Wales is a popular choice for UK holidaymakers, and it’s no wonder why. With its eclectic mix of coastline and countryside, and a myriad of interesting towns, villages and National Parks to visit, it’s fair to say that Wales has something for everyone. Add to this an intruguing history spanning thousands of years and friendly locals who are almost always willing to chat with tourists and you have a the recipe for a truly wonderful holiday destination. Now the tricky bit – deciding where to go first!
1. Snowdonia National Park
With Snowdon, the highest mountain peak in Wales, at its heart the scenery of the Snowdonia National Park is simply stunning. The landscape of northern Wales was formed during the end of the last ice age – as the ice melted from the glaciers these beautiful mountain ranges were formed. The National Park is home to lots of rare and endangered wildlife – a bird watchers dream. If you like the type of panoramic scenery that takes your breath away, Snowdonia is the place for you.
Known as the ‘Queen of Welsh Resorts’, the traditional seaside town of Llandudno has lots to offer. The prominent limestone headland, the ‘Great Orme’ creates a scenic backdrop to the town and a tramway provides an effortless way to reach its summit where you can admire the types of views that you can normally only see after hours of hiking. Llandudno’s award winning pier is the longest pier in Wales and there is also a wide curving Victorian promenade, separated from the road by a strip of gardens. The local theatre ‘Venue Cymru’ is noted for its varied productions which include of opera, orchestral concerts, ballets, drama, circus, ice shows and pantomimes. We could talk all day about the wonderful things Llandudno has to offer, but really you should just see for yourself.
3. Pembrokeshire National Park
Pembrokeshire is a maritime county surrounded by the sea on three sides, and much of the area is designated as National Park. The scenic Pembrokeshire National Park has spectacular scenery, is teeming with wildlife and beach lovers will thoroughly enjoy strolling along the endless sandy beaches of the Pembrokeshire coast. This corner of Wales is truly beautiful all year round – whether you’re admiring picturesque springtime scenery or the rustic beauty of autumn, you’ll find it easy to relax amongst these picture-postcard views.
Tenby is a walled seaside town in South West Wales and a great place to kick back and relax, with two and a half miles of luxurious sandy beaches. The town has a rich history, with its medieval castle walls dating back to the 13th century. Tenby was a busy port for hundreds of years and received the first oranges to reach Wales through its dock from Portugal. The houses around the harbour are painted in lovely pastel shades – proving that man made scenery can be just as pretty as the natural world.
Shearings Holidays offer coach holidays to all of these Welsh holiday destinations. If you live in England or Wales, you can book holidays to Snowdonia, Llandudno, Pembrokeshire and Tenby. Holidays include coach travel from a local pick up point, accommodation in a centrally located hotel, meals and excursions by coach. So what are you waiting for?