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...Ive just booked a family holiday at Bluestone @ Narberth and was looking for some suggestion on the quickest/shortest route from Scotland.

All suggestions Welcome!!!
Nice ride

Can help you from M5 into Wales...

Nicest ride... Off M5 at the Kidderminster turn off Join A456 - Kidderminster - A456 - Woofferton - A49 south to Leominster - Join A44 to Kington - stay on A44 to New Radnor - stay on A44 to Llanfihangel-Nant-Melan - then Join A481 to Builth Wells... good place to stop... Greyhound Hotel biker friendly and good cheap food.... Join the A483 in Builth Wells - Llanwrtyd Wells (Britains smallest town) see the Red Kite feeding station, or stop at the Bear Hotel for real ale and good food... stay on A483 to Llandovery (West end Cafe biker hang out) Join A40 to Llanwrda - Llandeilo - Carmarthen (county town) also good place to stop -Stay on A40 to St Clairs - Llanddewi Velfrey - after Llnddewi turn left onto A487 NARBETH

Have sent Map link... Hope this helps? Any further help please ask!|narbeth#map=51.93986,-3.44225|9|4&loc=GB:51.79809:-4.74297:14|narbeth|Narberth,%20SA67%207
Not sure if you are coming by bike or car.
You could come into North Wales (A55) and then run down the A483 from Llandudno to Builth ... it may be a pretty road, but if you are in a car you'll find every tractor, artic etc ... Not a bad run on a bike but not at about 0700-0800 around Dolgellau. If you do come through North Wales you may be lucky enough to spot the common Speedus Camera Horseboxus on the side of the road. This tends to look just like a horsebox but has one eye poking out of the back ...
The A40 Shrewsbury down to Hereford can be fast, but around Hereford gets busy.
Nobby's run looks good though ...
Have a good holiday and as they say hereabouts ... Croeso y Cymru! (welcome to Wales) :beerjug:
A warm welcome to a fellow celt.

Hi Garry, if you are travelling by car, the shortest and fastest route is probably the motorway, tasking the M50 Ross on Wye spur to Newport to avoid the entry fee to Wales ( £5.30 on the Severn Bridge ).The other routes are by far more scenic, but progress across our beautiful land is slow, especially North to South, and if you have young children, as I have, they won't appreciate the extra time taken!The scenery on the South Pembrokeshire coastal path is stunning. You can expect to see seals basking, and all sorts of birds and flowers. Barafundle Bay is a beautiful beach, uncommercialised and reached by a 15minute walk from Stackpole Quay car park.The network of Lily Ponds at Bosheston nearby could be included in the same day.Have a great holiday with the family, and bring your motorbike to Wales sometime soon- then North to South, and indeed East to West becomes a whole different story!
It's a real shame you are going to South Wales ... scenery in the North is so much better ... but you'll have a much better party with the Taffs (local slang for South Walians) :eek:onyack.
Pembroke ... seals ... flowers ... I can feel another long weekend in the offing
Need another treasure hunt :beer:
...Thanks Guys,

Will have car full of weans, so the quickest route will be reqd, so the M50 seems like a good option.

I'm trying to persuade the wife to leave late at night or very early in the morning when the kids are a sleep...:augie:augie

So I'm looking for somewhere good to stop from breakfast & lunch?? Any suggestions


How long do you reckon it will take from Newport to Narberth.
Do you mean Bluestone as part of the Oakwood pleasure park? If you do it takes about 90 minutes max from Newport. Just folloow the M4 till it stops, then to Carmarthen, St Clears, Whitland and then about 5 Miles further on is the Brown tourist sign for Oakwood on the left (at the bottom of a dip) 2 miles R-about and straight in. I know as I was delivering plasterboards there Yesterday to the sport/water world part. A lot of work still to do as far as I could see, so I hope you aren't going next weekend. Mind ewe saying that most of the log cabins were done and were being 'new home cleaned' Still the road down to the bottom of the site will keep you fit, long and windy. It looks really could as you wouldn't even know it was there until you come over the hill. I've been told by the workers there some go for 2K a week :eek: :eek: ewe can buy a GS for a 2 week stay :augie
Don't want to put ewe off in anyway, but that is how I saw it on the 2nd June. So make sure ewe check all the details, as ewe know all about travel brochures etc. As seen on watchdog:spitfire
HTH's and please don't shoot the messenger,

I understand that Oakwood is 5mins from Bluestone. There is no mention of it on the Bluestone map.

Bluestone was just opening at the end of last month, which I only just realised...:eek: least the lodges will be new:thumb2... anyway not due down for another 6 weeks yet.

But I think I will call them tomorrow to ensure the blue lagoon is going to be open, as that was one of the deciding factors, rather than opting for centreparcs....

Thanks for the heads up....:thumb2:thumb2

For those interested:
Yep thats the place! I will tell the boys in the yard to give me regular updates as we go to the park every otherday or so. We may even be using the trademans entrance :augie (ooh err missus!:eek:) as the place is fecking massive. Glad you took the heads up as is was meant :thumb SWHMBO thought otherwise, Phew!

Thanks for the pics....:eek::eek:

Will talk to the wife before I call these guys, as some of the completed cabins look the biz but I simple cant let my kids run around a building site.

We could use it as a base, but I would be looking for a serious discount.

Thanks for letting me know, as it would have been a mjor shock had we turned up and saw that....:spitfire:spitfire
Hi Allan,

Was wondering how the Bluestone site is progressing....:nenau:nenau
I haven't been since the last post, but I will ask the lads in the yard tomorrow, as some are down West Wales every day :thumb I must put a reminder on the phone though :blast
Asked the lads and they reckon they are pulling out all the stops to finish up on time (none of the lads has been on site for 10 days, which may be a sign that they are nearly there, plastering wise). The way the lads were talking you would of thought they were all mechanics, when I mentioned that you were coming down from Scotland to stay there when its opened next month. They will keep me imformed anyway :thumb
...Thanks Allan,

Looking at the weather this week, Think I better pack wellie and water proofs...

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