Wales is the perfect place for a holiday, no matter the time of year! Whether it’s with your family, a group of friends or for a romantic getaway. With so much to do in this diverse and captivating country, no two-days of your holiday needs to be the same. There really is something for everyone; from those in search of adventure or activity to relaxation, sightseeing and more. From the challenging peaks of Snowdonia to the mellower hills and crags of the Brecon Beacons, the dramatic landscape, and it doesn’t end there either. As the world-renowned coast attracts thousands of visitors each year, home to an abundance of wildlife, stunning secluded coves and golden beaches, the natural charms are endless. As if the rugged and wild scenery isn’t enough, the fascinating history, mouth-watering cuisine, picture-perfect islands, idyllic towns and villages, and of course, the warm Welsh welcoming is sure to make your trip an adventure of a lifetime.
The Local Cuisine
Famed globally for the outstanding quality of the food and drink to be grown, produced and served in Wales, it’s no surprise that people fill their bellies and baskets during their stay! Local Welsh lamb used in melt in the mouth dishes feature on menus across the country, and as you’re keeping it traditional during your gastronomic journey, a sample of some homemade laverbread or Welsh cakes is a must!
Whether you’re in search of some hearty pub grub or the full fine dining experience, the plethora of restaurants, cafes and bars ensure you’re never too far away from an establishment serving exquisite dishes made from the finest local produce. While if you feel like a night in, you can fill the cupboards with an indulgent array of food and drink from one of the many markets across the county to whip up a feast of your own. Welsh cheeses, wines, meats and fresh bread all proudly made in Wales – perfect!
Walking and Cycling
The landscape of Wales lends itself to being enjoyed at a slightly slower pace. The winding country lanes, rolling hills, mountain paths and coastal routes all bring ramblers an array of exquisite sights. With routes suitable for all ages and abilities, across the country, you will never be far from the unique feeling of peace and tranquillity that is gained while admiring an outstanding natural scene.
Coasteering is fast becoming one of the ultimate must-do’s while in Wales. Adrenaline junkies and those simply looking for an alternative, blood-pumping experience head to the shore to explore the sea rocks, swim in the open ocean and challenge both their bodies and minds.
With surfing, kayaking, wild swimming, paddle boarding, sailing and more, the temptation to dip your toes in the oceans surrounding Wales is difficult to ignore. The waterways in Wales are nothing short of beautiful, and on each adventure you take, you’re likely to be presented with jaw-dropping sights and memorable encounters! Wetsuits and equipment can be hired all across the coast, and it goes without saying that there are an abundance of scenic spots inviting you to explore.
With more than 870 miles of coastline, each one being diverse and different to the last, you could visit a different beach every day of your holiday and still not have seen them all! From award-winning coves, such as Barafundle Bay to the captivating and what appears to be endless stretches of golden sands on the Gower, these natural playgrounds are perfect for all visitors, and can be appreciated in all weathers.
In search of a leisurely game or hoping to improve your shot? The abundance of golf courses in Wales ensures there is a challenge awaiting all abilities in some of the most beautiful locations. With courses at almost all corners of the country, you could be taking the perfect shot, in what would be considered by many as the perfect location.
From the mystical peaks of Snowdonia to the captivating landscape of the Brecon Beacons, the National Parks of Wales are awe-inspiring. Each mountain ascent guarantees other worldly sights, with panoramic views stretch for miles!
The unspoilt and quiet landscape of Wales creates the perfect habitat for an abundance of nature and wildlife. Seabirds, Atlantic grey seals, dolphins, porpoise and more can be seen during the peak seasons. Our recent blog, wildlife watching in Wales – where to go, may help you decide on which location and creature you’re hoping to spot!
Whether you’re staying in our Lleyn Peninsula holiday cottages during your visit, or you fancy heading to the Brecon Beacons or Pembrokeshire, where ever you go, you will be in awe of the landscape, history, food and drink and comforting Welsh welcome! So, what are you waiting for? Why not begin to plan the trip of a lifetime today!