Wales is a beautiful country with an abundance of lovely cities for you to visit and sightsee. Here are Coach Broker’s top Welsh cities to visit via coach!
Named Wales’ capital city in 1955, Cardiff has an array of sightseeing and shopping opportunities – perfect for a family trip. Discover the history of Cardiff by visiting its castles, Cardiff Castle and the fairy-tale castle – Castle Coch. For Science fans and lovers of the BBC show, Doctor Who, you could even enjoy a trip to the Doctor Who Experience or Techniquest at the beautiful Cardiff Bay.
For shopping, take a trip to the centre of Cardiff and shop in the St David’s Shopping centre that has over 150 shops, restaurants and cafes.
Cardiff Bay also offers entertainment options from shows and performances at the Wales Millennium Centre and restaurants and cafes overlooking the waterfront. Within walking distance around the bay is access to Penarth, where toy enjoy an ice cream on the beautiful pier!
Situated in North-West Wales, Gwynedd is a large area that houses the biggest mountain in Wales, Snowdonia. At Snowdonia National Park there is plenty to enjoy, you can hike the mountain with family and friends or enjoy a trip on the classic steam train that travels to the highest peak of the mountain.
Wales’ oldest city, Bangor, is perfect for a family trip, mainly for the adventurous it offers. From the Zipline & Aerial Adventure Parks to history and art centres, visitors can enjoy a trip to Penrhyn Castle and Gwynedd Museum & Art Gallery.
Portmeirion, known for its unique architecture and its scenic woodlands surroundings, is a little village in Snowdonia that welcomes around 225,000 visitors a year. Take a trip to the village and relax in its restaurants, hotels and cottages; whether you’re traveling with family, friends or colleagues, there will certainly be something to suit your needs.
The smallest city in Wales, St Davids, has vast amount of history that can be discovered from visiting the 12th Century St Davids Cathedral. At the cathedral is an impressive Treasury collection and The Refectory where you can enjoy home-cooked and locally sourced delicious meals.
For more refreshments, Pebbles Espresso Bar and Gallery is a little coffee shop that features artwork from photographer Jacki Sime as well as work from famous ceramists, painters and jewellers.
The second largest city in Wales, Swansea, is situated on the southwest coast. There is so much to explore in this city from the sandy beaches of the Gower Peninsula to the National Waterfront Museum and the Dylan Thomas Centre. Swansea is perfect for family coastal and countryside walks.
Just off the Severn Bridge is Newport, perfect for a golf holiday with the Celtic Manor Resort and historical locationssuch as the 17th Century mansion Tredegar House and Park (which offers guided tours) and Caerleon Roman Fortress and Baths. The small city centre with many shops and restaurants is within walking distance as well as a museum and art gallery that is perfect for family trips out.
If you are planning a trip to Wales, call us at Coach Broker and ensure your trip is well planned and exceeds expectations.