Popular destinations in Wales

Full of expansive national parks, charming small villages, and countless historical and cultural landmarks, Wales is amongst the most attractive tourist destinations for holiday homes within the UK.

Over recent decades, Wales has emerged as a growing tourist destination for travellers of all interests and ages. The country’s small size and extensive transportation hubs mean that you are guaranteed to be just a short distance away from a variety of historical locations no matter where you rent an apartment or cottage. More modern points of interest include theatres such as the Corwen Pavilion, or why not visit the famous Royal Welsh Winter Fair and try some of the delicious local dishes? With such a temperate climate, the gentle weather conditions encourage foot travel throughout the beautiful countryside throughout most of the year.


The capital city of Wales, Cardiff is a modern metropolitan location that holds onto much of its Roman-era sites, and is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Britain. Cardiff is ideal for family holidays as it gives a great taste of much of the cultural and historical flavours of the wider area, such as the National History Museum, the country’s most popular tourist attraction. A strong metropolitan atmosphere exists alongside the remnants of ancient Cardiff, and will serve to attract those who enjoy modern attractions.

Medieval Castle, Cardiff


Carmarthen holds the title of the oldest town in an already ancient land, with several Roman structures throughout the area. The 11th century castles of Llandovery, Kidwelly, and Laugharne attract those with a passion for the past. Throughout the year, families flock to the area to enjoy a wide range of public activities, such as The Merlin Bike ride tour of the Carmarthenshire mountains, and the countless winter festivities. Holiday homes in Carmarthen ensure that no matter when you choose to stay, there are always fun public activities to take part in.

Laugharne Castle, Carmarthen


A popular place to visit for the Royal Family, Haverfordwest rests along the Celtic Sea, and is a quintessential Welsh county with many mixed choirs, rolling hillsides, and plenty of charming holiday cottages for visitors. The beautiful golden sandy beaches and seaside pet friendly accommodation provide the entire family with easy access to all of the popular tourist hot spots and picturesque Welsh scenery. Summer is a great time to visit and experience the lush green countryside.

Picton Castle, Haverfordwest


Pembrokeshire offer an ideal getaway back to nature. With a range of affordable self-catering cottages and apartments available within close proximity of town centres, it’s no wonder that Pembrokeshire is amongst the most popular tourist destinations in Wales. Pembrokeshire is a dog-friendly destination, and with over 50 beaches and numerous footpaths and country lanes, it’s easy to see why. Visit during the winter months to enjoy the beauty of huge blankets of undisturbed snow. You can also join in the fun at Christmas events, such as deer feeding and festive workshops.

View from Coast Path, Pembrokeshire


A charming Welsh harbour town and picturesque seaside resort, Tenby has been a fashionable holiday destination for both the Welsh and English since the 19th century. Have a stroll through the serene beaches with friends and family, and enjoy a clear view of Caldey Island. Take the short trip from the beach to the town centre and enjoy a wealth of shopping options, from quirky boutiques to antique shops full of curious little items.

Town Beach, Tenby


A university town steeped in history, Aberystwyth is a great introduction to Welsh culture and heritage, and is the site of an Iron Age fort built long before the Normans settled here. Take a ride on Britain's longest electric cliff railway, and be amazed by the panoramic view of the Preseli Hills. Visit during the summer months and take part in some hill walking to bear witness to miles of stunning green fields and woodlands. The secluded atmosphere of much of the area is the perfect setting to enjoy a relaxing stay in a holiday home.

Seaside Promenade, Aberystwyth


Conwy is one of the most popular destinations for history enthusiasts, with its walled towns and dark stoned fortress. Built in the 13th century, Conwy is an enduring look into the Welsh past, and is a perfect chance for couples and families to explore the area and rediscover medieval Wales. Enjoy self-catering holidays here, or look into cottages with a pool and enjoy the warm Conwy summers.

Tourists outside Smallest House in Great Britain, Conwy


Snowdonia offers visitors a peaceful retreato. Situated in northern Wales, the coastal stretches and towering mountains show off the cinematic beauty of the area, and couples and families have the perfect opportunity to take their pets on a journey along this scenic countryside. There are many indoor and outdoor activities available that are suitable for everyone, including rock climbing centres, white water rafting, country park adventures, and much more.

Cwn Idwal Valley, Snowdonia