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Cardiff to Exmoor National Park day trip Itinerary

Those living in Cardiff will be glad to know that the Exmoor National Park is much closer than the Snowdonia mountains. In fact, it can take up to 4 hours to get to Penrhyndeudraeth where the National Park offices for Snodonia is situated. So why not take the opportunity and try Exmoor National Park instead.

Here’s what you can do for a day trip to Exmoor National Park from Cardiff

First stop - Wimbleball Lake

Leave Cardiff at 7 am and reach the Wimbleball Lake at 9 to 9.30 am. Stop at the lake and have tea/snack (light breakfast). Then go for a little walk for not more than 1/2 mile around the lake’s many footpaths. Then go to the Wimbleball Lake Angling & Watersports Centre and hire a boat. 

Finish this spot by latest 11 to 12 noon.
Wimbleball lake
Wimbleball lake: Source - Wikipedia Commons

Big Pit National Coal Museum

The Big Pit is a National Coal Museum, the only one to be open and functional in Wales. Although no mining is carried out, it remains open to the public. This industrial heritage museum is situated near Blaenavon, Torfaen, South Wales a few miles from Cardiff. A must place to go for those visiting Cardiff. 

Address of Big Pit: Blaenafon, Torfaen NP4 9XP 
Opening hours: 9:30 am – 4:30 pm 
Phone: 029 2057 3650
Admission: Free but have to pay for car park

Big Pit National Coal Museum

Big Pit National Coal Museum

CityJet comes to Wales

The people of Cardiff will be thrilled to know that Cardiff Airport has been able to secure flights from CityJet which is part of the Air France airline group to operate to their Glasgow and Paris routes. They are due to start their service from 20th of January 2014 from the Welsh capital. 

Great news is that the Jet will be able to cover Paris every single day of the week except on Sundays. There will also be flights to Glasgow twice a day every day including weekends. This is good news for business persons and holiday makers travelling to Scotland. A service to Jersey will also be including during from the summer of 2014 with 5 flights a week return from the destination. 

Cardiff Airport

The chairman of Cardiff Airport, Lord Rowe-Beddoe has said: “This is excellent news. I am proud that the management team has succeeded in securing a new airline to fill the breach left by Flybe. The speed with which this has been achieved is testament to management’s commitment to ensuring the Airport’s success.”


There are 700 CityJet flights a week to major destination of the United Kingdom and Europe. CityJet is well known for its complimentary services on their flights.

Llwyn-on Reservoir near Cardiff

Located in the Brecon Beacons National Park about 1 hour drive from Cardiff is Llwyn-on Reservoir, the largest and southern most of the three reservoirs in the Taff Fawr valley (Welsh Water). A must place to visit if you happen to be visiting Cardiff.  There are excellent walks and the scenery is breathtaking.
Some photos of Llwyn-on Reservoir
Llwyn-on Reservoir

Llwyn-on Reservoir

Llwyn-on Reservoir

Llwyn-on Reservoir

Llwyn-on Reservoir

Llwyn-on Reservoir

Turkish style in Gumbet

Turkey is one of my favourite places in the world. There’s something special in the air, in the general vibe of the place, and it never shows sign of wavering. I recently visited the seaside resort of Gumbet, combined with a night’s stay at one of the Heathrow hotels, and my holiday was more than one to remember. 

Gumbet  - Source - Flickrcom/photos/nickcloke

Panoramic view of Cardiff

Cardiff is a wonder place. There are no shortages of beautiful places in the city of Cardiff. One website that shows the wonderful places in spectacular 360 degree panoramic view is These panoramic photos of the various places of Cardiff have been taken by the photographer and multimedia developer Philip Silver living in Cardiff. He set out to develop these panoramic photos of Cardiff 1997 which he continues to develop till today. These photos were featured in worldwide panoramic event held by the University of California in Berkley, USA.
Castell Coch - Lady Margaret's Bedroom
Castell Coch - Lady Margaret's Bedroom
Some of the views include and the most fascinating of them all is the views of St Fagans Castle - National History Museum. St Fagans Museum is the open air museum of Cardiff. It highlights the way the Welsh people used to live in Wales. A must visit by those interested in Welsh history.

Cardiff Groupon

I usually don’t use Groupon but recently I had the pleasure to visit their website. But when I saw some of the offers that they had on their site, I was impressed and wondered why I never went on their site much earlier. I bought some 50% coupons to go to a popular restaurant in Cardiff and Newport. I was well pleased with myself with that.

Due to the economic recession, these sites are offering great deals be it buying something online to buying holidays to digital products. It’s amazing what you can find if you shop around - you can get lots of good deals online. In fact, many businesses in Cardiff have realised that more and more Cardffians are shopping online and hence are now offering their goods at great deals. For instance, I bought the book and driving test complete 2013 for just 5 pounds which I thought was a bargain. If I had bought in the shops, it would have cost me at least 12 pounds.

Cardiff Groupon Deals
Cardiff Groupon Deals
Those people in Cardiff who have not yet used coupon sites should take a look at these discount offering sites, you will be surprised what you can buy. Now that the summer is here, I am on the lookout for some holiday deals in the Beacon Beacons, Black Mountains or even North Wales. Another one in particular I am interested is family holiday in Anglesey flying from Cardiff Airport as I would love to go that part of Wales.

You can find similar sites on directories that offered similar coupons for shopping disbursements in online directories. Local business should take the opportunity to register their sites using the hotvsnot coupon code.

I found some similar sites just like groupon such as Living Social, BuyWithMe and 8Coupons. The age of discounts has come and it will remain for a long time to come. The people have Cardiff will now be now looking out for more and better discounts.