• Craig-y-Nos Castle and Country Park
  • Star Gazing in the Brecon Beacons
  • DAN YR OGOF – National Showcaves Centre
  • Elan Valley
  • Snowdonia National Park
  • Caernarfon Castle
  • Llandudno
  • The Purple Moose Brewery
  • Big Pit: National Coal Museum
  • Porthcawl Beaches
  • Wales Millenium Centre
  • Caerphilly Castle

Relax in Your Own Wales Cottage with a Hot Tub

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Wales is a country of rugged coastlines and mountains. It boasts a 2,700-kilometre coastline and has a largely mountainous landscape, with its highest point being Snowdon. It therefore goes without saying that (a) if you love the outdoors, you will fall in love with Wales and (b) you want accommodation that best suits the outdoors type.

The cottages above feature amenities suitable for families on the go. After a long day exploring, you can come to a warm cottage, toast your toes in front of the fire or relax your muscles in a hot tub ready for the next day's adventures.

We have researched and detailed the best holiday accommodation you can get in Wales with the added luxury of having your own private jacuzzi.

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Wales is home to many heritage, natural and manmade attractions including; Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, Cardiff Bay, Devil’s Bridge, National Botanic Garden of Wales, Barry Island, Red Dragon Centre and many more. You will never lack for something interesting to do or see during your stay!

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Places to Visit and Things to Do in Wales

We have put together some of the best must-visit attractions in Wales. This does not mean however, that you should limit yourself to our list. Wales offers something to do or see for everyone.

1. Snowdon

A girl enjoying a zipwire ride

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At an elevation of 1085 metres, Snowdon is the highest point in Wales. It is a designated national reserve and falls within the larger Snowdonia National Park. It has been said that Snowdon is ‘the busiest mountain in Britain’ mainly because of the mountaineering, hiking, mountain biking and other activities that go on throughout the year. and the good news is that although you can reach the summit by foot, there is also a mountain train to get you there.

2. Blue Lagoon Water Park

Located within the Bluestone National Park Resort, the Blue Lagoon Water Park is a great day out whatever the weather. It offers aqua adventures in a temperature controlled environment, relax on the sun loungers by the outdoor bubble pool, ride the rapids or float along the lazy river, the indoor beach leads to a great wave pool. The Blue Lagoon was the first water park in the world where pools were heated with biomass and it is one of the largest in Wales.

3. St. Fagans National History Museum

This is one of the world's best open-air museums, located in Cardiff, it chronicles the lives of Welsh people through the ages with over 50 original buildings from all over Wales and various periods of history being recreated in the 100 acres of parkland. The gardens at St Fagans are some of the best in Wales and there are numerous workshops where workers carry on traditional crafts such as clog making.

4. Caernarfon Castle

One of the most impressive castles in the UK This fortress that was built around 1283 and served as an administrative centre for King Edward I of England during his reign over Wales. It is a World Heritage Site and with its twelve magnificent towers and mighty "king's gate" it is easy to see why it attracts over 195,000 visitors a year.

5. Clyne Gardens

This is a 19-hectare botanical garden overlooking Swansea bay that contains over 2000 species of plants. May is the best time to visit as the Rhododendrons and Azaleas are in full bloom. Why not stroll through magical areas like bluebell wood or wildflower meadow? If you are a photography or gardening buff, then you have just stumbled across a little gem and even if you're not it is still a beautiful place to spend a relaxing afternoon.

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Townend House Dining Area

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Powis Castle began life as a medieval fortress and today houses one of the finest collections of art and furniture in the country. The castle and its world-famous gardens have been added to and remodeled over the last 400 years each generation adding to the already impressive collection. In the early 20th century the 4th Earl of Powis and his wife brought the gardens back to life adding plants from all over the world just one of the reasons Powis Castle is one of the premier attractions in Wales.

7. Big Pit National Coal Museum

With underground tours and miners as guides there is no better way to learn about the coal industry which is deeply ingrained in Welsh history. Admission is free and you are able to visit the original colliery buildings and experience what it was like for the miners by descending 300 metres in a mineshaft. Situated in Blaenavon, Big Pit was a working mine until 1980 and hosts a large collection of mining machinery and memorabilia. A thought-provoking and exciting journey, Big Pit is one of Wales' best days out.

8. Pontcysyllte Aqueduct

Built in 1805 this engineering marvel was designed by Thomas Telford and Willian Jessop over 100ft above the river Dee and resting on 19 pillars this cast iron waterway was an amazing feat of engineering. These days you can walk across the aqueduct or take a leisurely boat trip either way be sure to take your camera as the views are out of this world.

9. Dr Who Experience Cardiff Bay

Talking of out of this world, if you love the TV series, you will love the Dr Who experience which hosts the world's largest collection of props, costumes and artifacts from the long running BBC series. You can also join the doctor in your own mini adventure through time and space battling a dangerous foe who wants to destroy the earth.

10. Folly Farm Adventure Park and Zoo

Located in Pembrokeshire, this park gives you a chance to interact with animals that aren’t exactly native to Wales. These include; lions, meerkats, the only giraffes in Wales, black rhinos and many more. There is an undercover vintage fun fair as well as play area and petting farm for the children and the park hosts numerous events and fun days throughout the year.

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