I'll be in Wales, staying near Cardiff, for 3 days in early March (really only about 2 days when we factor in arriving in Wales on Day 1 and then needing to arrive in Bristol by late dinnertime on Day 3).
I've always wanted to go to Hay on Wye, but it's problematic on this trip for two reasons:
- it's a bit far from the other sights we are considering in and
around Cardiff, Newport, etc
- I can't really buy many books because I'd rather not end up with overweight baggage fees
- We don't have any flexibility in where we sleep, so staying near Hay-on-Wye isn't an option
Can I get verification from any of you that Hay-on-Wye is not a great idea for this trip and should be tabled for next time?
Or, are there interesting sights to see along any of the major routes between Hay-on-Wye and Cardiff or Newport?
Where interesting = historical interest, special food/drink experiences, museums, castles, easy nature walks.
We are traveling by car and I don't want to spend more than an hour in the car at one stretch, and not be in the car more than around 2 hours per day. I could tolerate 3 hours if some of the time is after dark.