One of the most culturally rich small nations in Northern Europe, the beautiful country of Wales has so much to offer. Foremost, it is a country dominated by dramatic landscapes, offering an awesome setting for hiking, camping and other outdoor activities. Much of its southern region is dominated by valleys and mountains, which give rise to some spectacular countryside views. A favourite in this area is the Brecon Beacons National Park, which hosts some of the best scenery in the British Isles – the ‘Black Mountains’ are particularly special! The country also offers some outstanding stretches of coastline, particularly in the south-west region, which is laden with excellent beaches that are popular with families and surfers.

The Black Mountains

Rising up above the Welsh towns of Abergavenny in the southeast, Llangors in the west and Hay-on-Wye to the north, the Black Mountains emerge from the Brecon Beacons National Park in South Wales. The area is a popular choice for visitors looking to experience the true beauty of the Welsh countryside. Rolling green, yellow, red and orange hills dominate this landscape and give rise to some excellent hiking trails. There is also a number of challenging cycling routes, perfect for intermediate to expert mountain bikers.



Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa in Welsh) is the highest mountain in Wales and England. At just over 1000 meters and with a number of great routes to the summit, Snowdon makes for an excellent hiking adventure. Standing tall over the village of Llanberis, the summit of Snowdon offers spectacular views of the surrounding area, such as Snowdonia, Anglesey, Pembrokeshire and even Ireland to the west. Summiteers can enjoy a warm drink away from the cold of the mountain-top in the visitor centre café, which offers stunning, panoramic views of North Wales.

Snowdon, Wales

Rhossili bay

The south coast of Wales is laden with great beaches, popular amongst families, couples and surfers. Whilst many of the nicest beaches in the country can be found on the Pembrokeshire coastline on the west coast, one of the best beaches in the country is Rhossili Bay, near Swansea in South Wales. The beach at Rhossili has 3 miles of golden sandy beach, which is met by a beautiful blue ocean. The beach is accessible via steps from the small village of Rhossili. Parking is available in the village, with a number of shops and café’s close by for refreshments.


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