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    Where to stay in wales for driving weekend?

    Hi all

    i think we're going to head into Wales on the weekend of our collection of our new s3.

    Have only been to wales a few times before and never really to explore driving roads. I keep hearing about the EVO triangle but what else is there?

    we'll only be staying one night so any decent suggestions for where to park ourselves up? Don't mind b&b, hotel etc etc all fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Itguy View Post
    Hi all

    i think we're going to head into Wales on the weekend of our collection of our new s3.

    Have only been to wales a few times before and never really to explore driving roads. I keep hearing about the EVO triangle but what else is there?

    we'll only be staying one night so any decent suggestions for where to park ourselves up? Don't mind b&b, hotel etc etc all fine.

    Cheers
    Where part of Wales is the dealer. I stayed and driven in Wales quite a few times but it depends where you will be starting from.
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    If you want a really nice place stay at The Quay in Conwy. http://www.quayhotel.co.uk
    It's amazing and right near Snowdonia. It'll keep the missus happy and is only a stones throw from the best driving roads in Wales! As an Audi owner I presume you will appreciate a touch of class...

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    Bristol!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PilotAudi View Post
    Bristol!!!!
    That's not in Wales. Even I know that!

    If you fancy North Wales I've stayed at an Inn called The Tanronnen Inn in the village of Beddgelert. It's at the junction of the A4085 and A498 in Snowdonia. It's a good pub with nice rooms and a reasonable restaurant and right in the centre of the village. Their website is Tanronnen Inn, Beddgelert, Snowdonia, Wales

    One of my favourite drives in Wales is the A4212 between the A470 at Trawsfyndd and Bala. Good road surface, quite open and with lots a lovely sweeping bends. I always make the point of heading for this particular road whenever I go to Wales. A lot of the roads in the Snowdonia area also very good and fun to drive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by h5djr View Post
    That's not in Wales. Even I know that!

    If you fancy North Wales I've stayed at an Inn called The Tanronnen Inn in the village of Beddgelert. It's at the junction of the A4085 and A498 in Snowdonia. It's a good pub with nice rooms and a reasonable restaurant and right in the centre of the village. Their website is Tanronnen Inn, Beddgelert, Snowdonia, Wales

    One of my favourite drives in Wales is the A4212 between the A470 at Trawsfyndd and Bala. Good road surface, quite open and with lots a lovely sweeping bends. I always make the point of heading for this particular road whenever I go to Wales. A lot of the roads in the Snowdonia area also very good and fun to drive.
    I know... Why would you want to stay in Wales? ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by h5djr View Post
    One of my favourite drives in Wales is the A4212 between the A470 at Trawsfyndd and Bala. Good road surface, quite open and with lots a lovely sweeping bends. I always make the point of heading for this particular road whenever I go to Wales. A lot of the roads in the Snowdonia area also very good and fun to drive.
    Drove down this road myself in September... get caught in traffic though unfortunately!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PilotAudi View Post
    I know... Why would you want to stay in Wales? ;-)
    To get away from places like Bristol probably :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by geefunk1978 View Post
    If you want a really nice place stay at The Quay in Conwy. Quay Hotel & Spa in North Wales | Spa Hotel in Conwy Llandudno
    It's amazing and right near Snowdonia. .
    Not stayed in the Hotel, but have been to a number of events there; was impressed. The views across the river to Conwy arn't bad either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cemerson View Post
    To get away from places like Bristol probably :P
    I was thinking mix of roads. Very quiet motorway between M5 and M4 new Severn crossing.. & very cultural city good hotels restaurants etc

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    Tyddyn Llan in Llandrillo if you're feeling flush. Good food and a stones throw from Snowdonia. The A4212 between Bala and Trawsfynydd should be good fun in an S3...as will most roads around there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NotquiteWelsh View Post
    Not stayed in the Hotel, but have been to a number of events there; was impressed. The views across the river to Conwy arn't bad either.
    It's a fantastic hotel, been a few times and can't recommend it enough! Here's the view and probably one of the best photos I've ever taken!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PilotAudi View Post
    I was thinking mix of roads. Very quiet motorway between M5 and M4 new Severn crossing.. & very cultural city good hotels restaurants etc
    Cemerson - Bristol may surprise you - it's in a perfect location (it takes me 20 minutes to get from my home in Bristol across the Severn Bridge and into Wales, plus it's really a lovely city.
    For the journey to Bristol - Brecon Beacons has some great small roads, and you can always go west and explore Wiltshire.
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    Brizzle is not the Shizzle it thinks it is.

    Now Bath, that's the place to be! (At the weekends anyway...)

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    Where to stay in wales for driving weekend?

    [QUOTE=Dan_G;2043143]Brizzle is not the Shizzle it thinks it is.

    Now Bath, that's the place to be! (At the weekends anyway...)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anarch View Post
    Cemerson - Bristol may surprise you - it's in a perfect location (it takes me 20 minutes to get from my home in Bristol across the Severn Bridge and into Wales, plus it's really a lovely city.
    For the journey to Bristol - Brecon Beacons has some great small roads, and you can always go west and explore Wiltshire.
    I was only joking! I'd still rather be in Wales though
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    They're amazing roads up that way though. Enjoy :D

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    I know this area very well, we used to have a place near a small village, Ffarmers near Pumpsaint...

    There is a mountain road (sometimes closed so check it out first) that takes you through the forestry between Ffarmers and Llandewi Brefi (Little Britain) then onto Tregaron and Devils Bridge.

    Fantastic roads and scenery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr-C View Post
    Newtown to Crossgates is a belter. It is on a bike
    past llanidloes, then onto Devils Bridge ? amazing roads

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    [QUOTE=PilotAudi;2043146]
    Quote Originally Posted by Dan_G View Post
    Brizzle is not the Shizzle it thinks it is.

    Now Bath, that's the place to be! (At the weekends anyway...)

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    Bath has no roads nearby just traffic jams. Full of toffs and Tourists ( nearly typed Tories) too!

    I would be looking at Hotel du Vin Bristol ;-)

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    Babington House for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by PilotAudi View Post

    Bath has no roads nearby just traffic jams. Full of toffs and Tourists ( nearly typed Tories) too!

    I would be looking at Hotel du Vin Bristol ;-)
    I have a cousin who lives in Bristol, a brother who lives just north of Bristol and some friends who live in Thornbury and whenever I have visited any of them I have always run into traffic jams around Bristol. I also used to go down to Somerset quite frequently and always ran into huge traffic jams between the M4 and Avonmouth. Now I usually go via the M6, M42 and M5 and The M5 north of Bristol must be the worst surfaced motorway I have ever travelled on in the UK or Europe.

    Personally I would stay well clear of Bristol and go into Wales via the M54 and Shrewsbury. It takes you straight into mid-Wales with easy access to North Wales which is a much better and quieter area for driving.
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    [QUOTE=h5djr;2043287]
    Quote Originally Posted by PilotAudi View Post

    I have a cousin who lives in Bristol, a brother who lives just north of Bristol and some friends who live in Thornbury and whenever I have visited any of them I have always run into traffic jams around Bristol. I also used to go down to Somerset quite frequently and always ran into huge traffic jams between the M4 and Avonmouth. Now I usually go via the M6, M42 and M5 and The M5 north of Bristol must be the worst surfaced motorway I have ever travelled on in the UK or Europe.

    Personally I would stay well clear of Bristol and go into Wales via the M54 and Shrewsbury. It takes you straight into mid-Wales with easy access to North Wales which is a much better and quieter area for driving.
    All down to opinion Dave.

    Maybe if you invested in a Sat Nav you'd miss the traffic . The motorway roadworks did cause mayhem but now all sorted.

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    Are the M4/5 interchange roadworks still there?

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    No Dan, pretty much clear... My route would be..

    From a Hotel in Bristol...

    M32 to M4.. M4 head towards wales then take the new M49 off M4 heading towards SW (Avonmouth).. cracking fairly new piece of Motorway, little in the way of traffic, never seen any police. Took an Audi R8 for a spin on here... wow.. all of course within legal limit ;-0

    You could take a few trips up and down the M49 and then either head into Wales (if you like that sort of thing) or maybe head down towards Exeter or Plymouth.. the M5 is a great Motorway and rarely that busy apart from the summer. Talk to KempySue on this forum for recommendations.

    The Bristol area is full of culture and arguably the home of one of Britain's greatest Engineers. IK Brunel. You have the Clifton Suspension Bridge, SS Great Britain and a wide number of things to do, including great Restaurants, when you aren't driving.
    If you ask you may even be able to sort out a blast around Castle Coombe which isn't far away!
    Before anyone asks I'm not in marketing but just reckon Bristol are has a lot to offer.

    Bath is nice too but full of MB's,BMW's,PP's and Hunting and Fishing Tory types IMHO.

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    Bristol may be a nice cultural city but it hasn't got much in the way of proper driving roads. The thread was 'where to stay in Wales' not Bristol.

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    Oh yes!! Sorry OP.
    There are great roads as posted above and you can see Wales!!

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    Are the M4/5 interchange roadworks still there?
    nope, all gone thank feck

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    Quote Originally Posted by PilotAudi View Post
    Oh yes!! Sorry OP.
    There are great roads as posted above and you can see Wales!!
    Bristol city council should pay us for advertising !
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anarch View Post
    Bristol city council should pay us for advertising !
    Another great attraction . View the 'Muppet Show' in real life ;-)

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    Some good restaurants in Bristol these days - be quick, they won't last.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Itguy View Post
    Hi all

    i think we're going to head into Wales on the weekend of our collection of our new s3.

    Have only been to wales a few times before and never really to explore driving roads. I keep hearing about the EVO triangle but what else is there?

    we'll only be staying one night so any decent suggestions for where to park ourselves up? Don't mind b&b, hotel etc etc all fine.

    Cheers
    You never did say where you are collecting your A3 from. Could make a difference which is the best way into Wales.
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    Quote Originally Posted by h5djr View Post

    All down to opinion Dave.

    Maybe if you invested in a Sat Nav you'd miss the traffic . The motorway roadworks did cause mayhem but now all sorted.
    Better still just miss Bristol all together. Now to get to both my brother's and my friend's I just come down the M5 and turn off at Junction 14 before I get to Bristol.
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    [QUOTE=h5djr;2043481]
    Quote Originally Posted by PilotAudi View Post

    Better still just miss Bristol all together. Now to get to both my brother's and my friend's I just come down the M5 and turn off at Junction 14 before I get to Bristol.
    That is hardly constructive Dave. . Perhaps you need an after lunch nap. ? ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by h5djr View Post

    That is hardly constructive Dave. . Perhaps you need an after lunch nap. ? ;-)
    I think it's very constructive. I can think of far better ways to go in to Wales, especially for the excellent driving roads in North Wales, than to go in via Bristol. From the OP's location it seems he is in Melton Mobray which means he would be better to go into Wales via the M54 and Shrewsbury than to drive south to Bristol only to drive north again to North Wales.

    Melton Mowbray is almost level North to South with the M54. Use that way, Shrewsbury, A458 to Dolgellau and then the A470 to Snowdonia. I've driven that way a number of times, some quiet motorway (M54) good A roads, with interesting driving. Just right for trying out a new car. After all I think he is looking for good driving rather than posh hotels, culture and night-life.
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    I think Arach and I were trying to be helpful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PilotAudi View Post
    I think Arach and I were trying to be helpful.
    If someone was coming from the south of England then I'm sure you information would have been helpful, but assuming the OP is collecting his new car from near where he lives going into Wales via Bristol would not be a good idea.
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