Wales – the “Land of song” and so much more…
Covering an area of the 20,750 square kilometers, the small but perfectly formed country of Wales has something to offer every holidaymaker. Wales has beaches that are perfect for a family day out and has some of the best surf beaches in the UK. There are three national parks that cover an impressive one fifth on the country.
There are plenty of historic sites to see and some fantastic museums plus Wales has a mass of Male Voice Choirs, Jazz at the Brecon Festival, and a lively band scene. And when you get hungry, there are six Michelin starred restaurants as well as a host of other eateries serving up everything from exotic Asian cuisine to traditional Welsh dishes.
As a holiday destination, Wales has plenty to offer, so start looking for your holiday cottage in Wales now.
Walk the path
Wales is the only country that has a footpath that covers the entire length of the coastline, from the Dee Estuary near Chester to Chepstow in the Severn Estuary.
At 1,400 km, it’s not something you can tackle in a single day, but with such beautiful scenery along the way, it is worth coming back again and again to explore different parts of it.
Ride the railway
High up in Snowdonia National Park, a narrow-gauge railway ferries passengers from the little village of Llanberis to the peak of Mount Snowdon, winding its way through the beautiful surroundings of the park.
At the top, you can enjoy the breathtaking views from the visitor centre as you enjoy a cup of tea and a Welsh cake.
Get in a stew
Wales is a great destination to visit any time of year. In the winter there’s something really comforting about tucking into a hearty bowl of the Welsh National Dish – Cawl, a rich mixture of meat with carrots, potatoes, swede and leeks.
Enjoy a bowl of it served with thick slabs of crusty bread and some chunks of Caerphilly cheese.
Find your dream holiday home in Wales
Whatever type of holiday you are planning in Wales, we’ll help you find the very best in self-catering accommodation. Whether you want a quiet coastal cottage, a converted barn in the countryside, or a luxury apartment overlooking the beach, you can find your dream holiday home here.
Experience the best of Wales
Experience the dramatic rock formations in the National Showcaves Centre for Wales. They are one of Wales’ most visited tourist attractions and also have two fabulous underground wedding venues.
Over the hills...
Wales has more hills and mountains than you can shake a stick at. Experience the magnificent views from the top of Snowden or climb Pen Y Fan and Corn Du – the twin peaks of Arthur’s Seat.
On the water...
Wales has an amazing 39 official Blue Flag beaches, perfect for a family day at the seaside! There are also some great surfing beaches along the Welsh coastline and plenty of other watersports to try.
Use your Brains...
Since 1882 S.A. Brain and Co have been quenching the thirst of the Welsh people with a range of beers brewed in Cardiff. Take a trip around the brewery to see them being made and sample some really great ales.
Enjoy a good read...
With more than two dozen bookshops, Hay-on-Wye deserves its nickname “The town of books”. It is also the home of the annual Hay Festival, described by Bill Clinton as “The Woodstock of the mind”.