December between Reading and Brecon
Replies: 7 - Last Post: Feb 25, 2013 11:31 AM Last Post By: mickyfinn
Feb 23, 2013 7:55 PM
December between Reading and BreconI'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.
Feb 24, 2013 8:14 AM
1Second attempt at posting after the site ate my first one:
Brecon is undoubtedly a nicer place to stay than Reading.
However, places you could visit easily from Reading include: Oxford; Winchester; and Windsor (perhaps combining it with Eton); all of which have indoor sights high on most people's lists and could be a full day's outing each.
Other than that, what kind of things do you like to do or see? The Museum of English Rural Life in Reading is interesting for an hour or two (but probably wouldn't appeal to everyone). A lot of local stately homes will be closed in December, but some have special pre-Christmas opening and probably activities (e.g. Basildon Park).
Feb 24, 2013 11:03 AM
Feb 24, 2013 2:08 PM
3Chepstow Castle, Tintern Abbey, Hay on Wye (especially if you are in to books!).
Feb 24, 2013 3:08 PM
Feb 25, 2013 12:58 AM
Feb 25, 2013 2:25 AM
Feb 25, 2013 11:31 AM
Very cold in December though!
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