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Anniversary Break

#1
Right gents and ladies,

Needing some help here as to where to spend a week long break for my anniversary in August. Not willing to fly more then 4 hrs and money is no problem.

I do believe that some of you will have been there and seen there once or twice so was hoping for some advice of places i should be looking at.

Not bothered bout 'clubbing'
..must be a bar though
anywhere in europe including UK
Happy to drive for hours..
Camping or hotels don't matter
Like something to do each day 'if we want'


Cheers again and i'm sure the much travelled members of arrse and the old romantics will reply.

cheers
 
#2
Went to Menorca a couple of years ago - it was far, far better than I expected it to be. Serene, and unlike its trashy counterparts (Ibiza, Mallorca, Benidorm etc) it's a tidy place, family friendly (altho not overbrimming with screaming snotty-nosed kids).

Plenty to do, slightly pricey - but well within your 4-hour flying limit.

Oh, and bars everywhere :D
 
#4
Gibraltar..................Rock Hotel........loads of bars, great views, bit of blighty but abroad, good sunshine almost every day, a few places to see by taxi or short walk, can even go to the Costa if you get bored (a night in Puerto Banus if you really want to push the boat out).......enjoy.
 
#5
cheggarsRE said:
Not bothered bout 'clubbing'
..must be a bar though
anywhere in europe including UK
Happy to drive for hours..
Camping or hotels don't matter
Like something to do each day 'if we want'
Otterburn.

Edited to add: Or Paris.
 
#7
As this is in the NAAFI, how about taking her to Brecon, beast her over (or on) the fan?

Carcassonne and is within driving distance of Andorra as well.
 
#8
Mr_Deputy said:
smudge67 said:
Budapest. It has everything to offer for a decent price.

Stay here:

http://corinthia-grand-royal.hotel-rez.com/

Great hotel, within walking distance of nearly everything, and a couple of streets away from a great pedestrianised road with great bars, and restaraunts.

Usually some good deals to be had on expedia also.
V nice. full of Hungarians tho. Plus hotel room only for 300 euros? you can do better than that there. surely. the old line used to be a really nice hotel and good meal in hotel for about 150 dollars. that was ages ago mind but still...
I got that hotel through expedia for pittence. Take a look, and see if there are any deals on.
 
#10
cheers guys...any places in france other then paris?? i go paris i'll end up 'just taking a look' for 2 days in bloody euro disney....

Normandy was recommended but i don't wanna end up dragging her to beaches where it's full of chinks and school trips..

and the obligutary bus of pi55ed up phase one squaddies...
 
#11
Nice, Perpignan, Lyon or Biarritz

If OH enjoys a bit of shopping then head from Nice to Ventigmiglia in Italy on Friday for the market




Edited cos he couldn't spell proper
 
#12
cheggarsRE said:
cheers guys...any places in france other then paris?? i go paris i'll end up 'just taking a look' for 2 days in bloody euro disney....

Normandy was recommended but i don't wanna end up dragging her to beaches where it's full of chinks and school trips..

and the obligutary bus of pi55ed up phase one squaddies...
Dijon. I was there last week and the region is lovely. Beaune is the capital of Burgundy wine and that's close by.

And rather than saying your missus is bone, you can then say your missus is IN Beaune.
 
#14
johnboyzzz said:
Nice, Perpignan, Lyon or Biarritz
i was in lyon with the bird (the same that you lot helped me with during the 3rd date in london thread) at the end of jan, it was a stunning city and she was very very happy with me!!!!
lots of very good places to eat and drink huge amounts of red wine
 
#17
Dublin is good if you like a beer if you know your dates and book early you can get cheap flights. I wouldn't stay in Temple Bar as it's noisy but there are nice hotels a short distance away. Cork or other cities in Ireland are good but it's all scenery and boozing.


Amsterdam is also good and this hotel is spot on
hotel Toren
It's not near the Red Light area and you can stay away from all that if you want. Or if you want to have a look it's not too far to walk.


Berlin this hotel was a bit different and central.
ART HOTEL Some good beer to be had and the food was actually alright, wasn't all brattys.

Anywhere in the Eurozone is going to be pricy boozing and eating with the exchange rate to the pound at the moment.

Get a time out book for whichever city you go to worth their weight in gold. See if there are any bands on that you and the missus like and perhaps plan the weekend round that.

New York is possible for a long weekend if you don't mind the extra travel time.
 
#18
buttonsin3s said:
As this is in the NAAFI, how about taking her to Brecon, beast her over (or on) the fan?
Bizarrely, one of my mates has taken his wife there this week for a romantic break.

I predict he'll be living-in after leave.
 

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#19
STANTA. Can't beat it. Long and romantic walks in the forest, lovingly sexy moments making love in the open air, only observed by the legions of doggers, friendly locals, all with 6 toes on each foot.
 
#20
France other than Paris?

You could try Juan les Pain or Antibes down on the med. Not as busy or pricey as nearby Nice or Cannes but they are within easy travelling distance for a visit
 

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