OK , I 'm simplifying this post to a smaller scope as requested. We seek input into four full driving B&B days and nights for the subject area above. We're coming north from below and headed to a full week next in Chester so some of the more northern radar in these three regions will be addressed then and there.
a) We'll look toward no more than one city in that time, with an emphasis always on charming villages and worthwhile sites.
b) An occasional don't miss pub/restaurant and particularly memorable good value meal anywhere in response cited areas is a bonus.
c) How best to organize these days for driving in these four days. Wales is already covered in another time frame.
I can look up details when provided sites and towns themselves, unless someone wishes to particularly emphasize something.That's it and, as always, much appreciation for helpful input.