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Holidays in Wales

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DanipatDanipat Forumite
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We are going to Wales for a break in the summer and we are trying to decide to go to North Wales or South Wales.

Can anyone recommend either, also places to visit and things to do.



  • GangaGanga Forumite
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    You might be better asking this in the UK Holidays section of the forum.
  • jimbo6977jimbo6977 Forumite
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    How many people, what ages, what interests, for how long?

    There's a massive variety of stuff to do all over Wales.
  • jonesMUFCforeverjonesMUFCforever Forumite
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    North Wales every time over those mouth walians! LOL
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  • Sharon87Sharon87 Forumite
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    I went to North Wales this year. There's so much to do, especially if you like the outdoors and castles.

    Things to do in north Wales - you may need a car though!
    Snowdon - hiking or the train!
    Heritage Railways
    Seaside towns
    Many different castles
    Natural wonders like waterfalls
    zip lining/skiing and other adventure things to do
    Llandudno Orme - cable cars/tram or drive
    Visit the longest town name ever

    South - I don't know know much about the South, but theres:
    Theme park
    more seaside towns
    Brecon Beacons (star gazing at night)

    I spent 6 days in Wales and would go back as there's lots of things I didn't do.
  • MovingForwardsMovingForwards Forumite
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    I love Snowdonia and would go camping every six weeks several years ago.

    Without knowing what you want from a holiday, what you definitely don't want, we can't offer any constructive help.
  • pollypennypollypenny Forumite
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    I'm South-Walian now living in the North.

    South for better beaches, loads of them! The Botanical Centre in Carmarthen, St Fagans near Cardiff, Cardiff itself and castles all over the place.

    North Wales for mountains, some beaches, activities like the zip wire and canoeing.

    Spoiled for choice, really.
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  • mamanmaman Forumite
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    I'm from South Wales too but currently exiled in England.

    The Gower coast is great and close to Swansea. You'd need a car though. It's delightful in good weather but otherwise I'd go to Cardiff and visit the castle and super museum /art gallery, easily accessible by train.

    It's hard to advise without knowing the make up of the group, what you enjoy and what sort of accommodation you'd be looking for.
  • ceewashceewash Forumite
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    I recently had a holiday on Llyn peninsula N Wales. Was amazed how lovely it was and wondered why I'd never been before. Wonderful unspoilt beaches at Llanbedrog, Aberdaron, Nefyn and the more lively Abersoch. It was October though and we had dog with us so it was perfect for dog walking. Depends what you want to do.
  • slingaslinga Forumite
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    Llangrannog on Cardigan Bay is nice as are the towns north and south of it.
    Pembrokeshire is great Tenby and Saundersfoot.
    Brecon and the Beacons.

    If you go to the castle in Cardiff make sure you do the tour of the rooms. Epic.
    Big Pit in S Wales and the Brecon Mountain Railway starting and ending in Pontsticill.
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  • ibizafan_2ibizafan_2 Forumite
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    I love Wales, and OH and I have done quite a bit of North and South (Tenby and Llandudno based) and agree with the suggestions for things to do. Next year we are going to drive through mid Wales as I want to revisit Rhayader where I had a great holiday pony trekking when I was 17. We are then going on to Barmouth for a few days to see that area. I want to do the Snowdon railway while we are there, as we loved the Festiniog Trip.
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