Wales

Bala Lake and the Aran Hills in the Snowdonia National Park.

Wales

Listen as the lilting rhythms of an ancient language fill the air and see flags bearing the Welsh dragon flutter above fairytale castles…
The Conwy Valley in North Wales.
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World-renowned choirs. Championship rugby. And some of the most spellbinding scenery Britain has to offer. From cool capital Cardiff, with its independent shops, restaurants and quirky galleries, to the snow-capped peaks and adventure sports of Snowdonia, there’s a lot going on in Wales. With five designated areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and three National Parks, you can wander through landscapes straight from a fairy tale on The Wales Way, spot native seals and fluffy puffins along 1,400 miles of accessible coastal path, or explore flower-filled havens such as Bodnant Garden in Conwy. And with more than 600 historic castles, an incredible foodie scene, and a local language that’s as ancient and as beautiful as the country itself, and you’ll find it’s cracking for culture buffs too.

Where is Wales?

Small in size but big on personality, Wales is bordered by England to the east and the Irish Sea to the north and west, and covers less than a tenth of Britain.

Getting around Wales

From crumbling castles steeped in history to award-winning breweries, there are loads of exciting places to visit in Wales. And with excellent public transport,  plus cycling and rambling paths galore, you’ll find it easy to explore too.

  • Planning a tour of Wales? Traveline Cymru have all the information you need on routes, timetables and ticket options for train and buses
  • Looking for more information on transport options? Check out VisitWales informative guide
  • Want to explore some of the cute and quirky towns in Wales? TrawsCymru operate long-distance bus services throughout the country, making hopping from town to town a breeze

BY TRAIN

If you’re travelling to Wales by train, National Rail Enquiries have all the information you need to plan your journey.

BY FOOT

Wales has thousands of miles of scenic walking trails stretching from countryside to coast, making exploring on foot one of the best ways to see the sights.

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