Travelling abroad for a well-needed getaway is not always on people’s agendas. Sometimes, a holiday closer to home is much more ideal. When you have the whole of Wales on your doorstep, you really don’t need to travel anywhere else. So many stunning locations are a must-see; most importantly, they make a great holiday. This guide will discuss four locations in more detail, giving you information regarding things to see and do – and accommodation options. Let’s dive in!
If you are familiar with the Swansea area, you will understand the beauty of the Gower Peninsula. The Gower Peninsula is a short drive from Swansea, which was the first place to be crowned as an area of outstanding natural beauty. This will come as no surprise when you visit the location for yourself as the sunny beaches – and wild woodlands are a beautiful sight to see. There are plenty of things to do here. You can enjoy an evening cliff walk to watch the sunset – or enjoy a picnic on the beach. Three Cliffs Bay is a popular beach where you can partake in many adrenaline-filled activities like kayaking and surfing. The beach has a lifeguard service, which can also give you peace of mind if you are holidaying with children.
Pembrokeshire has earned its right to be one of the best holiday destinations across the country, and rightly so. This popular location is home to sandy beaches, endless beauty spots, and a magnificent coastline. You certainly won’t run out of things to do here as there are an array of coastline walks and blue flag beaches that you can enjoy. Why not soak in the beauty of Pembrokeshire in a holiday home? There are many stand out options here such as Park Court Barn; a converted stone barn situated on the Pembrokeshire Footpath. Equipped with unique facilities, this idyllic property is your home away from home. The barn sleeps up to 22 guests, so you can bring the whole family together for a holiday to remember. A coastline getaway in the heart of Pembrokeshire is sure to steal your heart.
Snowdonia National Park
Wales is home to three national parks, Snowdonia being the biggest one. If you like a holiday packed full of adventure, this is the location for you. There are plenty of walks to enjoy, each ranging in difficulty, so there is something for everyone. It is also home to the world’s fastest zip wire. If you want adrenaline-fuelled fun, Snowdonia National Park has it in abundance. You can access an adventure map online to find a long list of other activities to enjoy. Snowdonia has a rich heritage, which you can learn more about in one of the local museums. There really is something for everyone, making it the ideal holiday location for families.
If you like to bask in the beautiful scenery and explore the great outdoors, Brecon Beacons is another location to add to your holiday wish list. Brecon Beacons is home to two national trails and a national park. So, there are plenty of opportunities to explore your surroundings and take in the breath-taking landscape. One activity that is a must-see is a waterfall walk. There are plenty of spots to discover. However, planning your trip is advised. On most waterfall walks, there will be a waymarked path. Ensure you stick to these paths as they offer you the safest route. Some paths can be narrow, which may not be suitable for young children. So, this is something to bear in mind.