DELVE INTO EUROPE

Wales

Welcome To Wales

 Wales is probably the least known and least understood part of the UK to non-Brits. It’s also among the most beautiful. Its defining features are its dramatic mountainous landscape and coastline, with some of the best beaches in Europe thrown in for good measure.  

The most visible – and famous – elements of its history are its 600-odd castles. Some of them – most notably those at Caernarfon and Conwy – are among the mightiest medieval castles on the planet.

The most visible – and famous – elements of its history are its 600-odd castles. Some of them – most notably those at Caernarfon and Conwy – are among the mightiest medieval castles on the planet.

These, and the nearby Snowdonia National Park, are the first ports of call for many visitors to Wales.

Those of a sporting persuasion often head to the capital, Cardiff, first. It has hosted everything from a Champions League final to Ashes cricket Test matches and, most famously of all, Wales rugby internationals.

Most come away to tell of a great compact capital city with a wealth of things to see, including, you guessed it, two castles.  It’s impossible to conclude without mentioning the mountains of the Brecon Beacons, the ‘Green Desert’ of remote upland Mid Wales, and the stunning beaches of the Gower Peninsula and Pembrokeshire. And if you ever find a more beautiful seaside town than gorgeous Tenby, do tell us, won’t you?

 

Wales In Winter

Wales In Winter

WALES IN WINTER If you plan to visit Wales in winter, there’s a good chance you’ll see it at its most magical. The days are short, the evenings long, the temperature drops but I’ve found over many visits that winter in Wales might be cold but it warms the soul rather...

Things to do in Blaenau Ffestiniog

Things to do in Blaenau Ffestiniog

THINGS TO DO IN BLAENAU FFESTINIOG It’s one of the most unusual landscapes in Wales, set in an imposing amphitheatre of mountains, with an imposing amphitheatre of slate spoil and waste between the houses and the mountains. I...

The Best Landscapes in Wales

The Best Landscapes in Wales

LANDSCAPES IN WALES It’s the landscapes in Wales that leave the strongest impression with visitors. We’ve travelled to every corner of the country, in some cases countless times over, and our guide to the many landscapes of Wales is a great introduction to the many...

Best Beaches in North Wales

Best Beaches in North Wales

BEACHES IN NORTH WALES  We love exploring the many beaches in North Wales.  They have everything you could want from a beach, whether it’s wild Welsh scenery, miles of sand for the kids to run along, somewhere to surf or kayak or just chill out in...

Best Villages in North Wales

Best Villages in North Wales

Best Villages In North Wales It’s probably best known for its castles, mountains and beaches, but there are also some amazingly beautiful villages in North Wales to explore.  We’ve covered virtually every main road and back road in the region over the years,...

Rhossili Bay – The Ultimate Guide

Rhossili Bay – The Ultimate Guide

RHOSSILI BAY Rhossili Bay is one of the best beaches in Wales and the UK. Don’t just ask me – it has been given these accolades by popular votes many times, and it’s also recognized as one of the most beautiful beaches in Europe and one of the best beaches in the...

The Best Castles in North Wales

We’ve compiled a collection of castles in Northern Wales to whet your appetite. We have visited them all, some several times over. We’ve included the most obvious castles North Wales has – the four great castles of Edward I, that comprise Wales’ first UNESCO World...

30 Best Day Trips From Cardiff

30 Best Day Trips From Cardiff

It’s amazing how many day trips from Cardiff you can do. We lived in the capital of Wales for over six years, and found it such a great base for exploring not only the many things to do in South Wales, but also some of the most beautiful cities in England. Cardiff is...

Things To Do In St Davids Wales

Things To Do In St Davids Wales

St Davids Wales must count as one of the most unusual city breaks destinations in Europe. It’s the size of a large village, but is the smallest city in the UK, in the far west corner of beautiful West Wales. It’s tiny, so what about things to do in St Davids Wales?...

Gower Beaches – The Complete Guide

Gower Beaches – The Complete Guide

The Gower Beaches According to many a visitor poll, Gower beaches are among the best beaches in Wales, UK, Europe, even the world. If you ever dream up a Wales bucket list - or for that matter a Europe bucket list - some of these extraordinary beaches should be right...

The Ultimate Wales Bucket List

The Ultimate Wales Bucket List

Wales Bucket List So what should be on your Wales bucket list? This small country, part of the UK and next-door neighbour to England, has a huge range of places packed into it. And we've narrowed it down to a top 40 best places to visit in Wales. For now. We think...

The Best Anglesey Beaches and Coast

The Best Anglesey Beaches and Coast

Anglesey Beaches The isle of Anglesey is home to some of the best beaches in Wales, and indeed the UK. It also has some of the country’s most dramatic and varied coastline, with some incredible cliffs and offshore islands along the way. Our guide to the best Anglesey...

Things to do in Barmouth, Wales

Things to do in Barmouth, Wales

The Welsh town of Barmouth has one of the best settings of any holiday resort in the UK. It has some of the best beaches in UK, and sits on an estuary with exceptional views of the Snowdonia National Park.  Our guide to the best things to do in Barmouth covers the...

Things to do in Llangollen Wales

Things to do in Llangollen Wales

Things To Do In Llangollen The gorgeous town of Llangollen is the first many visitors see of Wales. And what an introduction. Llangollen is at the heart of the scenic Dee Valley, surrounded by dramatic Welsh mountains. There’s even the obligatory Welsh castle on top...

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This