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    Anywhere half decent is rammed. So may has well visit Peterborough, Leicester and Stevenage
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    Take a trip to Pakefield.

    https://youtu.be/ZM_o4uUuaag

    Peaceful, Great pub's and beaches. Cheap accommodation and only a short walk/drive from Carlton Marshes, Benacre, Coveheithe, Southwold, Walberswick and Dunwich.

    https://youtu.be/QQscvGLJmVY

    (Lived here all my life and will never move.)

    You'll have a lovely time. ;)
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    I wouldnít bother with Norfolk or Suffolk both are very crowded and the people are horrible, apart from Karl of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinnlover View Post
    OP have you thought about the Isle of Sheppey? Nobody wants to go thereÖ
    Itís so nice they built 3 prisons there.

    On a serious note I think I will avoid the UK tourist hot spots this year. I donít like people.
    Totally OT but I used to have an isle of sheppy RFC jersey that I swopped from someone at the Lichfield tournament very many years ago. Sadly lost now but I did love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mick P View Post

    All thanks to Brexit of course.
    Indeed, but the less said the better I suppose.
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    Quote Originally Posted by senraw View Post
    Take a trip to Pakefield.

    https://youtu.be/ZM_o4uUuaag

    Peaceful, Great pub's and beaches. Cheap accommodation and only a short walk/drive from Carlton Marshes, Benacre, Coveheithe, Southwold, Walberswick and Dunwich.

    https://youtu.be/QQscvGLJmVY

    (Lived here all my life and will never move.)

    You'll have a lovely time. ;)
    The pub in Dunwich - good grub and nice accommodation - recommended
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    Quote Originally Posted by number2 View Post
    Indeed, but the less said the better I suppose.
    Winning amigo, soo much winning they'll be sick of it in the finish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mick P View Post
    Just accept the fact that 2020 & 2021 is going to be two years that we will all be glad to see the back of. So stay at home (one year won't kill you) and just do local day trips and eat out in local pubs. At least you will put some money into local businesses.
    Thatís my plan. Iíve booked two weeks off. First one Iím learning to fly gliders. Second one with be local with the family. Small chance that we may go to Ireland if they lift the two week quarantine rule.

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    If you want areas to be uncrowded, don’t mention them. Let people quietly make their own discoveries, and keep them to themselves. There are 64,000,000 people in the UK. With a landmass far smaller than places like France.
    It’s an overcrowded country, Covid made that pretty obvious. One of the highest population densitIes in industrial Europe.
    Last edited by paskinner; 9th June 2021 at 12:13.

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    There are quiet places in Devon, for a reason, they will be in the middle of nowhere . If you like walking then between Tavistock and Okehampton is quiet if you can find an air B&B

    South Hams will be rammed around Bigbury and forget Dartmouth

    Falmouth St Ives and Padstow are mental right now, avoid

    Cornwall rural isn't that great, pretty dull countryside , Exmoor Dartmoor are much nicer places of you can find a farmhouse

    Minehead had no beaches but is a nice place with nice walks

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    Just back from a few days in the Forest of Dean...really lovely and very green part of the UK, but not has busy as some other tourist favourites....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinnlover View Post
    OP have you thought about the Isle of Sheppey? Nobody wants to go thereÖ
    Itís so nice they built 3 prisons there.
    Scene of many happy childhood holidays (no prisons then).

    I returned a few years back, it was chav central.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daveya. View Post

    Minehead had no beaches but is a nice place with nice walks
    Do you mean apart from this one?

    https://www.tripadvisor.com.au/Locat...t_England.html

    So clever my foot fell off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheFlyingBanana View Post
    Lol good point

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slamdoor View Post
    In August weíre off to a very pleasant hotel in Cornwall that was booked ages ago. Itís going to be hell down there and Iím looking forward to it - not!
    As a contrast and to regain my sanity, where can I go to recover within these fine shores?
    Cornwall (& Devon) is always rammed in AugustÖI donít think it will be much worse than normal!

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    Have a look around the Cranbourne Chase area. Itís beautiful.

    But I am biased.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlexG View Post
    Cornwall (& Devon) is always rammed in AugustÖI donít think it will be much worse than normal!
    It will be, this year will be every camo site full, every motorhome down here and every local still down here , busiest I've ever seen it last week

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    Quote Originally Posted by MakeColdplayHistory View Post
    Shh.... don't tell everyone.

    You're right though, Saltburn's great.

    The whole of the NE coast is good - I don't know this for a fact but if you worked out miles of coast per holiday bed I don't think you could beat the North East.
    I was born there and schooled there. Spent my childhood between Marske and Saltburn. Did 3 years as a lifeguard too. Great for access to the North Yorkshire scenery which is beautiful.

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    The beautiful city of Edinburgh

    Popped in to pick up a watch (obviously) this morning.

    I have never seen the city so quiet

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    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    I was in Glasgow twice this week. It too was very quiet, considering it would normally be rammed with shoppers & holiday-makers.

    The thing is that, with it being so less-busy, it was easy to see how grubby (actually, filthy) the streets, pavements & shop-fronts were. Very disappointing, particularly as it's a host city for EURO2020.

    (The lack of footfall hasn't reduced the number of stumbling junkies & street-beggars that populate the city centre.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil.C View Post
    I've often fancied it - never done it though.

    Do the Broads get busy?
    There is the northern and southern rivers and the north gets busier. South you have some nice pubs and stops, Oulton Broad, Beccles, Burgh and stops and mornings if you fancy chugging up to Norwich.

    It is generally quiet, Iím a 20 min walk to the Waveney between OB and Beccles and itís a stunning place.



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    Quote Originally Posted by AlexG View Post
    Cornwall (& Devon) is always rammed in AugustÖI donít think it will be much worse than normal!
    Quote Originally Posted by Daveya. View Post
    It will be, this year will be every camo site full, every motorhome down here and every local still down here , busiest I've ever seen it last week

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    I'm in Torbay at the moment. It's rammed already and the schools haven't broken up yet. I'm not looking forward to the summer proper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Incredible Sulk View Post
    I'm in Torbay at the moment. It's rammed already and the schools haven't broken up yet. I'm not looking forward to the summer proper.
    I lived there for a year and couldn't wait to leave

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