Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Why You Should Visit Wales And What I Would Miss If I Left

I've lived in Wales all my life and it's a beautiful yet underrated country. It has amazing beaches, so much interesting history and is featured in a number of films and TV series from The Dark Knight Rises to Dr Who, Da Vinci Demons to Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows.

When I was asked to write a post about what I would miss if I left Wales here was my response.

The beaches


Tenby 

Wales has the most amazing beaches in the whole wide world, with miles of golden sand, interesting rock pools to explore and beautiful seas to surf, it's a beach lovers paradise. 

Over 44 beaches in Wales also have the Blue Flag award for safety, cleanliness and amenities.  My favourites are the beaches in Tenby, Rest Bay in Porthcawl my hometown and Barafundle Bay in West Wales which was voted one of the best beaches in the World by Passport Magazine.

The waterfalls
Sgwd Gwladys waterfall

There is something ethereal about waterfalls, and Wales has an abundance of these. My favourites are in the area of the Brecon Beacons, known as the 'Waterfall Country' and included Henryhd Falls. Henryhd Falls is a stunning waterfall but did you know its claim to fame? It's the Bat Cave from The Dark Knight Rises!

The castles
Carew castle

Wales has more castles than any other country in Europe, over 640. From the impressive Cardiff Castle to the romantic Castle Coch wherever you go in Wales you are never far from a castle and the amazing history that goes with it.

We have visited Carew Castle and Cardiff Castle in the last year and whilst both are different they are both equally worth exploring.

The museums

Techniquest

Wales has an abundance of museums. Techniquest in Cardiff is an excellent hands-on science museum for children whilst the National Roman Legion Museum in Caerleon has an impressively intact amphitheatre.

Every school child in Wales visits St Fagan's the museum of Welsh life, and it's an interesting day out. Also and this is important, many museums are free in Wales, so you have no excuse not to explore!

The capital city


The Norweigan Church 

Cardiff, the capital city of Wales is a brilliant city, not too big, not too small, it's almost like a large town. It has fabulous shopping in St David's 2 with all the big brands as well as independent shopping in the Victorian arcades which has the best deli called Wally's and a fab home store called Rossiter's. There are so many things to do in Cardiff you will never get bored. 

Also don't forget to check out Cardiff Bay and all it's attractions too like the Millenium Centre, the Norweigan Church and The Dr Who Exhibition.


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The people

So these are my reasons why you should visit Wales but I have missed out the most important one. The people. Wales has the most friendly people who love a cwtch (hug) and will call you butt (mate) and I would miss the people of Wales dearly if I left.

This post is in collaboration with Flogas and the I Would Miss campaign #IWouldMiss. This campaign looks at what you would miss if you went off the grid, and headed off into the wild for a new adventure. 


Tell me, have you ever been to Wales? What's your favourite Welsh attraction?

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21 comments

  1. I've never been to Wales but it looks a beautiful country. I'd especially like to see the waterfalls there.

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    1. It is stunning, and if you visit go to the Brecon Beacons.

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  2. I've only been to Wales a handful of times but I'm always struck by what a gorgeous place it is.

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  3. Wow! Just these few pictures have made me fall in love with Wales, how beautiful! xxx

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  4. I'm pretty sure i've only ever been to Cardiff, It sounds like a lovely place though. I'd love to check out the castles!

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    1. There are so many beautiful castles in Wales. Cardiff Castle is gorgeous and so is Castle Coch.

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  5. I love Wales. my grandparents live in cardiff and I know the city well. I've been to St Fagans a lot! we are off to north Wales in a few weeks x

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    1. St Fagans is fab! I've actually never been to North Wales but I would love to one day.

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  6. I miss Wales so much, I live in Scotland now but I grew up in South Wales. I spent many a family holiday in Tenby and I remember visiting Castle Coch when I was a kid - such a magical place! x

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    1. Tenby is one of my favourite places in the whole world.

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  7. I never realized how amazing Wales was, I always saw it as an amazing place for history because I am a little bit of a nerd but I love that it has really clean beaches too. I would like to check it out at some point x

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    1. It has beautiful clean beaches. I have three beaches within 10 mins walk of my house.

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  8. We really do have some outstanding beaches. It's one of my fave things about Wales x

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  9. I've only ever been to Cardiff, but going to more rural parts of beautiful Wales is on my bucket list. Gorgeous photos!

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  10. Such lovely photos here! I've travelled alot over the years and lived away but i've always ended up coming home. There is something about Wales that keeps pulling me back xx

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    1. I know exactly what you mean Pip.

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    2. Have had many and amazing and great times in Wales

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  11. I love looking at these pictures, thank you so much for sharing. My heritage is Welsh/Irish and visiting Wales has been a lifelong dream of mine. It looks so beautiful there.

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  12. I went to university in Cardiff and spent many happy family holidays in North Wales.

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