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The Top Locations to visit in Wales.

Wales at a glance. For a place with such interesting landscapes from snow covered heights to wild coast, Wales is an amazing place to spend some time on holiday. Discover sleepy towns and also unblemished valleys. Or enjoy local communities and big towns like Cardiff, loaded with shops of all types and a dynamic cultural scene. Wales has impressive countryside as well as heritage to explore, with over 600 castles. Travel along the North Wales Way absorbing the stunning Beaumaris, Caernarfon and Harlech castles, which are all World Heritage sites. Trek along the impressive Cambrian way winding through Snowdonia as well as the Brecon Beacons. Uncover the ideas to Dylan Thomas's writings and verse in Laugharne or feast your eyes on one of the best impressionist collections in Europe at the National Gallery Wales. Only two hours drive from London, and also easy access to north and mid-Wales quickly from Manchester, Liverpool or Birmingham by road or rail. All the adventure you might wish for, in this captivating Celtic land can be yours. Beddgelert counts as Snowdonia's most lovely village, with historical roots and magnificent sights.
From Cardiff, with its independent shops, dining establishments as well as eccentric galleries, to snow covered tops and the sports of Snowdonia, there's a great deal going on in Wales. With 5 designated locations of Impressive Natural Beauty as well as three National Parks, you can wander through landscapes straight from a fairy tale story on The Wales Way. View native seals and cozy puffins along 1,400 miles of the easily accessible coastal route, or check out blossom loaded places such as Bodnant Garden in Conwy. As well as with more than 600 historic castles, an incredible foodie scene and beautiful countryside, you'll find a lot to offer in Wales.
20 of Britain's most stunning castles are to be found in Wales - well worth exploring and you even holiday in one. Check out the best beaches that North Wales has to offer. Small in size though big on character, Wales is surrounded by England to the eastern as well as the Irish Sea to the north and also west, and covers less than a tenth of Britain.
From castles soaked in history to honour winning breweries, there are lots of exciting locations to see in Wales. As well as with superb public transportation, plus cycling and rambling courses galore, you'll find it easy to explore this wonderful place.
The welsh people are very proud of their past, language and culture so pay attention as the lilting rhythms of an old language fill the air and see the flags bearing the Welsh dragon flutter over fairy tale castles and buildings.
For a location with such exciting landscapes from snow covered heights to wild shoreline, Wales is small and neighbourly. So switch off from the bustle of life and check out untouched valleys and drowsy towns.
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Most popular areas for tourists and holidaymakers in Wales

Anglesey.
The biggest island in Wales is royal and secluded. It is linked to the landmass of Wales by two bridges, going across the stormy tidal waters of the Menai Strait and best known for its beaches, rolling greenery, windmills and ancient sites. So if your seeking some peace and tranquility, Anglesey is a great place. Do check out the 13th-century Beaumaris Castle with its concentric fortifications and moat. With 125 miles of beautiful coastline and sandy beaches its ideal for a range of activities from outdoor to water based sports. Or just walk the coastal path enjoying wonderful scenery.

Beddgelert.
One of one of the most enchanting villages in Snowdonia. Beddgelert is bordered by mountains and also in summertime it's adorned in blossoms. Ideally reached by the narrow scale Welsh Highland Train, it makes a wonderful base for walking or mountain biking. If you wish to set your own ambition of climbing Wales highest peak Snowdon, this is the place to stay. Just southern of the town you'll discover one of Wales most famous all natural beauty, the Aberglaslyn Pass.

Cardiff.
If Wales is the 'Land of Castles', Cardiff needs to be 'Castle Feuding'. See medieval knights joust at the impressive Cardiff Castle or go to the fanciful Castell Coch.
When it comes to sport, Cardiff is a champ. The world famous Principality Arena, previously named the Millennium Stadium is the residence of Welsh rugby and football and is additionally the normal place for the British Speedway Grand Prix.
Just 5 min's from the city centre is the elegant Mermaid Quay, the ideal location to refuel after an active day of taking in the sights, or to unwind with a romantic meal on the waterside. Cardiff is a widely innovative city with a vivid social scene.
Tip into 2,000 years of history at Cardiff Castle, or savour regional fruit and vegetables and contemporary day arts and crafts at Cardiff Central Market. Feel your heartbeat rise with some auto racing at the worldwide white water centre or head out of the city on the Cambrian Way to discover 185 miles of National Parks, fairy tale castles and snow capped heights. With a humming arts and food scene with independent shops galore, Cardiff is your portal to all that's fantastic regarding Wales.

Conwy.
Locate this middle ages walled market town on the north shore of Wales. Conwy's medieval walls are some of the best protected in the globe and with its 13th century castle, is a program stopper standing proud over the community, its splendid towers are a potent realisation of Wales turbulent past. Situated on the north eastern idea of Snowdonia National Park, the town makes a great base for an active vacation.

Hay-on-Wye.
If you visit in May you'll capture the yearly Hay Event of Literary works, which draws in some of the biggest names in the literary world. Check out the atmospheric preserved ruins of nearby Llanthony Priory, a very early 13th century Augustinian church. The towns location inside the Brecon Beacons National Park, supplies visitors stunning views as well as riches consisting of the Monmouthshire and Brecon canal making Hay-on-Wye the excellent base for checking out the surroundings.

Oakwood South Wales.
Next to Bluestone Resort, Oakwood is located in the heart of scenic South Wales. Oakwood Theme Park & Water Slide offers everything for a family day out. From wild rides for thrill seekers to family adventures for all ages.

Pembrokeshire.
Home to Britain's only primarily seaside national park. In this county in south west Wales you'll uncover Britain's amazing coastal National forest.
Woody tidewaters blend to tough high cliffs, beautiful gold beaches, all-natural rock formations and sea caverns, making this one of the most fulfilling areas of coast to explore in Britain. The town of Haverfordwest is the region's centre and from here there are terrific bus links to areas of interest.

Portmeirion.
A visionary Italianised town. The creation of architect Sir Bertram Clough Williams-Ellis who designed this classical construction in 1926. The pastel coloured rental properties, piazzas as well as swaying cypress trees provide the village a magical Mediterranean air.
The picture excellent town is also home to a grand Festival. This intimate celebration features a bespoke array of art, theatre and also music, along with its program of one off experiences. For foodies, take a seat at one of the epic Lengthy Table Banquets. The most effective means to get to Portmeirion from Cardiff is by car. It takes around three and a half hours depending on traffic.

St David's.
This is a little community in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park that makes an appealing day out or base for discovering the area. Pretty St David's in west Wales has enchanting streets decorated with bunting and also adorable cafes, galleries and stores and is the UK's tiniest city. Visit the well known basilica, which dates back to the sixth century and was started by St David himself a Saint of Wales.

Tenby.
Tenby's Welsh name suggests little fortress of the fishes. A suitably charming Welsh name for this walled seaside town with a lively boating neighbourhood. Walk its 13th century walls, appreciate its vibrantly coloured buildings as well as appreciate a day along its fantastic coastlines. Time travel at the Tudor Vendor's House, which is furnished as it would have been in the 1500s. At that time, the vendor and his household likely sold items traded at Tenby's active port from the front of the building from spices to wool as well as living upstairs. Do not miss Tenby Gallery and also the Art Gallery near the harbour, it is the oldest independent museum in Wales. Tenby is in Pembrokeshire, so an outstanding opportunity to visit Britain's only entirely coastal National forest.

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