Wales and Lake District Lodging?

Old Jul 11th, 2001, 08:29 PM
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Frances:Thank you for so many helpful suggestions. For walking along the coast of Pambrokeshire, which month (mid-October, or mid-March) do you think usually having the beter weather? Thank you in advance.

Ando:The Freedom of Wales Flexi pass offers unlimited trains and buses travel in Wales within 15 days or 8 days.
 
Old Jul 12th, 2001, 09:45 AM
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Lots of accommodation in thaat area. You'll be spoilt for choice. Try a new directory http://www.theuktourist.com
 
Old Jul 12th, 2001, 04:37 PM
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I'm tempted to say neither!June is the best bet for weather however if you really must choose one or the other I'd go for October.You can get an Indian Summer but I never remember an Indian March!Both are still Winter-getting dark around 4.30 or even earlier if the weather is bad.It is almost gyuaranteed to be muddy underfoot at either time.Apart from that it will be spectcular.
 
Old Jul 12th, 2001, 07:41 PM
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Frances: Thank you for the suggestion,I will try to make it in April.
Just finished a book about walking along Marloes Sands,supposedly a classic geological location with many interesting rock formations. Have you been there?
 
Old Jul 13th, 2001, 11:00 AM
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Sorry!
I realised after posting last night that I had got it wrong!It won't normally be dark in oct/Mch at 4.30- this only happens in the depths of Winter.
Yes I've been to Marloes.I remember nearly getting cut off there by the tide when my Mum didn't know where I was!It wasn't accessible by road then ,you had to walk down after parking your car.I don't actually know about the rock formations
Back to the coastal path-April in S.W.Wales can be fresh and clean.In my house we talk about a "Cardigan coast" day.That is a bright sunny possibly warm day when the light is excellent sky is blue and white clouds scud across the sky.Lambs,daffodils crocuses and so on.
Cardiganshire is the next county up from Pembrokeshire and so you may expect a similar experience there.A good day to visit Mwnt-see above.
 
Old Jul 13th, 2001, 07:47 PM
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Frances: Thank you again for the suggestion. It sounds really lovely in April.
I walked along the north coast of Devon in April several years ago, The weather was quite nice too.
 
Old Jul 15th, 2001, 10:52 PM
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traveling 1 adult /4 kids for month of august in ireland, wales, & circa london -- looking for castle lodgings -- any recommendations other than ruthin and brecon-- also one of my ancestors was the lord of the dolorous castle (not sure of spelling)of arthurian legend -- read something not long ago that said it still existed and was in good condiotion but cannot find it now-- i would speculate it should be near glastonbury or tintagel (cornwall)
 
Old Jul 20th, 2001, 02:53 PM
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For quality accommodation in Wales have a look at
www.welshrarebits.co.uk
Congratulations to Frances-I live in North West Wales and did not know half of the details contained in her postings!
mike
 
Old Jul 20th, 2001, 02:56 PM
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Sorry-the web site should read
www.welsh.rarebits.co.uk
 
Old Oct 8th, 2001, 06:54 PM
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Frances:Thank you for your info about Tenby and Pembrokshire, I just came back from walks along Pembroke Coastal pathes.The sceneries are truly magnificent.
 
Old Oct 9th, 2001, 04:49 AM
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Sine one ofhte posts mentioned staying in Hay-on-Wye, I'll add this note of caution: We stayed there for two nights, in a very charming B&B, and learned that the picturesque clock tower chimes every 15 minutes, all through the night. You don't want to stay too close to that!
 
Old Oct 13th, 2001, 04:05 PM
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A terrific place in the Lakes District in GRASMERE is MICHAEL'S NOOK- it is a country manor home with an outstanding restuarant (2 Star Michelin)---has a couple of resident great danes and wonderful owners--beautiful garden-Get roof on front of home overlooking front garden -has HUGE 4 poster bed and seating area--We will definitely go back there! Spent 2 days and could have spent 4 easily!!! We were there in May 2001
 
Old Oct 13th, 2001, 07:38 PM
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My favorite hotel in north Wales is Seoint Mannor, on the edge of Caernarfon. It's owned by Richard Branson, and a lovely property, although it's considered a 3-star. (I would have rated it a low 4-star, though.) Quiet, good restaurant, and not far from a lot of the sights. You can find them at www.hotelbook.com/static/welcome_41312.html.

Have fun on your trip.
 
Old Oct 15th, 2001, 04:59 PM
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Hello from Chester, England!
I could fill paragraphs about the myriad gorgeous places in both Wales and the Lake District, but it seems some kind people have done the job for me. The two things my sleepy braincell is flagging with though is the Borrans PArk Country House Hotel in Ambleside (Lake District) >> very very welcoming and utterly divine in a cosy but elegant way. Also, in the tiny picturesque village of Beddgelert in Snowdonia National Park (North Wales), there are delightful tea shops and an ice cream parlour that has most of its wall space covered in award plaques - about 50 flavours!
Lastly - my beautiful and historic home town (well,.. city, actually) of Chester is also well worth a trip - not too far to do in a day.
Hope this helps
Enjoy your trip!
 
Old Mar 3rd, 2002, 02:35 AM
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Topping for Vicky
 
Old Jun 11th, 2002, 11:07 AM
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Old Jun 11th, 2002, 04:03 PM
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ina
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Can you gve more information about Chester? Any recommendations what to see and where to stay?
Thank you
 
Old Jun 12th, 2002, 09:52 AM
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Other have given excellent suggestions. Agree that Betws y Coed is a great central location to stay in North Wales. The Tan Y Foel Country house (check out their web site at Tyfhotel.co.uk) is one of the nicest places to stay in North Wales. Expensive but well worth it for the discriminating traveler. Also, don't miss Bodnant Gardens located on the road from Betws y Coed to Conwy. One of the most beautiful gardens in the entire UK.
 
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