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    • nightofjoy
    • By nightofjoy 11th Jan 19, 11:20 AM
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    Somewhere near Manchester for short hotel/lodge stay - Peaks?
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    Somewhere near Manchester for short hotel/lodge stay - Peaks? 11th Jan 19 at 11:20 AM
    Hi.

    I'm looking for somewhere nice to go, within an hour or two of Manchester by train, that will allow us to stay only for a couple of nights. Either a hotel or some kind of lodge.

    I've had a quick Google and the number of places that it's thrown back at me is bewildering, so I thought I'd come on here and see if anyone can suggest some hidden gems.

    Nice scenery, either pub/bar on the premises, or a nice pub nearby. Doesn't need to be loads of activities or anything like that, just fancy getting away for a night or two. Done the lakes a fair bit, so was thinking Maybe the Peaks? No further ideally.

    An offer would be nice, or somewhere reasonable, but not actively looking to scrimp on it.

    Cheers.
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    • suejb2
    • By suejb2 11th Jan 19, 8:33 PM
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    • 11th Jan 19, 8:33 PM
    Manchester
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    • 11th Jan 19, 8:33 PM
    Take a look at Buxton or Bakewell
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    • artichoke
    • By artichoke 11th Jan 19, 10:24 PM
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    • 11th Jan 19, 10:24 PM
    Edale


    the YHA is nice and there are a couple of nice pubs in the village
    • nightofjoy
    • By nightofjoy 12th Jan 19, 12:07 AM
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    • 12th Jan 19, 12:07 AM
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    • 12th Jan 19, 12:07 AM
    Hi.

    Thanks for these suggestions, should probably have added more details.

    We're in our mid 40s so places like the YHA won't really do.

    And I'm hoping to find actual hotel names, rather than towns & villages...

    Cheers.
    • Ilona
    • By Ilona 13th Jan 19, 1:43 PM
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    • 13th Jan 19, 1:43 PM
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    • 13th Jan 19, 1:43 PM
    Hi.

    Thanks for these suggestions, should probably have added more details.

    We're in our mid 40s so places like the YHA won't really do.

    And I'm hoping to find actual hotel names, rather than towns & villages...

    Cheers.
    Originally posted by nightofjoy
    Why? Have you been in a hostel lately? I am 69 and use the YHA regularly, they have fantastic hostels in great locations. They have private rooms, some ensuite, a good breakfast, lovely lounge and some have a bar. If you don't fancy the hostel, there is The Nags Head in the village.

    If you can only travel by train though you might find hostels difficult to get to. May have to look for somewhere near a railway station.

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    Last edited by Ilona; 13-01-2019 at 1:46 PM.
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    • nightofjoy
    • By nightofjoy 13th Jan 19, 2:04 PM
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    • 13th Jan 19, 2:04 PM
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    • 13th Jan 19, 2:04 PM
    Yeah, was really looking for a bit of luxury at a reasonable price and hoped through personal experience someone might be able to suggest some hidden gems...
    • Ilona
    • By Ilona 13th Jan 19, 9:00 PM
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    • 13th Jan 19, 9:00 PM
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    • 13th Jan 19, 9:00 PM
    Holiday Inn's are quite nice.

    ilona
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    • parking_question_chap
    • By parking_question_chap 14th Jan 19, 8:53 AM
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    • 14th Jan 19, 8:53 AM
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    • 14th Jan 19, 8:53 AM
    The Peaks is a very popular destination in the UK, so luxury doesnt come cheap. Even a reasonable bed and breakfast will be costing 75+ a night.

    Suggest you look on Trip Advisor for some reviews.
    • nightofjoy
    • By nightofjoy 14th Jan 19, 9:02 AM
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    • 14th Jan 19, 9:02 AM
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    • 14th Jan 19, 9:02 AM
    Yeah, I know the ballpark figures, I was just hoping someone might offer some advice from personal experience, there are loads on TripAdvisor I know...
    • Ilona
    • By Ilona 14th Jan 19, 1:15 PM
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    The thing is that you could get a hundred suggestions, but you would still have to sift through them, and even then there might not be one to your liking.

    How I do it. Google place name and B & B, or hotel. Check the booking agents, put your dates in, look at what's on offer. See something you like and go onto the B&B/hotel web site, speak to a person, ask questions, and book direct with them on the phone. Works for me.

    ilona
    I love skip diving.
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