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Explore Wales in 2019

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Explore Wales in 2019

Only 2 hours from London, Wales is green and hilly with a distinct Celtic culture and heritage and a self-belief that gives it a spirit that’s stronger than ever.

Wales has more castles per sq km than anywhere else in Europe, the imagination of your clients can go to work with a visit to one of our 641 castles

Have a day out on an underground tour; take your pick from any one of our mines – coal, copper, slate, tin and even gold!

13 universities and colleges around Wales run quality English language courses for students of all ages

Meet our food and drink producers, learn to cook Welsh delicacies, taste pure rain washed, grass fattened, slow grown black beef washed down with a glass of Welsh wine.

We have 1400kms of coastline and you can walk it all on our Wales Coast Path.

There are 5 Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty around Wales.

13 universities and colleges around Wales run quality English language courses for students of all ages

Meet our food and drink producers, learn to cook Welsh delicacies, taste pure rain washed, grass fattened, slow grown black beef washed down with a glass of Welsh wine.

Take your time; a garden like Bodnant has taken a century and a half to mature so don’t rush it.

9.5 million sheep – more sheep than people in Wales! We speak 2 languages – English and Welsh, no need to worry though, everyone in Wales speaks English.

Cardiff is our Capital City: right in the heart of the city-centre you’ll find a fantasy castle, fine arts, opera, theatre and great nightlife.

We have 3 National Parks, Snowdonia National Park in North Wales, The Brecon Beacons in Mid Wales and Pembrokeshire National Park in West Wales.

Go slow; hop on one of the Great Little Trains of Wales. We look forward to welcoming you and your clients to Wales.

Meet our holiday areas. Wales is divided into 13 distinct areas, each with its own individual character.

01—The Isle of Anglesey/Ynys Môn 02—Llandudno & Colwyn Bay 03—North East Wales 04—Snowdonia Mountains & Coast 05—Mid Wales My Way 06—Ceredigion – Cardigan Bay & the Cambrian Mountains 07—Pembrokeshire – Britain’s Only Coastal National Park 08—Carmarthenshire – Carmarthen Bay 09—Swansea Bay – Swansea, Mumbles, & Gower 10—The Valleys – Heart and Soul of Wales 11—Cardiff, Capital of Wales 12—The Glamorgan Heritage Coast and Countryside 13—Newport & Monmouthshire

Castles

Wales has more than 600 castles – and still counting – dotted across the country,the world’s highest concentration..

Castles play a part in Wales year of the sea. The strategic importance of a coastal location means you’ll find some of our mightiest fortresses beside the sea.

Perhaps the most impressive are the four North Wales castles built by English King Edward I in the 13th century, all UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Standing on a rocky outcrop overlooking the estuary, Conwy Castle’s walls seem to emerge straight from the water. It cost £15,000 to build, a huge amount back in the day – money well spent, judging by its still impregnable battlements.

Caernarfon Castle also occupies prime waterfront real estate. This massive fortress-cum-royal palace, Edward’s ultimate statement of power, was inspired by the fortified walls of Constantinople. Across the Menai Strait, Beaumaris Castle’s concentric walls-within-walls layout is a cutting-edge piece of 13th century defensive design.

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HARLECH CASTLE

It’s land locked today, but clifftop Harlech Castle originally had direct access to the sea. A 200ft/61m stairway to the base of the cliff brought in supplies landed by boat (very handy when you’re under siege). It’s not all ancient history though. The castle recently received a new ‘floating’ bridge and award-winning visitor centre.

For more information on Wales visit www.visitwales.com

Great Castles of Wales, the Best Castles in the UK | Visit Wales

Wales is unbeatable when it comes to castles. From defensive beginnings and the conflict of Civil War to Tudor banqueting and Victorian decadence, the architectural splendour of these fortresses always stirs the soul.

Welsh castles

We've got more castles in Wales per square mile than anywhere else in the world.

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North Wales

The North Wales Way

The North Wales Way follows the old trading route along our northern coast on to Anglesey. There are the resort towns and 13th century castles that line the 75-mile (120km) trail. From this route visitors can explore the Vales of Clwyd and Conwy, the mountains of Snowdonia, the Menai Strait, and our largest island, Anglesey.

Accommodation North Wales

Things to do in North Wales

Seaside Towns & Best Beaches in North Wales, UK | Visit Wales

Visit North Wales' Beaches & seaside resorts like Llandudno, Abersoch and Barmouth to enjoy the great British seaside at its best.

THE 10 BEST Things to Do in North Wales - 2018 (with Photos) | TripAdvisor - Must See Attractions in North Wales, Wales

Book your tickets online for the top things to do in North Wales, Wales on TripAdvisor: See 152,785 traveller reviews and photos of North Wales tourist attractions. Find what to do today, this weekend, or in November. We have reviews of the best places to see in North Wales.

Escape To Beautiful Snowdonia | Visit Wales

An exciting destination that includes Snowdonia National Park, castles, mountains and miles of beautiful coastline. Visit Wales.

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South Wales

Home to our capital city, Cardiff, South Wales is a hub of Welsh culture, sport and entertainment. On a city break, you can sample our first-class shoppingmuseums and golf – and perhaps a match at the Principality Stadium. The Wye Valley has gourmet dining and gorgeous scenery.

 

Accommodation South Wales

Things to do in South Wales

Things to Do in South Wales | Places To Visit | Visit Wales

South Wales. Stand on top of a mountain in the morning. Explore the bottom of a historic pit in the afternoon. Visit Wales

5 Activity Adventures in South Wales | Activity Breaks, Wales, UK

Within two hours of London and the Midlands we have world-class mountain-biking, the best coastal walks and beaches perfect for catching a wave. Why aren't you coming out to play? Pro surfers drop everything when conditions fire up its wave. Yet the reason why Porthcawl scores high for most of us is variety.

The Top 10 Southern Wales Castles - TripAdvisor

Top Southern Wales Castles: See reviews and photos of castles in Southern Wales, Wales on TripAdvisor.

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Mid Wales

Things to See & Do in Mid Wales

Explore Brecon Beacons and Snowdonia National Parks; visit castles, country houses, gardens, wildlife and nature reserves; or keep the kids amused and entertained at one our family friendly attractions (great for grown-ups too).

Mid Wales has 2 National Parks; Brecon Beacons in the South and Snowdonia in the North.

We also have an internationally recognised UNESCO Biosphere (Dyfi Biosphere), and The Elan Valley is a Dark Sky Reserve.

Explore the great outdoors!

Things to do in Mid Wales

Discover the Beauty of Mid Wales | Visit Wales

Visit Mid Wales & the Brecon Beacons, enjoy the beautiful clean air. Find accommodation, hotels, bed & breakfasts, holiday cottages, campsites in Wales.

Beaches and Coast in Mid Wales

Beaches and Coast in Mid Wales

Great Escapes in Brecon Beacons | Get Active | Visit Wales

Start exploring the Brecon Beacons National Park. Here are ten inspirational ideas to go outdoors and get active in the Brecon Beacons.

Accommodation Mid Wales

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West Wales

Pembrokeshire will provide you with a brilliant family holiday. It’s one of the sunniest corners of Britain, getting 20% more annual sunshine than London, and has one of the finest coastlines in the world. That’s not just our opinion – that’s according to experts like National GeographicLonely Planet and Trip Advisor.

Accommodation in West Wales

9 Amazing Things To Do In The Picturesque West Wales

Wales is a beautiful country that sits on the westerly coast of Britain. Much more than just fluffy sheep and Tom Jones, it's a country that is perfect to - 9 Amazing Things To Do In The Picturesque West Wales - Travel, Travel Inspiration - Europe, United Kingdom, Wales -Travel, Food and Home Inspiration Blog with door-to-door Travel Planner!

Holidays and days out in West Wales | Visit Wales

Tourist information on West Wales. Find out what to do on your holiday to West Wales. Visit Wales

THE 10 BEST Things to Do in Pembrokeshire - 2018 (with Photos) | TripAdvisor - Must See Attractions in Pembrokeshire, Wales

Book your tickets online for the top things to do in Pembrokeshire, Wales on TripAdvisor: See 43,301 traveller reviews and photos of Pembrokeshire tourist attractions. Find what to do today, this weekend, or in November. We have reviews of the best places to see in Pembrokeshire. Visit top-rated & must-see attractions.