Part of the United Kingdom, Wales is renowned for its rugged beauty and fascinating history. Here you’ll find sweeping valleys, mountains, national parks, and many kilometres of coastline that combine to create a unique destination. Along with its scenery, Wales offers sights that are rich in history, such as the many castles of North Wales and Blaenavon, a town that arguably boasts the world’s oldest railway viaduct. Whether it's history you're interested in, outdoor recreation, or some culture and shopping, Wales makes for a great family vacation destination.
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Popular Rental Amenities in Wales
Properties can be filtered based on the amenities they offer. Above, you will find the number of rentals that provide a specific amenity in Wales. You can easily compare and find a rental meeting your needs in Wales if you travel with your pet or you need internet access during your vacation, as most accommodations offer "Pets allowed" and "Internet." Not as many vacation homes in Wales are available if you love sweating the stress away in saunas or if you need a crib for your baby as "Crib" and "Sauna" are not often provided in Wales.
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Price and Availability Index in Wales
Vacation Rental Price Information in Wales
The price graph will give you the nightly price average for the upcoming months of the year. $285 is the highest price average in the next twelve months. Prices decrease in a week of November (11/9 – 11/16), where average prices are $137.
Rental availability information in Wales
Have a look at the above graph to see the global availability of vacation rentals in Wales. The most challenging week to find a rental in the next twelve months is in November (11/9 – 11/16). February (2/24 – 3/2) has got the highest percentage of available rentals.
The Weather in Wales
Check out our climate diagram to find the perfect month for your vacation. During July, maximum temperatures go up to more than 65° February is the coolest month, with average minimal temperature reaching 37°. The rainiest month is August while the driest month is April.
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You’ll want to pack your hiking boots, but don’t rely on faultless sunshine during your excursions. It rains a lot in Wales, though spring and summer do bring their fair share of beautiful, blue-skied days. Don’t feel down if it does rain as it’s all part of the fun. If you leave Wales without going on a windswept, rainy hike then you’ve missed a vital experience. Of course, you'll have a warm and cosy Wales vacation rental to return to at the end of it.
Wales’ Great Attractions
You’ll find plenty to keep you occupied when you book your Wales vacation rental, especially if you love the outdoors. One of the highlights is Snowdonia, a beautiful national park in the north of the country. This park covers an area of more than 750 sq. miles and hosts the magnificent Mount Snowdon, the highest peak in Wales.
In Snowdonia and the other national parks, such as the mountainous Brecon Beacons and coastal Pembrokeshire, you can engage in many recreational activities, including hiking and cycling, as well as some adventure sports.
Once you’ve had your fill of outdoor pursuits, step back in time by visiting some of the castles that are dotted around the country. The stunningly well-preserved castle in Caernarfon, which dates back to the 11th century, is one of the best in Europe and is a definite must-see. Another good option is Conwy Castle, which is located just 30 minutes from Caernarfon in North Wales. This castle is a World Heritage site and dates back to the 13th century.
Culture in Wales
With a Wales vacation rental you will have a great base from which to explore this beautiful, green nation. This is also a modern country with much culture to be enjoyed, especially in the capital city Cardiff and the second largest city, Swansea.
The National Museum of Cardiff focuses on natural history and interesting artefacts, as well as hosting an art gallery which opened in 2011 and showcases works from international and domestic artists. In Cardiff, you will also find St. Fagans National History Museum, one of the most popular attractions in Wales, in which old Welsh ways of life are presented in an open-air setting.
Best Events in Wales
Wales has a number of unique, often quirky annual events that you may enjoy visiting during your stay in a Wales vacation home. The Dylan Thomas Festival takes place in the Dylan Thomas Center each October and November and hosts events related to the famous Welsh poet.
In March, celebrate the Welsh patron saint on St. David’s Day. Don your Welsh flag and enjoy the day with the locals to commemorate all that is great about Wales. In June, listen to the world’s best classical singers as they try to win the prestigious Cardiff Singer of the Year competition. Note that this event takes place every two years. At Christmas, towns and cities across the country are transformed into winter wonderlands, with ice-rinks and fairs.
Self-catering in your Wales Vacation Home
Booking a fully-equipped Wales vacation rental allows you to explore the best of Wales while also having your own cosy space to relax in. If you’re near a big city such as Cardiff and Swansea, then you’ll have many options for buying food. Those in more rural areas will have the pleasure of buying groceries in quaint, traditional stores as well as larger supermarkets in nearby towns. What better way to round-off an exciting day of exploring, then by sharing a hearty meal with your loved ones and planning the next day's adventure?
Welsh folklore and history
A headland of limestone on the northern Welsh coast, Great Orme is home to beautiful gardens and the offspring of the wild Kashmir goats the Persian Shah offered Queen Victoria in 1837.
St Fagans National History Museum
Set in the grounds of St Fagans Castle in Cardiff, this open-air museum presents Welsh rural culture, lifestyle and architecture. Stop by the Gwalia Tea Room for the acclaimed cream teas.
Big Pit National Coal Museum
Don't miss a visit to the subterranean world of Wales' oldest coal mine where you will be lowered 90m below ground to get a real taste of a miner's life.
The experienced falconry trainers offer visitors the experience of having birds of prey fly off and land on their gloved hands.
The river-facing medieval Pembroke Castle is an atmospheric introduction to Welsh history, including a huge map of wales you can walk across, while discovering the locations of various historic sites.
Information about vacation rentals in Wales
|🏡 Vacation rentals available||47,117 homes|
|💳 Possible discounts||up to 67%|
|🌙 Nightly prices starting at||$47|
|⭐ Popular amenities||Pets allowed, Internet and Parking|
|🐾 Pet friendly homes||11,051 homes|
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the average nightly price for a vacation rental in Wales?
The nightly price of accommodations in Wales starts at $47. If you’re interested in a cabin, the average price is $248 per night. A house rental Wales will cost on average $324 per night.
How many vacation homes are available to book in Wales?
There are 47,117 rentals in Wales to browse and rent for your upcoming trip.
What are the most popular amenities for vacation rentals in Wales?
Usually travelers search for Internet, Pets allowed, and Parking when booking a vacation rental in Wales.
Are pets allowed in vacation rentals in Wales?
If you are traveling with a dog in Wales - 23% of vacation rentals are pet-friendly.
What are the best months to travel to Wales?
If booking a vacation home in Wales, keep in mind that rainy season is typically in August or December, with April often being the driest.
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