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Holidays in Wales

Wales is a world-class destination: rugged mountains, stunning sandy beaches, beautiful lakes, forest, hills, rolling farmland, pretty villages, bustling towns and a proud ancient heritage.

Throughout Wales, there's plenty of quality accommodation for all budgets, from cosy rural cottages and plush hotels to luxury campsites and bunk barns, plus an exciting range of activities, from terrific rambling options on scenic trails across rugged landscapes to coasteering on an adventure holiday and family wildlife discovery opportunities.

Wales has World-class Mountain Biking facilities at centres such as Coed y Brenin, Bike Park Wales and Antur Stiniog, as well as the 870 miles of the Wales Coast Path, which is the longest continuous path along a nation’s coastline.

>> For the Wales Year of Adventure 2016, we have produced a Guide to the 8 Protected Landscapes of Wales
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sea kayaking in Pembrokeshire near Strumble head

Pembrokeshire Sea Kayaking Holiday

Pembrokeshire is a paradise for sea kayaking, and on this sea kayaking holiday you'll have the opportunity to experience up close the region's inspirational National Park coast as you kayak beneath towering sea cliffs and into sun-dappled caves.
From £289 to £565 Mention Greentraveller when booking and...

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How to travel by train and ferry to Wales

The major cities of South Wales can all be reached by train from London Paddington with First Great Western - to Newport it takes about 1hr 50 mins, Cardiff is about 2hrs and you can reach Swansea in just under 3hrs. For North Wales, travel from London Euston to Chester then take the Arriva Train to Bangor. For mid Wales (including the Brecon Beacons), take the Arriva train up from Newport to Abervagenny. If you wish to travel to Southwest Wales, travel to Newport, then take the train to Milford Haven.

The Cambrian Lines are two train lines that run through specatcular scenery in the heart of Mid Wales. The 'Main Line' runs from Shrewsbury to Aberystwyth and the 'Coast Line' (which splits off from the Main Line at Machynlleth) runs up the northern coast of Cardigan Bay from Machynlleth to Pwllheli.

>> Book Train Tickets to Wales

An Arriva train passing by Aberdovey along the glorious coast of West Wales. Photo: Arriva trainsAn Arriva train passing by Aberdovey along the glorious coast of West Wales. Photo: Arriva trains

There are regular ferry services from Ireland (Dublin) to Holyhead (North Wales) and from Rosslare to Fishguard and Pembroke (both Southwest Wales). NB two services have recently been taken out of service: Cork to Swansea and Dun Laoghaire to Holyhead. For all operational services, see our detailed journey planner shows where to change, prices, timetables, journey times and how to book tickets.

Click on the link below for the following journeys:

>> Book ferry tickets from Ireland to Wales

Irish Ferries runs a regular service from Dublin to Holyhead, North Wales. Photo: Irish FerriesIrish Ferries runs a regular service from Dublin to Holyhead, North Wales. Photo: Irish Ferries

More places to stay in Wales

Patio of Pen y Fedw

Pen Y Fedw, Monmouthshire

A beautiful, luxurious cottage in the depths of lovely Monmouthshire countryside, recently designed to accommodate a couple, plus a baby, and up to 2 dogs. It is bright, light, spacious, clean-lined - refreshingly contemporary and stylish.
1 double room

3 nights in peak season £312, low season 4 nights £252

Dify Biosphere Treehouse

Dyfi Biosphere Treehouse Living Room, Powys, Wales

In these treehouses in the Dyfi Biosphere, climb from woodland floor to tree canopy via a sweeping spiral staircase. Inside, the Hobbit-esque tree houses are neatly divided into living and sleeping quarters with portholes and wood-burning stoves.
5 treehouses, each has 2 bedrooms, sleeps four

From £339

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Glorious views along Offa's Dyke Path

Walking Holiday along Offa's Dyke Path, Wales

Explore the length of an entire country and follow in the footsteps of an 8th century warlord with the Offa's Dyke Trail, a 177-mile path that will allow you to walk at your own pace whilst discovering the beauty and history of Wales.

From £550 p.p. (based on two sharing)

7-15 days
March to October
Cycling holidays in North Wales

Long weekend classic road cycling in North Wales

3 days of top class road cycling in what is one of the UK's premier road cycling areas. Some of Britain’s finest and toughest road riding is secretly tucked away in the deserted hills of the north east of Wales and it's these which we'll be exploring

£385 (based on 2 people sharing)

4 days
Various departures year around

Greentraveller's Guides

Visit these brilliant holiday destinations in Wales in a way that has a lower impact on the environment, and a positive effect on the livelihoods of the local people and on landscape and biodiversity. Click on the logos below to see our unique Greentraveller's Guides to each: