5 Locations in Wales that will make you feel like you’re abroad

Going abroad for a holiday this year is significantly more difficult than it has been for a long time. Although many people are disappointed that they have not had the opportunity to jet off and enjoy a holiday outside the UK, it’s not all bad. This is the perfect time to explore what the UK has to offer and you may even find that you forget you’re still in the UK. With so many breath-taking locations, many people don’t know what is on their doorstep. In this blog you will find 5 locations in Wales that will make you feel like you’re abroad.

Tenby, Pembrokeshire

Tenby is a harbour town located in Southwest Wales in the county of Pembrokeshire. The beaches will leave you wondering if you’re still in Wales. There are 3 wonderful beaches to explore, namely, North, South and Castle each offering something different. You can find the impressive Goscar Rock on the North beach as well as a beachfront snack-bar to grab something to eat. If you are looking for a wide open beach, the South Beach is ideal for you as it is one of the largest beaches in Tenby. There a wide range of coastal walks that you can experience in Tenby, one of the best routes is the Pembrokeshire Coast Path. While you visit Tenby be sure to take a short boat trip to the holy, Caldey Island. Tenby is also home to the Tenby Museum and an art gallery if the weather isn’t on your side.

Gower Peninsula, Cefn Sidan, Carmarthenshire

The Gower Peninsula was awarded the UK’s first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty back in 1965. The Peninsula is just a short car journey from Swansea making it an ideal trip if you are in the Swansea area. Gower Peninsula is a popular location for walking, the well maintained footpaths allow you to walk along the coastline and enjoy the views out to sea. There is also a range of impressive beaches that will make you forget you’re in Wales. The Cefn Sidan is a blue flag beach that is compared to beaches found in California such as the Golden Coast. At Rhossili Bay beach you will find 3 miles of beautiful sand or maybe you want to visit the secluded beach of Pwll Du Bay where you can enjoy the pebbly beach. The Gower peninsula is home to over 100 archaeological sites, including caves, medieval castles, churches and Iron Age forts.

Portmeirion Village, North Wales

Wales has more to offer than just magnificent beaches, if you’re looking for a change of scenery Portmeirion village may take your fancy. The village was designed and built by Sir Clough Williams-Ellis and was built over a 50 year period, eventually been completed in 1975. Portmeirion is designed in the style of an Italian village and has had its fair share of screen time, appearing in several films and television shows. The village is packed with places to eat including an awarding winning restaurant and an array of coffee shops and cafes. There are 2 hotels in the village one of which is a Grade II list building with 32 individually designed rooms and suites to stay in.

Snowdonia National Park

The towering mountains of the Snowdonia region will make you feel like you are in New Zealand, not northwest Wales. The national park is home to the highest mountain in England and Wales, as well as the biggest natural lake in Wales. If you aren’t an avid walker, don’t worry you can take the Snowdon Mountain Railway to the summit of the highest mountain in the national park. The area has a rich heritage with several impressive castles spread across the region. Family activities can be found in abundance here, from zip lines across quarries to Zoos and even the National Slate Museum; you will struggle to squeeze in everything you want to see.

Brecon Beacons

If you want another location to get outside and enjoy what the area has to offer, the mountain range of Brecon Beacons is an ideal holiday destination. The Barafundle Bay, which was once a private beach, is now open to public and looks similar to a beach you may find on a Greek island. If you want to climb a mountain, Pen y Fan and Corn Du are great for more experienced walkers, the peaks being the highest in southern Britain. The area is full of amazing locations for walkers of any experience so you can choose if you want to challenge yourself or have a relaxing stroll through the beautiful landscapes. Brecon Beacons is also known for the low amount of light and noise pollution, which makes it ideal for stargazing at night times.

Hopefully now you have some inspiration for your next holiday and you can see the potential that wales has to offer. As always if you would like a bigger vehicle for your holiday or maybe a more reliable car, we can help. We have a wide fleet with cars of all sizes with a host of special offers available. This includes debit card car hire, no deposit car hire and much more. If you would like to hire a car for your holiday, let us do the hard work for you and find you a great price. You can reach us via call, email or by using the live chat function on our site.