Holiday homes in Wales are the perfect accommodation for when you are visiting this small but beautiful country. It's one of the most understated gems of the UK. Often described as England's peaceful neighbour, Wales preserves an intense, proud cultural identity comparable to that of Scotland and Ireland. With evidence of Welsh history dating as far back as the Roman conquest of the 5th century and even earlier, historical attractions provide an abundance of sightseeing material here.
Go sightseeing and visit Wales' historical attractions
During your stay in holiday cottages in Wales you should definitely visit some of the country's historical attractions. Be sure to visit the Caerphilly Castle, an impressive example of moat work, featuring one of the most advanced systems of water defence in all of Europe. The round, cone-shaped towers of Castell Coch just south of Caerphilly evoke the medieval romance of old Europe, and the sheer size of the building embedded in the rolling Welsh hills is breathtaking. If you're interested in prehistoric monuments, why not visit St Lythans Burial Chamber, which is associated with Arthurian legend and is believed to be over 5,000 years old.
Discover the beauty of the Welsh countryside
Aside from historical attractions, Wales does of course also offer a stunning natural landscape for you to take in during your stay in a self catering holiday rental property. Many tourists flock here for the sheer natural beauty of the breathtaking Welsh countryside. Snowdonia is the oldest, highest and largest national park in Wales and is the perfect location if you're in search of adventure during your holidays. Here you can climb up to the summit of Mount Snowdon, the tallest mountain in the country, take in the beautiful view of the waterfall Pistyll Rhaeadr or even going fishing in Bala Lake. Wales is also home to some interesting wildlife, so be sure to spot some bottlenosed dolphins from the coast of Pembrokeshire and red kites in the Brecon Beacons during your stay in a holiday cottage.
Take a stroll along the beach in Wales
Wales is also a country known for its coastline so why not make a trip to the beach while you're here? Home to the world's first continuous route along a national coast, the Wales Coast Path offers you the chance to explore the Welsh coast with ease, giving you the chance to see all its beaches, cliffs, hills and woodland. That being said, you aren't expected to walk the full 870 miles of coastal path in one go of course! If you're looking for a family-friendly beach trip then look no further than Abersoch, where you can go crab catching or raft racing. Or if you're looking for a typical British seaside holiday, head to Barmouth beach in Snowdonia, which is full of donkey rides, ice cream and arcade games, perfect for the whole family.
Explore the city life in Cardiff
For those after city breaks, why not visit Cardiff, the capital of Wales? With its modern culture and its vibrant nightlife, there are plenty of things to see and do in Cardiff. From the beautiful Bute Park with its picturesque backdrop of Cardiff Castle to the more niche Doctor Who Experience for fans of the BBC television series, booking a holiday rental property in this city is perfect for the whole family. If your holiday homes in Wales are based around the Cardiff area, why not make a day trip to nearby Bath or Bristol during your stay?