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Where in UK for a winter break?

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RockingMyFiftiesNot · 20/12/2021 17:15

We were planning on booking somewhere warm for February but looking unlikely we'll want to go abroad even if we're allowed.

Where would be a good winter destination for a few days (4-5 nights), where there's lots to see indoors if it's cold and wet but also gentle walking opportunities and things to see outside.

Places we have been to recently enough or not recently but regularly enough not to want to visit on this trip:
Shropshire
Cotswolds
Sussex
Dorset
Manchester/Liverpool areas
Lake District
Peak District
London

I'm thinking Devon or Cornwall, Yorkshire, Wales, I've yet to do my research on those areas so any help with specific suggestions would be welcome, specifically for a winter break rather than summer.

I'd like to leave Northumberland and Scotland until warmer.

We want to do a several week driving tour of Ireland at some point so have discounted that for this trip.

All suggestions appreciated,

Thank you

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emmathedilemma · 21/12/2021 14:32

York

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RockingMyFiftiesNot · 21/12/2021 15:28

Ooh yes thanks @emmathedilemma and there are other places around there I'd like to visit too

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MrsMoastyToasty · 22/12/2021 17:19

Bristol
Bath
Chester

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Newgirls · 22/12/2021 17:21

Brighton?

Or book somewhere near the Eden project if you go down to Cornwall?

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Classicblunder · 22/12/2021 17:24

Do you have kids? Birmingham has a good science museum and aquarium and there are nice things to do nearby if the weather is ok

Liverpool and Chester, if the kids would enjoy Chester zoo could also work

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TheMagiciansNiece · 22/12/2021 18:14

Norwich/Norfolk Broads?

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cannotstandpoorservice · 22/12/2021 22:12

Ah would have been helpful if I'd said in OP that it is 2 adults only, no children. Sorry!

Thanks for the further suggestions. Some places are lovely in spring/summer, not so much in winter. Possibly based in a city with things to do inside and lots of bars & restaurants if the weather is awful, but easy to drive to good walking areas or to visit gardens/castles etc if weather allows.


Lots of places to research based on all your suggestions, thank you. Please keep the ideas coming as there may be places I don't know about or hadn't thought about.

Thank you

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Oblahdeeoblahdoe · 22/12/2021 22:51

Bristol and Bath not too far away from each other. Bristol has the vibe and Bath has the history
Harrogate, Lincoln, Oxford are all interesting places too

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Funf · 23/12/2021 14:33

North Wales is a fantastic destination something for everyone
Some ideas here
www.donthibernate.co.uk

If the weathers bad
www.go-below.co.uk

Plenty of traditional local cinemas
prestatyn.merlincinemas.co.uk/?forcechoice=true?forcechoice=true
Due to the geography it can be very wet in the Snowdonia area but dry out side, the Llyn Peninsular has a very good micro climate with less rain
www.visitsnowdonia.info/llyn-peninsula

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CrimbleCrumble1 · 28/12/2021 17:00

Jersey, we found lots to do as a couple.

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