Wales Caravan & Motorhome Show, March 2014

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  1. themogs

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    :Smile: Hi fellow funsters :thumb:
    Anyone been to this show in the past ???
    It's only a tad down the road from us , but thinking of going, to stir us out of our winter slumbers..:RollEyes:..and get the M/H back on the road.

    Any good pubs...??
    Good cycling.....???
    Good walks...??

    Any info appreciated :thumb:
     
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    :BigGrin: Oops...forgot to mention...it's in Chepstow:Doh:
     
  3. Phill D

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    went to it twice, once in "THE " stadium and the second time at Celtic Manor...... wont go again... little or nowt and several pounds entry fee each. really disappointing:Sad: both times :Doh:
     
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    Whoops nearley had my name down before that last reply :Rofl1:
     
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    I live in Chepstow but have NOT visited the show which was held here (at the racecourse) earlier this year. Perhaps someone will come on and tell us what it was like, last March we didn't know we would be owning a motor home by June:Eeek:.
     
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    Further to the enquirery (damn spell check) I would like to add that Chepstow is an old market town, it has the oldest Norman castle in the UK which has featured in many films over decades. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chepstow_Castle
    It has also a Norman church which has been photographed by more Japanese tourists on a Saturday than I've had hot dinners. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_Mary's_Church,_Chepstow
    On the banks of the river Wye it was also a great place for smugglers. The "OLD" Severn bridge was largely constructed by Fairfield Mabey in the town and parts floated down river where it joins the river Severn to be maneuvered into position where needed. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Severn_Bridge
    Large loads are a common occurrence leaving the works to get on the M48, huge bridge spans make their way up the hill and bring the whole town to a standstill.
    Although not a native of Chepstow (I hail from Norfolk) I have lived here for over 30 years and have seen many changes to the town, all for the better IMHO.
    Chepstow boasts many great pubs, no shortage there, most have real ale as well as the usual [STRIKE]crap[/STRIKE] offerings.
    Not a great place for shopping though so leave your purse at home or go further afield.
     
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    Or you could be enjoying a nice mild winter in Marocco !
     
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    :Sad: Oh well,
    We think we'll give this one a miss then :cry:
    Thanks for all your replies..much appreciated:thumb:

    Got to find somewhere to go soon...we're going nuts !!:Eeek:
     
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    A poor show is a poor excuse to not hold a rally. We've had get-togethers at shows where no one has bothered to look at the show at all. If the camping is cheap, a few funsters parked together, you can have a great weekend. :thumb:
     
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    OK. If not Marocco, how about Benidorm ?

    The weather won't be quite as good but still passable. Benidorm is only 1100 miles form Calais. If you don't fancy Benidorm there are many quieter resorts nearby.
     
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