City Breaks


#601

Oh yeah and I rented a car. The villages are very tight for driving around though and parking was at a premium. If I was just going to Padstow and not travelling from there a bus or a taxi would be a better bet.


#602

Agreed, with quiet an independent streak to them. I had the pleasure of a weeks camping there a few years back.
There is also a tradition of hurling with an annual event played there annually.
The Eden project is a must see, a wonderful day out.
http://www.edenproject.com


#603

Have they nice ales and beer there?


#604

they have serious cider down there


#605

Yes they do. The St Austell brewery makes some lovely ales.


#606

I visited the Eden project. Very impressive. But if I was going again I’d go when the schools weren’t on holiday as it was full of kids and their earnest parents.


#607

Wouldn’t it be full of school tours during term-time?


#608

Pretty sure he was more offended by the parents mate, cheek of them.


#609

Dunno.


#610

I’m thinking of going to Seville for a city break in October/November. Have any of you been? Would you recommend?


#611

Yes definitely. Good time of year to visit weather-wise.


#612

Spent 3-4 days there in 2013 in August. Too warm at that time of year but a lovely city. Would recommend it alright.


#613

I’m going end of September so will give you a report when I’m back


#614

Happy to report that this would be a top top idea @Bandage. Just back and had a smashing break there. Great city, very vibrant, easy to get around, cheap, warm - still in high 20’s - and fucking fantastic food

Do it


#615

Lovely. Heading for 3 nights towards the end of this month. Feel free to provide some more recommendations if you get an urge.


#616

To be honest we’re all about the food, so we spent mostly rambling around and grabbing a beer and tapas here and there and falling across places to see.

Restaurants
El Pinton. Absolutely fucking gorgeous. Get all the things. They do a tempura egg yolk with truffle dish that was epic. Just get it
Eslava - spendy but lovely as well. You’d need to book this if you want to really impress your life partner
Duo Tapas - Up around Alameda de Hercules (a big square) is great. Loads of bars up there that are dirt cheap as well
El Rinconcillo - old tapas place, but lovely for a locals vibe
Bodega Santa Cruz - same

Go the Plaza Espana early before it gets too hot and busy - thought mightn’t be when you go. Grand for a stroll. Alcazar is a good half day, but I’ll warn you - there’s a load of Game of Thrones fans around there because they filmed some Dorne scenes there, so you know, you’ll be mingling with them. But it’s lovely

Did the bullring tour - meh. Grand but only cos we were wandering around.

We found a lovely old private palace place that was nice, but can’t fucking remember the name of it


#617

Super. Thanks, pal.


#618

So you just walked around someone’s gaff ?


#619

It was a private palace that’s now open to the public. Free to EU citizens of a Monday

But yeah, we just walked around the gaf


#620

Supposed to be going to Barcelona weekend after next. What are the odds of it being under military occupation I wonder.