Wales is home to some of the most stunning scenery in Europe. Many holiday makers go on a family holiday to Wales and rent a holiday cottage or self catering apartment. Wales is very different from the rest of Britain and is just about two hours from the Heathrow airport.
It is a country with over four hundred castles; however there is only a single official motorway. So if you are looking for a peaceful holiday then Wales is certainly the place that you should be at. There is nothing more relaxing then renting one of the charming holiday cottages in Wales and enjoying the beautiful scenery.
Wales is known for its rich history, myth, culture and legend. It is a beautiful place with breathtaking scenery and is home to about three national parks and five areas of amazing natural beauty.
There are several ways to enjoy the green countryside either by bike, car or foot. Enjoy walks along the peaceful countryside, play golf, go fishing and even benefit from a few water sports in the some of the best beaches in Europe. It is possible to rent a holiday cottage next to one of these stunning beaches and then use it as a base either for water sports or to explore the local countryside.
With the history and legend that prevails in the country you will have an informative journey into the past by visiting the Roman Forts as well as the number of castles that are found there not forgetting the heritage sites at Conway and Caernarfon. Learn about the legendary king Arthur and the magician and relish the rich culture that is present in its various museums and galleries that are found everywhere.
Cardiff which is the capital has some great shops, bars and restaurants. Many tourists come to Cardiff on a long weekend or short holiday break and stay in one of the many self catering apartments that are available to rent.
You can visit the Edward fortress in Caernarfon which is an impressive medieval fortress and has strong royal connections that range from the age old Celtic Chieftains to the Royal family. Another place that you should visit is Llangollen where the Holy Grail is said to buried on the mountain among the ruins of the Castle Dinas which is above the town. You can also take a canal boat ride along the city and absorb amazing views. It is said that some of the holiday cottages in this area have some of the best views in Wales.
It you a landscape lover then you have got to visit Pemrbrokeshire which has a stunning coast, crystal clear blue water and the perfect beaches where you can make memories that would last a life time. You will find a spectacular mix of coast, country and city all in the same place. Here you can stay in a self catering holiday cottage in the country or if you want the night life you can stay in a holiday apartment.
Snowdonia is extremely popular with lovers of the outdoors. They can rent a holiday cottage and use it as a base to hike and climb. Near by the beautiful coastline includes sports such as hiking, trekking, mountain climbing, horse riding, canoeing, sailing, quad biking, woodland rambling and much more. Whatever you want you will find. There is always something for every body irrespective of age.
Wales is an ideal holiday destination for families staying in self catering holiday accommodation. It has a great choice of holiday cottages and self catering apartments and it has a unique blend of stunning coast, countryside and the bustling city life.
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