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Taking a British Reg Car to Northern Spain

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Taking a British Reg Car to Northern Spain

We are 2 couples, mid to late 60's, just beginning to plan a tip to Santander and northern Spain for mid September. I've looked at the ferry schedules and times from Portsmouth to Santander and wonder if we might be better taking the ferry without a car, using public transport for a few days and then hiring a car to go into the Picos mountains for a couple of days rather than taking a British car over with us. Do any of you consider that the British registration plate on a car makes us more of a target for thieves if travelling in northern Spain? I'm a bit timid about the whole issue of taking a car but our frind who will be the driver is very blase about it. Can any of you give your opinions on this and the fact that parking may well be an issue in the towns.

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bjb yorkshire

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21. Re: Taking a British Reg Car to Northern Spain

Thank you. any other good tips ??

This is going to be my first trip ever to Spain, even tho' I learnt spanish O level about a zillion years ago and only ever used it, of all places, in Argentina !!

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22. Re: Taking a British Reg Car to Northern Spain

MGLB_11 This going to hard to answer as the North coast covers a large area. Plus you have given some other information like likes and dislikes, actual time in Spian. etc.

Here are the websites covering the area.

http://www.turgalicia.es

http://www.asturias.es

http://www.turismodecantabria.com

http://tourism.euskadi.net

All will have a lists of areas to visit, things to do, accommodation to suit all tastes and pocket.

Weather will be changeable. But you cannot expect it to be too hot.

Hopefully this will kick off your planning.

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23. Re: Taking a British Reg Car to Northern Spain

Thank you, about a month and i was hoping that like scotland for instance, one can just find B&Bs along the road that evening to stay at ! Is that likely or custom even ?

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24. Re: Taking a British Reg Car to Northern Spain

Yes you can, however the designs of signs will vary so one will have to know what to look for. Maybe the Casa Rural will be closed, maybe they will be occupied or over your budget. So some sort of planning is advisable.

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