On the southwestern side of Great Britain lies a country slight in size and population but ferocious in heart. With the red dragon at its core, Wales’ deep-rooted traditions live on through Celtic language, musical traditions and proud sporting history. This land comprises vast, green countryside, mountains and national parks. But the cities have their own identity and allure.
Travelling to Wales is easy. It is only a three-hour car ride from London along the M4 to the imposing Severn Bridge, which welcomes tourists across the river to the Celtic haven. There are also frequent train and air services from all around Britain. And there are no scheduling complications to your Wales holiday because Wales is in the GMT time zone. Wales enjoys slightly milder winters than neighbouring England. But don’t forget your coat – temperatures hover around freezing from December to February. July and August are the hottest months, with average highs of 20°C.
On hot summer days, sunbathers flock to the sunny destination Caswell Bay in Swansea. A more tranquil option for your Wales holidays is Barafundle Bay in Pembrokeshire, which wouldn’t look out of place in the Caribbean. For a winter timeout, Wales holidays with kids are popular in Swansea Valley, South Wales, where you can enjoy winter panoramas while huddling by a log fire. You could also take an excursion along the Wales Coast Path. The world’s first uninterrupted route along a national coast, it extends along more than 800 miles of coast, with many walks from which to choose. One of the highlights is postcard-pretty Beaumaris Castle, with views of the national park Snowdonia. For an urban experience, try Cardiff, where the medieval Cardiff Castle stands tall. You can also explore the New Theatre, Oakwood Theme Park and Cardiff Bay. The city is home to the world-class Millennium Stadium, which hosts rugby and football.