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I'm going to spend a week in Liverpool in early May., I'll have a car and I want to see lovely nature and pretty little untouristy towns (or cities) and villages (and no seaside resort !). as an exampleand from Google pictures, Llanbadrig is already on my list.
I have a hard time finding a detailed itinerary and so far, I'm thinking going to Snowdonia (hopefully you can see many things there without any hiking, only a lot of driving).
I'm looking for all possible recommendations on Anglesey, in Snowdonia and more generally anywhere in North Wales:)
I can drive a lot, really a lot and I like that so long hours on the road are not a problem at all.
thank you very much:)
Does anyone know how many villages, towns, and cities are in Wales? How many abandoned villages are in Wales?
I would like to plan a 4 day walking trip through the Brecon Beacons with a few friends.
Can anyone recommend a route which is:
- 4 days long (5-15 miles per day). We intend to wild camp.
- Easy to navigate
- Starts somewhere we can park the car and ends up somewhere that we can get some sort of transportation back to the car, or a circular route
Thanks in advance for any help you can give us.
Hapus Dydd Gŵyl Dewi. Happy Saint David's Day.
I'm going to have a week in mid-December in Reading, Brecon or somewhere in between (staying with friends who split their time between these two places). Cardiff will be on the to-do list, but any other suggestions of things to do at that wintery time of year in either location or other places nearby? We'll have a car.
Hello, we are going to catch the train to Cardiff tomorrow. Could anyone recommend a decent OK hotel, mid range 3 star fine, near(ish) to the main city sights, bars, restaurants area. Will probably be there 2 nights, maybe three. Thanks for your help.
I am planning to visit Wales for the first time with some friends. I am interested in visiting Brecon Beacons National Park. We are planning to do a short hike, so that we can take in the natural beauty of the park. Does anyone have any recommendations for a short five hour hike, which would be ideal for the first time visitor to the park. I looked at the Walking in Britain guide and found the possible hiking options.
1. Ridge Walk (We could do half the walk and double back)
2. Storey Arms to Pen Y Fan (Only 2 hours)
3. Pen Y Fan to Llanfrynach (5 ½ hours)
Any advice would be appreciated. We are very keen on seeing the natural beauty of the landscape and finding some solace on the wind swept trails. We'll be driving, so trail access shouldn't be a problem. Thanks in advance!
hi everyone, first post so go easy!
i've decided to take a long weekend/week off and camp wild in snowdonia.
basically just wanna p off (sorry if this is a family friendly site!) for a bit. im takin my bicycle so il have a big rucksack and a bike with a tent and some other gear, thats it.
just want to know some good places to go to? its a big place and I have no idea whats what. I'd like some decent views as i'll probly take my camera, but i also need woods to kip in at night and for wood for fires etc.
realyl id love to be alone for the whole time but necessity has it that i'l need a shop if only for water but food would be nice too. (plan to live off rice and pasta and some tinned protein - kidney beans n the like.)
I'm an American student and I'll be studying abroad in London this fall. I intend to take a side trip to Wales, and here's my itinerary so far:
Day 1: Arrive in Cardiff late afternoon/early evening on a Thursday, get dinner, do a walking tour, etc.
Day 2: Some combination of Llandaff Cathedral, Castell Coch, Caerphilly Castle, and St Fagan's Museum
Day 3: Day trip - Brecon Beacons in the morning, Hay-on-Wye in the afternoon. Return to Cardiff.
Day 4: Cardiff Castle and the National Museum. Return to Cardiff.
(this is the maximum amount of time I have to spare)
My main issue is with Day 3. I will not have a car and will be relying solely on public transportation. How can I time-effectively get from Cardiff to Brecon, spend two or three hours there, go from Brecon to Hay-on-Wye, stay until the shops close, and then return from Hay-on-Wye to Cardiff? As far ... more »
We’ll be spending a week in Anglesey in early July, staying in Moelfre. We are two grown-ups (mid 30s) and one less so (2).
Can anyone offer any top Anglesey tips, particularly:
- Good (and toddler friendly) pubs with beer gardens and nice food
- Nice walks, preferrably buggyable, so if the lad decides that 100 yards is enough it’s not straight back to the car
- Good cafes
- Anywhere with animals - farms open to the public, that sort of thing
- Rainy day suggestions
We’ll def be going to Beaumaris Castle and some of the prehistoric sites (I’m an archaeologist by training). Any other must sees on the island? Particularly interested in places with nice grounds
And also have a perverse inclination to visit Wylfa nuclear power station – has anyone been – is it interesting?
Hi everyone, my wife and i will be driving up to north Wales in 2 weeks and spending 2 full days there to visit the castles and snowdonia etc. We will be driving up using motorways and main roads. On the way back we thought it would be nice to travel on smaller roads and see a bit of mid wales and possibly camp or b & b for the night. My question is what route to take and where to visit on the way? Any help greatly appreciated. Thanks James
Hi all. I have to book some accommodation in Swansea for 2 relatives and have no idea where to put them. They'll only be there for 2 days and will want to visit Morriston as that's where our grandfather was born.
Any suggestions as to the best area in Swansea to look. I've found some places online but have no idea if they're in the centre of things (the maps provided don't tell me much, mainly because I've got no idea about the city itself).
They're coming from Australia so would prefer to not be staying in a generic hotel part of a chain. A B&B in a nice area perhaps.
Any suggestions appreciated.
I'm visiting Wales in early August and looking to drive from Cardiff to Porthmadog and then to Holyhead. I want to get to Porthmadog in time to do a train ride and following day get to Holyhead to catch the Irish Ferry. Problem is of the two net sites I've looked at one says its 174km and the other says its 251km and take 3hrs 15min, is this possible?. They both say Porthmadog to Holyhead is 54km. Thanks for any info
I'm visiting Llansteffan for a Wedding in May and plan on having a few days somewhere in South Wales with my partner after since we live in London. I'm looking for some advice on nice places to stay - it doesn't have to be right next door to Llansteffan as we'll have a car and are happy to drive! Maybe somewhere close to the sea or lakes with nice countryside and woodland close by. I did look in to the seaside resort of Tenby too but have read it's a little tacky and is a popular stag do location?
We like walking, relaxing, having a wander around quaint, pretty towns and enjoying the countryside and views - a quiet pub and a few nice restaurants nearby would be a bonus!
Thanks in advance for any help!
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Hi, can anyone recommend a good campsite (clean showers and loos) in a nice setting, somewhere not too far from some good beaches and coastal walks? Perhaps Pembrokeshire/South Wales, Devon or Cornwall, but other areas considered. Thanks!
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