Holidays in Wales
It is often said that Wales is a proud nation. You don't have to spend long in this magnificent country to realise why. With spectacular natural beauty, a deep and rich culture and varied and surprising history, the Welsh have a lot to be proud of.
The Welsh language is currently having a resurgence and as a famous Welsh proverb states, 'a nation without a language is a nation without a soul.' You'll be forgiven if you're lost for words when gazing across the country from the peak of Snowdon or looking out to the wild Irish Sea from Cardigan Bay in Pembrokeshire however; it really is hard to find the words to describe these views.
Famously friendly, the Welsh are always happy to welcome visitors and share their tips to ensure you enjoy the many delights that the country has to offer. Whether you want to enjoy these breathtaking landscapes, embark on a family adventure or relax on the beach, a Wales cottage holiday guarantees a perfect cottage get-away.
Unspoilt natural beauty overflowing with wildlife
Over half of Wales is designated a National Park or Area of Outstanding National Beauty. These untouched and protected landscapes offer some of the most awe-inspiring landscapes in the UK and can be enjoyed on foot, bicycle or even local steam trains. Snowdonia and the Brecon Beacons are world famous for their towering mountains and rolling hills and both offer views far and wide across the United Kingdom.
The protected status of much of Wales means that there is also a wide array of nature and wildlife to enjoy. From the Atlantic Grey Seals that can be spotted off the Pembrokeshire coast to the Perrigins over the Brecon Beacons and Puffins of the Anglesey islands, Wales is a paradise for nature lovers. If you want to learn more about the natural world, you can arrange a guided tour with an expert of visit many of the wildlife parks, zoos and animal sanctuaries dotted across the country.
The most varied coastline in the UK
Whether you're looking for the dramatic cliff-edge walks or calming beaches, Wales has some of the most spectacular coastline in the UK. If you want to bring your four-legged friend to enjoy the sea with you, many of the beaches are also dog-friendly. Walkers, artists and fossil hunters have been coming to the Welsh coast for centuries and with such a variety of seaside destinations to choose from, you'll be sure to find one to meet your needs.
In North West Wales, Ballyholme and Helen's Bay beaches both offer dramatic views out to sea with plenty of space for the kids to play. In the South West, the long sandy beach in Tenby is popular for windsurfing but is also a great spot for a paddle and for enjoying an ice-cream with a view. Barmouth is another fantastic seaside holiday resort with walking, cycling and other outdoor activities. With fantastic coastal paths and great transport links, you needn't limit yourself to visiting just one of these great seaside spots. You can experience wildly different parts of the coats within walking distance and easily travel between them by car and rail.
A thrill-seekers paradise
Thanks to its rich and varied landscape, Wales offers some of the best outdoor activities in the UK. Whether its climbing, surfing or cycling that you're after, you'll be sure to find memorable activities to get your heart racing.
Snowdonia and the Brecon Beacons are both obvious choices for the outdoors type, with some of the best hiking and climbing in the heart of mid-Wales. If it's water-sports that you're after then Llangennith and Rhosneigr offer some of the best surf in the UK. For the truly adventurous, why not try your hand at paragliding in Newgale or coasteering in Pembrokeshire, where you can jump into the wild waters of the Irish sea below the towering cliffs.
Guaranteed fun for all the family
Wales is one of the most popular destinations for family holidays in the UK. Thanks to great transport links, a huge number of attractions available and family-friendly restaurants in every corner of the country, you'll be sure to have a stress-free trip, with the kids inevitably wanting to come back for more.
With our fantastic family cottages across Wales, you can pick a location closest to the kid's preferred activities. Many of Wales' most popular visitor attractions offer special offers for families and group bookings so be sure to ask on arrival. In North Wales, Manorafon Farm Park and Talyllyn Railway are both charming attractions that will delight the little ones. If travelling with older children, Oakwood Theme Park and Greenwood family park are both great days out. If looking for an experience to really remember, why not head to Zip World in the Penrhyn Quarry. The zipline here is the fastest in the UK and reaches speeds of up to 100mph!
Brimming with creativity and cutting-edge culture
Welsh culture is as ancient and varied as the country's landscape. Literature, music and rugby are as part of the national identity as the Welsh Dragon adorning the country's flag and the country has produced its fair share of global megastars.
Whether your trip involves a visit to the world famous Millenium Stadium or a quieter wander through the many museums and independent art galleries on offer, there are plenty of ways you can soak up this rich cultural tradition. The Dylan Thomas Museum in Swansea and National Museum in Cardiff are two of the most popular visitor attractions and there are a host of music venues across the country. Even in the more remote towns and villages, you'll find the locals in fine voice in the local pubs after a few beers.
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From impressive modern barn conversions to traditional holiday cottages with white picket fences and enclosed gardens, our wide selection of cottages are sure to include one that's right for you.
Looking for that something special for a romantic get-away? Why not check out our properties with hot tubs. If you want to bring your four-legged friend to enjoy the Welsh landscape, we also a number of pet friendly cottages. Whatever you're after, we at Snaptrip will help you find the perfect place to book your Wales holiday today
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