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'Possible' last minute trip to UK (Cardiff, Workington & Halifax )

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Bit of a strange one this, our dd's fiancé has been selected to play for Italy (he's Australian with Italian heritage) in the Rugby league World Cup being played in Cardiff, Workington & Halifax in that order. Trouble is the team that will be touring will not be named for another week or so, therefore we don't know if we will be going or not. But I need to get a rough plan in place as if he is named, it will be a manic few weeks getting organised.

We are 'frequent' visitors to the UK so have a pretty good idea of what we'll do, that is fly into London, pick up a car and head to Cardiff for the first game on Oct 26. We will have a few days in London at the beginning or end, but I wont need help with that. I would love suggestions on somewhere nice to stay near Cardiff for a couple of days and then a driving route up to the Lakes District, where we would like to stay for the Workington game. Years ago we drove that area and wanted to stay in Keswick, but there was no available accommodation due to a festival.

We have driven from the Cardiff area up through the Brecon Beacons and Snowdonia NP on to Liverpool and up to Scotland. As each of the 3 games will be played on a weekend we will have the week to get to the next destination. We would quite happily drive up through that area again but maybe stopping at different places. We stopped in Merthyr Tidfil, Llandrindod Wells, Aberystwyth (visited the 3 bridges gorge) and spent just a day in Snowdonia NP. We enjoy visiting larger cities but much prefer to stay outside of them. Walking, eating & drinking and amazing scenery are our favourite things.

From Workington we will have a week to get to Halifax, I really don't know much about this area at all. But I'm thinking as we haven't been to York we could base there, so would love some scenic driving routes and suggestions for accommodation in York.

Remembering that we will only need to visit Cardiff, Workington & Halifax for an afternoon as all the games will be around 4pm.

Can't wait to hear your suggestions, I've had a great read of maudies tr from a few years ago http://www.fodors.com/community/europe/2-aussies-in-london-paris-yorkshire-lakes-wales-cotswolds-in-5-weeks.cfm and will continue to research.

Thanks as always.

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