Searching for a spot to spend 3 or 4 days so husband may watch a few days of the Open. Appears B and Bs are already filling up close to the course. We will be walking and using public transport, flying into Manchester. I would rather not stay in the city, would prefer a smaller town for walking, gardens, historical interest. Our only other GB experience has been London. We are hoping for something a bit calmer. Suggestions for that just right village?