HELP! Brittany, Norway or Ireland? (1 Viewer)

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Chockswahay

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Having difficulty in deciding where to go next. We have been to Norway and Brittany and just LOVE them :h:

Ireland looks good but it's a long way from Truro! And when we get there, no free aires!

Can the panel (that's you lot!) give me any reason why I should choose one over the other? (please)

Due to a few family commitments we can not set off until after June 16th but then we can go for as long as we like........ yahoo!

Ta (y)
 
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I can only say Brittany as not done any of the other, love the place , very Cornwall like,
but more relaxed & quiet. We've been about 6/7 times still finding some thing different to see.
P.s. We are moving down your way , Gorran Haven in the next few months.
 

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I can only say Norway as we are just starting out heading that way ...how far we will get I don't know...as we are unprepared knowledge wise... we are day 5 at Aulendorf..onwards n upwards as they say ..
Which ever way you choose enjoy and have a safe trip

John n Kath xx
 
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One argument is ... we haven't been there but have been to the other two.

On a more serious note many friends who have been recommend it. Funny as it's my next door neighbour but still not been. It's on the list though.
 
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Ireland is somewhere one must visit in ones life time , lots of wild camping especially in the south , BUT if you like warm weather head south

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Please go to Ireland so that we can decide whether to go next year. We just did the Outer Hebrides, and are contemplating Ireland. :)
 
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If you've got as far as Brittany the rest (and best bits) of France are within easy reach.As previously mentioned Brittany is quite like Cornwall so might as well have stayed at home. Ireland is great but expensive getting there. Never been to Norway but understand everything is expensive there.
 
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Not been to Ireland in the motorhome but it was very expensive and the ferry cost are horrendous
Been to Brittany a lot and LOVE it
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Not been to Norway but would like to soon -
 

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We did the whole of the wild atlantic way, we had a month in June 2015 fantastic weather and wild camped all of it, apart from one night on a aire and called at one campsite to empty and fill, but probably could have waited until the next day as we saw a public toilet the next morning. :rolleyes::LOL:
We will visit again at some point, the Irish are very friendly and make you welcome, toilets and taps are plentiful along the coast, or you can use the services on the waterways you park for free and buy a card to use the services washing machines showers toilets. (y) :h: loved it. :pop: Bob.
 
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Try the Alsace, lovely part of Europe.
 
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Haha, thanks for the replies so far team! We have been to France many times and done most of it (y) so no real need to go again just yet perhaps :rolleyes:

As for the ferries, well here's the surprise! ........ it's cheaper than going to France (Yes!) ............ now that did surprise me! I should qualify that by saying cheaper to get to Ireland than to Brittany from where we are based in Cornwall.

All up I reckon we'll have a go at Ireland (I should mention both our grand parents were Irish and came from the Cork area).

Thanks team! (y)
 

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We’ve been to Southern Ireland,crossing from Anglesey, which as someone mentioned, was expensive...but in 16 nights we only paid to stay on a site once. We wanted to be near the centre of Killarney for St. Patrick’s Day so stayed on a nice little site for €25 within walking distance, could have kicked ourselves when we trogged into town and saw dozens of campers and mohos parked everywhere with no probs.The signs all said no overnight parking but “ sure,‘tis not to stop the.likes of you” we were told.That was the reply everywhere we questioned if we were ok to stay, they can be very hospitable when minded!

We stayed in marinas around the loughs,facilities like laundry, showers, toilets, fresh water etc if you bought a card from a shop or post office locally for a few euros. Our best night wildcamping was near the Mahon Falls in the Comeragh mountains, not an artificial light to be seen anywhere...a truly special and magical place for us.

A long way to travel from Truro, we went from Redruth and hang the expense....:D

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I will add, ;) the biggest problem is disposing of rubbish if wild camping. :LOL:
Imagine your making sausages in reverse, :rolleyes: practice squeezing your rubbish and putting it in a 2" hole. :rofl:

You will not see anyone's bin outside their house without a lock, because it's very expensive to dispose of it, so litter bins are your only option, so at every opportunity get rid of it, don't fill a big bin bag. :doh: Bob.
 

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We filled 3 bin bags with rubbish from the car park near the Mahon Falls.When we walked the mile or so to the falls someone had thrown a Costa coffee cup into the water!
 

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Having difficulty in deciding where to go next. We have been to Norway and Brittany and just LOVE them :h:

Ireland looks good but it's a long way from Truro! And when we get there, no free aires!

Can the panel (that's you lot!) give me any reason why I should choose one over the other? (please)

Due to a few family commitments we can not set off until after June 16th but then we can go for as long as we like........ yahoo!

Ta (y)
Is it further to Ireland than Norway ?
 
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Is it further to Ireland than Norway ?

Yes, massively so. It would require a road journey through Netherlands, Gemany, Denmark and two ferry crossings, even more if going via Malmo and Oslo.
 

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We filled 3 bin bags with rubbish from the car park near the Mahon Falls.When we walked the mile or so to the falls someone had thrown a Costa coffee cup into the water!

We had a night there, was a bit concerned with all the boy racer marks, but it was very peaceful only us and the sheep. (y) Bob.

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We have been to all 3, Norway is astronomically expensive but a beautiful country, Brittany is great if out of season, the last time we went to Ireland was 10 years ago and previous to that was 1976, 1975, 1969, 1966. We could not believe the change, the countryside is still the same but so much more commercialised. I think you can blame the E.U for that We were so dissappointed that we will probably not go again.

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OMG! We love Norway so much we are still considering it despite the price :eek:

I just can't help thinking that Ireland will be so ordinary compared to Norway. Last time we did Norway we went right up to Nordkapp via the West coast and Lofoten Islands but didn't see anything South of Bergen, so if we do go it would be to see the area from Kristiansund to Bergen.

:eek::eek::eek::eek:
 
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HAHA, it gets worse! Brittany is back on the menu too :eek::LOL:
 

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HAHA, it gets worse! Brittany is back on the menu too :eek::LOL:
Brittany will be starting to get busier by the middle of June. You might be OK until early July perhaps but then as August approaches...

If you only want a few weeks it will be fine but if you want to be away into July and August then I can't think of anywhere better than Norway. We will get there eventually! :)

Anyway, you've settled in Truro then? There are lots of great places in Cornwall but a lot of it is very remote and you have to drive miles to find decent olives etc... :) Truro is a good centre I think.

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Ireland has some good wilding on the west coast and a good aire on the harbour side at Cobh but stay away from Salthill site at Galway - total rip off, stuffed in like sardines, all night perimeter floodlighting. Galway city is great and you can overnight at the harbour.
 
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Norway, fabulous, take as much supplies as possible and enjoy.
Not been in the van yet but really hoping to next year
 

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Having difficulty in deciding where to go next. We have been to Norway and Brittany and just LOVE them :h:

Ireland looks good but it's a long way from Truro! And when we get there, no free aires!

Can the panel (that's you lot!) give me any reason why I should choose one over the other? (please)

Due to a few family commitments we can not set off until after June 16th but then we can go for as long as we like........ yahoo!

Ta (y)
All I can say is we spent about 5 weeks touring Ireland ( top and bottom ) and do not think we will go again
Don't get me wrong.. The people are lovely, Dublin was a hoot, loved Cobh ( and the aire which is right on the water front ).... Enjoyed a couple of castles and we visited a wonderful cave complex ( do not attempt if you have even slightly wonky knees )
But.
We are not particularly pubby sort of people.. If you do not gamble and not a pub lover the views soon get a bit errrr.. well we got fed up looking at the same thing in different places ( mainly a rain covered window LOL !!
 
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All I can say is we spent about 5 weeks touring Ireland ( top and bottom ) and do not think we will go again
Don't get me wrong.. The people are lovely, Dublin was a hoot, loved Cobh ( and the aire which is right on the water front ).... Enjoyed a couple of castles and we visited a wonderful cave complex ( do not attempt if you have even slightly wonky knees )
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We are not particularly pubby sort of people.. If you do not gamble and not a pub lover the views soon get a bit errrr.. well we got fed up looking at the same thing in different places ( mainly a rain covered window LOL !!

Thanks Jaws .................... that has been one of my fears too
 

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