Explore the beautiful countryside of Wales
With the Olympics just around the corner, there’s a massive push to get people to visit Britain, and for British people to stay in the country for their holidays this year. Don’t get too wrapped up in London 2012 though: there are more than just city breaks on offer in Britain. There are some absolutely breath taking sights to see in the UK, with Wales top of the list when it comes to the beautiful views, as well as having plenty of places for a relaxing holiday.
The Welsh capital is understandably one of the more popular tourist attractions, with lots of historical attractions as well as hundreds of lively bars, pubs and clubs. From catching a game at the Millennium Stadium, or just reliving your team’s FA Cup glory; to seeing the set of Doctor Who; or if you prefer something a little older Cardiff Castle is right in the city centre – you can do some shopping on the way there, and eat out on the way back.
Far away from the bright lights of the capital and second city Swansea, Wales is home to some of the most sublime landscapes the UK has to offer, with the Brecon Beacons being amongst the best known. Wales’ biggest National Park is perfect for those looking for a more active getaway, with rolling hills and lots of breathing space, with cliffs, caves and waterfalls to navigate. The National Park Authority regularly organises walks, activities and events that are very affordable, with proceeds going towards maintaining this beautiful part of the country.
It’s also easy to reach Wales’ numerous quaint market towns, so dining shouldn’t be a problem after you’ve worked up an appetite walking up and down the hills.
The world’s more beautiful locations deserve some of the world’s most beautiful words, and that’s exactly what Tintern Abbey received when William Wordsworth stayed there over two hundred years ago. Thankfully, the site hasn’t got any less picturesque, and not a lot has changed since the time of the romantic poets. Though the Abbey has been ruined since the time of Henry VIII, there are usually plenty of people around, and some major conservation work has begun quite recently.
With so much to do around the beautiful Welsh countryside, you really do need to take a full holiday there to enjoy all the attractions. Look for a cottage in South Wales with www.wales-cottages.info to find a place to stay that’s in easy distance of everything you want to see. With beautiful cottages to stay in all around Wales, you’ll find somewhere close to the kind of holiday you want.
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