5 Places to Visit in Magical Wales!

The Welsh football team have been in the news lately for their historic run in the European Championships 2016.

Not since the 1958 World Cup  has this inspiring team got this far, their first finals in 58 years.

They have demonstrated what true team spirit is all about, and gained mush admiration around the world for their comradeship.

 

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But this demonstration of football support and unity is hardly surprising since Wales is a nation of proud people who have a distinct cultural identity.

This includes culturally rich customs, glorious music and its very own language.

Wales is known for its singing and has thus acquired its popular image of the “land of song”.

Over 560,000 people who live in Wales speak the welsh language, with the majority of the population living in the north and west speaking it.

The daffodil and leek are symbols of Wales, and a fiery red dragon stands at the centre of the Welsh national flag.

 

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Wales is also famous for its largely mountainous terrain, with high peaks in the north and centre.

See below some enchanting places to go next time you visit Wales:

 

1. Snowdonia

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In Snowdonia, you can travel by coach and find a beautiful range of hills and mountains consisting of 14 majestic peaks over 3,000 ft high.

Mount Snowdon is the most famous and highest peak in Wales and can be reached by the ‘Snowdon Mountain Railway’.

The Snowdon Mountain Railway is a narrow gauge rack and pinion that travels the 4.7 miles from Llanberis to the summit of Snowdon and all its glory.

Snowdonia National Park is one of the most popular hiking and climbing destinations in Britain and is included in the gruelling National Three Peaks Challenge!

 

2. Caernarfon Castle

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 Caernarfon Castle was built by King Edward I in the 13th Century for the first Prince of Wales.

It has 13 towers and two gates, making it one of the largest castles in the country and best-preserved medieval fortresses in the whole of Europe.

In 1969, HRH Prince Charles, the current Prince of Wales, had his investiture take place there.

Today, you can visit the castle by car or coach and take in many interesting and informative exhibitions and displays throughout the towers.

 

3. Brecon Beacons National Park

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Brecon Beacons National Park is a hiker’s paradise which has mountains in excess of 2,000 ft to explore.

This most beautiful part of Wales is also famous for its ponies or Welsh cobs, one of the world’s oldest and prettiest horse breeds, which can be found on the uplands of the Brecon Beacons.

 Again, you can get there by car or coach as well as train, so be sure to explore the park’s many enchanting mountains, caves and waterfalls.

 

4. Conwy

Conwy is a beautiful walled market town on the north coast of Wales.

Take a guided tour of the stunning castles, medieval architecture and amazing walls.

There are also many shops to explore and cafes to indulge in a coffee and while away the time.

You can also find the Smallest House in Great Britain, also known as the Quay House, on the quay in Conwy.

 

5. Llandudno

Why not take a coach trip to Llandudno?

Llandudno is a seaside classic, the largest seaside resort town in Wales, and often regarded as the “Queen of the Welsh Resorts”

This picturesque tourist destination is located on the north coast next to the Great Orme, a prominent limestone headland now run as a nature reserve.

The best views of the town and breathtaking outlook across the Irish Sea can be seen from the summit of the Great Orme, easily accessible by the heritage tramway.

Llandudno also boasts a unique Victorian promenade which doesn’t have the usual seaside shops and cafés, making it a more peaceful and delightful experience altogether.

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