WALES

Dramatic mountainous landscapes and coastline, stunning beaches & some of the mightiest castles on the planet

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WALES TRAVEL GUIDE

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LLanddwyn Island - One of the Most Beautiful Islands in the UK

Llanddwyn Island is one of the most special of all Welsh islands.  We’d even go so far as to say it’s one of the most beautiful islands … Read More

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20 Spectacular Castles in North Wales to Visit

The mighty castles in North Wales are among the finest in the world.  From mountaintop Welsh castles to the magnificent fortresses … Read More
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30 Wonderful Day trips from Cardiff to Make

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 … Read More 
Beaches in North Wales IMage of Harlech beach and Snowdonia North Wales UK

10 of the Best Beaches to Visit 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…  Read More 
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A Guide to Rhossili Bay - One of the Best Beaches in Europe

Rhossili Bay is one of the best beaches in Wales and the UK.   It has been given these accolades by popular votes many times, and it’s also recognized as one of the …  Read More 

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The Spectacular Anglesey Beaches and Coast

The Isle of Anglesey is home to some of the best beaches in Wales and indeed the UK.  It has some of the countries most dramatic and varied coastline, with some incredible cliffs …  Read More

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The Most Beautiful Rivers in Wales

The many rivers in Wales are responsible for some of the most beautiful scenery around the country. There are…  Read More 
Image of Caerphilly castle at night in snow. One of the best castles to visit in South Wales

Best Things to do in 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 …  Read More

Landscapes in Wales Image of Snowdon and Glaslyn Lake nowdonia North Wales UK

Breathtaking 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 …  Read More

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16 Beautiful Villages in North Wales to Explore

It’s probably best known for its castles, mountains and beaches, but there are also some amazingly beautiful villages in North Wales to explore. …  Read More
Llŷn Peninsula Beaches Image of beach huts at Llanbedrog Beach

14 Stunning Beaches to Visit on the Llyn Peninsula

The Llŷn Peninsula is the finger of land occupying the north-west of the Welsh mainland. Most of it is designated an Area of Outstanding …  Read More
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The 40 Best Landmarks in Wales to Add to Your Bucket List

How many landmarks in Wales can you name? A few Welsh castles, maybe? The rugby stadium in Cardiff that used to be … Read More 
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18 Beautiful Lakes in Wales to Visit

If you want to so seek out the most beautiful places in Wales, some of the Welsh lakes are a brilliant place to start…. Read More
Things to do in Hay-on-Wye Image of the town of Hay-on-Wye below Hay Bluff mountain

A Guide to Hay-on-Wye

It’s best known as the town of books, and hosts the Hay Festival of Literature and Arts each year. Yet there are plenty more things to do ….Read More
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The Great 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 ….  Read More
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9 Best Things to do in the Gorgeous Town of Llangollen

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,…
Best Places to Visit in Wales in Autumn Image of Tintern Abbey in the Wye Valley in autumn

The 10 Best Places to Visit in Wales in Autumn

Wales has some of the most beautiful landscapes in the UK, and each autumn the forests, hills and valleys turn a magical array of colours. Autumn in Wales can be spectacular. As…
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14 Lovely things to do in the Holiday Resort of Barmouth

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…
Things to Do in Betws-y-Coed Image of Moel Siabod mountain and countryside near Betws-y-Coed

Things to do in Betws-Y-Coed

It’s the starting point for many Snowdonia adventures, but there are so many things to do in Betws-y-Coed itself. It’s one of the best places to stay in Snowdonia National Park, with the best …
Castles in South Wales Image of Caerphilly Castle South Wales UK

35 of the Best Castles in South Wales

Wales is Castle Central. According to the national tourist office there are 641, which is a huge amount for a relatively small country. And castles in South Wales make up a large…
Gower Beaches Image of Rhossili Beach on the Gower Peninsula Wales UK

Gower Beaches Guide

According to many a visitor poll, Gower beaches are among the best beaches in Wales, UK, Europe, even the world. The Gower Peninsula, just to the west of the city of …
Things to do in Portmeirion Image of village through archway

Things to do in the Whimsical Village of Portmeirion

Portmeirion is the ultimate fantasy and folly. It’s a small private village on the North Wales coast designed by architect Clough Williams Ellis. He designed some buildings and…
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15 things to do in St David's - the smallest city in Britain

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…
Things to do in Blaenau Ffestiniog Image of slate tips above the town of Blaenau Ffestiniog Wales

10 Amazing 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…
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A Guide to the Fortress Town of Conwy

The fortress town of Conwy,Wales is one of the most beautiful towns in the UK.  It’s a small town tucked in near the estuary of the Conwy river, barely a mile from the North…
Welsh Islands Image of Skomer Island, Wales

22 Beautiful Welsh Islands to Discover

There are over fifty Welsh islands dotted around Wales’ coastline. They range from tidal islands you can reach on foot to remote rocky outcrops accessible by long boat trips, and…
Best Welsh Castles Image of Caernarfon Castle at night North Wales UK

10 Majestic Welsh Castles to Explore

Wales is sometimes called the castle capital  of the world.  Here are some of the best. There are over 600 castles in Wales, some of which are the best castles in the world…

 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.

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?