Mainland Britain is made up of three countries which comprise England, Scotland and Wales, each of which has its own unique culture and history. Wales is the smallest of these with a population of around 3 million people. It is a beautiful country to visit and has a range of attractions to offer visitors including the open countryside of the Brecon Beacons and Snowdonia to the urban life of the capital city, Cardiff. A visit to this small country is well worth considering and if you plan to do so there are many websites which can help with this. Some of the best of these include.
This website covers a range of different topics which will help you learn about the delights of Wales as well as giving practical advice and assistance for a visit. If you want to learn a little about the history and culture of the country the About Wales section is a great place to start. It has much information about the food, language and music of the country as well as details of its rich and varied history. If you are looking for some of the activities you can participate in when you visit, the Things to Do section is ideal for this. It also has an excellent section on Accommodation which shows you the various options for staying in the country from caravan and campsites all the way through to luxury accommodation. If you know the area or town that you will be staying, it has a search feature that lets you check out what’s available and the cost for this. Other sections on the site include Family which shows you some family friendly activities and Brochures which lets you download various vacation and travel brochures. This is one of the best sites around for checking out vacations in Wales.
Further information can be found at http://www.visitwales.co.uk/
All Travel Wales
This website has various pages that can help with planning a trip to the country. If you are looking for ideas for places to stay and things to do the Destinations Guide section can help with this. It has a top ten list of attractions for your information as well as details on two of the biggest draws to the country, Cardiff and Snowdonia. Once you have decided on a location the Accommodation ad Hostels sections can help you find a place to stay for the budget you have available. There is also a section on tours which can show you some of the things you can do when you are in the country. This site is run by the European Travel & Tourism Bureau and is a decent place to find information about Wales.
Details can be found at http://www.alltravelwales.com/
If your intention is to travel to the south of Wales then this can be a good site to check out. It goes into a little more detail about this area of the country. The Places section lists many of the standard tourist attractions to visit but also has a specials list which shows some of the more unique sites that can be visited. There is also an Eating Out section which lists some of the top restaurants in south Wales and a Tourism section which is intended to give a locals perspective of the things to do and places to see. If you are looking to get a little of the beaten track then this can be a good website to check out.
If you want further details check out http://www.south-wales.org.uk/
Castles of Wales
A visit to Wales would not be the same without a trip to some of the historic and beautiful castles the country has to offer. Wales is a fairly small country but has an incredible amount of castles and this website has details of around 400 different castles. This includes photographs, maps and basic details of the castles such as the history and layout. If you want to check out some of the castles in the area that you are planning to travel to then this site will be a great help.
Further details can be found at http://www.castlewales.com/
Many people who travel to Wales will spend a little time in the capital city, Cardiff. If you intend to stay in or visit Cardiff then this website will provide you with all the information you need to know to do this. It has a host of information on the things to do, attractions to see and places to stay in the city. It also has details of some of the major events held in the city and for all things Cardiff this is the site to visit.
Details can be found at http://www.visitcardiff.com/
If you know the town or city that you plan to stay in, or are looking for ideas this is a good site to check out. It lists most of the major towns and cities in Wales and if you click on a name it will lead you to a host of websites that can give you information about tourism, history and other details. As a starting place for your travel plans this can be a good site to have a look at.
Details can be found at http://www.searchwales.com/
Wales is a beautiful small country and a visit to it will provide a great experience. The websites named above are some of the best to help you with this, so if you need some information check them out. If they help you decide to visit the country have a great time.