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.
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.
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.