Did you know that I’m a “Winglish” person? OK, it’s not real, but there are a lot of people who feel a little Welsh and a little British, so that’s how it should be. Therefore, we are Winglish.
I was born in England but moved to Wales when I was five years old. I learned Welsh at school, most of my closest friends are Welsh, and I spent my childhood exploring the Welsh hinterland.
I know I’m technically British, but I also feel a sense of loyalty to the Welsh. I love this beautiful country and when I saw Wales described as ‘Britain’s underdog’ I felt a fierce loyalty to stand up for the underdog. Wales must not be the underdog! Wales is a gorgeous, mysterious and stunningly beautiful country.
I currently live on the border between England and Wales and these days I spend a lot of time exploring Wales.
It took me a while to narrow it down, but here are 10 reasons why I think you should visit Wales.
Pistil Lairdre Falls, Wales.
Nothing more needs to be said. A country with waterfalls like this is definitely worth visiting!
#2 The Beaches
Swansea’s Rhossili Bay Beach is the first beach to be named Britain’s Best Beach by TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice. I’m actually planning on going here for the weekend, so be prepared for your Instagram feed to be filled with beach photos!
#3 Bara Brith
Nothing beats a cup of tea and a slice of rose bliss.
#4 Welsh Castles
Wales may be small, but this tiny country is home to over 400 castles. Apparently, it has more castles per capita than any other country in the world. Approximately 100 of them still remain.
Conwy Castle: Photo credit
#5 The language
Welsh may not be the most beautiful language in the world, but it’s great that this small place still has its own language. If you’re visiting for the first time, don’t worry, no one knows how to read place names.
Yes, that’s an actual place name
#6 The glamping options
You all know that I’m a big fan of glamping, and Wales is full of unusual glamping options. Would you like to stay in a tree house? no problem. How about a yurt? You can do that too. The Welsh have just about every glamping option imaginable.
#7 Views like this from your hotel window
Wake up to stunning views at Lake Vyrnwy Hotel.
Portmeirion, a small Italian-style village, is one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been.
Wales is full of great summer festivals. This summer, I will be serving as a blog ambassador for Festival No.6. I’m looking forward to it! (More news on this coming soon)
The stars look really beautiful in Wales. If you’re coming from London, prepare to be surprised. When I lived in London, I found myself needing sunglasses at night every time I went back to Wales.
#11 Snowdonia National Park
It’s worth hiking Snowdon for views like this. But if you really hate hiking, you can always take the train.
Are there any other reasons to visit Wales?
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