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Three Long Weekend Getaways in the UK

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by Dimple Dalby (subscribe)
I am a freelance writer and a full time software developer from London. Hope you enjoy reading my articles here. Read more of my quirky articles at my blog: Voices in my Head
Published August 18th 2012
Perfect long weekend escapes
Are you looking forward to the coming long weekend? Are you one of those who would rather be outside than stay curled up in bed all through the 3 days? If your answer was yes to both the questions, then this article is for you( even otherwise, you might just change your mind after reading this). Planning a short trip can be quite daunting and it is important that you don't jam pack it with numerous places to visit and leave no room for relaxing. Here are three unconventional places to visit and spend your coming weekend in harmony.

1. Explore the Corfe Castle

Corfe Castle is known as Uk's most romantic castle ruins. With its breath taking views, fallen walls, tales of treachery and treason around every corner, I feel the name doesn't do it enough justice. Other than drooling over the castle ruins you could also visit the Model village which is well worth exploring. The picturesque village portrays how the city looked before it was completely destroyed and you could truly feel history come to life here. For information on how to reach here and accommodation check out the website.

2. Relax at Durdle Door
Durdle Door is definitely more than just a limestone arch. Situated near the Jurassic coast near Lulworth in Dorset, it is one of the most relaxing vacation spots I have been to.

Scenes from the 1967 film of Thomas Hardy's novel 'Far From the Madding Crowd' were filmed here, and in 1997 parts of the film 'Wilde' starring Stephen Fry were also shot here. Whether you decide to hire a cycle to explore the area, go rock climbing or hire a caravan this place wouldn't disappoint you nevertheless. For information on how to reach here, accommodation visit the website

3. Chill out at Godalming
If you read it as Gotham, please read again. Godalming is one of the oldest towns of UK and the first town in the world to have public electric supply. But none of these are the reasons why I chose to list it here.

Godalming is one of the most beautiful towns I have been to. It is the perfect place to chill out with its very traditional coffee shops, award winning pubs, cheap take always and unconventional architecture. 5 miles from the town is the village of Dundsfold where 'Top Gear' is often shot and has a stunning pub where most of the Hollywood actors apparently chill out (something every taxi driver who takes you there never fails to mention).

If you have other places which you think should have been listed here, please suggest it in the comments section.
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Why? Get away somewhere good on the long weekend
When: On a long weekend away
Where: Around the UK
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