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4 Reasons to Visit Wales this Summer

Save money this summer by holidaying in Wales, UK. With its stunning landscapes, rich history and vibrant culture, Wales stands out as the perfect choice for a UK adventure – whether you’re travelling as a family, in a couple or solo.

You can stay by the sea, in the heart of a national park, or in Cardiff, the country’s capital city. If you fall in love with this part of the world, consider investing in permanent holiday accommodation for stress-free visits at a moment’s notice. From static caravans by the beach to charming countryside cottages and modern apartments, there are options to suit every taste and budget. 

Discover what awaits in this remarkable country that’s right on the doorstep.

1. Wales is famous for its spectacular beaches and mountains

Explore some of the most picturesque landscapes in the UK, including three national parks. Home to the tallest mountain in Wales, Snowdonia is the best-known, while Pen y Fan is an easier hike for beginners, surrounded by the Brecon Beacons, a mountainous area with dramatic tall peaks, is a stunning spot for outdoor activity.

Part of Swansea (the famous birthplace of poet Dylan Thomas), the Gower peninsula offers some of the most glorious beaches in the world (Rhossili is frequently awarded and has even beaten Caribbean beaches! 

See the best beaches in Gower here

2. Wales has its own rich heritage (and lots of castles!)

Explore the centuries-old culture of Wales, present in ancient historical sites, local folklore and traditions and annual events and festivals. 

Kids and adults alike will love climbing the castles which stand proud, visible for miles around. Top picks include Caernarfon, Conway and Cardiff Castle, each boasting a fascinating story. In the evenings, seek out traditional music in local bars and pubs. 

Before you go to Wales, listen to the language via a song or poem: so much of the country’s culture is present in these melodies and the subjects they discuss. 

3. Wales’ urban hotspots are wide and varied

From bustling cities to quaint market towns, Wales offers a range of urban experiences. 

Cardiff is the vibrant capital city, with many attractions including the modern Millennium Centre which hosts world-class performances and the engaging National Museum. Swansea is Wales’ second city, boasting water-front living and plenty of beaches – definitely don’t miss Mumbles, where you can eat and drink to your heart’s content, hike the coast or surf/relax at Langland or Caswell beach. 

For a more laid-back experience, head to towns like Hay-on-Wye, famous for its literary festival and numerous bookshops, or Tenby in west Wales, with its picturesque harbour and sandy beaches. 

4. Wales is a paradise for outdoor adventure lovers

Wales is a playground for outdoor enthusiasts with its diverse landscapes offering endless opportunities for adventure sports on land and water. 

Surf the waves at popular beaches like Llangennith and Rhossili Bay, go white-water rafting in the River Tryweryn, or try your hand at coasteering along the dramatic coastlines. For those who prefer a more leisurely pace, there are also fishing spots to enjoy.

On land, hiking, biking and horse-riding trails to suit all abilities are plentiful, or you can relax with a round of golf on one of the attractive courses. 

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