Category: Wales

Central Beacons

Located in the South of Wales, the Central Beacons is a favourite and well-loved location for locals and tourists alike. Those who love the great outdoors and to be one with nature can frequent these parts, as the Brecon Beacons allows those with an adventurous spirit to unleash their wild side. Flushed with greenery, scenic…

Mount Snowdon

The Snowdonia National Park is expansive, and the associated coastal areas are too. Snowdonia itself is larger than the National Park, including a coastline that stretches for 200 miles. Dubbed a land of contrasts, the park and nearby areas include impressive mountainous peaks (with views to match), Sahara-like sand at the Black Rock Sands, and…

Ruthin, Wales

Ruthin is a small rural town in the county of Denbighshire in North Wales and is in the southern part of the Vale of Clwyd region. While the town is only small with a population of only 5,500, it has become increasingly popular with tourists who want to experience a quintessentially Welsh town. It has…

Parys Mountain

Parys Mountain, locally known as Mynydd Parys, is a vast and visually stunning copper mine located in north east Anglesey, Wales. The mountain has been designated as an official anchor point along the European Route of Industrial Heritage (ERIH), with a unique and surreal appearance that has earned it a spot in a number of…

Harlech

The town of Harlech lies in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park, overlooking Tremadog Bag and the Lleyn Peninsula. The town is one of Merionydd’s best kept secrets, and is dominated by the stupendous Rhinog mountain range, and its medieval castle. The steep, winding streets, magnificent natural setting and traditional Welsh architecture make Harlech…

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…