My Holidays in Wales
My holidays in Wales
“As a child the excitement building up to our holiday in Pembrokeshire was unbelievable. Knowing that we would soon be there crab lining from Solva harbour, swimming in the sea on Newgale beach or visiting attractions such as Oakwood park and Folly Farm, almost made the time stand still. As we got older our activities changed to include Surfing on Whitesands and coastering around Porthclais and Abereiddu. Of course there was plenty for the adults to do aswell, from eating local seafood and delights at the local restaurants and pub to relaxing and wandering around St David’s Cathedral and the local second hand book shops. The Pembrokeshire coastal path was also a firm family favourite and we would happily spend all day walking from place to place, stopping off for lunch on the way at places like the Sloop Inn in Porthgain, and the Royal George and the Ship Inn in Solva. These days I take my own family to the same magical area, and I still get excited at the prospect "
Phillip Roberts, Abercynon
"The Gower peninsula was Britain’s first area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is located less than an hours drive from Cardiff and on Swansea’s doorstep For beach lovers it has everything, tiny little bays, picturesque villages and a vast award-winning coastline, a haven for both nature lovers and the surf scene. Within Gower's coastline lies no less than twenty beaches, ranging from stunning vistas of sand such as Oxwich Bay, Rhossili Bay and Whiteford Sands, which stretch for almost as far as the eye can see, to secluded coves, 'secreted' away amongst Gower's fascinating limestone cliffs.
One of my own favourites is Oxwich Bay, with had 2 mile beach, a local village, an old historic castle and camping sites all served by the Oxwich Bay Hotel, which has a great range of food, drink and the occasional Welsh rugby star nearby! A trip to Rhossili is also a must see, the huge sprawling beach is unspoilt and spectacular and is at the western end of the Gower and if you ever got bored of the beaches then pop inland to the village of Reynoldston and the King Arthur Hotel for great views and something to eat and drink. "
James Emery, Groesfaen
"FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS I HAVE BEEN DELIGHTED TO SPEND MY HOLIDAYS IN AND AROUND SOME OF THE MOST SENIC AREAS OF
THE COTTAGE WAS EASILY WITHIN DRIVING DISTANCE OF SOME OUTSTANDING SENIC BEAUTY AND WE VISITED FISHGUARD, THE SCENE OF THE LAST INVASION OF
THE PRESELI HILLS ARE A MAGICAL PLACE TO VISIT, THE AREA HAS ITS OWN CALANDER AND THE STORIES FROM THESE MOUNTAINS REALLY ARE SO SPECIAL. THE WELCOME DOWN WEST IS AS MAGICAL AS THE SCENERY AND LONG MAY WE ENJOY OUR VISITS TO THIS VERY SPECIAL AREA.
Gerald Thomas, Nelson
"I thoroughly enjoyed my recent stay at Abercastle. There are a number of local walks around the area, We took the breathtaking coastal walk from Abercastle to Porthgain, where we saw some of the best views Wales has to offer, and our reward at the end was a trditional homemade pub lunch and a pint in the famous Sloop pub in Porthgain. I also recommend visiting the Farmers Arms, in the nearby village of Mathry, where we received a fantastic welcome. The beautiful city of St David's is also only a 10 minute drive away.
With a keen interest in walking, fishing, and water sports, I am a regular visitor to Pembrokeshire, but this was the first time I had chosen to stay in a cottage, but after a superb holiday I will certainly be going back again!"
Rhodri Davies, Cardiff
We thoroughly enjoyed our cottage holiday this year in West Wales. The weather has been fantastic and we can highly recommend ice creams at Llangrannog beach, canoe trips from The Nature reserve near Cardigan and the ‘melt in your mouth’ seafood from the Hive Cafe in Aberaron. The highlight of our week was seeing the Dolphins and Seals off Cardigan Island. Our two boys were asking us when we can go again on the trip home!!
Jo & Ed Deegan, Liverpool.
Tracey Williams - Walsall
"I thoroughly enjoy walking holidays, and the Brecon Beacons is one of my favourite regions. One of my favourite walks isthe walk up Pen y Fan. This is the highest peak in Southern Britain and the mountain is close to the historical towns of Brecon and Merthyr. From the top of Pen y Fan you have a fabulous view of the town of Brecon , tucked away at the foot of the mountains. Brecon has its own cathedral as well as two museums. It is the largest town within the National Park and it makes for a great base for exploring the National Park. For walkers the AA publish a fine book entitled 50 walks in the Brecon Beacons and South Wales."
John Haddon - Croydon
"Thinking of returning to the beauty of the beaches of Pembrokeshire is what gets me through the daily grind. Paradise is spending the day on Barafundle, swimming in the sea, letting the sun dry you off, walking over the cliffs to Broadhaven South and doing the same there before relaxing in the garden of the Stackpole Inn watching the sun set on an idyllic day/or visiting Marloes at low tide and walking from one end to the other - summer or winter/or walking from St Nons to Caefai Bay (St Davids'"city beach"!)running into the beautiful clear water, swimming frantically until your body temperature reaches that of the sea and then floating on your back letting the sun's warmth seduce you. Just the thought of returning keeps me sane for the rest of the year."
David from the Wirral