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Old May 18th, 2003, 06:58 AM
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ideas, please, for short break in Wales

I am looking for ideas for a 3-4 night holiday somewhere in Wales in June. This would be for four adults and a one-year-old, and we have to stick to a moderate budget. We'll be driving there from London and are not interested in an urban area. We're looking for some things of interest to visit, but we also want to be in an area with beautiful nature. Any suggestions will be appreciated.
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Old May 18th, 2003, 07:29 AM
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Perhaps you would like to try Pambroke area:beautiful sceneries,many castles for visiting, some lovely beaches and miles long pathes for leisure walking.

Tenby is a nice enough seaside resort town with quite a few budget accommadations and short distance to many sites.
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Old May 18th, 2003, 12:27 PM
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prizen: As JudyC says, the Pembrokeshire coast is lovely and anywhere near St Davids would be nice.

But for a terrific combination of scenery, castles, steam railways, etc, you can't beat North Wales. For a group holiday a good base would be somewhere somewhere in the Snowdonia National Park or near Denbeigh / llangollen.

No cities of any size but some lovely towns and some of the finest scenery in the country. Plus B&Bs in the area tend to be really inexpensive.
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Old May 18th, 2003, 12:54 PM
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Have a look at the Brecon Beacons area. Beautiful!
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Old May 19th, 2003, 06:34 AM
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Conwy is a beautiful little town. You can walk along most of the remaining medieval walls. Conwy castle is one of the most impressive in Wales (which is saying a lot). It's on the coast, with the Snowdon mountains to the southwest.

Beaumaris and Caernarfon Castles are within an easy drive. Also the little villages of the Conwy Valley. Would make a convenient base for exploring Snowdonia - easy access with plenty of B&B's.
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I agree about Conwy. We stayed there for 7 nights recently. The castle was amazing. We also went to Bodnant Gardens which is wonderful.
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We made a similar trip staying in Betws y Coed. It is very centrally located in North Wales, and a quiet, beautiful area. From there it is easy to make day trips to just about any area in North Wales. You could easily visit your pick of Bodnant Gardens, Conwy, Caernarfon, Beaumaris, Snowdonia, and Pontmerion. Its a wonderful area. Have a great break.
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Old Jul 3rd, 2003, 12:47 PM
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I agree with Jack, Betws y coed would be an excellent location. It is centrally located and easy to return to after day trips. The village is scenic with it's own waterfalls which the children should enjoy.
They will also like the train trip to the top of nearby Mt Snowden which is an easy drive from Betws y Coed.
Enjoy your trip.
Enjoy
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