Wales is a country which is known for being home to some spectacular scenery and gorgeous vistas. Anyone in search of memorable experiences should be sure to make sightseeing at these stunning spots part of their holiday itinerary.
Here are just a few of our favourite locations that are perfect to pay a visit to on a Welsh getaway. We’ve included some good ideas for places to stay nearby, too.
The picture-perfect fishing village of Porthdinllaen on the Llŷn Peninsula is located not just on the coast, but right on the beach! Sitting on a thin strip of land which juts out into the Irish Sea, the traditional buildings with waves practically lapping at their doorsteps look like something out of a storybook.
And what better way to soak up the ambience than with a drink in the Ty Coch Inn? This idyllic pub looks out across the waves so there’s no better place to refresh yourself while enjoying the scenic surroundings.
The village’s sheltered location also makes it perfect for getting out on the water, whether you’d rather swim, snorkel or take a boat out. There’s also plenty of local wildlife to watch, with seabirds nesting in the nearby cliffs, grey seals around the headland, and a variety of fish in the natural harbour.
Margam Country Park
Located not far from the town of Port Talbot, Margam Country Park is a thousand-acre parkland estate which is open to the public to enjoy. This beautiful location has lots of things to see and do, with centuries of history lending it an enchanting romantic atmosphere.
If you’re interested in the area’s history, Margam has six Scheduled Ancient Monuments on site. Two of these are the remains of hill forts dating back to the Iron Age, and there is also a museum which showcases a number of early Christian gravestones from the local area.
The ruins of an abbey on the site date back to the 12th century, with part of it still in use as a church and the remains of the other buildings available to explore. You can also take a tour of Margam Castle, a 19th-century Tudor Gothic manor house that’s a Grade I listed building.
Additional attractions at Margam Country Park include a WWII-era radar station, the stunning Orangery building, and the beautifully landscaped gardens.
As well as all these gorgeous historical locations, plenty of family fun is on offer too, with Fairytale Land and the Farm Trail perfect for kids. Thrill-seekers can enjoy a tree-top obstacle course with Go Ape!, and Margam Park Adventure offering a whole range of other outdoor activities.
If you’d like to explore Margam Country Park for yourself, you can enjoy a break just a 20-minute drive away in a gorgeous countryside setting with a stay at The Cwtch, a stunning cottage for two which is situated in 4 acres of beautiful gardens.
Located within Snowdonia National Park, Dolwyddelan Castle may not loom over the mountains that surround it but this 13th-century stronghold of the Welsh princes is still certainly imposing.
Built in a strategic location to guard the important road from Conwy to Cricieth, this castle was added to over the centuries and still keeps its lonely watch over its craggy surroundings. It’s worth paying a visit, soaking up the atmosphere and learning more about its fascinating history.
Take a relaxing break with all the wonders of the Snowdonia National Park on your doorstep and book a holiday at Snowdonia Holiday Park, where you can enjoy a stay in a comfortable caravan or luxurious lodge.
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