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Holidays in Wales

(Liz Dyson) #1

I’m planning a week away, just me and my fella, for September next year. I quite fancy Wales, but I’ve got no idea other than St. Davids. Can someone who knows Wales better than me make some suggestions as to where I should start looking?
Many thanks.

(Eileens Craft Studio) #2

This site is very useful when visiting Wales

This is Newport in South Wales lots to see and do there

I’ve been here

and the smell was so lovely.

I’ve been on this steam train with friends and the dog.

Hope this give you some ideas and places to start.

(Rachel) #3

We really liked Beaumaris, for eating, for walking, for culture. x

(Eileens Craft Studio) #4

North Wales

I’ve been to here you can walk the flat sandy beach, good hotels, very touristie, go walking or take the little train up the mountain or walk around it. Lots of cycle and walking trails.

oh yes and pretty betws y coed is nearby.

(Donna) #5

Yes Beaumaris is beautiful, but the west coast of Anglesey is even better (not only because that’s where I’m from lol)
We’ll be spending our Christmas holiday in Treaddur Bay, Llanfaethlu and Church Bay. There’s not much in the way of entertainment but there is some amazing sea food restaurants and wonderful coastal walks.
Donna x

(Liz Dyson) #6

Wow, thanks, ladies, that’s a great place to start. I’ll check out all your links and suggestions. If I get all my info together and present it all ready and sorted to my fella then he might even say yes.


(Sarah Eves) #7

I live in Wales and would recommend Gower for any time of the year.
Beautiful beaches and countryside.

Sarah x

(Lowri of Twinkle and Gloom Art) #8

North Wales really is lovely. I feel very lucky to live here.
Suggesting one spot is really difficult. I live in an area that’s between Llandudno/Betws and Beaumaris. It’s a nice being close to beaches, forestry, mountains and lakes. :smile:

(Donna) #9

I’ve been trying to work out where you are Lowri, is it around Bangor or Caernarfon somewhere?
Donna x

(Carolyn Higgins) #10

I would second the Betws y Coed,North Wales, suggestion, beautiful area and the gorgeous Bodnant Gardens are nearby and should be particularly lovely as Autumn approaches…

(Brenda Cumming) #11

I live in South Wales and agree that the Gower is stunning…It is also near to Swansea and Carmarthen if you like to shop (and you can pop in to see me for a cuppa…lol)
North Wales has amazing scenery too…driving through the Llanberis pass can be a bit scary though…lol…sadly getting to North Wales can mean more cross country driving.
My choice would be the Gower as I think it is nearer to towns and shops. …easier to get to via motorways and main roads.

(Lowri of Twinkle and Gloom Art) #12

I’m near around Bangor yes. :slight_smile: Up in the hills, near farms in a nice quiet village- but a bus away from all the shops and the trains. It’s perfect! :slight_smile:

(Donna) #13

it is nice up in the hills around there :smile: and handy being close to the shops. I grew up in Llanfaethlu, miles away from anywhere lol it used to take a good 30mins just to get to Bangor when I was young. Many years ago before they built the A55 lol :wink:

(Iguana49) #14

We have been on holiday to Pembrokeshire more times than I can remember, the coastline is stunningly beautiful. We did a lot of walking along the coastal paths, and even in the summer holidays they never seemed very busy (maybe because they could in some places be dangerous for small children, though fine for adults if you go carefully).

(Eileens Craft Studio) #15

We love Pembrokeshire we go stay in a lovely cottage near Newport for a couple of weeks most years with our much younger friends as its their mothers cottage. Wonderful countryside. Although I have photos of the other side/slop of the valley on fire we saw it start and had a bit of a walk before we could get a mobile phone signal to phone 999. It took 3 days for the fire service to put it out but thankfully the farmers got their livestock off in time.

(Liz Dyson) #16

Thanks so much for all your replies. I don’t start work until 4pm on Thursday, so I think I’ll spend a bit of time going through all your suggestions.


(Leslie Morton) #17

I vote for Llanberis especially if you like the outdoors. Stunning scenery and great restaurants.

Have a super time

(Sally Eira) #18


Lovely here and lots of places to visit - abergavenny (my home!)(great food fayre in September), monmouth, chepstow & chepstow castle, caerleon nearby, raglan castle, angel hotel (their afternoon tea wins awards), mountains, craft centres. Also close to Cardiff and other places on the border such as hay-on-wye (books!). Also some top restaurants in Abergavenny.

If you are after sea- i love the Gower (Three Cliffs Bay) - beautiful.