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Three days in Brecon beacons

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Three days in Brecon beacons

Hi,

We are going to spend three days in Cardiff / Brecon beacons next week (4 adults and a toddler). We have never been to Wales before and are looking for a relaxing holiday spent driving / walking around if it is not too cold. Does anyone have any recommendations on an itinerary / things to do / vegetarian restaurants in the area?

Thanks,

Aditi

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1. Re: Three days in Brecon beacons

Hi Aditi,

Places to visit near Cardiff:- Castell Coch a fairy tale type castle: St Fagan's a Natural History museum, but my quick description does not do it justice. Google it.

Places further afield:- Dan yr Ogof Caves (there is a country park nearby to explore also)

Walks in Beacons with a toddler:- from Pontneddfechan (not far from Hirwaun on the Heads of the Valleys road), opposite the tourist info. office there is the walk up beside a river towards "Lady Falls". This is an easy walk but the path may be muddy.

Drive in the Beacons:- I like this one as it is in the quieter part of the Western areas of The Beacons. From Dan yr Ogof Caves Go north for about a mile take left turn along minor road towards Trecastle. At T junction about mile before Trecastle turn left and take minor road bypassing Usk Reservoir, past Cross Inn (now a cafe near a Red Kite feeding centre), on to Twynllanan and then on to main road (various roads take you there) A4069. Head South to Brynamman. Now is the end of nice route but take A4068 to Gurnos and north to Abercrave where you are back to caves.

I have just given a couple if ideas to allow others to give their ideas!

Enjoy your time!

Bob

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2. Re: Three days in Brecon beacons

If the weather is particularly cold/miserable and you don't feel like long walks on exposed hillsides I suggest a visit to St Fagan's, the National History Museum of Wales, on the edge of Cardiff. Yes, it's an open-air museum with lots of wonderful buildings from around Wales, so you'll still be walking around but there are lots of places to take shelter, or warm up, and there's a nice restaurant and gift shop.

More details:

http://www.museumwales.ac.uk/en/stfagans/

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3. Re: Three days in Brecon beacons

Cardiff is a really nice city and has some good attractions. Cardiff Bay Wetlands Reserve is really nice for a walk andTechniquest is a good wet weather attraction - they have special toddler days for little ones if you check the website. Art Gallery also surprisingly good.

And don't miss the A4069 in the west of the Brecon Beacons, a great driving road as used in Top Gear and beautiful scenery!

Edited: 12 March 2013, 13:02
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