Wales is believed by many to be the most enthralling part of the British Isles. Largely ignored by tourists compared to parts of Ireland, Scotland and England, Wales’ relative anonymity is one of its biggest highlights. A place where history is alive and local culture is in full display, Wales remains a fascinating oasis brimming with things to see and do.
Perched on the western corner of England, visitors to Wales will find countless amounts of physical beauty crammed into a small mass of land. Home to everything from mountain ranges, lush valleys, ragged coastlines, medieval market towns and ancient castles, it’s little wonder that word is finally getting out about the land of the red dragon.
Reasons to visit Wales are endless and lovers of the outdoors will find many opportunities to put on their hiking boots or ride a mountain bike while visiting Wales. Pembrokeshire Coast National Park is home to some of the most stunning scenery in Britain, while the brave will love the surf and sweeping beaches of the Gower Peninsula.
Those visiting in summer can’t miss the “Queen of Welsh Resorts” Llandudno, home to limestone headlands and some of the best nightlife in the country.
Those that prefer indoors can’t miss happening capital Cardiff, home to some of the best luxury hotels and gourmet restaurants in the country and especially electric when a big game is on at the national stadium. Newport and Swansea are the next biggest towns to explore in Wales, while quaint towns including Conwy and Bangor will provide relaxation and just as many memories.
Capital Cardiff's compelling culture
The culture in Wales is also compelling and whether it’s the sound of the all male choirs or the local Welsh language, Wales’ Celtic past and industrial traditions still make up the cornerstones of Wales’ contemporary chutzpah.
Sampling the local fare is just as essential as downing a few pints of local ale so make sure to taste traditional Welsh stew, Glamorgan sausage, Welsh rarebit and Welsh cakes before you leave.
Though Wales might remain largely unexplored, there really is no reason not to go because nowadays getting to the country has never been easier. Flights are frequent from airports throughout Europe and North America, with Wales also easily accessible by rail and road from England.
Capital Cardiff has the most transport connections and is the first port of call for most visitors to Wales. As the main transport hub it’s also the port where you’ll most likely depart from. Don’t worry though - Wales is the sort of place that beckons travelers for repeat returns.