When it comes to holiday destinations, few places are as overlooked as Wales. While this does mean that you can benefit from peace and quiet, it is a shame because it is such as beautiful part of the UK with a lot to offer and friendly locals.
This makes Wales a real hidden gem and somewhere to consider this summer if you are planning a staycation.
Ideal for a Staycation
Staycations look set to be a huge trend again this summer with the situation unclear surrounding international travel. Major hotspots like Cornwall and the Lake District are likely to be fully booked already throughout summer, so instead you may want to look at a few places in Wales, which can be perfect for a staycation that allows you to enjoy peace and quiet along with breathtaking natural beauty.
Many people have turned to buying holiday rental properties during the last year or so and Wales could certainly be a good place for this as there is so much to discover throughout the country.
This would give you the ability to have a vacation home as well as make money off the back of the staycation boom.
So, where are a few of the best places to visit in Wales on a staycation?
Located in North Wales, Portmeirion is a stunning and unique village designed in the style of an Italian village which gives the feeling of being abroad.
Located on the coast, you can enjoy being by the sea while exploring this beautiful and welcoming small village filled with cottages, restaurants, cafes and woodland gardens.
Nature lovers will want to visit the breathtaking Dolgoch Falls in Snowdonia National Park. These are amongst the best waterfalls in the UK accessed by a rewarding walk through the park – be sure to pack a camera!
Brecon Beacons National Park
Another national park that is a must-visit while in Wales is Brecon Beacons. This is the perfect space for hiking, cycling, mountain biking with paths and routes for all abilities and even stargazing at night.
This is one of the best places for a cycling holiday Wales has to offer, so if you enjoy exploring on two wheels then this should be at the top of your list.
Located in South Wales, the striking 19th century Gothic Revival Castell Coch (also known as The Red Castle) has a fairytale-esque look arising from the beech woods of Fforest Fawr.
The inside is even more stunning with lavish interiors and rich furnishings which are not to be missed – this is often voted as the public’s favourite building in Wales.
Wales is somewhat of a hidden gem with these being just a few of the great places to explore on a staycation this summer.