From Offa’s Dyke on the English border to the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, the rich geology and history of the country, makes Wales a vast open air adventure. Holiday cottages in Wales are a great base to discover the sandy beaches, wild hills, rugged mountains, and local character at your own pace.
On a clear day at the peak of Moel Famau (Mother Mountain), in the Clwydian Hills, it is possible to see Liverpool to the north, Snowdonia to the west and the enormous Cheshire Plain to the east. While enjoying holiday cottages in Wales, you will find that stunning natural beauty isn’t all that North Wales has to offer, between the vast tracts of unsullied countryside you will find art galleries, castles, lively family parks, steam trains, craft centres, museums, adventure activities, stately homes and shopping centres crammed with local flavour and Welsh hospitality, which makes holiday cottages in Wales, ideal for activity holidays.
Foodies will love the world renowned Welsh lamb, but be prepared to find a host of seafood fresh from the sea, including the delicious Welsh lobster which in some places can have less than 200 metres to travel from boat to plate. Welsh cuisine is based around simple, fresh, local produce prepared exceedingly well. To uncover this amazing part of the UK book one of the holiday cottages in Wales today.
South Wales is most famous for the Brecon Beacons National Park. Characterised by short grasses and gently rising mountains the Beacons are renowned for their waterfalls and the Welsh mountain ponies which can be found wandering free.
However, the coast of South Wales is blessed in much the same way as that of North Devon. Atlantic waters and a devastatingly beautiful countryside combine to make excellent beaches for water sports enthusiasts and ramblers alike. If you prefer to amble more than ramble then the three castles walk in South Wales is an excellent way to sample the best of the region.
The official languages of Wales are English and Welsh. Newcomers to the British Isles staying in holiday cottages in Wales often assume that Welsh is a dialect of English however Welsh, like Manx, Scots Gaelic, Irish Gaelic and Cornish, is far older than English. The Welsh language has routes which stretch back as far as four thousand years. While English is a mix of Latin and Germanic languages Welsh has remained true to its routes with considerably less deviation over the centuries. If you are staying in holiday cottages in Wales there are a few words that may be of benefit to you. Thank you in Welsh is pronounced dee-olch (where the ch is pronounced like the ch in loch) and written diolch. Please is slightly harder to pronounce but equally as useful. Pronounced oss-gwel-ooch un thar (with a hard th) it is written as os gwelwch yn dda. It is important to note that Welsh is not the only language in use in the areas around our holiday cottages in Wales.
North Wales is quintessentially Welsh. There are more Welsh speakers in North Wales than anywhere else in the country and what the southern countryside has to boast of the North has in droves. Home to Snowdonia National Park North Wales is rightly famous for its rugged countryside and pastoral character.