overnight stop bristol or Newport

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  1. friar tuck

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    Hi.were heading off to North wales from Cornwall on Thursday evening i m planning to get as far as Bristol or Newport but have just looked at what Gordano services want to park overnight 17 bloody quid!!!!! not doing it.Not when your kept awake all night by moving vehicles and lorry fridges.
    does any one have any recommendations to stop over close to m5/m4 that we can arrive at 11pm .
    thanks in advance.
     
  2. movan

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    I pull off the motorway and travel down an A road and pull into a layby ... one that is not right next to the road... Sorry cannot be specific ... ANY layby is usually safe if lorries are in there and if you have a gap or bushes between you and the road it can be quite peaceful.
     
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    How about seeing if the CC site in Bristol has space. Its right in the centre so nice for a city visit.
     
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    J 24 layby on either side. failing that left at roundabout at traffic lights after petrol station turn in left & park up in the 'junction 24' agricultural area.
     
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    Are you in Britstops? I'd recommend number 301
     
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    only today heard of britstops.may have to join sounds good.
     
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    Try Tudor site at Slimbridge, behind a pub and next to the Gloucester and Sharpness Canal, off the A38. Toby Trux
     
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    Tiverton cc site just off m5 think j23 great for overnight.
     
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    If you come off the M5 at Junction 19, by Gordano Services, take the A369 towards Bristol (next exit on the roundabout after the services) and in 250 yards turn right at traffic lights into High Street (Portbury). Parking 50 yards on left. Usually quite busy during the day, but should be fine for 11pm arrival. See Google map.

    https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@51.4751614,-2.7107595,124m/data=!3m1!1e3

    Shouldn't be much traffic along High Street at night - it's a minor narrow road, but quite a rat-run during the day - so best if you can stop towards that end of the parking, away from the A369, but anywhere should be OK.
     
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