Best route to Carmarthen

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  1. golly

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    If we can get away from child minding duties:RollEyes: we hope to attend the Carmarthen show in May. We will be travelling down from "up north", what route would you advise from the M5, straight down M5 - M4 and over Severn bridge, or come off at M50, A40, A449 to join M4 in Wales. There is not a lot of difference distance wise, but M50 route would avoid toll on bridge.

    On the question of tolls, what do motorhomes get charged, ours is 3880kg

    thanks John
     
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    Golly, I would go down the M50/A449 a MUCH more scenic route for sure - nice sights around Monmouth and Usk.

    The MoHo Severn bridge toll is the same for a car - much to the annoyance of all van drivers. :Laughing: I think it's £6.40, but that's only into Wales - you could go back that route and not have to pay.
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    Trikeman. :Wink:
     
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    M50 every time :thumb:
     
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    Thanks for that, if we go we will have to make the journey in one go, 370 miles:Eeek: as we have commitments on the Thursday, but looking on Google maps the A449 seems a decent road, will be able to take it easier on the way home.

    John
     
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    A449 is dual carriageway all the way to the M4
     
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    You could go for scenic.

    Get to Shrewsbury then A49 to Leominster then Brecon. Grand scenery.
     
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    That would be great if we had the time, but we are going to have to thrash down on the Friday, maybe on the way back.

    John
     
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    Try and get to Saundersfoot, Tenby and Llangennith Beach whilst you're there...Beautiful it is...:thumb:
     
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    down coast road

    Not worked out the costings but you avoid the M4 Tolls :Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    That looks as good as some of the routes I have seen from autoroute:RollEyes:

    I have not been to the Camarthen event but when we used to do a lot of diving in the Pembroke area we always used the M50.
     
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    Thanks for that useful post l
     
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    When we towed a caravan we would use the cross country via Shrewsbury to Leominster route a lovely clear route down to Carmarthen with no tolls:Smile: our destination is always Tenby so a bit further on for us and well worth a visit a if your in the area.
    We'll hopefully be going down for the Whitsun weekend . Looking forward to travelling in MH down there.
     
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    When my son lived in Carmarthen we also used the M50 route it can get very busy around Newport/Cardiff at rush hour but thins out once your passed there. Not too many places to stop on the M50 route but a great drive, :thumb:
     
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