Holidays in Wales, a guide to the many types of holidays in Wales

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Wales is a relatively small country but with a big choice of holidays. From the traditional seaside holidays with mum, dad, the children and buckets and spades on glorious sandy beaches, to climbing sheer rock faces in the Snowdonia range of mountains. Mountain biking, angling, horse riding, canoeing, walking, or rambling, golfing, sailing, either on the lakes or from the many marinas the choice is vast. Click on the buttons above to find a wide range of holidays and places to visit. The choice gets better year by year..you are now able to jump from cliffs into the sea (coasteering) and call it a sport. In the not too distant past they called it attempted suicide !
For the more traditional beach holiday choose from these top seaside resorts ....In the north of Click to view Llandudno seafrontWales: Llandudno, Colwyn Bay, Beaumaris, Prestatyn, Cemaes Bay. Anglesey offers a wide variety of holidays with its 125 miles of beaches, beautiful harbour villages and historic sites. For north west Wales and the Lleyn peninsula choose from this list: Criccieth, Pwllheli, Porthmadog, Harlech, Aberdaron, Barmouth. For the west coast and Cardigan Bay: Aberystwyth, New Quay, Aberdyfi, Gwbert on Sea, and Aberporth. The south west and Pembrokeshire choose :Tenby, Saundersfoot, And for Carmarthenshire and the Gower choose : Gower Peninsula, Pendine, Swansea, Port Eynon, and Oxwich, For the Vale of Glamorgan and South Wales choose : Barry

Mountain Biking holidays are getting ever more popular and Wales has some of the best Mountain Bike trails to chose from. Betws y Coed in Snowdonia north Wales is renowned for its Mountain Click to view Moel Siabod near  Betws y CoedBike trails.....home of the famous Marin Route, a challenging 25km (15 mile) ride through the beautiful Gwydir Forest just 1km (1/2 mile) north of the village. More trails are being opened and there are two further routes totalling 50km (30 miles) soon to open nearby in Penmachno. Mountain Bikes are available for hire in the centre of Betws y Coed...or bring your own as many visitors do. There is an abundance of accommodation in Betws y Coed from luxury hotels to small friendly bed and breakfast accommodation. Click here to book accommodation online in Betws y Coed.
Choose a golfing holiday in Wales, try a links sea level course or try a course on top of a mountain. Here in Wales we have them all. If you prefer sailing or have not yet started messing about in boats, but would love the opportunity to learn how to sail, then we can point you to several approved sailing clubs with qualified instructors. Horse riding holidays are an ever popular pastime and we have an abundance of riding schools and trekking centres, again you have the choice, from the beaches of south Wales to the forest tracks and mountains of Snowdonia and the Brecon Beacons.
Walking holidays in Wales are ever popular. Choose from our ever expanding list of tried and tested walks in Wales, with walks in the beautiful Lledr Valley, the Lleyn peninsula and walks on the Gower coast. Take for example the Pembrokeshire coastal path. You may start in the beautiful seaside resort of Tenby, through the Pembrokeshire National Park, skirting the magnificent cliffs overlooking Westdale Bay, and St Bride's Bay en route to St David's, the historic cathedral town. Continue past Ramsey Island, St David's Head, Strumble Head, and Fishguard Bay to finish near the town of Cardigan on Cardigan Bay. On sections of the route you will see wonder after wonder defying superlatives, the Green Bridge, Elegug Stacks, Freshwater West, ..... sit on the end of a headland eat your sandwiches whilst staring out to sea, and you might catch sight of the Dolphins or Porpoises that frequent these waters. Indeed in August of 2005 there were pods of Dolphins over two thousand strong spotted in Cardigan Bay.
Other walks include Offa's Dyke Path, the North Wales Path, the Lleyn Peninsula Coastal Path, the Cambrian Way - A challenging 275 mile high level walk from Cardiff in the south to Conwy in the north.
Camping holidays have always been popular in Wales and there is a great choice of campsites from a pitch in a farmer's field for a few pounds to "luxury" sites with all the facilities.

We have recently improved our choice of maps to include Golf Holidays in Wales, Mountain Bike holidays in Gwynedd and Conwy. and Camping sites in Anglesey.

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For a climbing or walking holiday in the north of wales choose from this list of accommodation providers in Betws y Coed or Llanberis in Snowdonia. For holiday cottages there is a great selection in Snowdonia near Betws y Coed. Or choose from our full selection of holiday cottages in Wales here >


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