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Last minute budget 10 day trip in UK

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Last minute budget 10 day trip in UK

We will be arriving next week.

We will have a vehicle.

A couple needing budget accommodation to base our day trips from but somewhere relaxing and safe area in mid to south England. Budget is $40 GBP per night. Any suggestions on areas that wont be as expensive as Cornwall at this time of year appreciated.

We really wanted to stay in Cornwall but obviously this is now not possible due to peak season and this being a last minute trip.

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1. Re: Last minute budget 10 day trip in UK

£40 each, or for two? You'll find B&Bs for £40 each.

For £40 for two.. well. some campsites have cabins for that price or less:

visitleevalley.org.uk/en/…

or Youth hostels: Eg

http://www.yha.org.uk/hostel/oxford

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2. Re: Last minute budget 10 day trip in UK

no for both. ive found available campsites for much less and rooms for not much more.

Edited: 04 July 2013, 23:57
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3. Re: Last minute budget 10 day trip in UK

thanks for the heads up by the way :-)

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4. Re: Last minute budget 10 day trip in UK

Not Cornwall, sorry, but in Dorset you could go camping very cheaply and the coast is beautiful. If you've got a car you can pick up a cheap tent and equipment from shops like Argos and Tesco and move around a bit.

Here's somewhere to get you started, although it is very popular.

http://www.tomsfieldcamping.co.uk/4.html

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5. Re: Last minute budget 10 day trip in UK

camping was our first thoughts. how safe and friendly are the uk camp sites? is there a site that reviews them like tripadvisor folk do on hotels etc?

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Campsites are perfectly safe and friendly. There's often a sort of campers' camaraderie.

We use www.ukcampsite.co.uk/sites/calcdist.asp

..which has reviews if you click the icons on the map.

Though google will find other sites too.

Sites come in several types. There are big sites with pools, shops etc.. these tend to be pricey.

There are small 'certificated' sites which may have no facilities at all, so you'd need a motorhome.. though most now have at least toilets! Some may theoretically require you to be members of either the Caravan Club or the Camping & Caravan Club.. though often they'll let you in anyway.

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7. Re: Last minute budget 10 day trip in UK

awesome thanks. does it pay to book in advance?

we are not sure what to do with a tent and bags and mattress once we leave as we cannot take it with us (10kg hand luggage)

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wow tesco is awesome :-)

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9. Re: Last minute budget 10 day trip in UK

Give your stuff to a charity shop when you leave. They are everywhere and run by Oxfam, British Heart Foundation etc. In some places (next the bottle bank and very often in a supermarket car park - so you could have a second fun filled visit to Tesco!) there are charity bins, which are large storage bins where you can place your donations. They have the charity name painted on them. Round here they are for Hampshire air ambulance.

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10. Re: Last minute budget 10 day trip in UK

Give your stuff to a charity shop when you leave. They are everywhere and run by Oxfam, British Heart Foundation etc. In some places (next the bottle bank and very often in a supermarket car park - so you could have a second fun filled visit to Tesco!) there are charity bins, which are large storage bins where you can place your donations. They have the charity name painted on them. Round here they are for Hampshire air ambulance.

Also, consider the New Forest. Lots of camp sites and less busy than Cornwall. If you like animals you will love it. Brings a whole new meaning to "free range". Lots of foals right now.