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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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City Breaks

City breaks in Wales provide the perfect opportunity to discover the rich history, culture and nightlife that the country has to offer.

 

river wales

 

Whether you’re up for seaside stroll across Bangor’s beautiful and historic coastline, a romantic escape to the capital city of Cardiff or an afternoon pottering around Swansea’s fabulous shops and bars, there is something for everyone to enjoy from a Welsh city break.

 

St Davids, Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK: Panoramic view of St David's Cathedral

 

Those looking for something extra special may want to visit St David’s, which holds the unique distinction of being the UK’s smallest city. However, you wouldn’t have necessarily guessed with its fabulous array of cafes, boutiques and galleries and one-of-a-kind cathedral, dating all the way back to the 6th century.

For history buffs, city breaks in Wales are also an opportunity to learn more about the area and gain an incredible insight into how the ancestors founded this great country. There are plenty of castles, museums and historical monuments which all tell their own beautiful story and showcase how Wales came to be. Sites to look out for include the National Museum of Wales, Bangor Garth Pier and Cardiff Castle, which is a notable feature of the city’s extraordinary landscape.

 

Cardiff Bay from Penarth

 

Given the country’s compact size, all city breaks are within driving distance from Cardiff – home of Wales’ main airport. The only problem is trying to fit everything you want to do into a short weekend break.

Browse our guides and find out everything you need to know to make your city visit the perfect getaway and read our handy tips to make sure you make the most of your time in Wales.

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