If you are looking for a stunning area to visit, with breathtaking views, plenty to do, you don’t have to look much further than Wales. You get mountains as well as the beach, plus history and culture to boot. So if you are looking for a family trip or staycation, then Wales would be a great option for you. It makes for a perfect place to road trip too. So here are some of the top spots that you could visit in Wales.
South Coast of Wales
Taking a drive along the south coast of Wales is like no other. The views and scenery are so beautiful and really quite varied. There are plenty of cliff-top drives as well as sea views and plenty of greenery and woods. There are a lot of castles and places from history on the drive too. You could visit Laugharne and Harlech before driving onto the stunning Carmarthen Castle, just by the River Towy. So there are plenty of pit-stops along the way if you’ve got kids that are a little restless.
There is so much to see and do in Pembrokeshire. It may seem a little far out from anything. But there are lots of walks, hikes, and beaches, as well as small towns, shopping and amusements. There are many holiday cottages as well as holiday parks and hotels. It is an area that is set up for visitors but doesn’t feel very touristy at all. So it is a must for some point in your life. Especially if you have little ones; they’ll love the beaches and castles.
In winter, you might even see some snow on top of the mountains. In warmer months you can enjoy the natural beauty of the area, in the lovely national park. If you like the outdoors, then it is a must. You can walk, hike, cycle, and climb. There are plenty of options for water-based sports in the area too. So it is perfect for an active family with school aged children. You could go rafting or kayaking, as well as ziplining. There really is something for everyone. But the views work for everyone, of course.
The Heartland of Wales
While the beaches and coastal regions of Wales are stunning, there is still plenty to do in the heartland. First of all, there is the Brecon Beacons national park. You could explore and adventure in that area, before heading off to the Cumbrian mountains. It isn’t quite the same as Snowdonia but offers just as breathtaking scenery. Lake Vyrnwy is a great place to visit in the centre of Wales too. The area has even been compared to Switzerland as it is comparable in scenery and views and beauty. If you are after a bit more hustle and bustle, then there are plenty larger cities to visit too.
So when are you going to plan a trip? Though there are a lot of people that speak Welsh, all the signs are written in English as well. So it really would make for a great home-from-home staycation destination.