Wales is a country rich in natural beauty and history, with a culture different from the rest of UK and proud inhabitants.
There are many reasons to visit Wales, but to give you an idea of what the country has to offer, here are a few popular and fun things to do on a visit to Wales.
Fun Ways To Enjoy Wales
What attracts tourists to Wales is the beautiful nature, and for those who have been there that’s often the first thing that comes to mind when they think of Wales.
To protect this beautiful environment, certain parts of Wales have been designated ”National Parks” or ”Areas Of Outstanding Natural Beauty”.
These places are excellent for walking and a great way to appreciate the unspoiled beauty of Wales.
Walking is a big thing in Wales, and they even have several Walking festivals in different parts of the country every year.
With 800 km of National trails, there are many walks to choose from, and to make it easier for you there are heaps of luggage transfer companies and tour operators offering guided tours.
You can walk for miles in rural landscape, arrive by lunch time at a traditional Welsh pub and later in the evening relax by the fireplace in one of the holiday cottages in Wales and rest your feet after a long days walking.
There are many fun towns in Wales to visit for different reasons.
One very small town, has made a big name of itself: Lanwrtyd Wells – it’s the smallest town in UK, but is famous for other things than merely the size of it.
Some people visit this little place to participate in one of the most unusual events in the world: Bog snorkeling… It’s a sport where competitors complete two lengths of a 60-yard water-filled trench cut through a peat bog.
The competitors must wear snorkel and flippers and complete the course without using conventional swim strokes!
Another quirky town is the ”book town”, Hay on Wye, famous for its abundance of book stores and second hand book shops.
Take A Food Trail & Try All The Tasty Welsh Food
The Welsh cuisine is known for its meat and cheese, and to get the best of the Welsh food there are many so called ”food trails” you can seek out.
Some of the highlights on a food trail includes visiting Derimon Smokery. Try the smoked cheddar cheese and their Welsh Oak Smoked Anglesey Wild Seabass Fillets – they’re delicious.
Close by you can find a great place for dessert; Popty’r Bryn. There you can try the traditional Bara Brith (a type of fruit cake).
It is of course possible to sample the Welsh cuisine in the comfort of your ”own” home, so if you stay in cottages in Wales you will be able to try cooking some Welsh food in the kitchen, or you can take the easy way out and buy some ”take away” food from the local restaurant and some Snowdonia Ale or local wine.
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