Bank Holiday Weekend

28 August 2013
Bank Holiday Weekend

Staycation in the UK

Bank holiday weekends are sometimes a problem. If you do not book early enough then you run the risk of not being able to get any good deals as the August bank holidays are at a premium

This happened to me as I couldn't commit to a holiday until the last minute.

Not a problem as I booked a stay in the UK, Scotland to be precise. I managed to get a good rail package which included first class rail and 2 nights hotel.

We travelled out on the direct service from Newcastle to Pitlochry (approx. 3 and a half hours) on the Saturday afternoon. The cost to upgrade from standard to first was very good and gave extra leg room, free refreshments on board and also free wifi (should you need it)

On arrival at the station it was a short 5 minute walk to the hotel which was very central.

Flew through check in and up to our rooms at Scotlands Hotel which were excellent. very clean, spacious and had the usual tea/coffee and unusual for some hotels, Freeview TV. Even some of the top hotels in London don't give Freeview

One quick change later and it was out and about to explore.

After an hours walk around the town we repaired to one of the local hostelries for food and drink. Very good prices and after 9pm they had live entertainment on.

The following morning after a substantial breakfast (included in the package) we visited a local distillery for a tour and then the hard work began.

We had a full days walk around the magnificent scenery the area has to offer. After a twenty mile hike (there are shorter walks ranging from 40 mins up to the full Rob Roy Way) we were back in the town.

After another good dinner that evening the weekend was coming to an end.

Next morning after breakfast we caught the train back home.

All in all a very good weekend and we were never stuck with nothing to do.

There are lots of different accommodation in the UK to cater for peoples budgets/needs. Anything from family holidays, stag dos, couples, relaxation, adventure.

So if you cannot justify a full holiday or you are just wanting a short break this is something well worth considering.

 

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