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Talk to me about Llantrisant

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IsChippyMintonExDirectory Mon 01-Sep-14 17:07:00

Going for the weekend in a lovely log cabin, what are the 'must dos' round the area

and can someone please tell me how to pronounce it

MaryMotherOfCheeses Mon 01-Sep-14 20:45:12


The hole with the mint? wink

Are we talking about the same one? Rhondda, yes?

MaryMotherOfCheeses Mon 01-Sep-14 20:49:00

Well, I had no idea there were log cabins around there!

Clan triss ant is close enough btw. Imho.

Cardiff. Loads of threads on Cardiff
Fish and chips at Barry Island grin
Penarth Pier.
St Fagans.

what sort of thing you after?

MaryMotherOfCheeses Mon 01-Sep-14 20:50:57

Or maybe Clan Triss 'nt would be closer to the locals.

FlipFlopWaddle Mon 01-Sep-14 20:54:04


Are you going this weekend? There's a NATO summit this week in Newport so I'm not sure if there may still be transport problems at the weekend around Cardiff. Assuming not, take a trip into Cardiff for shopping and the castle, or Cardiff Bay for restaurants. St Fagans isn't far from Llantrisant, it's free entry, it's an open air museum, there's always lots going on.

Cowbridge is a nice town in the Vale of Glamorgan. There are plenty of nice beaches too in the Vale, or head to the Gower, where the beaches are beautiful although I may be biased grin

What kind of activities are you looking for?

MaryMotherOfCheeses Mon 01-Sep-14 21:01:38

Oh yeah, the centre of Cardiff is pretty unattractive at the mo thanks to the Ring of Steel (major fencing around the castle and parks, and part of the Bay).

How could I forget...

Ruhrpott Mon 01-Sep-14 21:09:56

With kids or without?

Llangeinor arms has great food and is very reasonably priced and lovely views but about 20 min drive from Llantrisant. Book a table though. Cardiff Bay is nice, St Fagans is great if you have kids (good too if you don't). Afternoon tea at llanerch vineyard, or an evening meal there if you want to splash out on a lovely meal, again need to book a table. Don't do afternoon tea at the Miskin Manor, the food is rubbish.
Cardiff is great for shopping, Barry Island if you want to see where Gavin and Stacey was filmed. Dr Who exhibition in the bay if you are Dr Who fans.

And there is a huge tesco at Talbot green near Llantrisant if you need any shopping along with Aldi, pets at home, Tk max, boots, Pizza Hut, Clarkes, M&S, Starbucks, etc, etc, etc.

Hope it's not this weekend as we have Obama and Merkel here this week and lots of travel disruptions expected on Friday.

FlipFlopWaddle Mon 01-Sep-14 21:13:23

Another one saying avoid the miskin manor, overrated IMO.

Where are the log cabins?

Ruhrpott Mon 01-Sep-14 21:19:42

Links for you

IsChippyMintonExDirectory Mon 01-Sep-14 21:40:36

Thanks everyone some lovely ideas right up our street! Were staying a couple of miles outside llantrisant in the cabin, a friend who lives nearby didn't believe there were any and is visiting us to see for herself lol!

Tipsykisses Mon 01-Sep-14 22:25:28

Highly recommend the dynevor arms for food .

Lovely homemade pub food & prices are very reasonable .

BestIsWest Wed 03-Sep-14 19:42:41

Dr Who Experience is closed for a few weeks at the moment so check beforehand if you are thinking of going there.

PushPineapple Wed 03-Sep-14 19:52:08

This weekend?

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