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Inspirational Ideas for Welsh Breaks

From the snow-capped peaks of Snowdonia in the north to the vibrant cities of Cardiff and Swansea in the south to the pristine beaches of the west, Wales has incredible experiences wherever you choose to visit.

Soak up the unique traditions, myths and legends of this proud nation as you head off to explore…

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Go barefoot on Presipe Beach, Pembrokeshire

Presipe Beach

Who needs the Caribbean when you’ve got beaches as stunning as the ones on the Pembrokeshire coast? Ok, so maybe the weather’s not always as good but you can’t beat the beauty of Presipe near Tenby. Large crags of red rock jut out towards the sea to form secluded coves. You’ll most likely have the beach to yourself.

Nearest hotel: Best Western Lamphey Court Hotel & Spa, Pembroke

Picnic on the beach on the Gower Peninsula

Wales Gower Peninsular

The Gower boasts some of the finest beaches in the world. While Rhossili Bay is the most famous, there are plenty of other spectacular stretches of coastline to enjoy. Why not spread out with a picnic at Three Cliffs Bay Beach in front of the imposing limestone cliffs and dunes?

Nearest hotel: Best Western Aberavon Beach Hotel, Swansea

Feed a rare goose at Llanelli Wetland Centre

Wales Llanelli Wetland Centre

With its maze of lakes, streams and lagoons set along salt marshes on the Burry Inlet, this fantastic wetland attracts thousands of birds to its shores. While you’re here you can handfeed a rare Hawaiian Nene goose and watch the preening rituals of Caribbean flamingos.

Nearest hotel: Best Western Aberavon Beach Hotel

Eat local delicacies at Swansea Market

Wales Swansea Market

Wales’s largest indoor market has been at the heart of Swansea life for more than half a century. It sells everything from clothes and jewellery to fresh seafood and sweets. Try some fresh cockles, laverbread and traditional Welsh cakes.

Nearest hotel: Best Western Aberavon Beach Hotel, Swansea

Walk across Cardiff Bay Barrage

Cardiff Bay Barrage

The route around the vibrant bay to the charming Victorian seaside town of Penarth is full of surprises. Along the way, see the home of the Welsh Assembly The Senedd, the Norwegian Church where Roald Dahl was baptised, a wetlands reserve, modern artworks and a white water rafting centre.

Nearest hotel: Best Western Heronston Hotel & Spa, Bridgend

Go down Big Pit, Blaenavon

Big Pit coal museum

This one-time working coal mine is now Wales’s Big Pit National Coal Museum. Explore historic colliery buildings and go 300ft underground with a real miner to see what life was like for the thousands of men who worked at the coal face.

Nearest hotel: Best Western Pontypool Metro Hotel, Pontypool

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