Unfortunately, when one considers a holiday in Wales the thought is met with images of sitting in a Caravan in a dull field with rain pitter-pattering off the roof, this is however could not be farther from the truth. Wales is a vast and rugged landscape of lush green plains, climbing mountains and despite it’s meteorological disadvantage, some of the most photogenic coastline on the British Isles. If you have discounted Wales as an option for places that you would like to visit then I would urge you to change your mind and here are 3 locations that may help you in doing so.
Wales’ first declared National Park is Snowdonia, a huge area of land with a mountain range featuring the biggest peak in Wales, Mount Snowdon. More than 6 million people flock to Snowdonia each year to walk it’s many peaks, to take part in climbing an adventure activities or simply to bathe in the beauty of it’s lands and spend some time away to relax. The national park features a mixture of colours, plants and scenery, there are rivers flowing through the area, fresh springs on higher lands, waterfalls, lakes, mountains large and small with freely roaming animals adding to the picture. Snowdonia is beautiful and packed with adventure.
Another of Wales’ mountain ranges is the Brecon Beacons and it makes as a fantastic place for an active weekend away. There are 6 main peaks in the Beacons and within them is harsh terrain and plenty of opportunities for adventure. Cycling, climbing, nature walks, horse-riding trails are all on offer here along with more heart-pumping activities such as paragliding, rafting and abseiling for it’s visitors and whatever type of sport you enjoy, you can do it here in the Brecon Beacons amongst some of the UK’s finest landscapes. Tourism is steady in these area which is perfect for visitors as many of the activities here are rare overcrowded and the current level of tourism allows the companies that offer the activities to continue doing so. If an active weekend is what you’re searching for then this is the place for you.
Pembrokeshire is one of Wales’ most beautiful locations, bordered by the sea on 3-sides this south western county houses the UK’s only coastal national park. This is a busy town that has become somewhat popular in Wales for it’s high quality beaches, in 2011 alone the region had 39 beaches recommended for Blue Flag awards. Whilst the region may not have the weather for tourists to laze on the beaches topping-up tans that should take nothing away from the beauty of these sandy beaches against the rugged coast. There are several places that you can stay along the coast like St Davids, Milford Haven or Trenby, all busy little towns that have plenty of places of interest, scenic walks and plenty of places to stop for a drink. If this was the Caribbean then Pembrokeshire would be one of the most visited locations in the World.