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Cardiff

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  • Cardiff Castle

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Cardiff Things to Do

    The remains of a Roman wall visible inside the Visitors centre of Cardiff Castle are the earliest evidence of the site being used for human occupation. There is a short animated video showing the growth and development of the castle from about 200AD to the present day and from the film you can see that the castle had undergone many periods of...

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  • Lincoln House Hotel

    Cardiff Hotels

    This is a Victorian town home that has been nicely restored to a very comfortable and modern hotel....

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  • Pubs/Bars

    4 out of 5 stars

    Cardiff Restaurants

    The Duke of Wellington Cardiff is situated on the Hayes in the centre of Cardiff, It is a really nice pub, great to just call in for a drink or lunch while shopping in st. Davids shopping centre, its not a large pub (not as big as it looks from outside) but it serves a nice range of drinks ( The Hot Chocolate sounded lovely) and a nice looking menu...

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Llandudno

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  • MOSTYN

    Llandudno Things to Do

    MOSTYN is a contemporary art gallery housed in a 1901 terracotta facade building in the town centre. It's considered Wales's leading gallery focusing on modern and contemporary art. The gallery was extended in 2010 with its iconic gold spire and form an eclectic mix of old and new exterior and interior space overseen by Dominic Williams.There are...

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  • Hen-Dy Hotel

    Llandudno Hotels

    From A @ M Evans Wrexham This is an extremely well run hotel which is done by David an Louise...

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  • I drank too much at the Wine Bar

    Llandudno Restaurants

    A wine bar with food. The menu is inspired and the food great. Good choice of wines, I know I tried four different ones!Licensing Hours11am – 11pm Monday – Saturday12am – 10.30pm Sunday Cod wrapped in bacon on a bed of mash.We arrived on Thursday evening and were offered the cocktail of the day free with our meal for 9.99 GBP each. A pity it only...

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Tenby

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  • fresh fish and chips

    Tenby Restaurants

    Best fish and chip shop I know. The fish is fresh and tasty, and the batter is crisp and not soggy; it comes apart from the fish as you eat it. Also, you can order fresh line and pole mackerel if they have it.

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  • The Clarence House Hotel

    Tenby Hotels

    My partner & I stayed at the Clarence House Hotel for two nights recently, & it was like stepping...

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  • HMS Tenby (01)

    Tenby Local Customs

    (J 34) - Bangor-class Minesweeper Two ships of the Royal Navy have borne the name HMS Tenby, the first was a Bangor Class Minesweeper (656 tons) and was ordered in July 1939 and built by Hamilton White of Glasgow; the ship was laid down in September 1939 and launched in September 1941. The ship distinguished herself in the Dieppe and D-Day Landings...

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Swansea

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Snowdonia

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  • Betws-y-Coed

    Snowdonia Things to Do

    Betws-y-Coed, pronounced Betwis e Coid, is a stunning village in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park, and is a place where, if you get the chance, to spend a few nights.It has great restaurants and bars, lovely hotels, and is in a stunning location where you can walk out of your hotel room for lovely walks.There are plenty of gift shops and...

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  • Best Western Waterloo Hotel

    Snowdonia Hotels

    Betws-y-Coed

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Welsh Highland Railway

    Snowdonia Things to Do

    Just a word to begin with..... there are two very similar sounding railways operating in the area.... this one is not to be confused with the West Highland Heritage Railway which is a different thing altogether and can be found here if you are...

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Bangor

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  • Take care.

    Bangor Warnings and Dangers

    I'm repeating this tip in a number of locations, because people simply don't seem to realise.The mountains of Snowdonia are not high in comparison with others in the world. It's easy to underestimate their danger.Welsh weather can change quickly. Slate and scree are slippery, even when it's not wet. It's easy to fall.If you're walking, dress...

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  • Hotel Clandeboye Lodge

    Bangor Hotels

    10 Estate Road, Bangor, BT19 1UR, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Pleasant pub.

    Bangor Restaurants

    When I was at uni in Bangor this was the 'Union Garth'. now it's been twiddled and updated, and has become 'The Boatyard' ............ ' Bangor's Classy Pub Bistro' , apparently. But, to be fair, it's a perfectly pleasant pub. The food was ok (only ate there once), there's a menu choice above and beyond standard UK pub fare (and I don't think it's...

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Llangollen

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  • PONTCYSYLLTE AQUEDUCT

    Llangollen Things to Do

    The address of this Aqueduct is Llangollen, so you may think it is in the Town, which it isn't, it is about 5miles from Town. You have to turn off the A5, and then into Gate road. We followed this road to a small Village where Tourist long boat's departed from at the start of the Aqueduct. Many were here refuelling and buying stock's.It was 1795,...

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  • The West Arms Hotel

    Llangollen Hotels

    Llanarmon DC, Llanarmon Dyffryn Ceiriog, Llanarmon DC, Denbighshire, LL20 7LD, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • RIVERSIDE TAXIDERMY

    Llangollen Things to Do

    On my walk around Llangollen, I must say I was very surprised to see a Taxidermist, I really thought this was a dying art.We had a friend who was a taxidermist, and I loved his work, so I had to have a look in the window, and there were my favourtie Bird's, "owl's", wonderfully done, looking they could take flight at any time.There were other...

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Conwy

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  • Conwy Estuary

    Conwy Things to Do

    The estuary is the final stage of the short River Conwy, which rises in the moors of North Wales, some 25 miles further inland. At Conwy the estuary is crossed by three magnificent bridges, strewn with pearls of white sailing boats, and overseen by the fatherly castle.The castle once perched on a rock overhanging the estuary in what must have made...

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  • Quay Hotel And Spa

    Conwy Hotels

    The Quay Hotel and Spa is part of a development build in 2007, overlooking Conwy Marina. I stayed...

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  • Conwy Castle

    Conwy Things to Do

    Conwy castle was built in only four years from 1283 to 1287 by the English King Edward I as one of the key fortresses in his 'iron ring' of castles to contain the Welsh. The rectangular castle springs from the rock on which it stands giving it its strength, high walls and the eight large round towers also give the castle an imposing presence.Conwy...

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Llanberis

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  • Llanberis Lake Railway

    Llanberis Things to Do

    The railway by the lakeside was built to carry slate from the quarries to a port on the Menai Straits.narrow-gauge steam tr ain, vintage steam engines from the former Dinorwic slate quarriesThe start of the train is at Gilfach Ddu, next to the National Slate Museum. It then goes to Llanberis and from there non-stop to Penllyn, passing again the...

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  • The Royal Victoria Hotel Snowdonia

    Llanberis Hotels

    Llanberis near Caernarfon, Llanberis, LL55 4TY, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Padarn Country Park

    Llanberis Things to Do

    The Padarn Country Park is a nice area east of the Padarn Lake (Llyn Padarn), near the old Dinorwig Quarry. It's a great place for walking; besides the Lake Walk (see other tip), there are several signposted trails:Vivian Trail (blue): this one passes the Vivian Quarry, which now is filled with water. You can walk directly to the border of that...

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Caernarfon

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  • Sea Front Promenade

    Caernarfon Things to Do

    Caernarfon doesn't really have a sea front, but the walk in the front of the castle, along the briny waters of the Menai Strait just about counts. The walk from the Swing Bridge to Victoria Docks is pleasant, and should be enjoyed for the views across the strait to Anglesey alone.

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  • The Black Boy Inn

    Caernarfon Hotels

    The room was excellent, newly renovated and very clean. Bed really comfy. Lovely olde worldly Inn...

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  • Caernarfon Castle

    Caernarfon Things to Do

    Caernarfon sits at the head of the Menai Straits, across the water from the Druidic heartland of Celtic Wales: Anglesey. It's a strategically important location. The Romans knew this, and built a fort here. The English built a motte and bailey castle here in the 11th century. But when King Edward decided to build a castle here, he opted for fantasy...

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Chepstow

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  • Tapas to die for!

    Chepstow Restaurants

    Fantastic, well appointed bar! Great choice on the menu and food was definitely freshly prepared. We had tapas and all 6 dishes were lovely. The bar is next to the river wye and there's ample seating outside. The weather prevented us from taking advantage of this so I guess we will have to come back!!! Highly recommended! Anything off the tapas...

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  • Best Western The Royal George Hotel

    Chepstow Hotels

    on A466, Tintern NP16 6SF, Wales, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

  • Chepstow Nightlife

    Chepstow Nightlife

    What a cracking pub. Recently Referbished. Now serves food. Karaoke every Wednesday and Saturday. Music in the Garden every week. Poker Every Monday. everything you need in a pub. What Ever You Like

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Porthcawl

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  • Lovely Food, Traditional Pub

    Porthcawl Restaurants

    This traditional looking pub is in the village of Laleston not far from Porthcawl. The entrance is off the car park and not through the front door (which is now the entrance to the upstairs flat)The interior of the pub has a homely feel and has an array of curiosities on numerous shelves, backs of seats and on the walls. To the right of the bar is...

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  • On the Prom

    Porthcawl Restaurants

    This is a nice pub on the front at Porthcawl, don't be fooled by the exterior. The interior is really nice and comfortable, we only had a drink here but the food looked lovely with very generous helpings. I have visited again quite a few times and the menu has been updated and improved and they do some nice offers on different days, Mondays sees...

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  • Lovely Pub and Grub!

    Porthcawl Restaurants

    This lovely pub is situated near to Ogmore Castle so if your visiting the Castle it really is worth calling in for some food, I had Fish and Chips, It came in a basket lined with greaseproof paper in the guise of news paper, It was really nice, great chips and lovely Fish.The pub has a nice atmosphere and the have live music every week

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Beaumaris

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  • Cliche Rude Manager!

    Beaumaris Restaurants

    Not dog friendly unless you're part of the cliche....paid for our food but left without eating it as was a very hostile environment. Have written a letter of complaint to the Manager, not heard anything back...AVOID! None

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  • Bishopsgate House Hotel

    Beaumaris Hotels

    54 Castle Street, Beaumaris, LL58 8BB, uk

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Creepy Old Court House and Prison

    Beaumaris Things to Do

    Near the High Street is Britains oldest court house still in use. The huge prison attached to the court house has a human treadmill, demonstrating how roughly they used to treat prisoners. It was, constructed in 1829, and housed men, women and children. Each had separate cells with running water, sound proofed isolation chambers and the whipping...

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Caerphilly

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  • A Lovely Pub

    Caerphilly Restaurants

    The Travelers rest is a lovely pub on Caerphilly mountain. It was probably an old cottage of farm house years ago and has a lovely thatched roof, it has been extended but has retained and great features inside like the old fire places which would be lovely to sit around on a cold winter day.We called here for lunch after exploring the nearby ruins...

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  • Premier Inn Caerphilly Crossways

    Caerphilly Hotels

    Crossways Business Park, Pontypandy, Caerphilly, CF83 3NL, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • The Moat!

    Caerphilly Warnings and Dangers

    The Moat at Caerphilly Castle can be very dangerous! don't go swimming or paddling init, especially if the siege engines are operating as you might get a big lump of hard mud on your head!

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Newport

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  • Ye Old Murenger Pub

    Newport Things to Do

    This could equally be a 'Nightlife' or a 'Restaurant' tip. The Old Murenger House is an incredible building, but easy to miss on the edge of the city centre. A 'murenger' was a civic tax collector.The building dates from circa 1530 and the sort of thing that no longer exists in any nearby towns and cities. It is the last old timber-framed building...

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  • Hilton Newport

    Newport Hotels

    Hilton Newport is mostly known for the golfing in the area. The hotel is nice, not that genuine UK...

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  • Museum, Gallery, Tourist Information...

    Newport Things to Do

    On John Frost Square you can find the Newport Museum and Art Gallery. And the Tourist Information Centre. And the town Library. The building is possibly one of the ugliest buildings I have seen and inside it feels like a 1970's hospital in places, however...The Museum is on the upper floors. It has a whole load of extremely interesting and helpful...

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