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Where to stay for a short break getaway near Staffordshire

Discussion in 'Surrounding Areas' started by staffordjas, Oct 20, 2013.

  1. staffordjas

    staffordjas Well-Known Forumite

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    Tearing my hair out here , trying to think of somewhere to treat me and hubby to a short break. Somewhere similar to The Swan in Stafford , good standard hotel,town centre, nice bars and parking. So far all the nice places I've found are in the middle of nowhere. Want to be able to go out to a few bars and not have far to stagger back .

    Anyone know of anywhere that suits the bill :q:

    Determined to find somewhere ,even if we end up staying in the Swan for a night or two!


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  3. darben

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    Shrewsbury is lovely and not too far away, with really good pubs & restaurants & central hotel options.

    I think the lion has parking, but there is an excellent & very cheap park & ride set up for the centre.

    Bristol is also a really good place to go & Chester is too, York perhaps !
     
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    Thanks, will get working on those :)
     
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    I now want a weekend in Shrewsbury, I've just had a look at the hotel options and you are spoilt for choice. Looking at the parking most of the hotels seem to accommodate some kind of near vicinity option but at a fee.
     
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    Still plodding on .............


    Been looking at the Lion and has parking at 10 quid a night. But just seen it's supposed to be haunted as well :eek:
     
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    Ludlow?
     
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    Have you looked at Drapers or Porterhouse, they both look really nice.

    I like the look of Drapers.

    Spooky hotels always charge more, maybe you pay extra for spirits in your room.

    I've stopped in the Lion before and nothing spooky happened.

    Most old hotels have at least one haunting story, I'm always of the persuasion that if such things exist and I was one the last place I would go was somewhere I didn't like.
     
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    Just sent on-line enquiry to Porterhouse .

    Ta - will look around there as well.
     
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    Forgot to say well done to mini-staffordjas :)

    We stayed in a swanky hotel in Chester, not to far from either town or the station....buggered if I can remember what it was called though :( Turned up at it late at night & got a suite for around £40 instead of the £140+ it should of cost.....anyhooo can't remember what the nightlife was like either.......it must of been a good night!!!
     
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    I stayed in the Winter Palace in Lenningrad once

    The dining table could seat a thousand people but the women weren't very fit in the olden days
     
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    If you want haunted there is always the in/famous one in Dudley.....
     
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    Think my bottles of cider may have turned to cider lollies by now..got a bit carried away on t'internet.

    That one's deffo off the list lol.

    We stayed in Chester not so long ago and some of the guests thought they heard ghostly noises in the night........... hubby had just come out of hospital the previous day after an op and had been making some loud 'whoooooo-ing' noises all night :D
    Liked Chester and tried booking that hotel again ........after a week of his "I'll think about it" it's now fully booked for our dates :fap:

    Thanks for the good ideas folks , Plenty to ring up tomorrow now :)
     
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    He says thanks littleme (although he ain't so 'mini' anymore ;) )

    Decided this morning that if the weather is going to be like this my search is better narrowed down to city centre hotels with plenty of indoor attractions (and pubs ) nearby . Thanks Bigbluewolf, you have inspired me to look at Manchester or Liverpool for this break.

    May save Shrewsbury and Ludlow etc for future breaks when the weather looks more promising.( There again if Porterhouse get back with a good deal................. )
     
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    Now sorted for this time....... Liverpool it is ! :)
     
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    That's covered just about everything, so best avoid the place altogether.
     
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    Weljel - never been to Liverpool.
     
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    Clue - http://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wrona_siwa .
     

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