The Best of Wales and where to go next

The United Kingdom really is a beautiful place to visit and, because of its geography, each area of the land is different so there is an enormous variety of things to see and do. This post is focusing on Wales as each time I have visited I have been swept away by the beauty, the culture and the kindness of the Welsh people. I’m starting with the places I have been to and loved and then go on to some of the places I would still like to visit.

Tenby

Tenby beach view

Long before the twins arrived, Paul and I drove to Tenby with Megan and spent five days discovering the local area. I fell in love with the beautiful fishing town and the wild Pembrokeshire coast that stretches out on either side. We discovered the palace where King Henry VIII was born and we stopped to take in the spectacular St David’s Cathedral

Snowdonia

Snowdon is in the central part of Wales and is famous for not only being the highest peak in the country but a very popular spot for walkers, hikers and climbers. I climbed Snowdon with Team Honk a couple of weekends before I got married to Paul and it was an amazing achievement. Our course had been carefully planned and there was a large group of us – all climbing to raise funds. To say I was exhilarated when I reached the top is a bit of an understatement. If you get the chance to climb – do it!

Llandudno

Llandudno Wales

Another visit to Wales, took us to the top of the country. This time the twins were with us and we were guests of Visit Wales – the twins were going to be filmed for their You Tube channel and excitement levels were giddily high.

Llandudno is the prettiest town which is on the northern coast of Wales. It has a lovely long beach and a lively town. It’s also a fabulous base from which you can go and explore many other places of interest, like Conwy Castle for example.

Conwy Castle

Conwy Castle Wales

One of the places we visited was Conwy and we spent the best part of the morning at Conwy Castle where the girls were being filmed. It was a very exciting experience and it is a fascinating castle which I would thoroughly recommend visiting. They had such a good time dressing up in medieval costumes and playing with the two ladies seen in the image below.

Conwy Castle Wales

That leaves me with the places I have yet to see but would like to one day …

Portmeirion

Portmeirion is a pretty village in Gwynedd, North Wales. What fascinates me is the fact that it has been designed in the style of an Italian village. It was Sir Clough Williams-Ellis who came up with the idea and he spent from 1925 and 1975 designing and building the pretty town now visited by thousands every year.

Aberystwyth

Aberystwyth is an ancient market town on the Atlantic coast which is a popular holiday resort. I have tried to get here a couple of times but have found it difficult to get to from other places due to the position so, I shall have to make a separate journey to visit. That way I can spend time discovering the area well.

Devil’s Bridge Falls

There are many more other wonderful things to see in Wales but another that catches my eye is Devil’s Bridge Falls in Mid Wales. There is a legend to accompany the site, but it’s a nature trail with 3 bridges built one on top of the other which shows breathtaking views of the 300ft falls.

Where to stay

Melin Pandy – Betws-y-Coed – North Wales Snowdonia

Wales has no lack of places to stay from plush hotels to tiny cottages there is something to suit everyone. One of my favourite ways to stay when I am on holiday is in a cottage. The Best of Wales website has an excellent collection to choose from, with something to suit all budgets and the website is also full of fantastic ideas for days out, things to do and places to visit. It’s a treasure trove of ideas.

Have you been to Wales? I’d love to know where you would recommend going?

Disclosure: A collaborative post, all opinions are my own

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