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Lee Brilleaux Fezian Inactive Member29 Jul 2013 9:25 a.m. PST

-- and I want to ask if there's anything a wargamer might be interested in around Tenby or westwards of there.

I'm not expecting there to be an amazing game shop, but a decent book shop or a nice iron age ruin to walk over would go down a treat!

It's a family holiday, so I'm not going to get too far away from the rented cottage. That said, my wife is amazingly tolerant and my dad, at 85, is up for anything that doesn't demand a lot of climbing.

Any help would be much appreciated!

altfritz29 Jul 2013 9:31 a.m. PST

I hear there are a few castles in Wales…


altfritz29 Jul 2013 9:37 a.m. PST

Hay on Wye is purported to be a haevn for bookshops, but that info is close to 15 years old so may not still be the case. Might be too far away as well, being close on the border with England (might actually be across the border for all I know…!)


Seems like it is in Wales after all – but perhaps still a bit too far…?

Streitax Inactive Member29 Jul 2013 9:55 a.m. PST

Have a Wale of a good time (OK, I'm leaving)

Ed Mohrmann Supporting Member of TMP29 Jul 2013 10:00 a.m. PST

Have a safe trip, MJS…

SECURITY MINISTER CRITTER Inactive Member29 Jul 2013 10:04 a.m. PST

Bring me back some cans of Brains please! It's okay guys, it's a brand of beer…

You think they bought it?

Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian29 Jul 2013 10:23 a.m. PST

Remember to pack extra vowels. Do you have a phrase book? native guide and translator?

kyoteblue Inactive Member29 Jul 2013 10:31 a.m. PST

Bangorstu is in Wales so you could contact him for more currant info, that and a new Dad lives some where there.

Jovian1 Inactive Member29 Jul 2013 11:42 a.m. PST

I've not been in Wales in more than two decades – but the castles were amazingly fun to visit, as were the many bed and breakfasts we stayed in during the week we visited!

Lee Brilleaux Fezian Inactive Member29 Jul 2013 12:22 p.m. PST

Tha map of castles is very useful – thank you Altfritz!

Hay on Wye is, indeed, in Wales – I've been there twice, but not in twenty years – but not in a 'just drop by' sort of way. If I could get there, I'd include a trip to the South Wales Borderers museum at Brecon.

Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP29 Jul 2013 1:58 p.m. PST

I like to hide out in Wales when I play Kingmaker.

Roderick Robertson Fezian29 Jul 2013 4:19 p.m. PST

When my then-girlfriend-now-wife went to England, she asked: "can I bring you back anything?" and I said: "yes, a castle". She brought me a paper model of Caernarvon. First paper model I ever built…

Cerdic Supporting Member of TMP30 Jul 2013 3:34 a.m. PST

Wales = castles and amazing scenery. And rain….

unknown member30 Jul 2013 4:07 a.m. PST

Well there is a dinosaur park in Tenby. May be handy for future Eat Hitler supplements?

Bangorstu Inactive Member01 Aug 2013 1:55 p.m. PST

Bangorstu lives entirely the other end of the country – around 120 miles and 4 hours drive away.

We don't do north-south communication here in the Principality.

However, as luck would have it, I've just been to Pembrokeshire with Squeeze on a trip to Skomer.

So for a start can recommend the Griffin Pub in Dale….

There is a walk around the Dale peninsula apparently which take a couple of hours and take sin a few old fortifications guarding Milford Haven.

But if you're after Iron Age stuff then I can recommend Castell Henllys.

It's one of those things that's worth seeing but not going to see if you catch my drift but is a reconstructed Iron Age settlement, built on the original foundations.

Wont take more than an hour to walk round, and the climb to it isn't too bad.

A little expensive for what it is, but not too bad.

Roderick – it's spelled 'Caernarfon' :) the 'v' is a Anglicisation…

MJS – if coming any further north let me know, I can be more help then.

Bangorstu Inactive Member01 Aug 2013 2:01 p.m. PST

BTW R Mark Davies lives in that neck of the woods,,, might be worth sending him a PM.

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