Where to stay in Wales by Sawday's

Wales has incredible hiking, stunning coastline, wildlife, food and a rich history. You can stand on snow-capped mountains, walk on white-sand beaches, visit majestic castles, and get a sense of its distinct culture from the moment you see a Welsh road sign.

The Brecon Beacons offer gentle climbs, Pembrokeshire a 186-mile coast trail and Snowdonia a raw wilderness. Puffins, dolphins and seals thrive from Skomer to Anglesey, while the Wye twists through cultural Hay and past the ruins of Tintern Abbey. In countryside inns, remote distilleries and seafront restaurants, a delicious food scene flourishes.       

Our collection of unique hotels, B&Bs, inns, and self-catering holiday cottages in Wales are carefully inspected and selected to bring you closer to the heart and soul of this ancient country.   

Places to stay in Wales

Choose from self-catering cottages on the wild coast, hotels in the Pembroke hills, inns tucked away in tiny villages, and cosy bed and breakfasts with glorious views.

Our favourite holidays in Wales

This collection is full of special places that allow you to bring your dog with you on holiday. Each place offers something different, with some providing blankets and towels and others providing treats and toys. Check the booking information of each place for details!

Choose a perfect hideaway for two and spend quality time together in the wilderness of Wales, hiking mountains and exploring the stunning west coastline. This collection brings together some of our favourite cosy cottages and lodges for a memorable weekend getaway!

Wales’ coastline is some of the most spectacular in the UK. It’s dramatic, rugged and you might even find yourself on a beach all to yourself in some seasons. Choose somewhere to stay from our collection of special places within three miles of the coast.

Five foodie experiences in Wales

  • Eat the finest sea trout in the UK (coracle-caught Sewin) at Wright’s Emporium near Carmarthen – available for a five-month season from April/May.
  • Try the innovative bug burger at Grub Kitchen, a restaurant that specialises in sustainable and local produce, including insects.
  • Buy laverbread from a local shop to enjoy with your breakfast – a Welsh seaweed delicacy that people seem to love or hate.
  • Take a brewery tour at Kingstone if you’re passing through the east, or Mantle in Cardigan and Caffle in Narbeth if in the west.
  • Stop at Pizzatipi on Cardigan’s riverside for wood-fired pizza, craft beer and live music in a picturesque setting.

Great things to do in Wales

  • Dance all night at July’s Sesiwn Fawr Dolgellau folk music festival in the historic square of Dolgellau.
  • Jump into the Blue Lagoon, a world-class site for water sports, while coasteering from Abereiddy.
  • Visit the working monastery on Caldey Island or the puffin colony on Skomer.
  • Hike to Table Mountain and along the Black Mountain ridges for an uncrowded slice of Welsh wilderness.
  • Walk a bite-sized portion of the expansive Carneddau mountains in Snowdonia – park your car at Aber Falls and walk to the summit of Yr Orsedd for incredible views (four-mile round trip).

Where to stay in Wales

A country known for so much: stunning white-sand beaches, 870-miles of coastal path, three national parks with beautiful mountain ranges, excellent hiking terrain, medieval castles, and a truly cosmopolitan capital.

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