When you are considering where to spend your vacation and you only have time for a short break think about visiting Wales. It is a small enough destination that if you don’t have a lot of time to spend there you can still get to see some of its highlights without feeling like you didn’t get to do enough. So let’s take a look at some of the things you will want to check out while you are there.
Castles are abounding in Wales. If you like to visit historic sites you won’t be disappointed there. That does leave you with the decision of which castle to visit. Cardiff Castle located in the center of Cardiff, the capital city of Wales, has a history that goes back 2,000 years. While you are visiting the castle you will see the older medieval parts and the newer reconstructed Victorian part. The castle is on the grounds of Bute Park, which is 130 acres of gardens that you can enjoy.
Caerphilly Castle is another good choice of all the castles to visit. It is the biggest castle in Wales sitting on 30 acres and was built in the 13th century. The castle is a wonderful example of the moat system and also has its own famous leaning tower.
If you are looking to spend your short break outdoors there are plenty of things to do in Wales. The newly opened and highly publicized Wales Coast Path will have you walking as long as you like. The path is the first of its kind, allowing you to walk the entire coast of Wales. It offers you the opportunity to see Wales in a completely different way by walking through small villages and towns that would certainly be missed if you were driving.
Another great idea for a short break would be a golf week-end. Wales has some top golf sites for those who love the game. There are championship courses and courses that offer breathtaking views. No matter what you are looking for in golf, you won’t be disappointed in Wales.
History, outdoors adventure and romance can be found in Wales. If you have even just a short amount of time to visit it is certainly worthwhile.