Top 5 Weekend Breaks in Wales

By on Apr 10, 2014

Wales is truly a land of wonder, and perfect for exploration during the weekend breaks. Here are the top five Welsh weekend break destinations.

Brecon

Found in the idyllic Welsh countryside, Brecon has plenty to offer those in search of a wonder-filled and relaxing weekend break. Marvel at the amazing architecture of the Brecon Cathedral, as well as its heritage centre—travel back in time and dine and shop at the 17th century tithe barn turned tourist attraction.

Explore the Brecon Canal basin on foot, on bike, or in a boat. The town centre also offers a wide variety of activities, including walking tours that allows visitors to enjoy the awe-inspiring Georgian architecture of Brecon.

Swansea

Football fans will definitely enjoy this “ugly, lovely town,” as the renowned poet Dylan Thomas once said—Swansea boasts of a rich and colourful sporting history, with the town being the home of the top-tier Swansea City FC. Join tens of thousands of football fans as they cheer for their favourite team at the Liberty Stadium. Swansea is also home to a magnificent coastal countryside where visitors can surf or explore the wonders of the Rhossili Bay and the Three Cliffs Bay on foot.

If you are craving for a celebratory drink after an exciting match, Mumbles is just the place to park yourself in a pub or coffee shop.

Cardiff Bay

If you have a bit of spending money and want to enjoy a luxurious weekend break in Wales, head over to Cardiff Bay, which was once an important hub for the bustling coal industry in Wales. From its industrial-town past, Cardiff Bay has been transformed into one of the chicest and most luxurious destinations in Wales. You can check in the St David’s Hotel and Spa to admire the spectacular views of the waterfront while enjoying the luxuries and amenities of a five-star hotel and spa.

Also, make sure to head to the National Museum Cardiff for an impressive collection of priceless Impressionist art.

Carmarthenshire

Nestled between Brecon Beacons and Carmarthen Bay, Carmarthenshire is a wonderful Welsh getaway destination that offers nature, historical, and gourmet gems. Carmarthenshire is home to a number of the longest beaches in Wales, as well as the lovely National Botanic Gardens of Wales. According to legend, the wizard Merlin was born right in Carmarthenshire, and basking in the glorious wonders of this destination, it is easy to believe in the legend.

Must-see sites in Carmarthenshire include the ruins of the Carreg Cennen Castle (with panoramic views of the lush landscape surrounding this iconic landmark), the Millennium Coastal Park, the Pembrey Country Park, Gwenffrwd-Dinas, and the Llyn y Fan Fach.

Cardigan Town and Bay

Located in the western part of Wales, Cardigan Bay offers spectacular views and a wide variety of land and sea activities. The unique coastline and landscapes are perfect for outdoor activities such as biking, windsurfing, dinghy sailing, and kayaking. Go on a wildlife boat trip to watch the dolphins, avian life, and the adorable seals.

Must-visit attractions in Cardigan include the New Quay Honey Farm, the Welsh Wildlife Centre, Llanerchaeron, and the Castell Henllys Iron Age Fort.

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