Are you planning your summer holiday in the UK? There’s so much to enjoy when you have a staycation, with much easier hassle, especially in today’s troubled climate. A lot of holidaymakers chose Wales as their retreat for the summer, in fact, this year, everything is getting fully booked months in advance – so don’t delay if you’re planning a trip.
It’s easy to understand why Wales is so popular:
- City or rural, you can find a trip that suits you, from metropolitan Cardiff, diverse Swansea, beautiful coastlines and stunning mountain ranges.
- Wales is quite compact, so it’s possible to see a lot in one stay. You can easily stay in multiple places too.
- Beautiful beaches. If you want a beach vacation to rival Spain or Portugal, you’ve got a good chance with Wales south west coastline.
- Hiking and Walking – You’ll find that galore with Snowdon, Penygader, Tryfan, Garnedd Ugain, Carnedd Llewelyn and many more.
If you’ve decided that a trip to Wales is on the cards for you, here are a few suggestions for different types of holiday you could have.
Camping or a motorhome
As beautiful and welcoming as Wales can be, you’re probably aware that our weather isn’t perfect! It can go from sunny to pouring down and stormy with very little warning. There are some beautiful places to camp around Wales, from the south coast Gower Peninsula, to Pembrokeshire, to the mountains of Brecon and Snowdonia, but you might want to consider upgrading the tent to a motorhome. The advantages of a campervan or a motorhome are many – you can take more with you, it has a kitchen and a toilet, so ideal both for families with younger members, or taking older family members with you. And it doesn’t matter if it rains! On the other hand, camping has more flexibility for locations and of course, is a lot cheaper for those traveling on a budget. Whether it’s camping or caravanning, you’re going to have a good time.
Exciting road trip: Aim for a 4×4
A Welsh road trip is a unique experience that can take you through a variety of landscapes and regions. You might think that Wales is quite a small country – but it takes quite a long time to get around it due to the size of the roads and the density of our mountains. Many people never get to see all of Wales because of this, which is a shame, as there’s so much to see. If you want to enjoy the view and the adventure, you will need a car that can take the challenge – the right vehicle can turn any road trip into a dream you’ll never forget. If you are looking to explore Elan Valley, Pen y Fan, Snowdonia, the Swallow Falls, and the Cardigan Bay coastline, it might be time to switch the old city car and look into land rover finance plans. An SUV or a 4×4 will be the best choices for your trip.
A day at the beach
If you’re visiting Wales in the spring or summer, you might be intending to head to the beach. Although the weather can be variable, the sun is still very strong here, so make sure you pack accordingly. Wales has a mix of wide open sandy beaches, shingle beaches, and beaches with a mix of sand and rock, offering fantastic rockpooling opportunities. Make sure you pack appropriate beach shoes, bring a bucket and spade and a small net for catching crabs and fish. Make sure you pack sunscreen and a sunscreen protection tube, even if it’s cloudy. Some of the best places for rock pooling count Dunraven Bay in the Vale of Glamorgan, Monkstone Beach in Pembrokeshire, and Porth Oer on the Llŷn Peninsula.
Cardiff is such a wonderful city. I’ve lived here all my life and I never get bored or tired of it. I’m always excited when someone is considering a trip to Cardiff, as I know there’s so much they’re going to see! Even if it’s only 48 hours in the city, you can pack in a ton of attractions. We have world famous museums, an amazing castle, excellent shopping opportunities, restaurants, bars and nightclubs. Whether you want a relaxing city break taking in the amazing architecture, taking the water boat and walking through the parks, or a lively party weekend, Cardiff has something to offer.
Every year, Wales welcomes one million tourists. We’re looking forward to welcoming you and your family to our beautiful region, famous for its rugged coastline, breathtaking mountains, and distinctive culture. Croeso i Gymru (Welcome to Wales) and make sure you’ve got everything planned to enjoy your vacation!