Wales is a country famous for its countryside - the rugged coastline of the Pembrokshire Coast National Park, the wild moorland of mid Wales, and the sandstone peaks of the Brecon Beacons National Park. The capital is Cardiff, with its magnificent castle and fully restored cathedral. It has a fascinating docks area which contains many heritage sites and museums.
North Wales is home to the Snowdonia National Park, which has many varied activities to enjoy, with walking, climbing, Roman forts to visit, and watersports all available within the park. There are also the narrow gauge steam railways which have been restored to transport the visitor through the beautiful scenery of the park. These are a legacy from Wales' mining past, and were previously used to carry coal and slate!
Wales has a profusion of magnificent castles, the most famous being Caernarfon, Harlech, Beaumaris and Conwy. There are many others, some are still intact, but many are romantic, crumbling ruins giving just hints of their glorious past.
South Wales has a beautiful coastline which is preserved as the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. There is the famous Pembrokeshire Coastal Path which is a 186 mile long footpath, encompassing rugged cliff tops and sandy beaches, and everything between! It has an example of almost every type of coastal feature found in Britain, including many rare species of flora and fauna.
Those wanting a seaside holiday should visit Llandudno, with its traditional British seaside feel. It has a 2300 foot long pier, and elegant promenade that you can stroll along, and a 1902 tramway that is still in operation.
Attractions in Wales
Towns in Wales