I am going to jamaica next saturday. I didnt know it was rainy season until my friend said. Iv bin checkin the weather forecast its just showing rain. Could somebody tell me if theyve been away in june? And wat is the weather like? Does it rain here and there? Or all day every day?? Thank u x
Can anyone recommend a modern hotel near Cardiff Central station but nevertheless, quiet? I'm coming in August for one night, to visit the Dr Who Experience, but I think the hotel would be more conveniently placed near the station, rather than near the Bay, as after visiting the exhibition it would be more useful to be in the city centre.
Other than Cardiff and Swansea, what sights should I see when driving around Wales. Mainly I am interested in picturesque villages.
My fellow VTrs know EVERYTHING! Looking for some more help! I was on a train in Wales and left my suitcase on the train when we alit in Conwy. After a couple days, it seems its been turned in to the Newport lost property office. I got the system email to say I can come claim it (I cant, Im back in Canada) or I can send a courier to pick it up and send it to me. I would like that, regardless of cost (somewhat) since it had my phone charger and camera chargers in it and other irreplaceable stuff. So how do I go about doing this from Canada? Which courier service to use thats affordable but doesnt have to be quick that services Newport Wales? thanks!!
I am planing to propose my Girlfriend in Cardiff this summer in july so I am planing a suprise romantic picnic.
However I couldnt decide on the location.
Please help me to choose one of them or tell me a better option...
b)Pan y Fon Pond
d)The pomenade Brecon
ı)cosmeston lakes con. park
thanks a lott...
have a nice day
We are staying 1 night in Conwy, arriving around noon on one day and leaving again around 10am the next, so not much time. I was wondering if it's possible to hire a taxi to drive us to the Fairy Glen at Betws y Coed (and wait for us while we take some photos) and then drive us back to Conwy? Does this kind of thing happen? Any idea of cost? We are using public transport, no cars (we don't drive). Is it do-able in a couple of hours?
Hello all. I'm a "Doctor Who" fan and wanted to visit Southerndown Beach (famous scene with David Tennant and Billie Piper). Can one traverse to this beach on foot from Bridgend or are there motorways that would create a walking hazard?
San Francisco Bay Area
Hello all. This summer I will be taking a trip to the Republic of Ireland and Wales. While in Cardiff, i'm contemplating going to the "Doctor Who Experience" in Cardiff Bay. I've been a fan for the last thirty years. My question is this:would an adult fan enjoy this museum...or is it more geared for children?
San Francisco Bay Area
Hello everyone. My partner and I are considering making a spontaneous trip to Arugam Bay around the 15th March for 4 weeks. We both surf so will plan to spend a lot of time in the water or on the beach. Does anyone know, from experience, what the weather is like at Arugam Bay during March? I've read a lot of conflicting info saying that the 'season' starts in March or April but nowhere really talks much about what the weather is doing.
Also, is it the kind of beach where you can sunbathe and not get hassled?
Hi Folks.... We are coming over to Canada on holiday soon...first visiting relatives in Edmonton and Calgary, then planning to drive down/across to London , Ontario way. Thought we might go down into Montana/Dakota and across.... Any tips???? What are good places to stop along the way ? We plan to take up to 10 days or so driving ! Many thanks Stuart
Hi, I'm going to be staying near Lampeter/Llandeilo in March for a week. I'll have a car. I'm looking for suggestions of what to see/do. The kind of places I'm looking for are places to visit are monuments/craft shops/Welsh feeling places. As I'll have the car, I don't mind if the place is rural/hard to reach - somewhere even an hour away from Lampeter/Llandeilo is fine. I've found several places on the internet such as Llandovery, Lampeter, Myddfai community centre, Brecon, etc. but I don't seem to be having luck with finding much information despite searching for hours on the internet. Does anybody have any suggestions? Thank you for your help in advance, Adam
please let me know where i can park in chepstow closest to the national express bus station. I will be driving there on a saturday and returning by coach on the following day.
Ma and I will be in this area for 2 nights in April. We plan to view Chepstow Castle and Tintern Abbey, before heading back to London. We are using trains/buses. The goal is to photograph the scenery in this area, old castles, baths, medieval architecture, etc etc (the stuff of romance!). If I had only 1 more spot to visit in this area, what should we see? Has to be in the Chepstow-Tintern area. I was thinking maybe Raglan Castle? But don't know how to get there by public transit. Anything else? We only have the 2 nights, 1 complete day.
Hi All, I am planning to visit Wales for the first time with some friends. I am interested in visiting Brecon Beacons National Park. We are planning to do a short hike, so that we can take in the natural beauty of the park. Does anyone have any recommendations for a short five hour hike, which would be ideal for the first time visitor to the park. I looked at the Walking in Britain guide and found the possible hiking options. 1. Ridge Walk (We could do half the walk and double back) 2. Storey Arms to Pen Y Fan (Only 2 hours) 3. Pen Y Fan to Llanfrynach (5 ½ hours) Any advice would be appreciated. We are very keen on seeing the natural beauty of the landscape and finding some solace on the wind swept trails. We'll be driving, so trail access shouldn't be a problem. Thanks in advance!
We will be arriving in Holyhead, Wales on the ferry from Dublin. 1. Would it be best to pick up a car in Holyhead, for a trip around Wales or take the train to Cardiff to get a car there? We are mostly interested in the coast and northern Wales. After Wales we will be leaving GB from Heathrow. 2. What is the best way to get to London from Wales? I am assuming by train. If so, where would we get it?
any help would be appreciated, i am hoping to walk up snowdon this saturday & the weather forecast is rain around 14 degrees most of the do you think it is advisable to walk snowdon in this weather?
What is the Retreat , it looks fantastic
Recently a friend bought me back from Wales a snow globe. It had a little mining shaft in the globe itself and a horse and cart, a pick and a shovel and a miner's lantern around the outside. I had it at work and my Manager knocked it and broke it. I would like to replace it if possible. Could you tell me from where I might be able to buy one please. Many Thanks Sue P
I'm from Canada and staying in Reading for a short visit and want to take the train to Wales, staying for one night. I'd assumed a visit to Cardiff would be the ticket but it seems to be a modern city (albeit with a castle) and I would like to have a bit more of a real Welsh experience. Is this possible in just 2 days? Any suggestions on where to go or what to do? I will come back again hopefully one day to get other regions but don't have lots of time this visit. My interests are history & culture and not pubbing & outdoor adventure. Thanks to anyone who can offer suggestions.
Suggestions please on how to get from Swansea to St.Davids by train and bus.Thanks.
I am traveling by train from Doncaster to Cardiff. My question is how would I get to the Holiday Inn Express Cardiff airport and be able to go back and forth from that Holiday Inn Express to the Millinieum Centre for a Doctor Who convention. I have no desire to rent a car.
VT member ettiewyn is visiting Cardiff in early March and I've posted an informal meeting in the 'Meet Members' area (see link at top of this page). Anyone interested in joining us? If so, sign up. Hopefully the meeting will be on Thurday 1st March which is, of course, St Davids Day!
My wife & I will be driving from Yorkshire (Bradford, Halifax area) in early March 2012. We've never visited Wales and our younger daughter raved about her visit to Southern Wales this past October. We believe we will drive to Wales from Halifax on March 5 and will need to be in London by March 14 or 15. Since we have never been to Wales, we would love to have some of you make suggestions about our itinerary. We certainly do not want to spend every waking moment in the car driving. We are in our mid-60's and aren't into mountain climbing or long, strenuous walks. One of us had back surgery last June and that is a limiting factor. Thank you for your advice. Two Wandering Texans
do you have to book to eat in the ship in in barry
hello friends, Are there any direct coaches from Caernarfon to Stansted airport? thanks, mac
Dear friends, I want to travel to Santander Spain. What is the nearest airport to Caernarfon that has international flights to Santander Spain. What is the best option to travel to this airport? Bus or Train? How long does it take by bus and by train? And where do I find the time table of the same? Your answers are precious help. Thanks in advance, mac
Anyone have input on this National Trust property? What is there to see or do? Thanks for your help
I would like to know whether learning Welsh is currently obligatory for children in Welsh secondary schools (age 11-18), and how many hrs/week this consumes? Thanks, Stefan
In April 2012, we want to take a trip to see Tintern Abbey on a daytrip from London, our homebase. I've got the public transport route for it (train + bus) but wondered if there might be a tour bus from London that goes there so there's little fuss with getting to train stations, transfers, etc etc. I'm hauling around my 75yr old mother so the less hassle the better. Budget is somewhat flexible. Thanks!
I am staying in a B and B where I have been treated very poorly in the last 24 hours - I paid in advance - Can I get a refund? I'm very upset/furious... The shower hardly works at all and my complaint has been met with hostility! I'm genuinely shocked and feel so uncomfortable that I don't want to go down to breakfast. Been told that the shower does not work properly because our room is in the attic - erm...not sure why that is my responsibility to deal with. If they have a problem such as this surely they should change their central heating system. We need the shower as daughter is in sea in day. Owner did not check this herself and just called a plumber, now she is annoyed at me because she had to pay him and there is nothing he can do...I didn't ask her to call a plumber and the show is almost unusable - this is madness. Advice - do not pay in advance. Not sure how I am going to deal with this now - did not get a wink of sleep with anxiety over it. Just want to leave - but need the money back to book somewhere else. Very upset as this is daughters main holiday. Any suggestions?