North Wales has big sandy beaches at Prestatyn and Rhyl. If the sun fails to turn up, head to Rhyl Sun Centre for an adventure play pool and surf pool, or to the SeaQuarium for amazing creatures. Rhyl's miniature railway has been chugging along for more than 100 years, making it Britain's oldest mini rail line.
South Wales’ Pembrokeshire coast is one of the UK's finest - a national park of cliff-framed beaches and hidden coves. The coastline has something for all types, with relaxing sands, a dramatic coastal path, unlimited wildlife spotting potential and an array of sports ...on and off land....
Head inland to Snowdonia National Park, which covers nine towering mountain ranges. There's no need to climb the peaks - walkers can see beautiful views of breathtaking lakes, rivers and forests. At Greenwood Forest Park in Snowdonia, attractions include a people-powered roller coaster and the longest sledge run in Wales.
Wales is home to some of the UK’s best castles. The muscular castles at Conwy and Caernarfon are among the finest remains still possible to see, and in South Wales historic highlights include Caerphilly Castle, which is the second largest in Britain, and Cyfarthfa Castle in Merthyr Tydfil, a huge mansion decorated in the styles of the Industrial Iron Age.
Tenby is one of our favourite south coast towns. We love the narrow winding streets and quirky shops. The town overlooks three beaches: North Beach is dotted with rock pools; South Beach is less commercialised and backed by dunes, and Harbour Beach is the set-off point for trips to Caldey Island, a designated conservation area that is home to Cistercian monks! Head to Tenby Harbour for sea fishing voyages, pedalos, banana boats and paragliding.
The Vale of Rheidol Railway is one of the Great Little Trains of Wales and runs through the Rheidol Valley between Aberystwyth and Devil's Bridge. On the way you'll enjoy a nostalgic journey through spectacular meadows, woodland and rugged mountains. Stop at one of the stations and explore along the many walks, or spot soaring birds of prey such as Red Kite and Buzzards.