WALES DESTINATION GUIDE

As the world leader in travel experiences since 1947, we connect you to the real Wales in a way like no other. With towering mountains melting into lakes, and ancient castles on the golden coastline, Wales is impossible not to fall in love with - and the Welsh know it. They often speak of ‘hiraeth’, a Welsh word used to describe a sense of longing for home. The country’s sweet grasslands and Snowdonia mountains move you in ways you could never imagine, and you may find your own feeling of hiraeth once you’ve seen the best of Wales. The country is well-protected, with three national parks, five Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and 42 per cent of its south and west coastline designated as Heritage Coast. You’ll also find a proudly preserved culture, with centuries-old Celtic traditions, ancient castles like Cardiff Castle, and Welsh delicacies found in Cardiff Central Market. When you travel Wales with Trafalgar, you’ll get to know the country through the locals, sharing stories over a traditional dinner or enjoying Welsh music in an old inn. Travel with us and unlock the infinite possibilities thanks to our exclusive Trafalgar Highlights.

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"A land of stately mountains, verdant valleys, ancient castles and golden-sanded beaches, beautiful yet understated Wales is impossible not to fall in love with"

Caroline, Travel Director

Wales at a glance

With towering mountains melting into lakes, and ancient castles on the golden coastline, Wales is impossible not to fall in love with. Join your expert Trafalgar Travel Director and get to know the country through the locals, sharing stories over a traditional dinner or enjoying Welsh music in an old inn.
Currency
Pound Sterling
Winter avg
7°C
Summer avg
18°C
Time Zone
GMT+1
Capital City
Cardiff
Language
Welsh, English
Good morning
Bore da
Good evening
Noswaith dda

What to pack for Wales

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Waterproof coat

A waterproof coat is an essential item in Wales - there are showers all year round and Cardiff is one of the wettest cities in Europe.

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Hiking boots

The mountains of Wales are best explored on foot, and you’ll need a comfortable pair of hiking boots to explore the trails. Make sure you break in your boots before your trip to Wales.

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Camera

From the historic buildings like Cardiff Castle to the giant mountains of Snowdonia, you’ll want to capture every exquisite moment.

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An adaptor plug

Voltage in Wales is 230V and the sockets are of Type G, with standard British 3-pin plugs.

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Sunglasses

Sunglasses are great to have all year round, to protect from the sunny days in summer and the low angle of the sun in winter.

Other things to know before you go

Depending on your nationality, you'll need a valid passport and may also need visas to enter. Please check this well in advance of your trip departure date here. Some countries also require passports to have 3-6 months left on them before the given expiry date, so be sure to double check this before booking your travels.