Subject: (TheTravelzine) Wales reply.
Hi Mandy,

We agree with the information Maans gave but as he said he did have a car and therefore more flexible.

There is a great web site at with a good deal of information on Wales also a sub site on Cardiff. Have a look at this site and if you have any particular places you would like more information about just let us know and we will try to help.

If you stay in the Cardiff area, Caerleon is a Roman site and worth a visit, approx. 3/4hr from Cardiff. There is a bus tour around Cardiff City art centers, workshops also main architectural sites, it runs on Thursdays and Saturdays, lasts approx. 3hrs and costs about 8.50. There is the Museum of Wales and Cardiff castle in centre of City. The centre is walkable with good shopping. About 1/2hr from Cardiff is Caerphilly castle, 2nd largest castle in UK, Windsor being the 1st. Caerphilly cheese is worth trying!

If you go further afield, there is a good train journey from Cardiff-Swansea-Mid Wales up to Shrewsbury which is on the English border of North Wales. This takes about 4hrs, it passes through very picturesque countryside. Try Caernavon castle where the investiture of Charles Prince of Wales took place in 1969.

There is an International Eisteddfod held in Llangollen (North Wales) which takes place every year, young people from all over the World go there to meet and entertain each other, most are dressed in their National costumes, this festival is busy and popular (Pavarotti has performed there), it is being held 6th-11th July this year.

Hope this helps and we haven't bored other list members too much!

Keep safe Linda &Geoff Wales