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Help me find a holiday..

Discussion in 'Personal' started by captain oats, Feb 1, 2011.

  1. captain oats

    captain oats New commenter

    I am in need of help and guidance because at the moment I have too many options and I would like to narrow it down.

    Boyfriend and I want to go on a UK holiday during May half term (week beginning 30th May) probably going to do the Monday to the Friday, although starting it the weekend of the 28th is also an option.

    We have been to Cornwall for the past 3 years so we are looking to go somewhere different, but that's the problem, we don't know where!

    We want a relaxed holiday with the option to go for nice walks, meals, days out etc. (can you believe we are only 25??). Looking to stay in a cottage/lodge or even a caravan!

    Budget is no more than £300. Any suggestions? Google is giving me all sorts at the moment!
  2. What area are you travelling from and how much time would you be prepared to spend travelling?
  3. chicabonita

    chicabonita New commenter

    South west Wales- Pembrokeshire or Gower. Beautiful. Lots of walks, swimming, surfing, castles, canyoning, coasteering; as well as good local food, pubs and so on...

  4. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    Pembrokeshire? Like Cornwall but without all the commercialism - the coastline is a National Park with a path the whole length. Absolutely beautiful, and not too busy in May.
  5. I would really recommend going to Dartmoor - I've fallen in love with the place.

    I stayed here and it was lovely - great access to the scenery - www.discoverdartmoor.co.uk/details.asp?Package=2797
    You can find other accomodation and camping/caravaning links through that website too.

  6. copycat

    copycat Occasional commenter

    I would recommend North Yorks moors and coast.
  7. bfudge69

    bfudge69 New commenter

    One year my partner and I went to Easingwold in Yorkshire. The company we booked through was called Hoseasons(Or something similar). The log cabins we stayed in were brilliant as they were warm, comfortable and had a steam room and hot tub! They were in a nice, scenic area with plenty of scope for walks etc. It is also quite close to places like Harrogate for trips/days out. As we went out of season it was nice and cheap. I intend to go back at some stage as it was possibly the most relaxing break I have ever had.
  8. littlemissraw

    littlemissraw Occasional commenter

    A Hoseasons lodge in Pembrokeshire/Camartheshire ? We did a valentines weekend there and loved it. x

  9. captain oats

    captain oats New commenter

    Thanks for the replies!

    Lots of ideas, looked at Hoseaons lodges but they are a bit out of our budget. Like the sound of Pembrokeshire, I will investigate further.
  10. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    We've found Pembs works best if you find somewhere reasonably central. Otherwise you can end up driving a long way down country lanes to see things. If you go in May, be sure to take a trip to the bird reserve on Skomer Island to see the puffins.
  11. Another vote for Pembrokeshire. Solva is lovely and makes a good base. I have walked the entire coastal path (a National Trail) and it is stunning, though north Pembs is better than south imo.
    Or north Norfolk coast.
  12. 576

    576 Established commenter

    Lake District [​IMG]
  13. InkyP

    InkyP Star commenter

    The North East Coast is wonderful. If you stay in or around Newcastle you can get a Metro ticket which takes you all over the place including Tynemouth & Cullercoats which are lovely. In fact, I'd opt for staying in Tynemouth and walk along the coast and just have a trip into the City centre. Or else stay in Bamburgh, more rural and there are wonderful coastal walks around there.
    I don't know why people don't know about this area, even in summer there are long sandy beaches with hardly anyone on them.

    I don't live there just visit when I can.
  14. My suggestion is Scotland. We've been to islands off the West coast a couple of times in May and the weather has been lovely.
    It's not half term in Scotland so many places don't hoik the prices up that week.

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