Wales this year - looking for site recommendations

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  1. Touchwood

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    For our annual extended holiday this year we're planning on Wales, an area of the UK neither of us has had any occasion to visit previously, so very much unknown territory. We're assuming that the tales we've heard of "unfriendy natives" are indeed just tales, but would welcome any advice on areas we should maybe avoid if the stories of anti-English sentiment are indeed true. Also any recommendations for sites to visit - must be dog friendly and preferably with a pub/eating house within walking distance.
     
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    North or South Wales??
     
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    Anglesey is amazing (y)

    I'm just looking at sites for our holiday in June.
     
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    North Wales is stunning. We went last year but didn't have the MH then. We're going back in June. Also checking out sites ....
     
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    Two sites close to lake Bala both great...just love north Wales, there are so many really good sites that you cannot go wrong.and such a beautiful country ,and that sentiment includes south Wales.
     
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    Anglesey is beautiful. There are a lot of temporary sites, look for signs at field entrances.
    Bedgellert for a woodland damp site. Steam train stops at the site ( discount with C£CC membership)
    Cwmcuttan is a really pretty small site with little lakes where you can feed the fish. You can catch the train nearby ( hold out your hand to stop it!)
     
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    Just looked for the Caravan Club site at Caernarfon which used to be a favourite place to stay but it appears to have gone :(
     
  9. Touchwood

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    No particular preference as yet, Khizzie.
     
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    If you're in the C&CC or MCC, Mike, there are a number of THSs and lots of meets in Wales, most of which are just turn up without booking.
     
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    Just off the top of my head...

    Over the bridge to cardiff. Sofia Gardens site. Lots to do and see in our capital City..St Fagans, cardiff bay, Gavin and Stacy tour, comedy club, good restaurants shops and market etc.

    Then onto the Gower, beautiful beaches, nice pubs good dog walks.

    Up into Pembrokeshire...Tenby is a must see but needs careful planning, not very Moho friendly but there is a big haven site in the town, maybe worth a day trip only.

    Along the coast to stack pool and Barafundle Bay (one of my all time favourite beaches) Marloes etc plenty of sites near by.

    Along further to Newgale, Solva and St David's.

    Up to Jims for a night of peace and quiet..red kite seeing.

    Now start heading up into North Wales, I like Aberystwyth but I'm biased as my son is at uni there, some people don't rate it.

    Snowdonia national park, britstops then onto Anglesey it's beautiful and very different!

    You can then either go along the top of North Wales or come down the middle and walk in the Brecon becons.

    Wales is full of everything you could want, friendly people, rugby real ale, good food, stunning coastline, mountains, waterfalls, castles etc come and find out for yourselves.
     
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    I am biased but I think South Pembrokeshire knocks the socks off the rest of Wales.

    There is a CC site at Freshwater East.

    There is a pub about 1/2 mile up quite a big hill to get to it though I warn you.

    Good fun coming down though.:)
     
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    as with Mousy and Chris , loads of others including inland a bit, also a pub and other sites near New Quay, West Wales, Dolphin and Porpoise spotting, even a pub down at Fishguard , free if you eat in , and as a passenger, book a trip to Ireland , Wales , is very diverse , start down South and meander upwards ? enjoy, New Quay 7 miles from me
     
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    You should be OK with the locals, just try to avoid @Taran_Las .:rofl::rofl:
     
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    we just love Pembrkeshire; Freshwater East; Solva; St Davids, Stack pole Quay, Barafundle bay, Broad Haven, Marloes. Bosherton lilly ponds. as you go up the coast to Cardigan there is Mwnt, Porth Gain. Aberiedy ( blue lagoon );
    there are loads of stunning coastal path walks. pubs and nice restaurants;
    barafundle.jpg broad haven.jpg fresh east.jpg fresh west.jpg mwnt.jpg porth gain.jpg solva.jpg
     
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    Pembrey Country park CC site. Aberbran CC site (one of their £12 per night ones), also Gwern-y-Bwlch CC site (another £12 per night) and Bronderw Farm Llanrwst, (has three sites in one - general, adult only section and a CC CL)
     
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    If you come over the seven bridge be fore you go to newport head up the valley to bleanavon
    You will see big pit mine the steam railway and the Iron musuem all in the same town and dont forget they are all free of charge and a good pubwith good food The whistle pub and camp site.
    free of charge , also there a good pub good food TheWhistle pub .
     
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    Many, many thanks to all who responded, plenty of choice there for us - looking forward to it very much.
     
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    The border is now closed to you Mr.:D:D
     
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    :smiley: We're off to Wales in mid April until the end of May ::bigsmile: Really looking forward to it. This thread has been a lot of help to plan our trip. Thanks funsters ::bigsmile:
     
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