As we’ve highlighted before, Wales is a truly remarkable country filled with beautiful scenery in the form of mammoth mountains, scattered pastoral hills, and images of cerulean waters that will surely take your breath away. It’s especially known for its craggy coastline, mountainous national parks, distinctive Welsh language, and historic Celtic culture. You’d be missing out if you weren’t to holiday here at least once in your lifetime. There’s so much to experience, and that is why we couldn’t help but tell you about the best places to holiday in Wales this autumn.
The Best Places to Holiday in Wales
If you’re looking for civilisation, then South Wales is where you’ll find the most densely populated part of Wales, and by far the most English. It’s rich in character and history, with the most cultural cities being Swansea and Cardiff.
This region is home to magnificent valleys, also known for its dazzling Glamorgan and Pembrokeshire coasts. These coastlines are dramatic and eerie, one of a kind and thoroughly beautiful – a must visit for all tourists. In the south-east, you’ll find Monmouthshire, which is on the English border and is home to the mystical Tintern Abbey and River Wye. It is one of the best places to holiday in Wales.
Where To Stay
Experience the outdoors while remaining near the city. This painted stone cottage, semi-detached to another, is full of character and original features, yet furnished in contemporary style. This cottage is situated in a cute village, within reach of the city of Swansea and the Brecon Beacons National Park. There are plenty of visitor attractions nearby, including Dan-yr-Ogof Caves, the National Botanic Gardens and the Swansea Maritime Centre.
Celebrate in style in Cardiff Bay. Comfortable and convenient accommodation for a group visiting the Welsh capital. Cardiff Bay plays host to numerous cultural and historic attractions, entertainment and sporting venues, good bars and restaurants, water sports, fishing opportunities, and walking and cycling trails. Plenty to explore right on your doorstep, day and night!
Probably the largest and most stunning region of Wales. Mid-Wales’ mountains and valleys are a highlight for any mountaineer or hiking enthusiast and the area is littered with charming little towns that are always close to some source of water, either in the form of glittering streams, the alluring sea of the Cambrian coast or massive, cobalt-blue lakes.
This is the heart and soul of Cymru, the place to immerse yourself in true Welsh culture. It’s lesser known, and the ways and history of its people are felt in every corner, from the sound of the wind through its abundance of trees to the cries of the roaring sea crashing upon its rugged rocks. Its most famed attraction is Brecon Beacons National Park, a gigantic nature reserve which stretches from limestone county Black Mountain in the west, all the way through to the English border.
Where To Stay
A perfect setting for a family reunion or get-together with friends, these 3 peaceful and secluded cottages with a shared hot tub, sauna and games room are set in open farmland with views of the beautiful Welsh countryside. From the property, you can access the local footpaths or enjoy the mountain biking trail. It is perfectly located, close to the many outdoor activities and tourist attractions that the Brecon Beacons has on offer, as well as the celebrated annual events of the Royal Welsh Show, The Guardian Hay Festival and the fabulous Brecon Jazz Festival. Truly, one of the best places to holiday in Wales.
Talgarth is an impressive property successfully combining original C17th features with modern touches to create interesting accommodation in Mid-Wales. This Grade II* listed property is a fantastic example of a historic timber-framed house and is set in enclosed grounds, making it perfect for families with children and dogs. Located in the beautiful rolling countryside, there is plenty to do in the local area. It’s also just a short drive into the Snowdonia National Park.
Even though the North Wales coast is easily reachable, the area, to this day, remains wild and untamed. Thank goodness, because it truly is a marvel. You’ve got to see it to truly understand it!
This, and of course, the grand-iconic Snowdonia. A hiker’s dream, with trails and cliff faces, to explore for months, yet only ten square miles in size. Nestle in its heart and you’ll have certainly crawled ever closer to the true meaning of existence.
Where To Stay
Cilan Farmhouse has furnishings to provide accommodation of the highest quality. Located between the town of Corwen and the Snowdonia National Park, the River Dee runs through this picturesque estate setting. The biggest of five superb cottages, together sleeping up to 30 people, the farmhouse offers luxurious touches throughout including bathrobes for using the private hot tub! Each of the five bedrooms has its own ensuite bathroom and with plenty of living space, you couldn’t ask for more when looking for a 5-star base in this area of North Wales.
The Coach House is for the discerning eye, a place for those looking for something extremely breathtaking. Located on a 100-acre estate in North East Wales and within walled gardens. This large, detached property features vaulted ceilings, feature stone walls and limestone flooring. It is a wonderful space inside and close to beautiful countryside. The Coach House is also easily accessible being not far from Chester and the country border.
So, there you have it, some of the best places to holiday in Wales, including places to stay. We have many other accommodation spots all over Wales, so be sure to check out our listings site before starting up the engine and heading for utopia.