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1. Posted by shaylah (Budding Member 3 posts) 9y

I'm new on here so please be gentle.

I have lived in UK all my life and so when trying to think of a good anniversary prezzie for my parents, sending them away seemed like a good idea.
However despite extensive searching I am still struggling to come up with the perfect destination and accommodation.
Has anyone got any suggestions?
They are in their 40's with a youthful out look on life. They have had a rocky road this last year so I was looking for something special but not too expensive as my funds are fairly limited.
Good B+B's and Hotels?
Nice areas to visit/stay?
They visit South Devon quite a lot so I thought it would be nice to send them somewhere else if possible.
Please, can anyone help?
Any suggestions of any kind would be appreciated.

2. Posted by fuzzypuppy (Budding Member 62 posts) 9y

Sending them away is a great idea!

In fact, that's what my brother and I did this past Christmas (it was a joint Christmas/25th anniversary present). And good thing we sent them at Christmas...their actual anniversary is in 2 days and my dad is recovering from emergency surgery to remove a gangrenous gall bladder :(

But anyway. We sent them to London and Munich but since you live in the UK, London probably wouldn't be all that exciting.

I would suggest Rome. I was there at Christmas and it was amazing (just take precautions for pickpockets). Rome doesn't have to be expensive either. I stayed in a convent and it was about 60 euros a night and the food was excellent. And yes, there were several older (than me, at least) couples staying there, not many young backpackers.

[ Edit: Edited on Mar 24, 2007, at 10:51 PM by fuzzypuppy ]

3. Posted by claireh (Respected Member 318 posts) 9y

Hey there - fantastic idea and I'm sure wherever you send them they will appreciate it so much. How about somewhere on the Eurostar? Bruges for example (if that's how you spell it!!!). They do some really good train+hotel deals on their official website, so take a look. I would also second Rome as a good choice. Another good website is If you want to stick to the UK, I think the Lake District is a really romantic and beautiful place, so why not google that and see what comes up? Good luck.

4. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Quoting shaylah

I'm new on here so please be gentle.

A newbie.
Lets get him/her!!!!!
Just kidding

[ Edit: Edited on Mar 27, 2007, at 2:08 AM by Mel. ]

5. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

What about a weekend, in Dublin?
Ryanair do good priced flights, from England.
Search for bargins on ;)


6. Posted by angela_ (Respected Member 1732 posts) 9y

How about somewhere in the French countryside? Somewhere like Carcassonne, perhaps?

7. Posted by mythxation (Budding Member 16 posts) 9y

I'd recommend the south coast of Portugal, called the Algarve. It's very beautiful, and a cheap country too. Look into it, Lagos is a hot spot, but still a small town. It is touristy but not overdeveloped.

8. Posted by shaylah (Budding Member 3 posts) 9y

Thanx guys

Thanks everyone, been given some good ideas. I'm sorry to hear about your dad fuzzypuppy but at least you sent them away before it happened.:)

9. Posted by NantesFC (Respected Member 531 posts) 9y

I'd send them to a town in Western Ireland. Beautiful scenery and they speak English ;)