On 18 Mar 2012 at 8:36pm HolidayQueen wrote:
planning a family holiday, would like to stay in the UK anyone got any ideas of where to go?
On 18 Mar 2012 at 8:42pm HolidayMaker wrote:
well well well, Pevensey Bay is beautiful. Just up the road, with houses right on the beach!!! When the tide comes in the water goes under the house! AMAZING!
On 18 Mar 2012 at 9:12pm BRUSSEL SPROUT wrote:
Well, it's not UK but it is very near Lewes. Normandy... I went there a few years back, Etretat and surrounding area, lovely, had the best food. Boating on the river at Clecy for the kids, beautiful old towns to explore. Look at the Gites De France website or do as I did and camp and move around, lots of lovely campsites with good facilities in the area. I think it's cheaper on the whole than most UK tourist destinations.
On 19 Mar 2012 at 7:33am Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
Isle of Purbeck, Dorset. Not far to travel, 2 hours max.
Lovely countryside, great beaches on Studland, fascinating fossil beach (and fab tea shop) at Kimmeridge Bay, Swanage is a nicely old-fashioned seaside resort, great ruined castle, steam train, lots of nice pubs. Wild deer at Arne (where we think we saw a buzzard a couple of years ago) and ponies grazing on the unfenced Corfe Common. Not far from Monkey World, if you like that sort of thing.
There's lots of history close by (Maiden Castle is great) and plenty of nice towns to mooch around. The likes of Lulworth Cove and Lyme Regis are easy to reach, you can explore Portland Bill and the Fleet.
For something more full on, get the chain ferrry across Poole Harbour and all the buckets and spades stuff is right there.
I'd drive all that way just to sit and have a pint while admiring the view from the garden of the Scott Arms at Kingston. If there's a pub with a better view, I'd like to hear about it. And it does great food, good beer and allows dogs and children. My OH would drive all that way just to have a pasty at the Square and Compasses in Worth Matravers, which currently leads by some distance in Mr C-T's pasty Oscars.
On 19 Mar 2012 at 8:45am DFL wrote:
I found the Gower in Wales a great place to visit.
Check it out here »
On 19 Mar 2012 at 9:40am Cliffite wrote:
+1 for Isle of Purbeck and +1 for Gower
Went to Swanage for a long weekend a couple ago and was very nice, if a little pricey for what was on offer. It was out of season as well then so not a lot was open i.e. the steam train. Rambling over the clifftops to Old Harry and Durdle Door was very nice though.
Spent many a happy childhood summer on the beaches of Gower, keep meaning to go back.
On 19 Mar 2012 at 4:05pm MEARS wrote:
The cotswolds is nice. Spent a year living in tetbury before returning to lewes. Great area of england with some really fun things to do with the family.
On 19 Mar 2012 at 4:14pm bastian wrote:
Dartmoor is beautiful..not the prison obviousley, the moor.
On 19 Mar 2012 at 4:44pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
I love the Gower, too , but it has a significant drawback - a grave lack of good pubs.
On 19 Mar 2012 at 5:55pm licker wrote:
north cornwall coast love it