mid week break couple of hours drive from north east

(19 Posts)
gingerbreadmam Thu 30-Apr-15 11:38:02


dp and i are starting to think about where we will holiday this year. i am pregnant, were hoping to go mid july before schools break up and i will be 6 - 7 months along then.

we love places like york where there are nice shops, nice pubs and places to eat and touristy things to do.

were open to the type of accomodation we stay in, quite like the idea of a log cabin but bnb or even a caravan would be fine.

anyway weve done york and edinburgh and would like to try somewhere different, does anyone have any suggestions?

would consider driving further if it was something we fancied.

thank you.

OP’s posts: |
Dowser Wed 06-May-15 20:15:57

What about southern sheffield, on edge of the Peak district. Isn't there something like gullivers kingdom theme park

It's a beautiful part of the country.
There's the plague village at Eyam. Chatsworth house. Klumber Park and there's plenty of stuff here


FadedRed123 Wed 06-May-15 20:18:51

Castleton, Bakewell, Buxton.

gingerbreadmam Wed 06-May-15 20:36:13

thank you. oh i actually live right near castleton grin

never would have thought of sheffield going to have a look right now. thanks.

OP’s posts: |
Dowser Thu 07-May-15 06:44:30

Gosh it's years since I went to Bakewell. Must be due a visit methinks!

Lagoonablue Thu 07-May-15 06:51:12

If u are from the north east how can you live near Castleton?

gingerbreadmam Thu 07-May-15 10:14:41

i was talking about this to my dp yesterday and im guessing there is two castletons as i live very close by to one and i did wonder why people would go on holiday there.

in all fairness it is a lovely place but all there is to do is walk or eat and drink grin

OP’s posts: |
Lagoonablue Thu 07-May-15 12:45:07

Oh I see. I would choose the Lakes tbh.

addictedtosugar Thu 07-May-15 12:53:46

Lakes or Newcastle (or is that too much like home teritory?).
Birmingham is supposed to have undergone massive regeneration, but you won't get the log cabin.

How long would it take to Glasgow? On the train maybe??

TessDurbeyfield Thu 07-May-15 13:05:12

I'm slightly confused about where you live but if it is N Yorks then what about Northumberland? Loads of lovely cottages with log fires to stay in. Great places to go walking - long windswept beaches some of the more remote countryside in England. Lots of places to go out e.g. Lindisfarne, Hadrian's wall, masses of castles from Alnwick to less themeparky places like Bamburgh. Our favourite UK hol is Northumberland.

ChannelingFlop Thu 07-May-15 13:14:46

Yes, northumberland! Get a cottage in Bamburgh. It really is lovely there.
Best beach in the world. Fact.

gingerbreadmam Thu 07-May-15 13:42:44

bambugh is sounding good. will look into that.

ive always fancied the lakes but think my dp would find it boring tbh.

glasgow is doable weve visited edinburgh a few times and i know its not a million miles away so worth looking into too.

bamburgh beach sounds good to me tho if weather is nice smile

OP’s posts: |
FadedRed123 Thu 07-May-15 17:12:02

Sorry about confusion, guess there are many Castletons in UK. To clarify, the Castleton I mentioned is North Derbyshire, lovely little village, Blue John Mines, little shops and pubs, nice walking.

ChannelingFlop Fri 08-May-15 12:20:27

Yay, bamburgh! Loads to do- Alnwick castle and gardens, heatherslaw mill mini steam railway, fish and chips in Seahouses, chillingham castle, the beach! Lots more, it's fab.

Bunbaker Tue 12-May-15 23:12:23

I'm confused. I thought from your OP that you lived in the North East so would already be familiar with Northumberland. IMO Northumberland has loads to offer for a holiday. Lots of sightseeing and lovely places to visit.

I live near Sheffield and wouldn't recommend Sheffield itself as a destination. What about somewhere near Leeds? There is loads to see in and around Leeds and it has a great shopping centre with loads of restaurants.
You can then take trips out to Otley, Ilkley, the Dales, Haworth, Saltaire.

gingerbreadmam Wed 13-May-15 06:55:24

yes im from teesside do northumberlands still a bit of a distance. our uk holidays as kids were spent scarborough way.

i fancy leeds and keep mentioning it to dp so might be an option. i am thinking leeds york and scarborough. like 1 or 2 nights in each.

thanks for the advice.

OP’s posts: |
5Foot5 Sat 16-May-15 23:17:40

yes im from Teesside
Ah in which case different Castleton from the one mentioned on this thread so maybe Peak District could be a possibility for you?

Chatsworth is fabulous and you can easily fill a day there. Haddon Hall is another little gem. They are both near Bakewell which is definitely worth a visit. I could suggest loads of lovely walks but I won't seeing as you will be 6 - 7 months gone by then so maybe won't feel like it grin

Oh and this Castleton has lots of show caves. Blue John as mentioned. Also Speedwell which gives you a boat trip. Then there is one in the centre of Castleton which glories in the name of "The Devil's Arse".

cathyandclaire Sat 16-May-15 23:21:30

Harrogate or Leeds are both fab

gingerbreadmam Sun 17-May-15 13:44:41

thanks so much for all the help and advice. will keep it all in mind when we finally get round to planning it. thanks again.

OP’s posts: |

Join the discussion

To comment on this thread you need to create a Mumsnet account.

Join Mumsnet

Already have a Mumsnet account? Log in