I've spent considerable time (5 months) reviewing discussions and reviews on TA - thank you! If anyone is so inclined, I would love your opinion on our upcoming adventure. First, a bit about us...family of 4, with 2 fourteen year old daughters. Enjoy range of peaceful activities, but mostly getting a sense of the country, walks on beaches, coastal path, and enjoy finding casual restaurants and pubs to enjoy. We are renting a car from Heathrow after 2 days in London, all hotel/inn/cottage reservations have been made.
Day 1 - From London, drive to Caerphilly Castle and Castell Coch. Lunch - waterfront in Cardiff. Drive by/walk around Cardiff Castle, then off to Tenby. 2 nights in Tenby. (long day, I know!) We are pretty much skipping Cardiff as we can't do everything and we live a big city (Washington DC)
Day 2 - Day trip to Llandello, Aberglassney Gardens, Careg Cenneg Castle, and Dinefwar. (Again, not spending a lot of time here, but wanted to get a taste of the Brecon Beacons landscape.)
Day 3 - Check-out, head to St. David's peninsula - see St. Davids, Whitesands Bay, and walk portion of coast, perhaps Abereiddi Bay up to The Sloop Inn, Porthgain (for lunch). Drive to Aberystwyth - spend 2 nights.
Day 4 - Aberystwyth - Girls: Rheidol Railway and Devils Bridge, climb Consitition Hill - husband visits geneology section of Library. Dinner at Gwetsy Cmyru.
Day 5 - Check-out of Aberystwyth - drive to Harlech Castle, Lunch in Portmeiron, spend 4 nights in Betws-y-Coed in a cottage.
Day 6-8, Visit Caernarfon Castle, Criccieth Castle, Lyn Peninsula, Anglesy, Conwy and Bodnant Gardnens.
All of this tentative, weather dependent, if time permits, and kids don't throw a mutiny!
And, we want to see a Male Voice Choir - any ideas?
I also welcome any suggestions on restaurants, pubs - particularly on the coast, with great views, comfortable ambiance and rather pedestrian food options - traveling with 14 year old girls!
Thank you for sharing your thoughts! We leave on Sunday for this amazing journey.