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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

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YHA Borth

Meeting Rooms & Corporate Hire
Garden / grounds
Private rooms available
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YHA Conwy

Free wi-fi
Meeting Rooms & Corporate Hire
Games room
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YHA Gower

YHA Exclusive Hire
Private rooms available
En suite rooms available
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YHA Rowen

Private rooms available
Self-catering kitchen

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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.

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.

Church Doors Beach

Church Doors Cove

A small rocky beach, where sand is exposed at low tide. There's a large natural arch and caves along the steep cliffs.


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.

Craig y Nos

Craig y Nos Country Park

Craig y Nos is over 40 acres of parkland with riverside walks through woodland and meadows. The park is also used as a base to study the flora and fauna of the area.

View of a vineyard at sunset

Cwm Deri Vineyard and Estate

Stroll through a vineyard surrounded by the stunning beauty of the Pembrokeshire National Park - a unique attraction which isn't often seen in the UK climate.