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Winter Getaways in England

I am traveling to England in mid-February and am hoping to getaway for a few days. What is a great "Winter Getaway" in England in February?

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Hi Darcie, You don't say where you will be based which would have relavance on any suggestions... What do you enjoy, countryside, architecture, or .... ? From the UK mini breaks are possible to many places, you can even go to Mallorca (Majorca) for a 3 day mini break, my sister who lives in Bristol has done this on a number of occasions..
A weekend break in Paris, Prague or Brugges would be easy too.. Many offer these as organized tours... Just google/ yahoo mini breaks or weekend breaks and many options should pop up... I always find it best to do it from the UK site such as.. UK.Yahoo.com and then once you are in Yahoo uk and Ireland click the 'only in the uk search' option... I don't know anything about the tour company below, but I think the link will give you a few ideas of what is possible.. http://www.weekendgetaways.co.uk/Default.asp?DBLoc=20

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My husband is an ex-pat in Kingston-Upon-Hull (or Hull) on a "temporary" work assignment. So we will be based there. We were thinking of getting away for a few days. Romantic is always good. :) We love to be outside; and for us, any museums, art, etc., is great because it is so different from anything we can see in the U.S. We have been to Brugge (love it!!!), but that would be too long. We more than likely will be driving to our destination, so a 3-4 hour drive is probably maximum each way. We are told we MUST go to Brighton Beach, but that is better in the summer. We just wondered if there is a place that is neat to visit in the winter. Thanks!

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I would go to some of the cities - York, Edinburgh, Glasgow, London. In London you could have a great theater weekend! If you are skiers, there is a skiing in Scotland in the Cairngorms. Check out Aviemore. You might want to explore the tourist websites such as http://www.visitscotland.com/. They can tell you about events that are scheduled. Pam

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I would go to London....there is so much you could do....museums, theater, etc. Theater in London is fantastic. Easy to get around by tube. You would have a great time.

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Darcie Generally I'm keen to recommend Brighton (my home town) but I think it's probably too far for you to travel. Have you considered Cambridge? Beautiful colleges to visit, great walks along the river, and several very interesting museums. http://www.cam.ac.uk/museums/ Alan