Wales Travel Guide

Part of the United Kingdom, Wales is a stunning and historically and culturally rich destination situated on the western peninsula of Great Britain. Bordered by England and Ireland, Wales is just two hours from London but with its gorgeous landscapes, majestic mountains, striking coastline and beautiful national parks it seems a world away. Home to an enduring Celtic culture unlike anywhere else in the UK, Wales is a country steeped in history and is home to an impressive range of ancient, imposing and inherently stunning castles.


Regions of Wales


Accommodation

Wales is home to a wide range of accommodation options and offers something to suit all budgets and types of travellers. With a choice of basic motels, guesthouses and bed and breakfasts to comfortable hotels, luxury suites and even self-catering apartment-style accommodation you can be sure of a convenient and comfortable stay in Wales, wherever you choose to holiday. All accommodation is close to popular attractions as well as a range of shopping and dining options for added convenience. Book cheap Accommodation in Wales


Attractions

Home to one of the oldest civilisations in the world, Wales is home to an unforgettable range of historic sights to see including 641 castles, Roman forts, charming country villages, atmospheric cities, music, nightlife and fascinating local legends including a number of sights linked to King Arthur and Merlin the magician. There is something to capture your imagination wherever you look, however some of the must-see attractions of Wales include Cardiff Castle, Mount Snowden and the Snowdonia National Park in Gwynedd and Pembrokeshire’s St Davids Cathedral, said to date back more than 14 centuries. More about Wales Attractions


Wales Facts

Welsh is the native language of Wales however only 21% of the country’s population can actually speak it and the letters K, Q, V and Z do not appear in its alphabet. Wales’ population of sheep is approximately four times greater than the population of humans. Mount Everest was actually named after Welshman Sir George Everest from a town called Gwernvale in Breconshire. Wales has more castles per square mile than any other country in the world. Wales is home to the world’s longest place name for a town in north Wales called Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwyll-llantysiliogogogoch which means ‘The church of St. Mary in the hollow of white hazel trees near the rapid whirlpool by St. Tysilio’s of the red cave’.