Travel & Days Out

Wales, The Land of Exploration

12th July 2018
The folly tower pontypool torfaen south wales

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There really is so much to see and do in Wales. I’ve lived here all my life and I’m sure I’ve not even discovered a fraction of this beautiful country. With it’s lush green rolling hills and coastal walks aplenty, Wales really is a stunning country, and one that everyone should visit.

Whether travelling alone, as a couple, with friends or even as a family, there is plenty to see and do here in South Wales, and of course over in North Wales too. Spencer and I are keen to truly discover Wales over the next few years, Wales Cottage Holidays have a great selection of welsh country cottages available to hire, we really love the idea of touring the country bit by bit, one cottage at a time.

Where we recommend…

Portmeirion North Wales

Spencer and I took a trip to North Wales back in 2014, based in Snowdon we explored a different part of the country each day. One of my favourite places to discover was Portmeirion. Portmeirion is such a unique village, beautiful and bright with iconic architecture, exotic gardens, sandy beaches and so much more.

Mount Snowdon North Wales

Mount Snowdon is a must see on your trip to North Wales. You may decide to take one of several walking routes up to the top, or you may opt for the more relaxed train ride up. Whatever you do I highly recommend a trip up this beast of a mountain to take in the spectacular views from the highest mountain in Wales.

St David's Pembrokeshire

If you’re in Pembrokeshire, the UK’s smallest city, St David’s is well worth a visit. While you’re there pop along to St David’s Cathedral to discover more about the history of St David’s.

Where the bloggers recommend…

Tenby Beach

Dilan and Me – We visited Tenby beach last November and it was absolutely stunning in the winter sunshine. I had no idea the Welsh coast was so gorgeous. We absolutely loved exploring the caves and the rocks, and then we walked through the gorgeous little town and had lunch in a really lovely pub. We made some beautiful memories there. Now, whenever anyone mentions Wales I talk about how incredible Tenby was and how they have to visit. I can’t wait to go back.

Anglesey North Wales

Twinderelmo – Anglesey has so many stunning unspoilt beaches that are beautiful. There are also loads of places to visit with kids so fun for all the family. Beaumaris was our favourite with a brilliant crabbing pier, a castle, superb ice cream parlours and boat trips available to make a great day out.


DadGeek – Porthgain is a lovely little hideaway with a fantastic pub, chip shop and sea views out of the old harbour.

Burry Port

The Speed Bump – Burry Port, near Llanelli in South West Wales. It’s a beautiful part of the world, very underrated. A quiet village with stunning beaches, a little lighthouse, a harbour. Very friendly and perfect on a warm summer day or in winter when you’ll have the beach to yourselves.


The Mum Diaries – We loved our holiday to Porthmadog a couple of years back. Lovely harbour, ice cream was gorgeous and black sands beach is fab! You can even drive onto the sand!

Tintern Abbey

Teddy Bears & Cardigans – Tintern Abbey is fantastic. The ruins are just beautiful and there is a lovely walk along the river Wye. You can even walk across the bridge to England.

Where are your favourite places to visit in Wales? Where would you love to visit?

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  • Reply Bear and Cardigan 12th July 2018 at 12:22 pm

    We recently visited Portmeirion and loved it. It’s both beautiful and so over the top! The buildings are gorgeous and the scenery stunning. Thanks for including us xx

  • Reply Jessie 13th July 2018 at 12:43 pm

    I just love our country so much! 🙂 I would love to visit Portmeirion – it’s on my list! xx

    Jessie | allthingsbeautiful-x

  • Reply Jessie 13th July 2018 at 12:43 pm

    I just love our country so much! 🙂 I would love to visit Portmeirion – it’s on my list! xx

    Jessie | allthingsbeautiful-x

  • Reply Mennah @ 30th September 2018 at 11:12 pm

    Hi Leanne,
    I would love to go to Wales (never been!) this year but I think I might be too late. Do you think I can still enjoy it in late October – November time? Also, any recommendation for a child friendly cottage or place to stay, preferably in the south?

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