:41:33


Didiusfalco Tue 04-Aug-15 20:51:34

York, definitely York. You could go down on the train, find a lovely b&b. You wouldnt need a car as loads of things within walking distance. Great shops, choice of museums, lots of history, lovely parks if the weather is nice. You could easily fill a few days.

ohidoliketobe Tue 04-Aug-15 20:51:55

Harrogate? Nice day shopping and a visit to one of the spas

nmg85 Wed 05-Aug-15 09:59:01

Stamford in in Lincolnshire about 20 minutes from Peterborough.

dlwelly Thu 06-Aug-15 12:28:32

Oxford is lovely but would recommend driving rather than getting the train as there's lots to do that it's a little way out the centre!

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