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Trip to Cardiff- Advice needed

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Youstolemyname, 6 May 2006.

  1. Youstolemyname

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    12 of us are going to the Cup Final next Saturday and I just wanted to pick the brains of my fellow OcUK'ers. We cannot get a room for the Friday night in Cardiff but have one sorted for the Saturday night of the game.

    So, our plan is to travel down on the Friday and stay somewhere near Cardiff that would be good for a night out on the beers and close enough so we only have a short drive the next day. At the moment we have excluded Bristol as one of the lads used to work there and said it was no good for a night out and expensive so we are looking at Monmouth.

    Anyone got any other suggestions of a town where we could stay that is near to Cardiff, good for a night out on the beers, friendly towards 12 footy fans and relatively cheap :)

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. MuvverRussia

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    monmouth will be crap for a night out if you think bristol is bad :p

    Newport could be worth considering. Nearer than monmouth/bristol too. Although its a complete dive.
     
  3. bcjames

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    Newport is a horrible, horrible place. Pay some students to crash on their sofa :p
     
  4. Amp34

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    Sorry :o
     
  5. FunkyT

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    Chepstow is quite small town - an interesting place and only about 40 mins drive from Cardiff...

    The Celtic Manor is arguably the best hotel in Wales and is located in Newport. This certainly isn't a dive.
     
  6. FunkyT

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    What is your definition of horrible?
     
  7. Bes

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    :confused: :confused: Where did he go? Chav-hole Evolution or something :confused: :confused:

    Bristol has some quality places to go out!
     
  8. bcjames

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    Hence the ':p'. I've never been for a night out there. I was a year too young when we had a house there!
     
  9. FunkyT

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    Yep, thumbs up for Bristol from this Welshman :cool:
     
  10. FunkyT

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    Some decent places to go in Newport and also some crap ones. Just like anywhere else really...
     
  11. bcjames

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    Its better than where I live :(
     
  12. Raymond Lin

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    monmouth? That's about an hour drive away, and it is a tiny place. You sure you can't find a place to stay in cardif? Try B&B in the near by places like Pontypridd, or something. that way you can still go out in cardiff on Friday and get a taxi back. If you have to go to another town that is close by. I sould say Swansea, as for Bristol, bad night out? I got a friend who went to uni there and he loves the place.
     
  13. MuvverRussia

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    Yeah, Swansea might actually be a good idea, as the M4 is likely to be hammered Westbound on the Saturday, especially around the Brynglas tunnels. Coming from Swansea it should be a relatively smooth journey.
     
  14. mejinks

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    Celtic Manor is good if you are loaded. Newport isn't that bad for a night out if you knows where to go bruv innit.

    If you stay in newport, you can hop straight on the train and get to Cardiff central which is right by the stadium. Trust me, you won't be getting out of Cardiff for a long while after the game and wont get in to Cardiff for a few hours before, so the train makes sense. (You knows it clart!)

    Ahem, anyway, if you are out in Cardiff on Staurday night, go somewhere like Aqua or Wish as they will be the only places not full up with drunken holigans.
     
  15. Dreadi

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    monmouth is lame, cheapstow is ok but not really if your looking for clubs, just pubs, few of my mates go to bristol now and then and like it altho i havnt been out there

    come to lydney, we have kings, harrys and the swan!!!!

    /sarcastic
     
  16. FunkyT

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    Westbound during FA Cup Sat 2005 (just over 2nd Severn Bridge):

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  17. noob

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    Why not stay in Caerphilly which is around 8 miles away and then catch a train down to Cardiff Fri night and come back by taxi early hours for 12 quid?
     
  18. Hate

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    must admit, when i went to the league 2 playoff final last year we got in and out of cardiff really easily :s
     
  19. Bobcat

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    I would go for Bridgend or Swansea, Swansea would probably be your best bet though.
     
  20. Spacky

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