General Discussion: Official holiday thread


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ismvil
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1554 posts since 16/9/11

9 Sep 2020 12:43
Yes Disco, did just that last month. Do Pompei, Herculaneum, Sorrento, Positano and try the Vesuvius hike. A week is plenty IMHO. We were based out of the Hilton Sorrento and rented a car from Avis. Just make sure there's a spare tyre in the car, had a flat and it was a nightmare. We did an ice cream making class with the kids in Sorrento that was kitschy and fun. Da Vincenzo in Positano was amazing for food. Shout me for any more detail.
fudge.dredd
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1611 posts since 15/12/12

posted 10 Sep 2020 16:34, edited 10 Sep 2020 16:34
Government has just given Sweden a travel corridor…. a country with virtually no lockdown, no masks, no house arrests, no quarantining for its returning citizens… and a case rate of less than Germany’s or any of the other harsh lockdown countries that treated Sweden like a pariah…

Hmmm…..

Almost seems like Sweden were right all along.

I’ll be crossing the bridge from Copenhagen to Malmo tomorrow evening…
toiler
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153 posts since 4/5/09

posted 20 Oct 2020 17:19, edited 20 Oct 2020 17:19
Had booked for me and the Mrs to take our 18month old up to Manchester which isn't happening now. Im at a bit of a loose end trying to think of stuff to book last minute. Any suggestions? Wednesday(tomorrow!)-Friday ideally..
m15try
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1244 posts since 18/8/09

20 Oct 2020 18:49
Where abouts are you travelling from? Got a car?
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153 posts since 4/5/09

20 Oct 2020 19:11
Coming from Kent, yeah got a car but i'd say 5 hours is my limit. Checked centreparcs but can only check in for a fri
spitfiredealer
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2450 posts since 12/6/10

21 Oct 2020 17:29
Anyone else going away for half term and hoping to god Boris doesn't give in and go national lockdown again?! Trying to keep my son's excitement down incase the worst happens. We are booked for a week in Cornwall. I have never wanted to go for a walk on a wet beach this much before
blackham
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1836 posts since 17/7/13

22 Oct 2020 07:36
spitfiredealer wrote: Anyone else going away for half term and hoping to god Boris doesn't give in and go national lockdown again?! Trying to keep my son's excitement down incase the worst happens. We are booked for a week in Cornwall. I have never wanted to go for a walk on a wet beach this much before

Whereabouts in Cornwall are you staying? I'd recommend booking everything in advance as they won't let you in anywhere without a booking.
velvet
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9552 posts since 12/6/06

7 Dec 2020 12:15
looking to go away with the wife and dog from boxing day - new year to escape before 2021.

Can anyone share any decent air bnb or alternatives they have been to previously that could fit the bill - Happy to say in the UK or drive into local Europe. Looking for somewhere with decent walks, pubs etc

Thanks!



MrW
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2926 posts since 1/8/11

7 Dec 2020 15:00
Driving in to / out of Europe from UK could be a massive pain in the arse if you're planning on cross-channel ferry or Eurostar around new year. Also make sure you have a read of this for changes post Brexit, regardless of current negotiations. Roll Eyes
Rirawin
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9474 posts since 17/7/05

9 Dec 2020 23:34
https://mobile.twitter.com/DarranMarshall/status/1336750771791138821

Yup, can forget a road trip to Europe.
velvet
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9552 posts since 12/6/06

13 Dec 2020 08:31
Yeah decided against going into Europe. Looking to rent somewhere here in the UK
swede
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9364 posts since 21/3/09

13 Dec 2020 10:10
Not left it a little late?
RickRude
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3757 posts since 13/1/12

18 Jan 2021 21:21
Wife’s decided she wants to book a cottage/cabin or something like that in UK in summer holidays - anyone got any decent recommendations for 2 kids. Somewhere chilled but nice walks and amenities in village? Any help appreciated
quest
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3619 posts since 11/7/11

18 Jan 2021 21:59
For Cornwall, Mylor bridge or Flushing, cottages and a pub, easy to get to Falmouth, long drive from London but really nice
RickRude
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3757 posts since 13/1/12

21 Jan 2021 09:10
Thanks Quest - any other recommendations anyone?
Jimmy326
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4590 posts since 22/9/07

posted 21 Jan 2021 09:30, edited 21 Jan 2021 09:30
Took my little'un here the other year, and used to go myself as a kid:

https://penllwynlodges.co.uk

Lodges are pretty old-fashioned but the setting in the woods is great. Some nice short walks down the canal, leading to a couple of good pubs. Village of Montgomery is nearby, with some castle ruins to visit. Welshpool is close by if you want Supermarket supplies etc.
Hanto
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2617 posts since 30/11/09

21 Jan 2021 11:14
RickRude wrote: Thanks Quest - any other recommendations anyone?

Where abouts are you. I can think of a fair few places, but depends how long you want to drive.
RickRude
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3757 posts since 13/1/12

21 Jan 2021 13:23
I'm in East Sussex
Hanto
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2617 posts since 30/11/09

posted 21 Jan 2021 13:47, edited 21 Jan 2021 13:47
Im West Sussex, so that makes things easy. I was going to suggest Rye/Dungeness area, but you'll have that covered I imagine. Laughing out loud

We have a VW Camper, so some of these places may need more investigating as we use pitches, but the general areas are very nice and I have stayed in accomodation in most of them as well. If I have some pictures of the areas, I'll find and add them.

Dorset:
Bridport/West Bay/Lyme Regis (Latter can get a bit rammed in summer).

This place in particular has a great pub nearby and is right on the coast -https://wdlh.co.uk/holiday-parks/golden-cap/

Devon:
South Cost - South Hams/Salcombe, Dittisham, Dartmouth. Lots to do in Darmouth area and good for kids etc. If you need stuff to keep them busy there is the zoo and family stuff in Torbay. Brixham is great too and has a Rockfish Fish & Chip shop (there are a couple in the area), but is right in the harbour, which is good to keep kids busy. Salcombe can get rammed as well as is a bit rah.

North Coast - Ilfracombe/Woolacombe/Croyde/Instow/Clovelly. Good for surfing as well, but the villages/towns here are great. We went back there again for the August Bank Holiday just gone. Croyde can get super busy in the summer. Woolacombe's beach is massive, and they have a mobile Pizza van that turns up in the summer, which is brilliant. https://www.stoned.org.uk/ If you like surf culture, worth a look. If you like cider as well, stop at Sheppey's in Taunton, well worth a visit. The scenery in Exmoor North Devon is really nice actually. Just be prepared for some pretty hairy roads and don;t necessarily follow where your sat-nat says is quickest. Same with South Hams!

Cornwall:
Loads here, but nice areas off the top of my head. Marizion/Mousehole/Porthtowan/St Ives/Rock/Trebetherwick/Daymer Bay/Padstow/Boscastle (going there hopefully in May this year Laughing out loud)

Norfolk:
I haven't been that way for years but Wells-next-the-sea is really nice.

Wales:
Pembrokeshire/Tenby area I hear is nice as well.

Drop me a PM if you want any on the West Country bits. They are the one's I generally have most experience of.
RickRude
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3757 posts since 13/1/12

21 Jan 2021 15:12
Thanks Hanto - appreciate it massively