Wales Journals

Wales the unforgetable part of the UK

A June 1999 trip to Wales by pat

Quote: Wales (Cymru) is a very lovely country to visit. Although it is small, but it has so many things to offer. From the north to the south welsh culture is still very strong, and they try very hard to conserve their identity.

Wales the unforgetable part of the UK

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Overview

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The capital, Cardiff or Caerdydd in welsh, in southeast wales is the start point. It is now where the welsh parliament is, cardiff castle, and Welsh National museum. Cardiff bay is the highlight of the city, walking along the bay, visit the maritime museum, and waiting for sunset. Fancy walking along the cliffs, then head for southwest wales. Pembrokeshire National Park, the smallest in the UK, has many beautiful walking tracks for explorers, and some nice sand beaches can be found. Enjoy castles? Wales has the highest ratio for the numbers of castles to the population, so you can enjoy the castles wherever you are in the country, but the nice ones are often in the north. For t...Read More
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This is a small hostel and has many rooms, and offers family rooms and also double rooms. It has kitchen facilities for members to cook for themselves as well. It is connected to the bigger town of Betws-Y-Coed by bus, 6 miles away. It's easy and good to explore the mountains. I stayed in this hostel, when i went for a couple of days in north wales to explore the Snowdon national park.

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on August 6, 2000

Capel Curig Youth Hostel
Plas Curig
Capel Curig, Betws-y-Coed, Wales LL24 0EL
0845 371 9110

Thurnham Hall

Hotel | "Borth youth hostel"

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This is also a small youth hostel along the coast of mid-wales. The room is large enough, and there's also cooking facility service offered by the hostel, and also do-it-yourself. It also has family rooms. It is within walking distance from Borth train station, just cross the road; you can sunbathe at the atlantic coast.

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Thurnham Hall
Thurnham
Lancaster, England
01524) 751-766

Pembrokeshire Coastal Path

Attraction | "Pembrokeshire national park"

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This is the only national park in the UK where you can walk along the cliffs, and enjoy the seaside together. You will pass many small villeges and can swim, surf, and cycle along the coast as well. Some tracks of the route may be difficult, but some are fine for beginners. You can also enjoy the park by mountain biking, because the road is good enough, but you will have to cycle up and down again and again. I spent 2 nights at Broadhaven, and one night in Pwll Deri youth hostel. Pwll Deri hostel is a small hostel and just there on the cliff.

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Pembrokeshire Coastal Path
From Amroth In The South To St. Dogmaels In The North
Pembrokeshire, Wales

Castles in the north

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Together with walking and climbing, one of the activities you can enjoy in your time in north wales is visiting important and wonderful castles. There are many of them, but I liked Canaerfon and Conwy. The former one was the place where Prince Charles had the ceremony to become the Prince of Wales, it is an important castle, and looks very strong and a bit lonely, while the latter one is round in shape, and has more people nearby. It is an easy commute by bus or train to both castles.

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St David's Day

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When I was in Cardiff with my brother, on the way back we had a chance to be a part of St David's day celebration. The daffodil is the symbol of this day, and St David is at the center of this story. Local people are outside, and sing some songs, and of course dance local dances. It is on March 1st, but I am not sure whether or not it is the national day.

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Mount Snowdon

Attraction | "Snowdon National Park"

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Snowdon is the highest peak in north wales, and it has many small lovely villages along the road where you can stop and stay overnight. There are some places you can do the camping. When you are there, you can have the same feeling as if you are walking in the highlands of Scotland. It is more difficult to get around in, because the narrow road can accommodate only 2 lanes of traffic. Mountain Biking is also another option to enjoy the scenery, but it can be exhausting due to steep landscapes. I stayed at Capel Curig, and walked up along the roads and some mountains.

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Mount Snowdon
Snowdonia National Park
Llanberis, Gwynedd