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Best Weekend Breaks in Wales

Wales is blessed not only with beautiful countryside, seaside resorts and thriving cities but it is also small enough to travel around to different destinations within the space of a few days. If you are looking to visit Wales this winter here are 5 top destinations to enjoy for the weekend or if you’ve got longer you can try and fit a number of them in on the same trip. Whether you are a city slicker, avid rambler or want a brisk few days on the coast, there is a holiday in Wales for you.



Short breaks in Llandudno, or the ‘Queen of the Welsh Resorts’, as it was called in Victorian times is not just for the summer months. The town is blessed with wonderful seaside architecture making a stroll down the promenade a pleasure in all weather. If you are looking to take in more, there is the spectacular Great Orme Country Park for wildlife spotting opportunities. Llandudno also boasts a great selection of cafes, bar and eateries to please the culinary traveller. For a great breakfast, we recommend the Inglenook Café.



Aberstwyth’s electric cliff railway is the longest of it’s kind in Britain and affords wonderful views of this most picturesque part of the world. Aberstwyth itself has also got lots to keep the winter visitor occupied with the National Library, an Iron Age castle and surrounding hills all vying for attention. There is also space by the historic harbour to sit and watch the world go by for the more sedentary break.


Whether you’re a sports fan, Doctor Who enthusiast or extreme sports nut, there is something for you in Cardiff. The city’s sporting scene is boosted by an International Sports Village and stadia for cricket, football, rugby and more. The Welsh capital is a thriving metropolis with venues such as the Wales Millenium Centre making it a must-visit for any culture vulture.



Any rambler in the UK will have Snowdonia high on their list of favourite walking spots. It’s many breath-taking peaks, the captivating Cambrian coast and the eponymous mountain itself provide walkers of all levels plenty of choice for memorable hikes. There are also cultural pursuits and activities for youngsters visiting the region with Llanbedrog’s Oriel Plas Glyn-y-Weddw gallery and The Fun Centre in Caernarfon.



Another resort which is mistook for being for the summertime only, Tenby has lots to offer. It’s 13th Century stone walls make it picturesque at any time of the year and unspoilt beaches such as Castle Beach are also worth a trip to during a winters day. For younger visitors there is also some top rate amusement and theme parks as well as the new Makin Track activity centre featuring segways, paintball and quadbikes.



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Jess hails from Sunny Australia and is the youngest of the frugal ladies. She loves shopping for a bargain, reading, watching movies and spends most of her life on the beach

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  • Robin Rue

    I would LOVE to go visit Wales someday. It looks beautiful there.

  • Alisha Kostiuk

    The scenery is astonishing. I would love to travel there.

  • Stacey – Craft Blogger

    How gorgeous! I’ve always wanted to visit Wales. If I ever get the chance, I’ll be using this guide. Thanks!

  • Nina Say

    Wales is so beautiful, places like this are on the top of my to-do list for travel.

  • Lois Alter Mark

    I so want to visit Wales. Bookmarking this for the time I actually get there!

  • maria @ close to home

    I went to wales when I was in college, what a beautiful country side

  • Tonya Blackstone-Coleman

    Love that you took us on this journey to Wales. Thanks for the inside look.

  • Elizabeth Obih-Frank

    This is a beautiful place! I have always wanted to travel and this could be one of my list 🙂 Tenby sounds interesting with the paintballs and theme parks!

  • Amy Desrosiers

    I would love to visit this place. Still wondering where next year’s vacation will be! It is something to consider!

  • ModlyChic

    How lovely. This is a part of the world I have never explored. Need to add it to my list of places to visit – Katy

  • Kathleen

    Such a gorgeous country. It has been on my bucket list for quite some time. I can’t wait to visit one day.

  • Dawn

    I haven’t been to Wales, but it looks gorgeous! I hope to visit someday.

  • How beautiful. I have always heard how beautiful the country was but honestly never really looked at it before.

  • Janeane Davis

    I liked seeing your photos and reading your descriptions of places I have only read about in books.

  • Debbie Denny

    Great pics. I love that little trolley.

  • mail4rosey

    They all sound great. I think Snowdonia would be first on my list, that sounds amazing.

  • Debi

    It looks like such a beautiful place to visit.

  • My mom’s family is Welsh. I would love to plan a trip there!

  • Danielle

    I would love to visit Wales. I’ve been to both England and Ireland numerous times, but Scotland and Wales are definitely on the list!

  • Lexie Lane

    Oh! I’m so jealous! I just love all the history and the fact that most of the UK is filled with it. This is so lovely. I’m going to England in January so I would have to suggest this!