Welcome to Wales
Dramatic mountainous landscapes and coastline, stunning beaches & some of the mightiest castles on the planet take a look below for our Welsh travel guides, tips & inspiration to help you plan your trip to what we think is the UK’s underrated star.
Llanddwyn Island – one of the most beautiful places in the UK
20 extraordinary castles to explore in North Wales
Wales Bucket List – 40 incredible places to visit in Wales
22 Amazing beaches in North Wales to visit this Summer
Rhossili Bay – voted one of the most beautiful beaches in the world
25 fantastic Anglesey beaches & coastal spots to explore in North Wales
Rivers in Wales
Wales in Winter
Lakes of Wales
15 Picturesque Villages to visit in North Wales
Llyn Peninsula beaches
Things to do in Betws-y-Coed
Things to do in Barmouth
8 Best things to do in Hay on Wye – the book capital of the world
Things to do in Llangollen
Castles in South Wales
Best places to visit in Wales in Autumn
Three Cliffs Bay
Best Walks on the Gower
Things to do on the Gower
Things to do in Portmeirion
Things to do in St David’s Wales
Things to do in Blaenau Ffestiniog
Things to do in Conwy
Wales Travel Guide
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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?