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Trip List by TinaK76

England & Wales Roadtrip

22 Sep 2009  
4.0 of 5 stars based on 2 votes

My friend and me traveled 3 weeks through England & Wales by rental car. We slept in B&B's, at private houses and in the car:)

  • 1. Frome
    Frome, Somerset

    From Heathrow we drove to Frome in Somerset. We started our tour there. Frome is just a charming small english town. You can have nice walks in the fields around and it's just lovely there.

  • 2. Blue Boar Inn
    Blue Boar Inn, Frome, Somerset

    We did not sleep there, but we spend a great evening at the pub there. Great people, friendly staff, nice atmosphere, we woould definitely come again.

  • 3. Salisbury Cathedral
    Salisbury Cathedral, Salisbury, Wiltshire

    Ok, we were really impressed by this huge & beautiful cathedral! We spent a whole afternoon there, walking through the cathedral, discovering a lot of things inside, lying in front of the cathedral in the grass, having a picnic, it was beautiful! And ...there was no entrance fee:)

  • 4. Stonehenge
    Stonehenge, Amesbury, Wiltshire

    We were not very keen on visiting Stonehenge, but we've been close so we decided to go. And - that was a good decision, we were pretty early in the morning so it was'nt so crowded. And it was totally fascinating and it was more than worth the visit!

  • 5. Ashgrove Guest House
    Ashgrove Guest House, Bath, Somerset

    We stayed there 2 nights, and the tourist information in Bath gave us the tip to stay there. for us it was the perfect place to stay. 60 Pounds for a double room per night, including breakfast. The room was very tiny, but with a nice decor and very clean. The manager was a really nice lady who made a delicious breakfast.
    And also great: They gave us a parking pass and we could park for free on the street!

  • 6. The Porter Bar, Bath
    http://www.moles.co.uk/porter/index.ihtml

    Belongs to the famous Moles Club. Good and friendly staff, nice beers, and good live music.

  • 7. Botanical Garden Bath, Somerset

    It's not big, but beautiful:) With hidden pathes and no entreance fee....

  • 8. Cardiff Bay
    Cardiff Bay, Cardiff, Southern Wales

    It's not the beautiful landscape you can find here, it's more to watch people at a typical beach promenade.

  • 9. Cardiff Castle
    Cardiff Castle, Cardiff, Southern Wales

    We loved that place! we spent about 4 hrs walking around (outside) with our audio guides. Inside it was'nt that spectacular...but walking outside and having a picnic in front of the castle was nice.

  • 10. Caerphilly Castle
    Caerphilly Castle, Caerphilly, Caerphilly County

    This was our favourite castle on that trip! We arrived very early in the morning, we were the only people there, no entreance fee and a kind of mystic. We felt like in movie, waiting for some knights coming around the corner:)

  • 11. Swansea
    Swansea, Swansea County

    We were disappointed from Swansea, because we expected much more. But...there was a very nice city beach!

  • 12. White Hart Inn
    White Hart Inn, Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire

    We spent there 1 night, and we really enjoyed our stay! Especially the breakfast:))))

  • 13. Aberystwyth
    Aberystwyth, Ceredigion

    What a great little coastal town! It was so beautiful watching the great sunsets at the beach in Aberystwyth!

  • 14. Rummers Wine Bar
    Rummers Wine Bar, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion

    Very crowded at the weekends, great pubfood, nice live music. and - the have boardgames there. We had so much fund there...

  • 15. Barmouth
    Barmouth, Gwynedd

    We loved Barmouth! How great is that, having the ocean and the mountains so close together. We did great hiking tours and always with a nice view to the sea. Oh, and we met a lot of sheep!

  • 16. Tal Y Don Hotel
    Tal Y Don Hotel, Barmouth, Gwynedd

    We stayed 3 nights, so we enjoyed it.

  • 17. The Turf Tavern, Oxford
    http://www.theturftavern.co.uk/

    What a lovely pub! It's very old and cosy, but there's also a lot of space to sit outside. Very crowded in the weekend....students everywhere.