Travel Blogs from Monmouthshire, United Kingdom

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The Next Adventure Begins, Llandogo, United Kingdom travel blog

The Next Adventure Begins

A travel blog entry by nickiemoore

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... set up a business to provide accommodation for fellow travellers. And so here we are at Ty Bryn Bed & Breakfast, Llandogo, Monmouthshire, and what a journey it has been!  It was in the winter of 2011 that we discovered a beautiful Victorian house ...

Welsh Mines & Ancient Stones., Blaenavon, United Kingdom travel blog

Welsh Mines & Ancient Stones.

A travel blog entry by heatheravan

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Our last place to visit in Wales was a rather vague UNESCO listing of the "Blaenavon Industrial Landscape" and we were not sure what to expect other than we understood it to be about coal mining and that maybe we would have a quick look and go. Not so. ...

Another day, another country....., Usk, United Kingdom travel blog

Another day, another country.....

A travel blog entry by katieandrod

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Decided we'd stay an extra night here which would give us a chance to do a little spot of washing, explore Wales and still have somewhere to come back to, so that if we were returning late after our day exploring, there wouldn’t be a problem trying ...

A(nother) quick jaunt home, Pandy, United Kingdom travel blog

A(nother) quick jaunt home

A travel blog entry by gordonandsarah

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And so after our mad dash through Central America we made it in time for our flight home for our five day break back in Blighty. Once again the themes were catching up with as many family and friends as possible and drinking as much proper tea with milk ...

Stonehenge and Bath, Usk, United Kingdom travel blog

Stonehenge and Bath

A travel blog entry by katieandrod

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Walked down to Earl's Court station and caught the tube out to the Airport to pick up our next car hire. Mum had been very stressed about how we were going to get out of London, but it turned out to be easier than even I thought it would be.  Headed ...

Hostel Stop in the Brecon Beacons, Avergavenny, United Kingdom travel blog

Hostel Stop in the Brecon Beacons

A travel blog entry by sarahindenmark

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The two nights we spend in Wales we stayed at a hostel in Avergavenny.  And we all stayed in a big room together!  It was kind of like a giant sleepover.  Not the best hostel in the world as the beds were really crammed in and I had a very ...

Tintern Abbey and Chepstow Castle, Chepstow, United Kingdom travel blog

Tintern Abbey and Chepstow Castle

A travel blog entry by sarahindenmark

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So as I said, Wales isn't the most exciting country ever, yet I somehow managed to see some ridiculously cool things. The first thing is pretty minor.  We drove by this castle. It's not just any other ...

Karaoke and Birthday Parties in Avergavenny, Avergavenny, United Kingdom travel blog

Karaoke and Birthday Parties in Avergavenny

A travel blog entry by sarahindenmark

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Again we stayed in the same hostel.  Since the town doesn't have much to do, most of us stuck around the pub for karaoke night. It was also one of the guy's birthdays.  It turned out to be a really fun and ridiculous night.  The tour ...

Adventures with the Monks of Tintern Abbey, Tintern Abbey, United Kingdom travel blog

Adventures with the Monks of Tintern Abbey

A travel blog entry by lousy_b

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Tintern Abbey used to be home to Cisterian Monks. It is set in a peaceful Valley near Chepstow. I went along with my housemate Mark to have a ...

Day 126 - 4 July - Guess what is in the Sun, Chepstow, United Kingdom travel blog

Day 126 - 4 July - Guess what is in the Sun

A travel blog entry by wagaitwanderers

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That's right....some ruins.  got another early start on a bright sunny day and headed up the Wye Valley for a drive. First stop for the day was Tintern Abbey, on the Welsh bank of the Wye River. It was the first Cistercian (white monks) foundation ...

Going out with a bang - literally..., Llanvetherine, United Kingdom travel blog

Going out with a bang - literally...

A travel blog entry by bronwenrolls

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Well doesn't time fly? I last wrote on June 23rd and since then all things have changed in one way or another.  I haven’t written of my last three weeks in Croatia as do you want to hear got up ran, ate jam, wondered around the beautiful ...

Day 124 - 2 July - Wagait Wanderers now in Wales, Chepstow, United Kingdom travel blog

Day 124 - 2 July - Wagait Wanderers now in Wales

A travel blog entry by wagaitwanderers

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Woke up and decided before we went anywhere we knew we needed to do the blog.  Couldn't stay another night as they were full. Went to common room and stayed there most of the day doing blog and chatting to others.  Headed off about 5pm for ...

Day 125 - 3 July - Leon out while Jen rests, Chepstow, United Kingdom travel blog

Day 125 - 3 July - Leon out while Jen rests

A travel blog entry by wagaitwanderers

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I woke and was feeling alright, however Jen was still unable to open her eyes.  So off I went to look around the local area.  I came across Chepstow Castle and saw a dance troupe practising (although I didn't know this at the time) for the ...

Abergavenny, South Wales, Abergavenny, United Kingdom travel blog

Abergavenny, South Wales

A travel blog entry by papayaprincess

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Hey alright my first day in Wales has been gorgeous...it's super warm...and hopefully I am now somewhat bronzed (I won't hold my breath...) We saw lot's of stuff today...our first big stop was Tintern Abbey...which is a massive 1000 year old, roofless ...

St Briavels Castle, St Briavels, United Kingdom travel blog

St Briavels Castle

A travel blog entry by skye

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It is half-term here (spring break more or less) and everyone is away on adventures and I have been home alone all week! The great thing about it is since Rachel is in Israel for the week, she lent me her car. So, off I headed on another adventure ...

 catching up with family and rest!!, Monmouth, United Kingdom travel blog

catching up with family and rest!!

A travel blog entry by kingstravel

We arrived safely in the UK and were met at the airport by brother Andrew. We are now staying with our sister-in-law Marilyn and have caught up with Mum and Dad, son Chris & girlfriend Jenny, nephew Alex and girlfriend Kriss as well as sister ...

Tintern, Tintern, United Kingdom travel blog

Tintern

A travel blog entry by clammysox

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Tintern Abbey, built in 1311, has been the subject of admiration for centuries, and has inspired poets, authors and painters even after it became a ruin, due to the elegance of the building and the natural beauty of the surrounding lands. The ...

Arrived at Abergavenny, Abergavenny, United Kingdom travel blog

Arrived at Abergavenny

A travel blog entry by travelledkiwi

After a very cold look around stonehenge we got back onto the road and headed for Abergavenny, it was a good 3 hour drive and as we slowly left England and headed for Wales, we could see the differance between the countries and I don't mean the spelling ...

Journey, Relaxation, English Gardens, Grosmont, United Kingdom travel blog

Journey, Relaxation, English Gardens

A travel blog entry by barnis

The drive from London was nice. The first part was fairly uneventful as \tsugumi slept in the back of the van and I chatted with my dad and Lucy. As we came in to the North it was very nice though and the memories of my childhood started coming back. ...

Wales night 1, Abergavenny, United Kingdom travel blog

Wales night 1

A travel blog entry by wem

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We have gone on this trip with Haggis 3 day tour of Wales doing the southern region. Day one was a early morning start and head to Cardiff. Like all tours everything was hop on bus then hop off. We stoped on the way on the border of England and Wales ...

The city of Bath, Abergavenny, United Kingdom travel blog

The city of Bath

A travel blog entry by brad2512

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Bath is unique in that the entire city has been decaled a world heritage site. The city is walkable and therefore a walking tour is the best way to see it. Free walking tours are conducted by local history enthusiasts and depart from outside the entrance ...

Day 99 - Breaking the 2000 km mark in the dark, Pandy, United Kingdom travel blog

Day 99 - Breaking the 2000 km mark in the dark

A travel blog entry by debandkeith

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We awake early, 5.30 am mentally preparing for a long day ahead.  Debby had a tough night continuing to recover from the stomach pains of over-eating, she swears off eating the way she has been.  We digest our breakfast with Debby limiting ...

Day 100 - Mum & Dad back to join us!, Monmouth, United Kingdom travel blog

Day 100 - Mum & Dad back to join us!

A travel blog entry by debandkeith

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Although we slept reasonable well, Keith woke up with a bad headache after a nightmare.  It must have been something to do with the large sausage.  Breakfast was a delight as we discovered Keith was quite a foodie who served up homemade ...

Day 101 - A huge day with amazing atmospherics, Chepstow, United Kingdom travel blog

Day 101 - A huge day with amazing atmospherics

A travel blog entry by debandkeith

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We did not have a good night in this disappointing Hotel although we did get some sleep, unlike Colin and Phyllis.  They had neighbours talking in the corridor until the early hours, apparently these guests are attending the Ryder Cup in Newport at ...

Day 102 - Resting & blogging in Newport, Chepstow, United Kingdom travel blog

Day 102 - Resting & blogging in Newport

A travel blog entry by debandkeith

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 We have a fun breakfast to bid farewell to Jason and Wendy and then head off into rainy Newport which we're told is the nearest place where we can get on the internet.  After a little somewhat frustrating blogging, we return to the more ...

a Third Down!!!, Tintern, United Kingdom travel blog

a Third Down!!!

A travel blog entry by les_hastings

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The Morning was bright and brisk..perfect weather for this day. Our talk at the previous night's dinner had been planning a 7am breakfast and off by 7:30. At 8am we were still trying to muster the energy to get going, at 8:30 we set off from this lovely ...

Day 5, Monmouth to Llanymynech, Monmouth, United Kingdom travel blog

Day 5, Monmouth to Llanymynech

A travel blog entry by lejoggers

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Woke up to Monmouth's finest breakfast, although there were grumbles from Pike junior that the sausages weren't up to scratch. More on that later via our special 'sausage blog'. So today's ride was fabulous - 80 miles of undulating countryside, through ...

A little trip back home, Monmouth, home, United Kingdom travel blog

A little trip back home

A travel blog entry by leanne0333

I'm back in Australia now after a fantastic whirlwind trip to the UK catching up with all my friends and family that I have missed a lot! It was non stop since the moment I arrived home - Amongst Dads first words were 'turn around we're going out!' Turns ...

Caerphilly, Castell Coch and Raglan Castles, Monmouth, United Kingdom travel blog

Caerphilly, Castell Coch and Raglan Castles

A travel blog entry by kerjoh

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Every Princess dreams of living in their own castle. Kerrie was one of them today. We visited not three, but four Castles and ended up in our little Palace! We are bunking down at the Lindors Country House Hotel. However, it looks like a Palace/Castle. ...

Tintern Abbey, Tintern, United Kingdom travel blog

Tintern Abbey

A travel blog entry by mikeraph

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From Crickhowell I got the train to Chepstow, and then a bus to St Briavels. St Briavels is a small village, and the youth hostel I was staying in was a 12th century Norman castle. Like literally we were staying inside the castle itself – you had ...

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