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Places to stay in Wales

Welcome to Wales

Rugged coastlines and mountainous national parks, Wales has got it all.

Packed full with Celtic culture, great nightlife and stunning scenery, a Welsh holiday has everything. Choose from the Snowdonia National Park with lakes, glacial landforms and hiking trails in the north, vast countryside, and beautiful beaches in the south. 

YHA hostels in Wales

YHA Borth exterior

YHA Borth

Meeting rooms
Free parking on premises
Cycle hire
YHA Gower exterior

YHA Gower

Free parking on premises
Sole use
YHA Kings exterior

YHA Kings

Free parking on premises
YHA Pwll Deri exterior

YHA Pwll Deri

Self-catering kitchen
Free parking on premises
Cycle store
YHA Rowen Exterior

YHA Rowen

Free parking on premises
24-hour access
Self-catering kitchen
YHA St Davids Exterior

YHA St Davids

Free parking on premises
Self-catering kitchen
Cycle store

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Things to do in Wales

Five free things to do in Wales

Big Pit, Blaenavon

This is one of Britain’s leading mining museums. Take the famous underground tour and see a section of the original workings.

National Wool Museum, Dre-fach, Felindre

Enjoy a fascinating tour of this old mill and discover the process from fleece to fabric, see historic machinery in action and view the textile gallery.

Barafundle Bay, Pembrokeshire Heritage Coast

This remote stretch of soft, golden sand can only be reached via a cliff-top path and steep decent through woodlands and dunes owned by the National Trust.

Ellin's Tower RSPB Seabird Centre, Goferydd, Holyhead, Isle of Anglesey

See thousands of breeding seabirds including peregrine falcons and chough. Displays, information and wonderful views.

Snowdon, Snowdonia National Park, Gwynedd

Snowdon (Welsh: Yr Wyddfa) is the highest mountain in Wales. Choose your route to the summit, pack a picnic and, weather-allowing, enjoy a day of spectacular scenery.

Wales is a country of extremes

There are so many ways Wales will enchant you. From castles to coalmines, Wales is steeped in history, while the Arthurian legend also has strong links to its stunning landscape. Today’s Wales is just as fascinating. It has three National Parks, over 600 castles and more than 40 Blue Flag beaches.

The craggy Pembrokeshire coastline is home to the exhilarating activity of coasteering, and there are many opportunities for abseiling, climbing, surfing, diving, fishing and golf.

With the Eisteddfod, Brecon Jazz Festival and Wakeboard Music Festival, Wales is a cultural oasis for everyone.

Aberglasney Gardens

Aberglasney Gardens

Spectacularly set in the beautiful Tywi valley, Aberglasney House features one of the finest gardens in Wales.

Beddgelert Bikes

Bike hire for all ages so you can have a memorable day out in Snowdonia.  Set off to explore Beddgelert Forest and get away from it all. Visit the website

Blue Lagoon

Blue Lagoon

This sub tropical water park has a monster wave pool, rapid rides, rivers and flumes plus lots of special events throughout the year.

Brecon Cathedral

Brecon Cathedral

Because of its location it's thought that the Norman Priory might have been built on the site of an older, possibly Celtic, church.

Centre for Alternative Technology

Centre for Alternative Technology

The Centre for Alternative Technology aims to inspire, inform and enable people to explore new ways of living. Visit the CAT website

Church Doors Beach

Church Doors Cove & Beach

A small rocky beach, where sand is exposed at low tide. There's a large natural arch and caves along the steep cliffs. see Visit Pembrokeshire website also see Beach Guide Wales website

Three Cliffs Bay, jagged and dramatic, Gower

Climbing in Gower

Climb and scramble to your hearts content and enjoy the spectacular views from this beautiful part of the country. Check out the UK Climbing website for routes


Climbing in Port Eynon

There's lots of fantastic coastal climbs to choose from and there's something suitable for every climber. Castle Rock off Fall Bay is very popular and boasts some amazing crags.


Climbing in St Davids

The South Face of St David's Head offers a short 50ft climb and includes routes ideal for first time leaders. Belay setup is plentiful.