Famed for its wild and rugged landscapes, Wales is every outdoor lover’s dream. Soaring mountains, impressive deep valleys, ancient woodlands, untouched beaches and more, it’s undeniably immersive, and sensational sights are in abundance. Each mile you cover of this country will bring you rugged scenes, with plenty of ‘road less travelled’ options for you to choose from. The natural playground provides the backdrop for what will be an unforgettable adventure; check out our travel guide for insider knowledge on when to go, unmissable sights, fantastic attractions and some show-stopping accommodation options!
Best Time to Visit?
We all have a preferential season, some like the autumn for the pallet of warm colours and crisp leaves underfoot, others favour the promise of the summer sun and the smell of BBQ’s in the air, and there are some that can appreciate the beauty of winter or the new life that spring brings. Each season in Wales presents something entirely different to the next, and the ever-changing landscape throughout these makes each month a delight.
Depending on where in Wales you’ll be visiting, and where you are coming from, will depend on how long it takes you to get there. For example, London to Pembrokeshire takes just under five hours and London to the Brecon Beacons takes just over three. There are regular trains from main cities and towns to Wales, as well as coaches which will take you directly to some of the beauty spots. Once you’ve arrived in Wales, local buses can get you to most of the highlights, although your own vehicle may come in hand for those attractions which are a little further out of the way.
Epic Sights to See
With so many natural wonders in Wales, it’s a little tricky to list just a handful, but, to give you a good overview of the country, we’ve listed just a few of our favourites, from the tip of the country, to the southern areas.
The Great Orme, North Wales
A soaring mass of limestone which dramatically jolts out of the ocean, the Great Orme and the surrounding sights will leave you speechless. At approximately 207 meters high, the bold natural landmark is a must-see.
Snowdonia National Park
Just one of the breathtaking landscapes that put Wales firmly on the world map, Snowdonia National Park will instil awe from the day you arrive, to the day you leave, it’s highly likely you’ll still be reveling in its beauty when you return home! With snow-capped mountains, lakes, rivers, history and more, there really is something for all interests.
Pembrokeshire Coast National Park
With 870 miles of coastline, visitors are spoiled for choice when it comes to golden beaches, hidden bays and coastal towns and villages to visit, choosing where in Wales you can make the most of this glorious coast can be a little tricky! One of the top spots for family days spent building sand castles, eating fish and chips and all of the other quintessential seaside holiday activities, has to be Pembrokeshire. This award-winning part of Wales is nothing short of beautiful. The wildlife, flora, beaches and bays, the history, everything about it will have you falling madly in love, again and again.
More Sights to See
• Pontcysyllte Aqueduct
• South Stack
• Caldey Island
• Brecon Beacons
• Bala Lake
Fantastic Attractions to Visit
Whether you’re a history buff who enjoys stepping back in time and discovering the wonders of the past, or you’re a thrill seeker who likes to get their blood pumping during an action and adventure packed break, the plethora of fantastic attractions in Wales makes it an ideal destination for visitors of all preferences. From ancient castle ruins, loving preserved historic houses, to underground caves and zooming zip wires.
Attractions to Visit
• Conwy Castle
• Ffestiniog Railway
• Surf Snowdonia
• Centre of Alternative Technology
• St Davids
Where to Stay?
Choose an accommodation option as epic as the holiday itself! With so many unique abodes in Wales, coming back will be as exciting as the itinerary you have planned. Make the most of the landscape in Wales, glamping is a fantastic way to immerse yourself in the natural surrounding.