The region of West Wales encompasses the areas of Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire and Cardiganshire. Filled with beautiful natural scenery, beaches and quaint villages, you will never be at a loss for something to do whilst staying in West Wales holiday homes. Visit the Brecon Beacons National Park, a mountain range popular with walkers, whilst also offering visitors the chance to partake in numerous activities in the great outdoors. The Beacons offer various walking and cycling paths, fishing spots, kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding. Holiday homes in Laugharne are a popular choice with visitors to West Wales and was the home of Welsh poet and writer Dylan Thomas from 1949 until he died in 1953. His home, the Dylan Thomas Boathouse located on the waters edge and complete with a tearoom, is open to the public.
Make the most of the coast : stay in West Wales holiday cottages
St David's, situated on the far west coast of Wales, is Britain's smallest city and is the final resting place of St David, the patron saint of Wales. St David's offers beautiful beaches, boat tours, coastal walks and whale and dolphin watching. Head to the picturesque, medieval seaside town of Tenby, with an award -winning beach, cobbled streets and a harbour. The small tidal island - St Catherine's - is linked to Tenby and features an old fort– the only building on the island. The island has been open to the public since 2014 with tours of the fort. Aberaeron is another attractive seaside town worth visiting and is recognised for its local ice-cream and honey. Discover the wildlife of the Welsh coastline at the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park – just five minutes from the town of Fishguard. The unspoiled area is home to rare birds, Atlantic seals, dolphins and porpoises.
The West Wales region not only offers the scenic countryside and coastline. For those interested in history, the Ceredigion Museum offers exhibits on the culture and archaeology of the region. Take a ride on the Vale of Rheidol Railway – a traditional steam train through the countryside. Filled with castles, Roman influences, lakes and reservoirs, West Wales is ideal for a break, whether as a family, couple or with friends. Wherever you decide to say in a West Wales holiday cottage, you will never be far from the scenic countryside and coastline. Other popular areas in Wales include Anglesey and Bangor – or why not take a city break and stay in a holiday apartment in Cardiff, the capital of Wales.