Visit Wales, UK

Visit Wales, UK
Harlech Castle

Wales is the perfect destination for a quick and affordable get away with stunning views and natural beauty. It's one of my favourite places to visit in the UK because I always feel rested and refreshed whenever I spend some time there. As per my usual custom, renting a holiday cottage tops the list for me because I can wake up when I want to, cook if I want or go out for a meal. There are lots of things to do starting with walking or cycling trails to being more adventurous with activities such as hiking to climbing mount Snowdon or cycling in the hilly woodlands whilst enjoying the breathtaking views.

Penmaenucha farm

I'm an advocate for holiday cottages because if offers flexibility. You can choose to have your holiday apartment just the way you want it, with benefits of extras such as outdoor living spaces or a garden, you have more rooms for your money, you can eat what you like, when and where you like and you're not confined to one room space. There are ofcourse other benefits renting a holiday cottage. If you fancy visiting Snowdonia sometime, you may consider staying in Penmaenucha Farm self catering cottages. From here, There is a perfect view of the Mawddach valley and estuary, and the start of the Mawddach trail- a calm walking/ cycle path which can lead you down to Barmouth beach.

Mawddach Estuary
The rail bridge over River Barmouth
A friendly horse stroke on the Mawddach trail
River Barmouth

It could be boring sitting in a cottage all day and reading a book, so it is useful to plan your visit to Wales as there are tonnes of exiting things to do, and places to visit. If you're adventurous like me, and love hiking, you may want to try climibing mount Snowdon! However, If you have kids in tow, they might be more exited about hopping on the coal trains and enjoy a ride round Bala Lake and the surrounding mountains. This will be a special treat, especially for younger ones.

I would recommend spending a day out to visit Portmeirion. Oh! This little village is so pretty and an absolute must, especially if you're visiting between April and August as there are so many pretty and unusual plants and flowers across the picturesque folly tourist village.

An aerial view of parts of Portmeirion
The beach at Portmeirion

I would recommend getting a day pass and plan your visit well in advance so that you can make the most of the day with the family or friends.

Whilst you're in Wales, why not take a drive down to Harlech castle and learn about some Welsh and English history. There's never a dull moment. It's an opportunity to immerse yourself in history

Harlech Castle

Still looking for more to do? There are plenty of cycle trails around Wales. Whether you bring your bicycles or hire them when you arrive, you've never be short of places to cylcle and enjoy the views. Remember to cycle safely and wear your helmets. Finally, cool off with a well deserved ice cream!

So, in summary, Wales is a perfect spot for a family holiday that won't break the bank and there are so many fun things to do with the family. So take a break and enjoy a well deserved rest. Did you visit? Let me know in the comments.

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