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10 of the best ways to have a holiday in Wales

Country Living (UK) Logo By Jo Blyth of Country Living (UK) | Slide 1 of 11: From city breaks to walking holidays, Wales has something for everyone. This small but mighty nation is a great choice for anyone looking for a memorable UK holiday this year.A Wales staycation offers a sprawling natural playground for the outdoorsy among us, with some of the UK's finest beaches, some spectacular rugged mountains, famous national parks and charming fishing villages.If you're looking for a slower-paced holiday there's a wealth of choices for you, too. A spa break is always high on our list, and it's a great spot for rest and relaxation, with a range of the best hotels in Wales boasting a lovely spa, like the delightful Bodysgallen Hall and Spa near Llandudno. One great way to appreciate Wales's beauty is to travel through the country by train. You can soak in the scenery as you chug up the mountainside through Snowdonia National Park and enjoy panoramic views of the countryside from inside your comfortable carriage.Just like with a Scottish staycation, the rich history of Wales means that there are hundreds of historic buildings to explore. You might choose to visit the UNESCO World Heritage Caernarfon Castle or the eccentric Italianate village of Portmeirion.So whether you're a thrill-seeker wanting to explore the famous landscapes of Wales’s national parks, or looking for a quirky place to stay in the Brecon Beacons, you’ll find what you’re looking for with a Wales staycation.If you're feeling inspired to book a trip, we've rounded up some of our favourite Wales holiday ideas here to get your planning started...

From city breaks to walking holidays, Wales has something for everyone. This small but mighty nation is a great choice for anyone looking for a memorable UK holiday this year.

A Wales staycation offers a sprawling natural playground for the outdoorsy among us, with some of the UK's finest beaches, some spectacular rugged mountains, famous national parks and charming fishing villages.

If you're looking for a slower-paced holiday there's a wealth of choices for you, too. A spa break is always high on our list, and it's a great spot for rest and relaxation, with a range of the best hotels in Wales boasting a lovely spa, like the delightful Bodysgallen Hall and Spa near Llandudno.

One great way to appreciate Wales's beauty is to travel through the country by train. You can soak in the scenery as you chug up the mountainside through Snowdonia National Park and enjoy panoramic views of the countryside from inside your comfortable carriage.

Just like with a Scottish staycation, the rich history of Wales means that there are hundreds of historic buildings to explore. You might choose to visit the UNESCO World Heritage Caernarfon Castle or the eccentric Italianate village of Portmeirion.

So whether you're a thrill-seeker wanting to explore the famous landscapes of Wales’s national parks, or looking for a quirky place to stay in the Brecon Beacons, you’ll find what you’re looking for with a Wales staycation.

If you're feeling inspired to book a trip, we've rounded up some of our favourite Wales holiday ideas here to get your planning started...

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