5 days in wales

Old Mar 28th, 2002, 12:54 PM
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5 days in wales

I will be in Wales a very short time in May--a preview for a real trip next year. 2 of my five days are already booked and I have 3 days free. I'll be flying from Cardiff to Dublin on Day 3 afternoon. With only 2 full days, I'm thinking Tintern Abbey, St. David's, with my base in Cardiff. Any suggestions?

Also, I want to rent a car for the day I go to St. David's. Any ideas on where to rent a car for 24 hours in Cardiff?
Old Mar 28th, 2002, 02:13 PM
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Old Mar 28th, 2002, 08:31 PM
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I spent four nights in St Davids and three in Cardiff in October 2001. I would be glad to try to help if you could tell me what it is you want suggestions about. I used public transportation so had no experience with driving. If Cardiff is like any other mid-sized UK city, all of the multinational car rental companies have depots within a 5 minute walk of Cardiff Central Train Station(and Hertz probably has one in the station).
Old Mar 28th, 2002, 09:52 PM
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Your title says 5 days in Wales but from what I can decipher from your post you actually only have 2 days in Wales since you fly to Ireland on the 3rd day.

There isn't too much for tourists in Cardiff. Tintern is beautiful and nearby Chepstow is a great place with a really interesting castle. and just a little farther is Ross on Wye.

St Davids and the Pembrokeshire coast is really beautiful.

Driving in the area is easy except in Cardiff and Swansea. There are many rental agencies in Cardiff so you have your pick. But Chepstow/Tintern and St Davids are quite far apart so you will spend a lot of time just driving.

If I only had 2 days I would pick either Pembrokeshire / St Davids OR Chepstow / Tintern / Ross on Wye and stay out of cardiff.
Old Mar 31st, 2002, 01:13 PM
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i totally disagree with the previous poster,cardiff is a fantastic base for tourists there is LOTS to do,cardiff castle,st fagins museum,millenium waterfront to name just a few.
cardiff is very good for driving or public transport ALL ROADS LEAD TO CARDIFF.
try this web site
any questions or advice just ask i am a cardiff resident.

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