Wales probably isn’t somewhere people think of when they hear the phrase “holiday destination.” But perhaps it should be because Wales holds many rare wonders, beautiful activities and serene locations. If you live in the UK, Wales can give you a picturesque place to stay without suffering through a long plane journey.
Yes that’s right, if you head to Wales and journey to Cardiff, you’ll be smack bang in the middle of where Doctor Who has been filmed for years. And if you have no idea what I’m talking about Doctor Who is a very popular British sci-fi show that has an international audience about an alien British guy now gal, traveling around in a blue police box. Fan of the show or not, it really is a tremendous place to visit Cardiff. Since it’s a hot tourist location for fans, it’s been built up in recent years with stunning restaurants filled with delicious cuisines, and in the centre, there’s the Doctor Who experience. It’s great fun for the kids, and somewhere that true fans should head at least once in their life. Though tickets are a tad difficult to find these days, it’s worth waiting for a day to open up.
Nature On The Coast
West of Cardiff, a couple of hours along the M4 you’ll find Pembrokeshire. This beautiful coastal area is home to Pembrokeshire National Park where you’ll find an abundance of british wildlife. If you want to see a world almost completely untouched by man, you need to head over here. As well as exploring the wildlife this is also the perfect place for a camping trip. You’ll love waking up on a lush hillside and staring across a beautiful stretch of forestry and rolling grass verge.
While you’re over there, be sure to stop by Tenby. The little town is very popular with tourists who know about it, but it’s almost a hidden crown jewel. Rich in history and relic for ancient times, Tenby is a fantastic place for history buffs and those who want to relax by the seaside.
See The Dolphins
North of the town of Tenby, you can visit Cardigan Bay. This beautiful coastal location is rather special because it regularly holds dolphin spotting trips. There you’ll be able to board a boat and head out to sea along the coast to discover whether you can spot any of these friendly aquatic creatures. Dolphins love socialising so they rarely miss an opportunity to say hello which can be very exciting for kids. It’s not the only place you can see dolphins in the UK of course, but the local tour guides make it an experience you’ll never forget.
Once you have explored all the little treasures along the coast, you can visit Snowdonia, home to Snowdon, the highest peak in England and Wales. There are plenty of activities here, and you can even get a breathtaking escape from the mountain on a zip wire! Not for the faint-hearted, this is certainly the right way to conclude any trip to Wales.
Have I convinced you wales is a great location for a family holiday? I certainly hope so.
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