Post # 1
Background: I used to spend my summers in Oxford and in general wandering around Britain. My FI’s also been a few times. So we’ve exhausted the usual things to do. We’re going to be in London at the beginning of August for a convention that is part of our honeymoon. After that we’re planning four extra days. We know that we want to go up to Portmeirion but beyond that we’re open and at a loss of non-traditional things to do. I’ve driven in England (not London just the country), but would like to avoid the hassle of a car and stick mainly to the rail.
Any suggestions of places on the rail between London and Portmeirion that would be good?
Post # 3
@renwoman: I am a massive fan of Cardiff – very easily accessible by train (2 hours from London) and great culture/atmosphere there!
Post # 4
@renwoman: Are you planning on visiting Snowdon while you are at Portmerion? If you don’t fancy walking up it you can catch the beautiful steam train http://www.snowdonrailway.co.uk/
You will also be passing Chester which is lovely and well worth a visit;
there is loads to visit in North Wales so you won’t be stuck for things to do (lots of castles, beautiful coast etc).
I hope you have a lovely time!
Post # 5
Oh and for non-traditional.. you could always go an visit the world’s smallest house in Conwg, North Wales…
Why people pay to look around it I will never know!
Post # 6
It’s futher out, but there is a small village in Scotland called Stonehaven that I’m obsessed with. Its a cute little harbor town.
I also like the Lakes District, espeically Kendal.
Post # 7
Love the ideas! We finally settled on Cardiff (neither of us have done the Doctor Who Experience, but were going to do a short stop in Oxford on the way over! Thanks for the awesome ideas!