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Where to stay in wales for driving weekend?

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    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
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    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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    You can't go wrong with a Premier Inn
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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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    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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    I know... Why would you want to stay in Wales? ;-)
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    Drove down this road myself in September... get caught in traffic though unfortunately!
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    To get away from places like Bristol probably :p
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    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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    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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    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!
    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1388265335.015800.jpg
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    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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    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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    Newtown to Crossgates is a belter. It is on a bike
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    past llanidloes, then onto Devils Bridge ? amazing roads
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    Babington House for me ;)
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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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    nope, all gone thank feck
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    Bristol city council should pay us for advertising !
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    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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    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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    I think Arach and I were trying to be helpful.
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    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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