Welsh itinerary

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  1. mjltigger

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    posting this as much for my own record as to share..

    due to recent life events (new pup on way and pending wedding) our umming and aaahing about whether to fly off to Gran Canaria or drive to Lake Garda for our grown up holiday this year (end of May) has ended and we are staying in the UK. We think we will head off across the bridge to Welshshire and drive slowly round the coast until it is time to come home..

    We need to compile a list of things to do and see (although we don't tend to stick to an itinerary) and begin to decide where and when we want to book sites (no shower on board so 2 nights wild is our limit)

    Your ideas and thoughts are appreciated as always..
     
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    Snowdonia and Anglsey well worth a visit.(y)
     
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    Too much to single out best places ,its a beautiful country to visit ..full stop. Roy
     
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    Pembrokeshire is a must see - Tenby, Saundersfoot , St Davids , Broad Haven, Little Haven, the list of must see's is endless in Wales :)
     
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    Look forward to reading - we are thinking of a trip over the bridge in the summer, we don't really know the country at all and there have been fantastic pics posted on here last year....no idea how to find the thread though.

    Just one thing on the list so far.....the Penderyn distillery:)....oh and Cardiff and Shell Island:LOL: and ....

    If you are in the c&cc there are some interesting THS's in Wales coming up.
     
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    Caerfai Bay,St.Davids has a stunning campsite on top of the cliffs with a small beach below. Boat trips out to see the bird/seal sanctuary and dolphin/whale watching highly recommended.
    Follow the coastline - Aberystwyth, Aberdyfi, Barmouth, Criccieth, Harlech, Porthmadog, Pwllheli, Abersoch, Beddgelert (Snowdonia National Park), onto Anglesey - Newborough beach, Rhosneigr, South Stack Holyhead, Amlwch, Moelfre, Penmon, Red Wharf Bay, , back along the A5 to Betws y Coed, up the valley to Llandudno. Loads to see and do, stunning scenery, good campsites. Don't bother with Colwyn Bay, Rhyl, Prestatyn along the coast to Chester.
     
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    If you're staying coastal:

    south & north extremes -
    • Walk across the railway bridge at Barmouth
    • Any of the narrow-gauge railways, a great day is the Ffestiniog from Porthmadog and a trip down the Llechwedd slate caverns
    • Dolaucothi gold mines - lovely NT campsite
    • CAT (Centre for Alternative Technology) at Machynlleth if that sort of thing interests you - great care on the turn-in if coming from the north
     
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    Do these things always happen when you are away? Didn't you have probs in europe last year?;):LOL:
    Just looked on the cc site - looks lovely & the first time that a site isn't showing as full EVERY weekend:D ta
     
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    Every time last summer we had the tyre thing (3 punctures and having to get some shipped out)and getting pulled by the police in France, the year before pulled by police in Germany and the motorbike and van recovery. Never a dull moment when you travel with the Preece family.
     
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    Les would've had a breakdown:LOL:
     
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    You can't beat South Pembrokeshire, I don't care what anyone says to the contrary.

    I am biased like, but it's true.
     
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    Ms Tiggs has declared that we need to be camping within walking distance of a beach - because we will have to carry Thornton that pretty much means on the beach.. so I am struggling in most places to find anywhere.. seems the sites are all either pon the top of a cliff or miles from the beaches.. any ideas wonderful people?
     
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    Caravan club site at st David's is walking distance to the beach.
     
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    600 castles in Wales alone! So plenty to look at!
    Love Pembrokeshire had honeymoon in Saundersfoot! And still together after 35 years! ( weddings don't have to be expensive!!)
     
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    They don't have to be but they usually are...
     
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    We are in C&CC and trying to avoid CC for now..sods law isn't it..

    Mind you, we can't use club sites unless we register our van and send pictures for 'approval' as it isn't branded.
     
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    St Davids is open to non members. (y)
     
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