Wales cottage holiday planning guide
you are planning a cottage holiday in Wales the following resources
may help. We are building these pages so you will have all the information
you need to support your cottage holiday, including weather forecasts
and travel information for Wales, Welsh visitor attractions, activity
providers and information about where to eat, drink and find entertainment.
If you know of or run a site you think we should list in this section
then please contact us with details.
Met Office weather
reports for Wales, providing a current general forecast for Wales
as a whole, plus 5 day forecasts for areas across the country. Also
information on past weather patterns to help you plan the best time
for your holiday.
If you are in Wales for the walking then take a look at the Mountain
forecasts for the Snowdonia
National Park area (or for a closer look and a web cam: Snowdon
ECN site) and the Brecon
Beacons National Park area.
Travel information for Wales
To check on the roads for South, Mid and North Wales look at the Traffic
Wales site for information on routes, travel time estimates, current
congestion and roadworks. The South Wales section also has Millennium
Stadium travel advice.
If you plan crossing in to Wales on one of the Severn Bridges then
River Crossing site gives up-to-date information on bridge closures.
If you are planning on flying in then Cardiff
International Airport is the main airport within Wales.
Bus, coach or train travel in Wales is covered on Public
Transport Info which offers information on planning your journey
using any of these forms of public transport.
Attractions in Wales
There's always plenty to do in the Wales, here's our 'pick of the bunch':
Discover what shaped Wales, the National
Museums & Galleries of Wales website introduces you to some
excellent museums such as:
National Museum and Gallery, Cardiff
Museum of Welsh Life, St Fagans, Cardiff
Big Pit: National Mining Museum of Wales, Blaenafon, Torfaen
National Woollen Museum, Llandysul, Carmarthenshire
Roman Legionary Museum, Caerleon, Gwent
Welsh Slate Museum, Llanberis, Gwynedd
Wales has more than its fair share of castles some of them windswept
ruins out in the hills others intact buildings in busy cities and towns,
here's a selection:
the capital's own well preserved castle with a history dating back 2000
For a picturesque 13th century with an authentic medieval atmosphere
try Conwy Castle
in Conwy, North Wales.
On Anglesey in North Wales Beaumaris
Castle dates from 1295 and is a very good example of medieval military
In Swansea, the birthplace of the notable Welsh poet Dylan Thomas,
a visit to the Dylan
Thomas Centre is a must. Also information on the annual Dylan Thomas
Wales is know for its sheep and the Cambrian
Woollen Mill will allow you to find out about wool and weaving history
through the ages. The mill is in Llanwrtyd Wells in Mid Wales.
Ride to the top of the highest mountain in Wales on the Snowdon
Mountain Railway; Snowdon stands at 3,560 ft (1085m) and this rack
and pinion railway will take you to within 66 ft of its summit.
Discover the marine life, local history and beautiful landscapes of
the Gower Peninsula in South Wales with Gower
Coast Adventures, who offer breathtaking boat trips on the South
Gower Coast, guided by a professional crew with excellent local knowledge.
A great one for the kids, The
Welsh Chocolate Farm in Llanboidy, Carmarthenshire, where you can
smell, taste, drink, see, touch, listen to and absorb the full flavours
of fine chocolate at the award winning chocolate workshops.
For an unusual excursion in North Wales try a horse drawn canal trips
Wharf. They offer horse drawn or motorised canal boat trips along
the beautiful Llangollen Canal and also day boat hire.
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