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where can i holiday in the uk, that isnt more of the same as living at home?

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stitch Tue 30-May-06 18:32:29

there are no historical places left anymore. everything is very touristified, and costs a packet to stare at roped off sections of old stuff.
im going with my parents as well as kids, so needs to be something that 67 year old dad, and unfit 61 yr old mom can do as well as 3 yr old dd.
lazing on the beach to boring.
everything advertised on the cornwall tourist site i can do staying at home and not paying for transprotation.
am i being too cynical? please give me some ideas.

stitch Tue 30-May-06 18:32:55

oh, and my mom and dh just wont do camping

SueW Tue 30-May-06 18:51:35

Sounds like you might as well stay at home! Where do you live that has everything?

stitch Tue 30-May-06 18:57:52

sorry, just being cynical really
swimmin, local gym
horseriding, local ish
i live in surrey, so with a car, evertything is a day trip away.
im looking at a place called amroth castle in wales at themooment. looks promising.

LotosEater Tue 30-May-06 19:03:14

you can't do this in Surrey

LotosEater Tue 30-May-06 19:04:27

or go anywhere like this

LotosEater Tue 30-May-06 19:05:33

or this

SueW Tue 30-May-06 19:06:52

My favourite holidays are away from a computer and close to the sea with warm (not hot) sunny weather so you can walk along the beach coast easily without feeling overheated and irritable. Add a pile of good books and some good company and that's it really.

DD is 9yo and still happy to do this kind of holiday. We don't really do excursions or costly activities on holiday.

seb1 Tue 30-May-06 22:43:14

Come to Glasgow all our museums are free

stitch Wed 31-May-06 12:14:46

seb, my parents lived in edinburgh when we were little.
go there lots still
i dont think glasgow would go down too well with family,

stitch Wed 31-May-06 12:20:20

loto. the cat one sounds lovely.
any suggestions on wehre to stay? my parents like staying in very nice places, four or five stars i think? we'll be driving in from surrey, there will be about 10 of us, including kids.

stitch Wed 31-May-06 12:25:33

loto, do you come from snowdonia?
the potmeiron sounds wonderful
can you give me any more information please?

FioFio Wed 31-May-06 12:26:31

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stitch Wed 31-May-06 12:28:53

no availability

stitch Wed 31-May-06 12:30:17

fio, please dont tellme how beautiful potmeiron is, thye have just told me they have absolutley no availability july or august.
and it looked like the sort of thing that would have been perfect.

FioFio Wed 31-May-06 12:30:39

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stitch Wed 31-May-06 12:30:51

what wher is cricieth?

stitch Wed 31-May-06 12:31:19


FioFio Wed 31-May-06 12:31:58

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madmarchhare Wed 31-May-06 12:34:30

You bet me to it fio. I was just going to say the same. We had a day out there when we were staying close by.

FioFio Wed 31-May-06 12:37:40

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stitch Wed 31-May-06 12:42:53

fio, youre a star.
thank yo uso much.
i was going to give up, and go back to scotland.
still a nightmare though, as i dont know how many of us are going, and exactly when we are going either, and with som any people going, no one wants to make a decision. they just wan tme to book someplace.
aaaarrrgggh getting styressed again

LotosEater Wed 31-May-06 12:56:29

stitch - no I don't come from Snowdonia - just had a few happy holidays there and was amused by your thread title - Surrey and Snowdonia V different IMHO

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