Often labelled ‘God’s Country’ because of its incredibly picturesque countryside consisting of rolling hills and valleys, bright white coastlines and towering mountains, Wales is a place of inspiration and is a country full of character. From quiet towns to exciting cities and from ancient landmarks to contemporary visitor attractions, there are always amazing things to see and do on a holiday or short break in Wales. Visit castles, living out the stories of the knights of old, or stop for a picnic amongst a beautiful wildflower meadow. Spend your day on the beach, or visit a busy fishing village where you can sample fresh seafood whilst sipping cocktails by the shore. The choice is yours.
The Welsh capital city of Cardiff is one of the most vibrant cities in the UK, with exciting family attractions coupled with lively nightlife and other contemporary comforts. There are many exciting restaurants and bars, particularly around the bustling bay, along with interactive museums, cinemas, bowling complexes and stadiums where some of the world’s most famous musicians host some of their biggest concerts.
Swansea and Newport are amongst the other Welsh towns that are popular with tourists, thanks to their varied attractions including art galleries and museums. Close to Swansea is the Mumbles, which is a traditional seaside resort complete with a pier and attractions, though other seaside destinations such as Rhyl and Prestatyn are equally as popular with tourists.
Venture into the countryside and expect to be amazed by the variety, colour and vibrancy of your natural surroundings. In the Brecon Beacons National Park, for example, you’ll find a wonderful blend of everything from mountains and deep valleys to waterfalls, reservoirs and caves. The countryside of Wales is waiting to be explored on foot, in a kayak, by bicycle or on horseback.
In the north you’ll find Snowdonia National Park, home to Snowdon which is the tallest mountain in the country. Anyone that completes the climb is rewarded with majestic, far-reaching views in every direction across incredible valleys and a tapestry of fields, with an atmosphere of absolute serenity. Should you wish to appreciate the view without burning the calories, why not ride the Snowdon Mountain Railway from Llanberis to the summit?
From the hills of mid-Wales to the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park in the south west, and the Isle of Anglesey, you don’t need to travel far to find a reminder of why Wales is known as home to luscious, striking landscapes. There are so many towns to visit, whether you’re choosing a base your holiday or searching for an interesting place to spend a day. Llandudno, on the north coast, has a Ski and Snowboard Centre, and you can climb Great Orme where you can see the Lake District on a clear day. Aberystwyth, on the west coast, has a scenic bay and some fascinating museums, and Welshpool near the border has some incredible castles nearby. There’s also St Davids in the south west - the smallest city in the UK by some measure - where you can see the impressive cathedral, the final resting place of Wales’ patron saint.
Spend a short break or even a week in the country, and you’ll only scratch the surface of what is available to see and do. Your Wales Hotel is the gateway to a huge array of amenities, attractions and fun family days out, with plenty of opportunities to create wonderful lasting memories.