3 November 2017

Why Everyone Should Visit To Wales

Shwmai! I've come home from a long drive from Cardiff, plonked myself down on the sofa and look at my emails to see an accommodation website called iknow-UK have emailed me, asking me to write about the reasons why people should come and visit Wales for a break.

I won't lie, at first my mind went blank as to try and come up with reasons why people would want to visit Wales. People associate Wales with sheep, rugby, rainy weather and daffodils. Which is sort of true. But after reading this ultimate list of things to do in Wales, I didn't realise that my home country has a lot more to offer than I thought!

I immediately hit Google and search up all the different places I and many others could visit in Wales. I'm astounded. Wales is truly beautiful when you really look at it. I'm from Newport and there's not many absolutely stunning places to visit here, except the Celtic Manor maybe, which I've driven past or looked at so many times that it's not such a huge deal to me, but I know it can be for tourists.

Like I said, there are places I've seen and explored in Wales. From the Brecon Beacons to Cardiff Bay (I know that's not many places, but I'm hoping to visit different places in the future), Wales has a lot to offer. Here are some of the places you need to go to whilst visiting Cymru -

B R E C O N
B E A C O N S
The Brecon Beacons is one of Wales' three national parks. It's quite a trek through the terrain to eventually get the top of Pen Y Fan or Corn Du, where you can admire some of the most spectacular views across the beautiful South Wales countryside. Climbing up to Pen Y Fan or Corn Du was one of the things on my bucket list and I completed it thanks to my best friend Tasha, even though it nearly killed my lungs! It's definitely worth the walk just for the views alone and also if you like a bit of a challenge.
S N O W D O N I A
Another one of Wales' national parks. Every time I think of Snowdonia, I immediately think of people climbing Snowdon for charity. Again this is another perfect place for people who love a walking challenge. I think Snowdon would be a bit too much for my lungs so I think I'll give it a miss.
 
C A S T L E S
Wales is full of history, everywhere you go you always find of priceless Welsh historic places or monuments to see. There are quite a few towering, immortal castles all in different parts of the country. From Cardiff Castle, Caerphilly, Chepstow, Caldicot and Conwy castle, the turrets which sit on top of the archaic stonework which overlook the beautiful Welsh countryside is truly a sight to behold. Also very Instagrammable.
 
C A R D I F F
The capital city. A city where the Principality Stadium is full to the brim with rugby fans and football fans when there's internationals on, where the Welsh Assembly Government are making big decisions in the Senedd about what to do with our country.
Also in Cardiff is Wales' answer to Big Ben in the shape of the Pierhead Building.
Cardiff has a lot to offer, from the busy nightlife to the endless choices of places to eat along the bay and in the city centre. The city centre is like a shopaholic's (like myself) dream with all the top designer, including Flannels, stores and boutiques. In a way, I'm glad I don't live in or close to Cardiff, I'd be lethal in the shopping centre and I'd lose my wages within the week of me getting paid!
 
B E A C H E S/C O A S T L I N E
Yes, before you all look in disbelief at your phone/laptop/tablet screens, Wales does have beaches. Well, 180 to be precise. I didn't think Wales was big enough to have that many sprawled across its coast lines. One of my favourite things to do is walk along the beach and listen to sound of the waves crashing against the shore or rocks. Bliss.
C O U N T R Y S I D E
I don't need to say anymore.
There we have it, my reasons for visiting the country of sheep and beautiful scenery! But here are some more incentives as to why you should take a drive down the M4 and when you see the sign 'Croeso I Gymru', make a pit stop and explore Wales, my home.

Hwyl Fawr
 
Lucy






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