Ideas for Welsh breaks
Whether it's a last minute city break to the capital Cardiff, a romantic winter escape to the wilds of the Pembrokeshire coast, or a hiking trip in Snowdonia, Wales offers a spectrum of thrilling activities and stunning sights to suit all tastes. Get online to enjoy this range of Welsh breaks.
Welsh breaks of all sorts often start in the impressive capital city of Cardiff, home to the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff Castle and a beautiful Victorian shopping quarter that offers the latest in high street names as well as a treasure trove of old markets and antique dealers. Spend an evening by Cardiff Bay watching the bright likes unfurl across the city. For accommodation ranging from five star luxury hotels to cheap and comfortable bed and breakfasts visit cardiffbreaks.co.uk
At a dizzy height of 1,085 m, Snowdon is the highest mountain in Wales and England. One of three national parks in Wales, it's an area of outstanding natural beauty with around 100 lakes, 90 mountain peaks, moors and wetlands guarded to the west by 37 miles of pristine beaches and rugged coastline. Fans of wildlife will be in their element - Snowdonia is home to both an unique species of rainbow beetle and lily. Stay in a luxury hotel in one of the many picturesque towns dotted around Snowdonia or rough it with a camping trip. Visit visitsnowdonia.info for more information.
The Pembrokeshire coast
The Pembrokeshire Coast was designated a National Park in 1952 and is the only National Park in Britain that is largely made up of coastal region. Covering 240 square miles nestled against the West Coast of Wales, it offers stunning scenery, all kinds of marine wildlife wonders, from dolphins to seabirds, and activity holidays for those who enjoy biking, hiking and water sports. Visit pembrokeshirecoast.org.uk for more information.
For other ideas for Welsh breaks try the stunning Brecon Beacons National Park in mid Wales, Swansea Bay with its surrounding five Blue Flag beaches, the Isle of Anglesey on the north western tip of Wales (sometimes home to Prince William and Kate Middleton) or historic Portmeirion village where the 1960s television series The Prisoner was filmed.