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. If you love holidaying with your pets - see our new Dog Friendly holiday rentals
Barafundle Bay. Beautiful secluded sandy bay. One of many fine beaches in Wales like Rhossili Bay, Marloes Sands, Cefn Sidan, Tenbyand many more. Folly Farm is a Zoo, town farm, fairground and play area. Lions, Rhino's, Penguin's and Giraffe's are just some of over 90 different species can be seen up close Llechwedd Caverns Trampoline Park.
Desend into an old slate mine to a 10,000 sq feet subterranean playground. Oakwood Theme Park & Water Slide. Much to offer for a family day out. From wild rides for thrill seekers to family adventures. Portmeirion Village. World famous minature village. Beautifully ornate fantasy Italianate minature village. Worm's Head Tidal Island. With caves and blowholes this jagged snaking serpentine shaped has attracted thousands of adventure explorers over the years.
Most popular areas for tourists and holidaymakers in Wales
Oakwood South Wales.
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