WALES DESTINATION GUIDE

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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.