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WONDERFUL WALES

A short break or holiday in Wales conjures up thoughts of deep green valleys, shimmering lakes, majestic mountain scenery and stunning coastlines. For such a small country Wales certainly packs a lot in! From the delightful Victorian seaside resort of Llandudno on the north coast to the stunning heritage coast of the Mumbles and Gower Peninsula in the south, Wales has so much to offer visitors of any age.

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CHOICE OF 5 RESORTS!

CRICCIETH

Known as The Pearl of Wales on the shores of the magnificent Snowdonia National Park with its astounding natural beauty, the picturesque town of Criccieth lies at the gateway to the stunning Llyn Peninsula, Cardigan Bay, where Snowdonia meets the beautiful sandy beach.

The town of Criccieth is dominated by the impressive remains of its 13th Century castle, dating from the reign of Llewelyn the Great (1200-1240). The museum attached to the entrance is well worth a visit, as is the castle itself and a walk to the top rewards you with breath taking views of the town, beaches and mountains.

LLANDRINDOD WELLS

Llandrindod Wells, county town of Powys, is Wales' most central town, and offers a great central base to explore the area. The high street and surrounding areas offer local arts and craft shops alongside welcoming restaurants. The healing qualities of the local spring attracted visitors during the 18th Century, and Llandrindod Wells is still popular as a busy market town.

Each August the annual Victorian Festival is held where locals step back in time to Victorian Llandrindod - with entertainment, costumed locals and lots of delicious traditional treats to try! (Check for exact dates).

Llandrindod Wells is also a great base for a walking holiday. The town hosts the annual Heart of Wales Walking Festival which takes place in September (Check for exact dates) and includes lots of walks for all abilities.

LLANDUDNO

Llandudno, Victorian Queen of North Wales resorts, nestled between the Great and Little Ormes is full of beautiful scenery and exciting things to see and do, enjoy a stroll down the longest pier in Wales, Punch and Judy shows, donkey rides, canopied shopping streets and authentic architecture! No trip to Llandudno is complete without a ride on the Great Orme Tramway offering fantastic sea views.

Llandudno pier has been one of the most recognisable landmarks in the town since opening in the year 1858 and was just 242 ft. long when first opened, and now stands an impressive 2,295ft in length stretching out from the foot of the Great Orme into the centre of the North Shore's Waters. The beginning of the pier is home to a few small shops offering drinks, ice-creams, candy floss and rock! Two Arcades are also situated along the pier.

LLANELLI

Llanelli, situated just off the M4 on Wales' south-west coast, is the largest town in Carmarthenshire and the perfect base to discover the beautiful Gower Peninusla, Pembrokeshire Coast and the southern reaches of the Brecon Beacons National Park. The town itself literally lies on the River Lliedi as most of the river is underneath the town centre.

Llanelli is famous for its proud rugby tradition but is also home to one of Britain's largest independent media producers Tinopolis which produce of 2,500 hours of broadcast television, including Question Time. There are many notable people born in Llanelli including BBC newsreader Huw Edwards, former leader of the Conservative Party Michael Howard and former world champion snooker player Terry Griffiths.

TENBY

Tenby is famous for its stunning beach, pretty harbour and commanding cliffs. Experience the delights of the medieval old town and awe-inspiring views across the beach and sea to St Catherine's Island.

Tenby itself is a colourful seaside town with a thriving arts scene. The brightly coloured buildings create a picture-postcard backdrop to the quiet little harbour and have inspired many an artist. There is a wealth of local attractions to explore such as St David's Cathedral, numerous beaches, the Colby Woodland Gardens and the Botanical Gardens of Wales. You'll also be close to the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, which is a fantastic place for walking and cycling.