Wales Voted Best Country in the World to Visit In 2014

Rough Guides Readers Vote Wales Best Country in the World to Visit In 2014

Readers of travel guidebook Rough Guides placed Wales as one of the best countries to visit in 2014. They were drawn by its medieval castles, breathtaking mountain ranges, rugged coastline, and picturesque valleys. Rough Guide readers also named Malaysia, Chile, Pakistan, and Slovenia as other countries worth visiting this year.

Wales is a country filled with spectacular sights which make repeated visits a must. It also attracts visitors with its rich culture and heritage which have been formed through important periods in history. It was once inhabited by the Romans and the Normans and previously housed the Tudor Dynasty. Wales is different from its Celtic neighbours. Many believe it has more cultural appeal than Scotland and Ireland due to the strength of the ancient Welsh language. Its popular culture of film, poetry and music has also contributed largely to its worldwide appeal.

Here Are Just A Few Of The Many Reasons To Visit Wales


Magnificent Castles


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Wales has a total of 641 castles and offers visitors plenty of choice. Some of its castles are World Heritage Sites including Harlech, Conwy, Caernarfon, and Beaumaris. Powis castle is a haven for garden lovers and Caerphilly castle is one of Britain’s biggest ancient forts. Cardiff Castle is set in the heart of Cardiff city and is suitable for those who want to be closer to the shops. Carreg Cennen enjoys a superb location atop a limestone crag facing a beautiful river.

Spectacular Mountains


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The mountains that make Wales so extraordinary were formed during the Ice Age. They are both an inspiration and a challenge and are thrilling to explore. Their slopes and peaks attract outdoor enthusiasts, artists, and even professional sportsmen. Readers of the hillwalking magazine Trail voted Tryfan as their favourite mountain in the UK in 2013. Helvellyn Mountain came in second and Snowdon came in third.

Pristine Beaches


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Pretty seaside towns and charming villages make holidays in Wales a joy. The gorgeous coastline covers 750 miles and has dunes you can picnic in, sand for building sandcastles, and waves for hopping through. You’ll be fascinated by the fossils, wildflowers, and rock pools found at the beaches.

Wales is home to more than 100 beaches 43 of which have Blue Flag status. It has 50 islands, 5 Blue Flag marinas, and stunning coastline walks to enjoy. The beaches are the perfect spots to relax on sunny days.

Rich Culture and Heritage


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Wales’ rich culture is based on folklore and legend. Its residents still speak Welsh, one of the oldest surviving languages in Europe. The language gives villages and tourist spots tongue-twisting names and is taught to children in schools. Wales’ picturesque locations inspired the famous poet Dylan Thomas to write some of his best works. The country is filled with art galleries, museums, and numerous historical sites.

Superb Getaways

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When it comes to holiday accommodation in Wales there is plenty to choose from. Whether you want to stay in a gleaming townhouse hotel, a seaside cottage, or a countryside bed and breakfast, you’ll find the perfect place. Campsites and caravans are also in plenty and offer alternative accommodation. You can also choose a farm stay for a truly unforgettable holiday in Wales.

With all it has to offer, it’s no wonder Wales emerges top among the other countries in the world.

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