Top 5 Places To Visit in Wales
Rocky coastlines, mountainous national parks, a distinctive language, and Celtic culture is the best way to describe the beauty that is Wales. The perfect setting to have the holiday that you have been needing, whether that is to relax and enjoy coastal scenery or maybe learn more about the history of Wales, even venture to see the hidden gems or within the village towns. Wales has it all and we have done our research to collect the top 5 places we recommend visiting!
Home to National Parks, Castles, and countryside walks, this is a location to get back in touch with nature and the best place to capture the best view of Wales. As we all know the most popular must-do in Wales is Snowdonia National Park. Mount Snowdon, being the largest mountain in Wales consists of 6 walking routes - so you can choose which one depending on how adventurous and energetic you are feeling.
The historical Castles located around Wales are the main scenes to capture the history and culture this great country has to offer. Harlech Castle is the perfect setting for garden walks and stunning picturesque landscapes - plus the perfect location to capture the essence of the Snowdonia mountains.
Cardiff is the capital of Wales and a coastal city known for its nightlife, restaurants, and bars! For daytime activities, the Welsh city has several key attractions including medieval castles, the waterfront art complex and the millennium stadium. With a town that consists of small coffee shops and cafes, it is one of the best places to experience Welsh cuisine. As night falls, Cardiff becomes a lively scene of music and bars.
The best way to learn the welsh culture and heritage is by visiting the St. Fagans National Museum of History. Expand your knowledge by learning the historical lifestyle, culture, and architecture of the Welsh people. The museum is part of a wider network that consists of more than forty re-erected buildings from various locations in Wales. This city is also home to many family-friendly attractions that can entertain children as well as adults. It is an all-round location for any traveller.
Tenby is a welsh harbour and resort town that consists of beautiful sandy beaches including Castle beach, old town walls and the Tenby castle ruins. Renowned for both its sandy north and south beaches and having picturesque views that make these beach resorts are the best locations to relax and unwind. Castle Beach is a favourite spot for those wanting to take in the views of the historical St Catherine’s Island, which is the home to St. Catherine’s Fort.
Learn more about Tenby by visiting the Tenby Museum and Art Gallery, which exhibits the local history and displays collections of images and crafts created by local artists. A must-see, for those, really want to step back in time if the Tudor /merchant’s House in the Tenby town. Being a harbour town means that the cuisine on offer is normally a fresh catch of the day. There is also an array of traditional Welsh cuisine that you must try!
This vibrant, multicultural city is on the rise. Newport has grown to be the go-to city with its fine dining and retail outlets. The city is full of history and ancient remains. Newport Castle is one of the later castles that overlook the River Usk. A landmark to Newport built in 1906, the Transporter Bridge runs over the river which gives you a higher perspective of the city from almost 250 feet. Plus, at night the lit-up bridge stands tall and is the best time to take in this marvellous manmade monument.
Do you love beer? Newport is home to Tiny Rebel and is the only Welsh brewery to win Champion beer of Britain - be rude not to see what the fuss is about! The venue started as two lads in a garage and now has transformed into a buzzing bar and kitchen, hosting beer festivals, live music, and brewery tours. Newport is not only cultural but it’s picturesque too, with the tranquil canal walks just a step away from the city. A lovely spot for a quiet stroll that is loved by the locals.
Brecon Beacons National Park
This national park covers an area of 520 square miles on the border of South Wales and includes four mountains: The Black Mountains, the Central Beacons, Fforest Fawr and Mynydd Du. Brecon Beacons National Park consists of grassy moorlands and red sandstone peaks. The area is perfect for walking and outdoor activities. The long-distance Taff trails or Beacons Way footpaths are the ideal routes to take to discover the destination.
This area offers what you would call the definition of traditional welsh food, with local dining of quality slow-cooked food using local ingredients and traditional methods of cooking. This is the perfect location to recuperate, re-energise and discover the true essence of Wales.
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