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Wales.org was founded in 2020 as a site dedicated to Wales. Beyond facts and figures, we wanted to showcase all the wonderful thing this small country has to offer for holidaymakers, thrill-seekers and even the lucky people who live here.

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Destinations in Wales

From cultural landmarks to bustling cities, there’s a huge range of places to go in Wales. Whether you’re looking to escape into nature, experience the capital of Cardiff, or take a boat trip to one of the country’s breathtaking islands, you’ll never have to settle for just one type of holiday when you pay a visit to Wales.

Some of the most beautiful holiday destinations in Wales can be found in its three National Parks – Snowdonia, the Brecon Beacons, and the Pembrokeshire coast. These regions boast historic market towns such as Hay-on-Wye (famous for its literary festival and abundance of independent bookshops), and pretty villages which are the perfect base for anyone looking to explore Wales on foot.

 

A collection of 4 images showing Cardiff Castle, Snowdonia National Park, a beach and a bay in Wales

 

In North Wales, Swansea Bay is home to the country’s second largest city as well as its oldest Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Stop in at the seaside community of Mumbles for a world-class ice cream or spot of retail therapy, before wandering along the coastline of the stunning Gower Peninsula.

If you’re looking for something a little less rugged, Wales boasts some of the grandest National Trust properties in Britain – from Powis Castle and Garden with its Italian-inspired orangeries, to the formal walled garden at the Erddig estate. Alternatively, view Wales on a smaller scale and head to the UK’s smallest city, St David’s, on the edge of the West coast.

 

Criccieth beach, Gwynedd, Wales, UK

 

Whether you’re looking for a city break or rural retreat, Wales offers the best of all worlds. Discover more by browsing our expert guides at Wales.org today.

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

 

Which part of Wales is the best?
As you can imagine there are lot’s of places to choose from! 5 of the most popular destinations in Wales that regularly appear in the “top ten lists” are:

 

Snowdonia National Park
Brecon Beacons
Conway Castle
Cardiff Castle
Hay-On-Wye

 

Where is the prettiest village in Wales?
If you are looking for places to go in Wales that have lovely views and stunning panoramas then you might want to check out these villages in Wales.

 

Portmeirion Village, North Wales
Merthyr Mawr
Solva
Llangrannog
St Fagans

 

Where is the most visited place in Wales?
The most visited place in Wales (and one of the most popular destinations in the U.K) is Snowdonia National Park. See below for some of the other most popular tourist attractions and destinations in Wales.

 

Pembrokeshire Coast National Park
Caernarfon Castle
Wales by Rail
National Slate Museum & The Big Pit
Bodnant Garden