I am after some advice regarding a trip we will be taking next year after june. We will be in Liverpool and would like to travel to Newport. We are thinking of hiring a car and traveling from Liverpool to Llandudno and then driving down to Newport over a period of 3 or 4 days. We are interested in just about everything, and happy to look at anything. We have learnt never to dismiss something that doesnt appeal initially. We do enjoy socialising in pubs during the evening and we are both reasonably fit 50 year olds.
My questions are
1 - what would be a good route to take from Llandudno to Newport, and what are the sights to see long the way.
2 - Good places to stay - no preferences, but B&Bs are fine with us. Happy to pay up to 150 £/night for good hotels, and around/under 100£ for B&Bs. (Hey, just figured out how to make the £ symbol - yay)
3 - It it possible to do the trip by train. We both enjoy train travel, and dont mind lugging our bags around a bit as we pack light.
4 - Good pubs on the way? Especially the ones with Brains cask ales.
We have a place to stay in Newport, and we are hoping for a leisurely drive down. This will be a part of a 4 week trip next year. We have been visited Cardiff before, so we don't need to go there.