If hearty food, a distinct culture, breath-taking outdoors and fascinating traditions is on your travel agenda, then Wales is the place for you. If you are traveling to the country, here are the top five places that should be on your bucket list:
St David’s: The smallest city in Europe
St Davids in Pembrokeshire is the smallest city in Europe. More like a little, attractive village, it has a population of less than 1,700 residents. The presence of the medieval cathedral gave it a city status.
Chepstow Castle: The oldest stone-built castle in the UK|
Wales has the oldest stone-built castle in the UK – Chepstow Castle. Beautifully preserved and picture-perfect, the castle also has the oldest castle doors in Europe – all wood and 800 years old.
The land of Alice in Wonderland:
Wales has been an inspiration for children’s story books – right from Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland, which was set in Llandudno, Rupert Bear’s adventures, which were set in Snowdonia and Beatrix Potter’s Peter Rabbit spending a holiday in Tenby. A perfect place to go with family.
Wales boasts of 3 National Parks, 5 Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, more than 700 Sites of Special Scientific Interest, dozens of Nature Reserves and 7 RSPB Bird Sanctuaries. For nature lovers it is a paradise.
Wales has some of the best beaches from stunning sand beaches, pristine blue-green waters, dramatic rocky beaches backed by lush marshes, and seas to surf on. From a rugged coastline to grassy, flower-lined paths you will get incredible views over the sea and cliffs, with the chance to see diving gulls, seals and dolphins.