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Travel Guide of Wales in United Kingdom by Influencers

Wales is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. It is bordered by England to the east, the Irish Sea to the north and west, and the Bristol Channel to the south. It had a population in 2011 of 3,063,456 and has a total area of 20,779 km².

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Discover our travel guide of Wales in United Kingdom made of pictures from travel influencers and photographers.

What you will see and do in Wales:

  🐾 Wildlife     🏖️ Beach     🏖️ Headland     🗼 Ruins     🛣️ Road trip     🌲 Nature reserve  

Travel Tips for visiting Wales

A modern capital, a rich history, and a spectacular nature that lends itself wonderfully to outdoor activities:

Wales has everything to please. 

Cardiff (Caerdydd in Welsh), the capital of Wales, is a cosmopolitan, young, and welcoming city. On the waterfront, Cardiff Bay, you will find the cultural and artistic center (the Millennium Centre) and the new Assembly building, all glass and slate. Like the modern Principality Stadium (formerly known as the Millennium Stadium), these modern icons coexist in harmony with the past, such as Cardiff Castle, a jewel in the city center. This city on a human scale will not fail to surprise you, and without breaking the bank!  

Seven free national museums tell the story of Wales through art, history, and nature

. Be sure to check out the impressive Wales Millennium Centre, which offers great shows and musicals, and visit the National Museum, which has some great impressionist paintings. Looking for an even more unique experience? In the Big Pit, visit the National Coal Museum and go 90 meters underground with a miner who will tell you about the country's industrial past.

Wales has no less than three national parks that are sure to impress:

- The breathtaking Snowdonia National Park is the largest, dominated by Mount Snowdon, the highest peak in the country, and will be the perfect stop for mountain bikers.
- The Pembrokeshire Coastal National Park is the largest coastal park in Britain and offers spectacular views of a coastline of sandy beaches and cliffs.
- The Brecon Beacons National Park is a haven of tranquillity, with its woods, reservoirs, caves, and waterfalls.

Discover Wild Wales

Wild Wales is best explored for its varied landscape of moorland, lakes, and wooded hills. From Llandovery, head to Strata Florida, where you'll find the ruins of an abbey. Continue to Devil's Bridge, whose waterfalls inspired the romantic poets. Finally, drive along the Elan Valley, which is home to a large number of man-made lakes. The most important is Lake Claerwen. The road along the shore of this lake offers splendid views of the valley.

Frequently Asked Questions by Travelers planning a trip to Wales

5 reasons to visit Wales?

  • 1- The warm welcome of the welsh people
In Wales, hospitality is almost a tradition!
Don't hesitate to talk to the Welsh: they will be happy to help you. Don't worry, if most of them speak Welsh, they are bilingual and speak English too!

  • 2-The variety of coastal landscapes
The Welsh coasts present many facets, alternating cliffs, beaches, fishing ports, and seaside resorts.

  • 3-Welsh Gastronomy
Welsh cuisine is rich in flavors: made from fresh and local products, it is both generous and tasty.
From honey to seafood, from cheese to meat, Wales has plenty to offer.

  • 4-The green and omnipresent nature
Welsh landscapes are hilly and green: a treat for travelers in search of wide-open spaces!

  • 5-Cardiff dynamic city full of culture
Cardiff is a dynamic and modern capital city, which has managed to preserve its charm and character. Victorian architecture, medieval castles, concert halls, museums, and exhibitions attract many travelers!
The city is small and can be visited on foot or by bike.

Cardiff, the capital of Wales, is a good starting point for your visit. You will discover a castle, the national museum, and the fine arts museum. Cardiff is famous for rugby, take advantage of your passage to attend a match. If you are not a fan of the oval ball, you can enjoy yourself at the theater.

Combining sport and relaxation, you can climb Mount Snowdon, the highest peak in the country. Hiking trails are available to facilitate your escape. This mountain is also famous for being the training ground for several famous climbers, such as Edmund Hilary. The mountain is part of a national park, which is full of rivers, lakes, waterfalls, and forests.

To see what a medieval castle looks like, you can visit Conway. Conway Castle is topped with eight crenelated towers. The area also offers a visit to the "smallest house in Britain".

If you are a collector of books, a visit to Hay-on-Wye is a must. This town has the largest collection of rare, antiquarian, and used books in the world. There are more than 30 specialized bookstores in the city. Some of the shops hold auctions of unobtainable books.

The Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, which stretches along the coast, offers walking tours. You can walk to see forts and menhirs. You can also see penguins and puffin colonies on Skomer, Skokholm, and Grassholm islands. In addition, you have the opportunity to surf, windsurf, kayak, and fish.

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  ⛰️ Highland spots     🐾 Wildlife spots     🌲 Forest spots     🏖️ Headland spots     ⛰️ Hill spots     ⛰️ Hill station spots     🌴 Jungle spots     🏖️ Beach spots     🏞️ Mountain river spots     🌲 Nature reserve spots     🏞️ Reservoir spots     🛣️ Road trip spots     🏰 Ruins spots     🏞️ Watercourse spots     ⛰️ Mountain spots     🌲 Ecoregion spots  

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Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal

  34.1 km (21.2 miles) away from Wales

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Aberystwyth Castle

  37.8 km (23.5 miles) away from Wales

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Talybont Reservoir

  43.5 km (27.0 miles) away from Wales

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Whiteford Lighthouse

  62.1 km (38.6 miles) away from Wales

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