Touring Wales....

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  1. old-mo

    old-mo Funster Extra Special Life Member

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    Going to have a week or so in North Wales, and meander down the coast and end up at the bottom bit...

    Going up M5 and across...

    Any recommendations things to see, places to stop etc...:thumb:

    And things and places to steer clear of... :BigGrin:

    Not been that way since the Falklands, and then didn`t get to see much..
     
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    Yes the road out
     
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    What I can remember it was very similar to Scotland... :Wink:

    And I love Scotland... :thumb:
     
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    Oii :RollEyes:
     
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    Oh yes it's got the same big lochs,Mountains,Castles,so on ,so on I don't think so but I'm biased Bill
     
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    Hi Mo, if you want to stop off at Conway there is a large car park just past the castle that you can park with the motorhome.

    If you are near Llandudno if the weather is good a nice walk along the sea front quite flat and along the peer.

    Anglesey & Snowdonia well worth a look at, if you have some sort of plan keep asking

    You are quite near Chester a good CL near there and that is worth a call in.

    Would miss out Rhyl, get on the coast somewhere near Rhos on Sea .

    Really some beautiful scenery the Lleyn Peninsula , etc lots to choose from.
     
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    Betws y coed, a nice cclub as site just down the road from swallow falls , all of Snowdonia is fabulous, the scenery when heading south down the A470 is beautiful . Best take toad so you can site up and tour different areas . Also take A 4212 to Bala, endless beauty .
    Have a great time :thumb:
     
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    I am biased Mo but do visit Pembrokeshire especially South Pembrokeshire.

    And we do have castles. There is a wonnderful one in Pembroke where King Henry VII was born and which Oliver Cromwell laid seige to for weeks on end.

    And beaches and coastline to die for:thumb:
     
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    The North of Wales get's lots the glory and rightly so, but you really can't go wrong anywhere along the coast from heading West from Aberaeron around to the Gower it has both breathtaking/stunning countryside with plenty to see and do. Hardly any dour Scots in the area either, that's a big plus:BigGrin:
     
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    OCH AYE THE NOO, ITS A BRAW BRICHT MOOLICHT NICHT YEE SASSENACH :Angry::Angry::RollEyes:
     
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    That's how, we are all on the road out,the trouble with Wales is that it's full of English who in my experience are resented by my good cousins

    Bill
     
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    Interesting..What experience was that?
     
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    Two years ago we toured Wales started South and worked our way North I found the experience surprising as this was my first time in Wales, for a start there is no costal route you constantly have to go out of your way to reach the beaches. We are probably spoiled here in Scotland as on the east and west coast you are constantly on the coast,but the real eye opener was a site next to Canarven if I have miss spelled this then I apologise we could walk into the town from the site and we were constantly aware of the anti English resentment, when we went into the shops we as Jocks were made welcome but as soon as they herd a English accent things turned a bit nasty i even witnessed some English not getting served in shops,I couldn't believe it,but my main grape was that we did all that mileage to see the coast and scenery we shouldn't have bothered as it's 100% better just 10 miles from my door

    Bill
     
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    "Wow"............. seems a bit strong.... (Highlighted)...:Eeek:

    The times I spent in Wales for the Royal Navy, must admit I never had any problems... :thumb:

    And judging by all the friendly Welsh members we have in the club, I find that hard to swallow... :Eek!:

    Still I`ll reserve judgement till we have been and come back home...

    Watch this space... :BigGrin:

    At the end of the day.... I only asked for suggestions on where to go and places to see... and things to do... :RollEyes:
     
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    Try shell Island near Harlec, Carole recommended it earlier this year so we had a few days there recently and loved it. £10.50 pn with all services except eleltric hookup.

    It's a large site ( Shell Island ) so plenty of choice where to park up and loads with sea views, it's right on the coast. Views of Snodonia are also magnificent.
     
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    Beaches in Wales are hard to find, but that makes them all the more special.:thumb::BigGrin: A loud Englishman :Blush: in ten years I've never been not served in a shop. As for scenery, I don't have to go ten miles, ten paces, ten anything, just open the front door:BigGrin:
     
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    You are very fortunate that you live in the countryside but we less unfortunately live in towns
     
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    Forest campsite near Beddgelert,the Welsh highland railway passes through it and has a station there. Its narrow gauge and links up with the Ffestiniog railway at Port Madoc.
    At Llanuchlyn,near Balla follow the signs to the Lake railway,very nice site there. If you want a meal at the Eagles,about 10 mins walk from site,book,it is very popular for meals,and beer.Moving to Dollellau and the Mawdach estuary some sites with river views.
    Enjoy it.
     
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    We are in Wales at the moment, on the Gower peninsula, just over a mile from from Rhossili village. The beach is fantastic, as is the surrounding coastline and countryside.

    I am from England,and find the Welsh, friendly, helpful, nice people!:Smile:

    Have had really lovely weather, not so good today though.

    Sure you will enjoyyour stay in :BigGrin:
     
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