Tags: Wales

Porthmadog

Porthmadog lies on the edge of one of the most stunning areas in Wales, and is known as the gateway to Snowdonia. The town is a thriving place with lots of shops, restaurants and cafes. It also has a rich historical heritage and a strong, Welsh identity. The majestic mountains of Snowdonia overlook Porthmadog and…

Cardigan

Cardigan is located in west Wales. It lies on the River Teifi, just on the border of Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire. Cardigan is a traditional market town with an interesting historic past. You can explore its narrow streets and traditional inns, enjoy the slow pace of local life, and learn more about the ship-building industry that…

Beaumaris

Beaumaris is a pretty little town on the Isle of Anglesey. To reach Beaumaris, you cross the Menai Strait, a tidal stretch of water separating Anglesey from the mainland. The town has a long and interesting history, dating back to 1295 when Edward I commissioned Beaumaris Castle. The name Beaumaris means ‘beautiful marshes’, which indicates…

Pontypool

Pontypool in South Wales grew up on the edge of the Welsh coalfields. The town is only a short distance from its nearby neighbours, Newport and Cymbran, and many people living in Pontypool commute to other towns in the area. Like many of the towns and cities in South Wales, Pontypool has suffered a great…

Colwyn Bay

Colwyn Bay in North Wales is a relic of a bygone age when seaside towns were the fashionable place to go on your annual summer holidays. Modern Colwyn Bay isn’t quite as popular as it was a century ago, but it still has enough charm to attract many thousands of visitors during the summer holiday…

Ebbw Vale

Rather romantically translated as ‘Valley of the Wild Horses’ Ebbw Vale offers some of the most spectacular scenery to be found anywhere in Wales. In Welsh the name of the place is Glyn Ebbwy and it is a place that was built around its heavy industrial heritage. Up until the end of the 18th Century…

Prestatyn

Visit Prestatyn and you will find that you have the whole of the North Wales coast on your doorstep. Prestatyn is the most easterly of all of the coastal towns in this part of Wales and, according to many, is the most picturesque. You will discover that the heart of the town is nestled between…

Welshpool

Located in the upper part of the Severn Valley, the town of Welshpool is situated close to the border between England and Wales in what has to be one of the most picturesque parts of the country. Welshpool is a traditional market town set in the midst of Montgomeryshire’s rolling hills and beautiful unspoiled countryside.…

Porthcawl

The pretty seaside resort of Porthcawl is located between the cities of Swansea and Cardiff. If ever you were looking for the perfect holiday destination to use as a base for exploring South Wales, you have found it in this seaside resort. Porthcawl is only a few miles from the M4 motorway and provides easy…