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    Day trips in UK - where you'd recommend

    How about a little known place in North Wales that has its own micro-climate. Port Meirion Village - not the most accessible place but magical inside.

    http://www.portmeirion-village.com

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    You need to be affluent to afford their prices.

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    My sister in law recently went there!
    I love a ride out in the Cheshire countryside
    Parkgate is one of my favourites
    Last time we went to Chester and next time we are going to Alderley edge

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    Yes Beau it's a private village. Many years ago they filmed the TV series 'The Prisoner' with Patrick McGwen

    Actually the best value for money are the National Trust places. If one person becomes a member then if you go with a friend/relative and say they are your PA both of you gain free access to the gardens and house. I live between 20 and 30 minutes away from Style Mill near Alderley, Lymme Park, Dunham Massey Park, Tatton Park

    http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/dunham-massey/
    As you can see there's a special World War One hospital on show at Dunham

    I often visit Tatton Park and hire a scooter for free - they've got a brilliant formal Japanese Garden - blossom time is brilliant.
    http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/tatton-park/

    The best thing to do is visit the place and join on the same day then they don't charge you an entrance fee on the day.
    http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/membership/

    I've been a member for 30 years and visit loads of nice places travelling around the country.

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    Unfortunately I can never go out for the day and hubby is at work so no means of getting there. Oh I do miss my driving licence at times when I would love to take off for the day like I used to.
    Further constraint is our little girl, it would be cruel to leave her locked in the house for hours at a time.

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    Do you mean an ACTUAL girl? or is this the dog in the pic?

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    Talking of National Trust places, I've been to a couple in my time and the cafes always have terrible food and undrinkable tea. Why can't anyone use fresh water rather than water that's been boiling in an urn for hours until it's completely stale?

    Porthmadog - town near to Portmeirion - is very nice, though it does get busy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beau View Post
    You need to be affluent to afford their prices.
    Yes, I agree with you beau.

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    Just back in from Tatton Park. The roads were empty but there were queues to get in the front entrance.
    About as busy as it can get being a Bank Holiday Monday

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    I live in the South Lakes which has millions of visitors a year. Most people head to Bowness and Windermere, but I prefer our areas of outstanding natural beauty such as Arnside

    Lots of places to eat all very reasonable prices.

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