Many people travel to Wales to visit the Snowdonia National Park which is a good place to start but Wales also has a lot more to offer. The landscape varies greatly from sandy beaches and mountains to the cosmopolitan capital city of Cardiff.
WELSH CASTLESWales boasts an impressive collection of Castles, one of our favourites is Powis Castle with its impressive terraced gardens and homely yet grand decor but unfortunately due to the deer park dogs are not allowed. However there are a number of castles which are more dog friendly such as Pembroke and Caerphilly Castle.
EXPLORING THE COUNTRYSIDEWales is a walkers paradise with many stunning landscapes to be seen, some of the most popular are to be found in the Snowdonia National Park and in the mountains surrounding Brecon and Conwy. For those of you that prefer a more leisurely pace the steam train between Llanuwchllyn and Bala in the Snowdonia National Park enables you to take in the scenery with your dog in a more leisurely fashion.
LOCAL TOWNS AND VILLAGESThere are many beautiful seaside towns and villages in Wales which vary greatly in their design from ice cream coloured buildings to the less colourful but equally impressive stone built towns and villages. Tenby is one of the most popular seaside resorts as it benefits from a real charm and great beaches as well as easy access to many coastal walks but as a result it can become very busy during school holidays.
The Big Cheese is held every summer in the shadow of Caerphilly Castle. It’s a free event with numerous street performers, falconry displays, arts and crafts, historical re-enactments, fireworks and much much more.
by Lucy Purves
Our top 5
- Explore one of the many walks at the Snowdonia National Park
- Ride the dog friendly Bala Lake Railway
- Enjoy cosmopolitan Cardiff
- Soak up the atmosphere at Tenby
- Visit one of Wales's stunning castles