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Please suggest a town to visit between xmas and the new year no more than 2 hours drive from cambridge

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LaCerbiatta Thu 13-Nov-14 15:34:39

Any suggestions? We have 2 dc, 9 and 4, so somewhere with things to do with them would be good.

London is the obvious choice and probably where we'll end up going but it would be nice to go somewhere different.

Thank you!

hugoagogo Thu 13-Nov-14 15:36:23


buyryte Thu 13-Nov-14 15:57:20

I was also going to say Norwich

PotteringAlong Thu 13-Nov-14 15:59:14


PotteringAlong Thu 13-Nov-14 15:59:54

Cadbury world, Christmas market, think tank, canals. What's not to love?

LaCerbiatta Thu 13-Nov-14 17:17:33

Will the Christmas Market be there between Christmas and new year?
Is Birmingham nice? Pretty from a tourist perspective?

Norwich is nice but we've been before and it's small enough and close enough to just go for the day.

Thank you for all the suggestions!

Dowser Mon 17-Nov-14 10:19:27

I thought Newbury was lovely .corn exchange theatre, cinema in centre of town. Another cinema in walking distance. Nice traffic calmed town centre. Walks by canal. Winchester very nice half hour away. Watermill theatre.
plenty of eateries.
I thought it was lovely.

Elysianfields Mon 17-Nov-14 10:22:58

no the Birmingham market packs up before christmas so it won't be there.

I would do the Norfolk coast, windy walks on the beach and lots of cafes for hot chocolate and crumpets.

Dowser Mon 17-Nov-14 10:30:17

Birmingham....avoid! Sorry folks...but just too busy. My least favourite city. I'd rather chew my leg off.
Getting into it is a nightmare by car and it's not very pretty at all.

Tewkesbury is lovely. Or Stratford on Avon. St Albans was nice but you are close enough to go for the day.

Dowser Mon 17-Nov-14 10:32:27

How about getting the train to York. Fabulous city. Loads to do. Brilliant shopping. You won't need a car.

It's got everything.

VivaLeBeaver Thu 20-Nov-14 07:49:02


Cathedral, castle, small but good museum.

BlueChampagne Fri 21-Nov-14 20:56:43

You should just about be able to get to Canterbury under 2 hours if the traffic is kind.

ixos Sat 22-Nov-14 15:19:12

Southwold. Sea. Beach. Pier. Shops. Cafes.

IsabellaofFrance Sat 06-Dec-14 11:32:13

I was going to suggest Lincoln too - lovely walk up Standard hill with all the independent shops.

UnMasterChef Wed 17-Dec-14 21:01:35

Brighton? Probably more like 2 1/2 hours, but worth it! or Whitstable and Rye are meant to be nice

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