The Best Places To Visit & Stay In Wales
The smallest of mainland Britain’s component countries, Wales offers many wonderful reasons to visit. The south includes cosmopolitan Cardiff, a good base from which to begin exploring the rest of the country.
With its splendid castle, arcades, and historic buildings, it’s a city with plenty of places to visit and things to do.
When you’re ready to venture further afield, you’ll find an abundance of attractions, including more than 400 castles and fortifications, gardens, breathtaking scenery, and heritage railways.
However you decide to spend your time in Wales, rest assured you’re in good hands; the Welsh are some of the most interesting, easygoing people you’ll find anywhere.
Cefn Gorwydd Cottages – Ty Berllan
Ty Berllan Gowerton, Gower, Glamorgan SA4 3DW
With National Trust owned houses, castles, beaches, walking and cycling, the opportunities to get out and about are endless. “In the peace of Gower’s gentle farmland – with beaches and bays close at hand”
The Gower Peninsula with its rolling countryside and miles of unspoilt coastline is the setting for these very comfortable holiday cottages which themselves are set on 30 acres of land.
The cottages have been furnished and equipped to a very high standard, and are double glazed throughout.
Visitors enjoy shared use of a games room with table tennis and a pool table, and may relax in the garden area; bicycles are available for hire in Swansea and facilities for water sports and fishing are close at hand.
There is easy access to many beautiful sandy beaches and coves within 10 miles or so, and opportunities nearby for scenic moorland and coastal walks in this designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Gowerton, with its shops and pub, and local trains to west and mid Wales, is only half a mile away. A nearby cycle track leads to the Mumbles, which is famous for its lighthouse and lifeboat station and also boasts seaside attractions.
Dinas Caravan Park and Camping
Dinas, Llanbedr, Gwynedd, Wales, LL45 2PH
Set in the lush Cwm Bychan valley between
Harlech and Barmouth Peaceful setting with direct access to the Ardudwy Way Five-acre site with loads of open space for play ‘If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,’ some folks say. On the other hand, some other folks think, why not constantly improve an already winning formula?
No prizes for guessing which of these two philosophies the genial folks at Dinas Caravan Park and Camping in Gwynedd subscribe to…having made their popular site even better by adding a canoe hire available on the park’s own private lake (or just bring your own inflatable boat to bob about in).
Dinas is set in the lush Cwm Bychan valley between Harlech and Barmouth and is a peaceful park covering five acres. Campfires are allowed and metal fireboxes are also available for a small fee.
You can buy wood on site (please don’t bring your own or gather firewood from around the park).
Kids will love swinging in the trees at Dinas – no, not Tarzan-like but on the tree swings – and there’s loads of open space for ball games and general wheeling about as well as scope to burrow into dens.
Light Of Asia
34 Eastgate Street Aberystwyth Ceredigion SY23 2AR
The Light of Asia Restaurant is open now, Aberystwyth’s favourite Indian Restaurant!
A fresh modern dining experience with top quality Indian cuisine.
Llansabbath Country Farmhouse B&B
Llanover, NP7 9BY, Abergavenny
Conveniently close to the town centre of Abergavenny, Llansabbath Country Farmhouse B&B is located inside a 300-year old historic farmhouse.
Enjoy easy access to beautiful parks like Offa’s Dyke and the Usk Valley Path. Llansabbath Country Farmhouse B&B features five individually styled modern rooms with big beds, free Wi-Fi, and seating areas.
Each room has a spacious en-suite bath or shower with powerful water pressure. Fluffy towels and bathrobes are standard.
The hotel also offers a beautiful, sun-filled and airy conservatory, garden and a lounge area for relaxation. Daily maid service is provided.
There are many options included in your complimentary cooked breakfast which is served in the conservatory with garden/country views.
There is also a cafe, Hummingbird Cafe nearby offering aromatic coffees, pastries, sandwiches and handcrafted wooden artisanal products.
Walking paths for all levels are within 15 minutes’ drive and include the Monmouth and Brecon Canal, Sugar Loaf, and Skirrid mountains. Three Castles Walk is just 30 minutes by car.