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- Lamphey actually has a railway station with real trains
stopping. Not bad for a settlement of only 200 houses,
really! Check out how they are doing today here: http://www.livedepartureboards.co.uk/
Plan your journey and book your tickets here: http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/
- but when offered a choice of companies to book your tickets, don't
use TheTrainLine.com because they charge £1.50 to use a credit card,
and the others don't.
- If you'd like to travel somewhere on the train, but can't make up
your mind where to go, then let the man in seat sixty-one http://www.seat61.com/
make some suggestions. Bored with the Eurostar?
Then how about taking a sleeper to Scotland?
- Pembrokeshire County Council comes to the rescue with timetables and
maps with their 'hot link' - their words, not mine: http://www.pembrokeshire.gov.uk/content.asp?nav=838,839,844&parent_directory_id=646&id=8460
Incidentally, I notice that for £5 for adults (less for children) you
can ride around on the buses all day. Great.
- Silcocks Coaches are one of the major local operators http://www.silcoxcoaches.co.uk/
and though I'm not sure where it fits in, so is First: http://www.firstgroup.com/ukbus/wales/swwales/home/
- enough said.
- Find your way around with http://www.streetmap.co.uk/
or if you are just a cartographer then look at Pembrokeshire County
Council's mapping site: http://webmapping.pembrokeshire.gov.uk/
- though the controls take some getting used to. See how
safe our local roads are here: http://www.aatrust.com/files/reports/09032005_riskmap_wales.pdf.
And can someone tell me why they don't dual the A477 as far as the
A478? There have been far too many fatal accidents on this
stretch in the past few years, and reducing the speed limit, and
selectively improving the road surface are really just elastoplast.
The section close to St Clears desperately needs rerouting, and
building a dual carriageway for those few miles will feed traffic much
more safely to Tenby, Pembroke and the Dock, improving trade and
accessibility, as well as helping with ferry traffic.
- This is a good route if you want to go to Ireland; if you time
it right you can even get a ferry from Rosslare to France. http://www.irishferries.com/
Ferries from Lamphey depart from nearby Pembroke Dock.
Here is a webcam for if you want to see the ferry when its loading: http://www.pembrokeweather.org.uk/webcam.php
- Find live information about arrivals and departures for all UK
airports here: http://www.uk-airport-news.info/uk-airport-arrivals-departures.htm
and get some info on Cardiff Airport itself here: http://www.cwlfly.com/.
There are also some interesting news items available about the
- Cardiff airport is great - people in my family have used it several
times, including for visits to Jersey by http://www.bmibaby.com/,
Atlanta (via Amsterdam http://www.klm.com/
which is a great website for going just about anywhere) and best
of all for me, Galway. The airport is easy enough to get
to - you can be there in less than 2 hours by car.
However, it's also possible to take the train from Lamphey to the
airport, though my tip here is to get off the train at the other end a
bit smartish, because the transfer bus from station to airport doesn't
hang around - and it's a great way of having a long weekend in Ireland
in a city a tad better (in my opinion) than Dublin. The
people to talk to are http://www.aerarann.ie/
- Lamphey's nearest airport is located in Haverforwest, though what a
shame it is that KLM don't fly one of their linking flights from here.
will charter you an aircraft, and http://www.helicharterwales.com/
is the place to turn to for a helicopter.
Incidentally, here in Lamphey we see quite a few helicopters, partly,
I believe because they use Lamphey Church as a visual waypoint, but
also because there is a landing pad at the Court Hotel.
Frequently, also, a red helicopter checking the pylons with a thermal
imaging camera is to be seen: http://www.swehs.co.uk/docs/news09su.htm