My mother and I are planning to visit Wales in mid-June next year. We are trying to figure the best way to get from the US to Wales - there are so many options that my head is spinning!
We will be getting a car so we can travel around once we are in the UK. Would it be better to fly into one of the London airports, get a car there, and drive to Wales; fly into London, take a train to Wales, and get a car once we're in Wales; fly into Cardiff and get a car; or fly into another city (Manchester, etc) and take a train or drive? We will probably be staying just south of Snowdonia once we get to Wales.
I am thinking both of the cost (flights into London seem to be much less expensive than flights into Cardiff) but also ease of travel. I don't mind carting luggage around on public transport to get from an airport to a train station, or walking several blocks with my luggage, but my mother is 75 and would have more difficulty.
Also, in the US, flights are usually cheaper on certain days (Tuesday, Wednesday) than on others (Friday). Is the same true with international flights? Our dates are very flexible - we know we want to stay for 1-2 weeks, but we can plan the exact dates based on what will be most cost-effective.