Wales is my home country, but I haven’t lived there for many years. This Wales travel blog page is to pull together all of our Wales content in one place, so that you can find it easily and use it to plan your holiday, vacation or road trip in Wales. These days I visit Wales as a tourist, I take my children back to discover their heritage and show them the places I enjoyed as a child. Below are the Welsh destinations we’ve covered so far for our Wales travel blog, we’re in Wales right now and there is lots more content coming.
You will also find tips, destinations and ideas for visiting Wales on this blog. If you can think of anything you’d like us to add, just let us know, we know Wales very well indeed.
Hotels and Accommodation in Wales
Destinations and Things to Do in Wales
Coming Next on our Wales Travel Blog
Cardiff, Tenby, Pembrokeshire and Ceredigion, hotels, hostels and family accommodation. Food drink and festivals. Getting there and getting away, it’s all being created, right now!
Practicalities of Visiting Wales
Accommodation prices in Wales are surprisingly high, for a family of 4, £40/night would be an absolute minimum and you’d be lucky to find a deal like that. During our Wales stay and roadtrip in 2016, nightly accommodation costa averaged at £60, this was in late September after British school holidays were over. Costs are a somewhat lower than London or most large destinations in England. Cardiff prices aren’t much higher than those in remote West Wales and there are more budget hotels to choose from in the capitol. You’ll find plenty of hostels too, but for a family these tend to work out more expensive. Brexit and the devalued pound seems to be pushing prices up already.
There are plenty of good YHA hostels in Wales. If hostelling is something you enjoy, it could be well worth joining the YHA for membership discounts.
There isn’t a language barrier, most Welsh people speak English and just about every signpost you see will be in Welsh and English. The further west or north you get, the more you will hear Welsh being spoken.
We don’t have our own currency in Wales, your British pounds will do just fine. Likewise, plugs and power are the same.
Where to Go in Wales
Wales has much to offer. Beautiful beaches, stunning coastline, mountains to hike, valleys to explore and fascinating history. I often say that we have a castle on every street corner in Wales and it’s pretty much true. Don’t miss Cardiff for our capital’s castle, the beautiful Cardiff Bay area, good dining and night life. Heading inland explore the valleys and Brecon Beacons National Park.
Travel further around the south coast, check out Swansea, the Mumbles and Gower Peninsula on the way to Pembrokeshire. Heading up the west coast towards Snowdonia National Park, stop off at quirky little Portmeirion and Aberysthwyth.
When you hit the far north you have Anglesey, Cernarfon, bangor, Colywn Bay, Landudno and Rhyl to explore.
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