Where to stop between Glasgow and North Wales

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hilbil21 Wed 22-Aug-18 14:34:22

We are driving from a place called Helensburgh, north west of Glasgow, to Hafan Y Mor Haven in north wales next month. We may stop overnight not decided yet.

Does anyone have any suggestions/recommendations of a nice place to stay on the way down?

Thank you

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Ricekrispie22 Wed 22-Aug-18 18:27:37

With children?

Arkengarthdale Wed 22-Aug-18 18:29:41

The Lake District! Kendal's not far off the M6 and has lots of places. Windermere also fab. Penrith nice too

twiglet Wed 22-Aug-18 18:33:15

We often stop at or just after Lancaster it's easy off the M6 and means that you can do the busy section of Manchester etc in the morning when it's a bit quieter.

ScribblyGum Wed 22-Aug-18 18:40:55

The hotel at tebay services is great. Excellent breakfast and nice soap.

RandomMess Wed 22-Aug-18 18:46:49

Lancaster is good?

VelvetGreen Wed 22-Aug-18 18:56:55

We've stayed here - great location without needing to detour, and very friendly www.kingsarmstemplesowerby.co.uk/index.htm

hilbil21 Wed 22-Aug-18 19:37:01

@Ricekrispie22 yes we will have our 3 year old.

Thanks for all suggestions folks

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Ricekrispie22 Thu 23-Aug-18 08:31:18

The Riverside Hotel in Kendal is really good for families with young children. They have a children's menu and are more than happy to keep items in the kitchen fridge. They also supply baby listening monitors, high chairs, cots etc... it's close to Lakeland Maze and Farm Park, Lakeland Wildlife Oasis and The World of Beatrix Potter! It's not far from the M6 junction 36.

Notquiteagandt Thu 23-Aug-18 08:37:07

Ahhh. Used to do this journey often. Ex was in Navy but from north wales.

We used to stop off at lakes from time to time.

Its not a bad journey though.

hilbil21 Thu 23-Aug-18 17:19:42

No it's not a bad journey at all but we are only at Haven for 3 days and meeting friends there so thought if my OH was well rested on the Friday (he's the driver) he would have less chance to moan LOL

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RandomMess Thu 23-Aug-18 18:25:42

The M6 is not good at the moment from Lancaster down... not sure if any of the road works may have finished by then?

hilbil21 Thu 23-Aug-18 20:51:19

I hope so!! Still a month to go

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DeathMetalMum Thu 23-Aug-18 21:01:19

Chester would be an easy stop off. Off the M6/56, and v easy to get back on track as you'd possibly be passing through anyway to head to North Wales.

smaiwa Sun 26-Aug-18 10:49:53

We always try to do Wales to Scotland in one go. Then you don't have to think of starting another 3 hour journey in the morning. Glasgow to Pwlleli (Haven) is about 6 hours plus stops. The M6 from Lancaster to the M56 turn off is usually busy but not the worst. Tebay services is a nice place to take a break.Then there's Chester services at the end of the M56 or Asda in Queensferry (the Welsh one, that is..) just over the Welsh border and just off the A55 (https://storelocator.asda.com/store/queensferry).

Aimarge Sun 26-Aug-18 11:06:41

Go to Chester it's got the zoo or you can walk along the river, walls and feed the ducks. Free Roman museum.

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