Travel Guide to Wales

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Lovely Wales is part of the United Kingdom bordering England, and possesses a stunning mountainous landscape. With its vibrant Celtic culture, tourist attractions centre on historic castles, a thriving performing and visual arts scene, and unspoiled Welsh countryside as well as coastal crags and cliffs. Popular tourist towns include Cardiff, Swansea and Pembrokeshire.


Cardiff

Numerous
Cardiff hotels welcome tourists to the Welsh capital city, and there is plenty to see and do here. Catch a live performance or rugby match at Millenium Stadium, which accommodates concerts as well as sporting events for the national football and rugby teams. 

The National History Museum at St Fagans is an open-air museum situated on the expansive grounds of St Fagans Castle. Tourists can view traditional farming and craft demonstrations, and witness aspects of daily life throughout various historical periods. They can also visit Cardiff Castle, a masterpiece of Victorian Gothic Revival architecture.


Swansea

Hospitable
hotels in Swansea make a comforting home base from which to sightsee. Numerous Swansea hotels stand close to some of this coastal city’s best attractions. Oystermouth Castle is an imposing stone structure that dates back to the 12th century, and features a historically significant chapel. 

Visitors can be entertained at the Grand Theatre, which hosts touring dance and theatrical performances and is home to Sir Harry Secombe Trust Youth Theatre. For contemporary art, the Elysium Gallery is a well-known art space that promotes and exhibits the work of the area’s up-and-coming artists.


Pembrokeshire

In southwestern Wales, the county of Pembrokeshire contains many breathtaking locales. Ramsey Island offers a stunning coastline suitable for observing Grey Seals, and watching sea gulls, Peregrine falcons and choughs from high atop cliffs. The county has its share of beaches, and some are ideal for surfing and other water activities.

Set in an idyllic location, Pembroke Castle is a wonderful example of medieval castle design and possesses an interesting history of how it has changed ownership throughout hundreds of years. St David’s Cathedral is a grand church that continues to conduct regular services today. Visitors can take guided tours of the Cathedral, and attend special events and concerts.


Welsh Countryside

Dramatic countryside exists at almost every turn in Wales, such as Pembrokeshire Coast National Park and The Vale of Neath. The Gower Peninsula in the county of Glamorgan features a serene coastline, caves, nature reserves, rocky or sandy bays, and rolling green hillsides dotted with villages. The Gower was the first area in the UK to earn the title of Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

 

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This article was published on 2011/02/12