Ever thought about taking a trip to Wales? You should. The country has so much to offer and there is something for the whole family to enjoy. Even if you want a romantic short break or a solitary vacation you will find what you need in Wales.
From the gorgeous sandy beaches to the dramatic mountain ranges, the country is endowed with a diverse landscape which is as beautiful as it is unexpected. Holiday providers such as UK Breakaways run trips to Prestatyn on the northern coast as well as the capital Cardiff and classic seaside resort Llandudno.
I’ll start with the most obvious. To get to Wales you only need to hop in the car, get on the train or take a coach trip. This immediately eliminates the costly flight element of your summer vacation. There are also cheap B&Bs everywhere and great hotel offers to take advantage of on sites like booking.com.
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Wales is home to three incredible National Parks: the Brecon Beacons, Pembrokeshire Coast and Snowdonia. This trio illustrate the country’s abundance of natural beauty perfectly. The dramatic mountains of the Beacons and Snowdonia provide the perfect backdrop for keen hikers while the coastline in the south-western area of Pembrokeshire has breath-taking wildlife, the opportunity to surf or just to relax on the many beaches.
Welsh people are renown to be warm welcoming people. Wherever you choose to go in Wales you are sure to come across friendly helpful locals. These characters will make your stay.
I’ve mentioned the great facilities for walkers, surfers and wildlife enthusiasts. There is a plethora of other water sports to be enjoyed off the country’s coast and inland, you can go climbing, have a relaxing round of golf or enjoy some fantastic cycle paths.
Wales has some fantastic beach resorts. As well as the aforementioned Llandudno, famous for its classical charm, there is the historic interest of Aberystwyth, the quaint quirkiness of Tenby and family friendly fun of Anglesey.
There’s more to Wales than just natural beauty. Cardiff and Swansea are two vibrant urban hubs with lots going for them. Cardiff is fantastic for the sports enthusiast with some great stadia there is also the Doctor Who Experience for fans of the time lord. Swansea has the Mumbles with it’s great array of shops and cafes.
Dolphins, seals and red kites; Wales has some diverse and wonderful wildlife for the fauna fans. It’s incredible to think that just a short drive from the metropolises of London and Birmingham there is a place where you can see wild dolphins, featherback turtles and ospreys.
If you feel you need a bit of TLC, places such as the Laguna Health & Spa in Cardiff and Bodysgallen Hall & Spa, Llandudno host luxury pampering weekend to treat yourself.