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Distances and what not

I was just tinkering with the Guia Campsa mapsite to see how far it was to various airports from here.

Oporto or Porto in Portugal is 275kms away though it does have the advantage that we could stop off for a dip in the Atlantic about 40kms before we got there in our nearest seaside town. Barajas, the Madrid airport is 363kms away which makes our local airport Valladolid as it's only 213kms or two and a quarter hours away. Actually we do have an airport in Salamanca but as it only has one flight per day to Barcelona it doesn't look that useful for potential guests whilst Ryanair fly between Valladolid and Stansted on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.


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