London to Oxford [stayed for one night]:
Accommodation: Ye Olde Swan Tipi Village, Camping. Cost: £5pp (regardless of pitches). Lovely pub owner, beautiful views up the River Thames.
What we did: Visited Oxford for one day which was enough time. Had a bbq at the campsite - owners didn’t mind.
Oxford to Bath [stayed for one night]:
Accommodation: Stayed at a friend’s.
What we did: Drove to Cheddar Gorge. Had Sally Lunn’s Buns. Wished we had more time there! Should have separated Bath and Cheddar into two separate days.
Bath to Bristol [stayed for one night]:
Accommodation: AirBNB in Bristol centre. Cost: £26.79pp. Very nice place, good location.
What we did: Not alot! Bristol was not particularly fun and didn’t have much to do indoors despite it raining cats and dogs. Wouldn’t visit again.
Bristol to Cardiff [stayed for 2 nights]:
Accommodation: Youth Hostel Association Cardiff Central. Cost: £15.50pp. A bit out of the way but has free parking.
What we did: Went out in Cardiff central. Very cheap drinks. Got hammered! Could easily do a long weekend here or an extra night.
Cardiff to Pembrokeshire [stayed for 2 nights]:
Accommodation: Shortlands Farm. Cost: £8pp. Absolutely stunning location. Right near a private beach that was almost empty all day. A bit of a hike but so worth it. Second night stayed at a friend’s.
What we did: Visited the beach. Visited Hilton Court Gardens - completely beautiful. Would stay in Pembrokeshire for 3 nights next time.
Pembrokeshire to Snowdonia [stayed for 2 nights]:
Accommodation: YHA Snowdon Llanberis. Cost: £13pp, one night. Nice place, perfect location for climbing Snowdon. The Heights Bunkhouse. Cost: £15pp, one night. Good location, but not a good place to stay. No bedding included and food very poor in the pub.
What we did: Climbed Snowdon - absolutely breathtaking. Tried some epic ice-cream. Went kayaking around Llyn Padarn Lake. Expensive but very beautiful.
Snowdonia - Liverpool [stayed for one night]:
Accommodation: Campanile Liverpool. Cost: £16pp. Nice place, a bit out of the way.
What we did: Went to Woody’s Karaoke Bar - very fun place and not expensive to drink there. Lovely staff. Would have loved to spend an extra night in Liverpool. On a previous trip, we went to Knowsley Safari park which was surprisingly such a good day out for the price.
Liverpool to Lake District [stayed for 2 nights]:
Accommodation: Pound Farm Park. Cost: £13.33pp. Lovely place, great hosts.
What we did: The World of Beatrix Potter attraction. It was phenomenal! We had afternoon tea here! Had BBQs outside our pod at the accommodation.
Lake District to Newcastle [didn’t end up staying]
When we arrived in newcastle, there were so much roadworks and diversions that we couldn’t find a single place to park. Traffic lasted for hours so we continued our journey to Whitby instead.
Newcastle to Whitby [stayed for 2 nights]:
Accommodation: YHA Whitby. Cost: £23.65pp. The best accommodation we’ve stayed in with regards to location. Attached to the old abbey. The hostel is in a huge old fashioned house.
What we did: Visited the town, did a boat ride on a pirate ship, did the silly Dracula attraction, had chips in gravy, went to a rooftop bar, visited the abbey. Would stay for longer on a stand alone holiday.
Whitby to York [stayed for one night]:
Accommodation: YHA York. Cost: £15pp. Nice place, a bit far out from the centre.
What we did: Jorvik Viking Centre; really good, informative and fun. York Dungeons - better than London Dungeons!
York to Leeds [stayed for two nights]:
Accommodation: AirBNB just out of the centre. Cost: £19.50pp. Out of the centre, fantastic host.
What we did: Went to open mic, went to various pubs. Not much to do here. Would have skipped it and spent an extra day in York instead.
London - Oxford (2 nights)
Oxford - Bath (1 night)
Bath - Cheddar (1 night)
Cheddar - Cardiff (3 nights)
Cardiff - Pembrokeshire (3 nights)
Pembrokeshire - Snowdonia (2 nights)
Snowdonia - Liverpool (2 nights)
Liverpool - Lake District (2 nights)
Lake District - Whitby (3 nights)
Whitby - York (2 nights)
Total nights: 21
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