Wales is known for having more castles per square mile than any other country in the world, and the Southern part of the country certainly doesn’t disappoint in this respect so it’s a fantastic place to take your luxury break if you’re mad about history.
Look Around Wales’ Largest Castle at Caerphilly
Beautiful Caerphilly is not only famous for its delicious cheese; it is also home to Wales’ largest castle and, many would argue, one of its most beautiful, set amidst 30 acres of tranquil countryside.
South Wales, or the ‘Welsh Valleys’ is a fantastic spot for a luxury break. There are such a wide variety of things to see and do in this region, from wandering the countryside, exploring the rich industrial heritage this region has to offer, relaxing on the beach, or soaking up the culture in the Welsh capital, Cardiff.
A City Shopping Spree in Cardiff
Cardiff’s Castle offers a fascinating mix of Roman, Norman and Victorian features and the city offers shopping opportunities which are unmatched across Wales, with a huge variety of high street stores. If you’re a shopaholic, Cardiff would be the ideal place to enjoy a city break. Nearby Cowbridge, however, often steals the hearts of Cardiff’s shoppers with its independent retail culture. Designer and independent boutiques line the narrow streets of this charming town, and discerning shoppers travel from miles around to bag something unique.
Explore the Stunning and Historic Wye Valley
The Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, which straddles the Welsh and English borders, is renowned as a great place to take a walking holiday. This region also boasts to be the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, having been known for its iron production since the Roman times and having made Britain’s first brass in the 1500s and with wire production starting shortly afterwards.
You can trust that this area is also a great choice if you’re looking for a luxury coastal break in Wales; Barry has particularly lovely beaches, but the whole coastline is dotted with sandy coves.
Unmissable recommended attractions in South Wales:
• The stunning Dyffryn Gardens are unbelievably beautiful. These grade 1 listed Edwardian Gardens wrap around a beautiful manor house and offer a perfect day out for heritage lovers.
• The Glamorgan Heritage Coast is dotted with golden sandy beaches and rugged cliffs and runs from Ogmore by Sea to Kenfig, offering beautiful walking opportunities and stunning coastal drives and scenery.
• The Penderyn Distillery is the only distillery in Wales and amongst the smallest in the world. They offer fascinating tours and tasters of their brilliant whisky, gin and vodka.
• For something a little bit different in Cardiff, try Milgi vegetarian cafe: the back garden is a Mongolian Yurt filled with sofas and throws where you can enjoy your healthy food and sip on a cocktail.