From the majestic medieval castles steeped in history to the breathtaking natural wonders of Snowdonia National Park and the Pembrokeshire Coast, Wales promises unforgettable experiences at every turn. Immerse yourself in vibrant Welsh culture, where traditional festivals and cozy pubs await, offering a warm embrace to travelers seeking authentic encounters.  

Wales is a wonderful addition to your UK and Ireland itinerary. Whether you crave adrenaline-fueled adventures or serene moments of tranquility, we invite you to discover the magic of Wales with tailor-made itineraries that promise memories to last a lifetime.  

Why Visit Wales

For a small country, Wales packs a lot in. It’s a Celtic country west of England and is about 180 miles (250 km) long and 60 miles (90 km) wide. It’s easy to travel around and the scenery is constantly changing, too. Travelling north to south takes about four and a half hours. 


Visiting Cardiff

The capital city of Cardiff boasts a unique blend of history and modernity and serves as the perfect starting point for anyone visiting Wales. Explore the majestic Cardiff Castle, wander through a bustling pop-up culinary scene, or catch a rugby match at the iconic Principality Stadium. 

Natural Landscapes

The landscape is wild, rich and beautiful with plenty to explore. There are pristine lakes and rivers, mountains to climb (such as Snowdon), world-class beaches and lovely coastal paths. Wales is also home to the “Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, of which Wales has five, as well as 74 nature reserves and three national parks.  

Hill walking in Snowdonia.

More to Explore in Wales


Food & Dining

Sample locally produced food and drink at traditional pubs, cafes and restaurants. Try a Welsh cake, Welsh rarebit, salt marsh lamb or Welsh black beef along with a Welsh beer, cider, wine or one of a variety of soft drinks.  


Activities & Experiences

There is a lot to see and experience. Wales has over 600 castles, 12 great little steam trains, and four UNESCO World Heritage Sites. There are also a lot of award-winning beaches and colorful market towns.

The Gatehouse and Marten's Tower
Chepstow Castle 
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Historic Sites

History & Culture

Home to hundreds of castles and other historical landmarks, you're just steps away from the rich past of Wales. Several museums across the country offer a glimpse of the world in bygone eras.

Wales' UNESCO World Heritage Sites

North West Wales Slate Landscape
North West Wales Slate Landscape
Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd
Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd
Blaenavon Industrial Landscape
Blaenavon Industrial Landscape
Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal
Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal

Travel Inspiration

The itinerary featured here was adapted from a real itinerary created for our clients. No two trips with Old Sod Travel are exactly the same! View this recent trip in Wales and start to dream up what you'd like to ask our travel consultants to arrange for you.

Family walking in front of Cardiff Castle

Highlights of Wales

All images courtesy of Crown Copyright / Cymru Wales