Category: Wales

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…

Brecon Beacons

The Brecon Beacons are widely regarded as being one of the most beautiful areas in Wales. Filled with picturesque villages and traditional market towns, and surrounded by a stunning landscape which is crisscrossed with canal paths and filled with castles and lots of other family attractions, it is a wonderful place to take the family.…

Tonypandy

Tonypandy is a peaceful town that has benefited from regeneration to its original Victorian centre. It is a town with a long and difficult history. The name of the town relates to the pasture land and waterways that surrounded and fuelled the fulling mills. Yet this is the place that history remembers as a place…

Caerleon

Step back into the past with a trip to Caerleon and journey back to the time of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. This is the location of Isca an ancient fortress from the Roman occupation. The fortress is believed to have also been the location (one of the many disputed locations)…