Originally Posted by John Kennett
I've not been very impressed with Travelodge, but Premier Inn are OK. Other budget hotel chains to consider are Ibis as 9D280 mentioned, and Novotel. All impersonal, characterless and dull, but clean, reliable and not too pricey.
About $5.50 for one of your little gallons. Not even twice the US price any more!
So when are you thinking of coming over? And why are you going to Cardiff and Wolverhampton!
Actually the wife is from just outside Cardiff (Michaelston-y -fedw ) and myself from Wombourne (close to Wolves-land _) So trying to visit both sets of parents, as they havn't seen the boys in quite a while.
Probably shoot for Easter as cheaper travel than the summer , even though the weather will probably kill us.
Then trying to get in Penzance/plymouth (i taught school there for a while ) Wonder if they still have Ivor dewney pasties ??
and maybe the Tank museum at Bovington (if its still there !) in fact anything with castles/armament is high on their list.
Also love to do St Michaels Mount if time and have to fish off Mousehole jetty (it's a boyhood memory thing
So a bit of a mix of touristy things , with a little adventure thrown in.
Can you get RIB rides up the Thames ??
Thanks to every one for the tips,we are busily checking them out.