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2014/12/10 20:58:08 (permalink)

10th Wedding Anniversary next year: 'Och aye' or 'oui oui'

June next year and the Mrs would like to either do Scotland or Paris but she wants me to choose and organise (this is clearly a test cos I'm crap at this sort of thing LOL). It would only be for either a long day or a one night stay. I have never been to either so anyone's experiences of good places to stay but that don't cost the earth as we really aren't flush.
 
I'm thinking Scotland (being a larger place that Paris alone) would offer greater scope for finding somewhere picturesque, maybe with an overnight stay in a castley type of hotel rather than Paris that would be a busy hotel in a busy city.
 
So any ideas that can be thrown at me to start mulling over and would be fantastic (but I will obviously take all credit for them you understand)

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Re: 10th Wedding Anniversary next year: 'Och aye' or 'oui oui' 2014/12/10 22:44:11 (permalink)
Paris is expensive and for a short stay Scotland would be the way to go IMO.
 
Scotland is a long drive but many places are quite an easy drive.
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Re: 10th Wedding Anniversary next year: 'Och aye' or 'oui oui' 2014/12/10 22:48:41 (permalink)
Never been to Scotland but have been to Paris a few times. Its awesome.
 
Im for Edinburgh in Feb so looking forward to it.
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Re: 10th Wedding Anniversary next year: 'Och aye' or 'oui oui' 2014/12/11 10:41:31 (permalink)
Paris is **** I don't know why so many Doris want to go there and "be romantic" surrounded by rude frogs and Roma/North African rip off merchants. Its expensive dirty and quite frankly fairly unremarkable compared to other Euro cities. 
 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paris_syndrome says it all really.
 
Anyways anywhere up near Loch Lomond, Fort William etc up in Scotland would be really nice. Great food, friendly people and beautiful scenery. Or alternatively why not look at Lyon, Nice, St Tropez, Biarritz in france. Nice and warm with cool beaches. 
 
 

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Re: 10th Wedding Anniversary next year: 'Och aye' or 'oui oui' 2014/12/11 10:56:58 (permalink)
Another vote for scotland here mate.
 
I've been to Paris a few times... I'd rather go to London!
 
Scotland for some beautiful highland scenery, get a lodge or something... Nice dinner, relaxed, and some sweet DV moves.

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Re: 10th Wedding Anniversary next year: 'Och aye' or 'oui oui' 2014/12/11 11:42:14 (permalink)
Any particular reason why it would be Scotland or Paris? Personally, I'd choose Scotland but I'd go somewhere like the highlands, rather than one of the big cities.
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Re: 10th Wedding Anniversary next year: 'Och aye' or 'oui oui' 2014/12/11 11:50:56 (permalink)
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paris_syndrome says it all really.



I honestly thought that was a wind up. I was amazed to find that it wasn't and that Japanese tourists sometimes need to be repatriated with a doctor when they find out that Paris is not like the film Amelie lol. Remarkable. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/6197921.stm
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Re: 10th Wedding Anniversary next year: 'Och aye' or 'oui oui' 2014/12/11 14:05:13 (permalink)
lol either mate but paris will be more notes that scotland for sure... and it is a test, its always a test...
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Re: 10th Wedding Anniversary next year: 'Och aye' or 'oui oui' 2014/12/11 14:20:29 (permalink)
As a female I would much rather go to Scotland and stay in a nice hotel than rush to Paris, stay somewhere less swanky and be hustled and bustled about!! Or if you don't want to travel as far how about looking at Northumberland, some lovely places there. A very much understated part of our country!!
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Re: 10th Wedding Anniversary next year: 'Och aye' or 'oui oui' 2014/12/11 14:24:04 (permalink)
And there's some nice castles in Northumberland too!!
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Re: 10th Wedding Anniversary next year: 'Och aye' or 'oui oui' 2014/12/11 16:58:18 (permalink)
Cheers Kitty, duly considered.
 
The reason it's down to these 2 places really is as simple as that's where she's asked to go LOL She has always wanted to do both with me so that's what her heart is set on. Definitely agree that Scotland will give more for my money and certainly be a more relaxed 24-36hrs than Paris would be.
 
Ideally I don't want to drive as that'll be most of a day for me from down here so I'll see but I'll probably have little choice.... I think it's a safe bet that a train would require multiple changes and time delays

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Re: 10th Wedding Anniversary next year: 'Och aye' or 'oui oui' 2014/12/11 17:40:27 (permalink)
Hah....if the good lady asked then Scotland it must be
 
If you book the trains in enough time you will get the fares pretty cheap and might even be able to travel 1st class cheaper than standard!! How about Edinburgh? There's Dalhousie Castle 8 miles out of the city that looks splendid but not sure what your budget is. I thought the price was pretty reasonable looking at the standard of it and it would also be much less costly than staying in the city centre!!
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Re: 10th Wedding Anniversary next year: 'Och aye' or 'oui oui' 2014/12/11 17:43:37 (permalink)
My hubbie also stayed somewhere near Glasgow I think it was that was very old and IIRC he said it was a castle....I'll check when he gets home.....he stayed in the turret room which apparently is haunted!!
 
 
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Re: 10th Wedding Anniversary next year: 'Och aye' or 'oui oui' 2014/12/11 17:48:07 (permalink)
Prices don't look too bad, booked out on our anniversary tho LOL

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Re: 10th Wedding Anniversary next year: 'Och aye' or 'oui oui' 2014/12/11 17:51:13 (permalink)
And just looking Cambridge to Edinburgh is only 1 change and a 5hr train ride. That's not bad
 

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Re: 10th Wedding Anniversary next year: 'Och aye' or 'oui oui' 2014/12/11 17:51:26 (permalink)
Ahhh poo!
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Re: 10th Wedding Anniversary next year: 'Och aye' or 'oui oui' 2014/12/11 17:58:59 (permalink)
I used to get the train to scotland 12 odd years ago, but then it turned out cheaper to fly for me ( Birmingham to Glasgow)

  




 
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Re: 10th Wedding Anniversary next year: 'Och aye' or 'oui oui' 2014/12/11 18:03:42 (permalink)
Flying isn't out of the question, and likewise certainly looks cheaper

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Re: 2014/12/11 18:11:28 (permalink)
Out of the 2, agree with Scotland as the favourite.
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Re: 2014/12/11 18:14:31 (permalink)
Scotland is great, but you can't do anything in a day due to the 5 hour train ride (and basically the flight ends up being the same). You at least need to stay overnight.
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