Wales by Besides the Obvious

Wales is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. It has borders with England to the east, the Irish Sea to the north and west, the Celtic Sea to the southwest, and the Bristol Channel to the south. It had a population in 2021 of 3,107,500 and a total area of 20,779 km2. Wales has over 2,700 km of coastline. It is largely mountainous with higher peaks in the north and central areas, including Snowdon its highest summit. The capital and largest city is Cardiff.

As you might know our mission is to share something relevant, something authentic, something real, something cool, something interesting, something personal & something different, via our travel stories & images. We are focusing on ideas from local sources, giving tips that are usually unknown to travelers and foreigners, guides to secret places which only the guy from the given neighborhood could know about, to the hidden picturesque view, with recommending everything besides the obvious: the local real feel, the adventure of discovering the unknown, the authenticity, culinary guide to the meals that locals are really cooking and eating at home, and much more. Hope you will read our Travel Stories from Wales, feel inspired, and enjoy the journey, as much as we do!

Useful information about Wales

What is the Welsh name of Wales?

The Welsh name of Wales is Cymru. 

Is Wales part of the United Kingdom?

Yes. Wales is part of the United Kingdom (UK).   

When is the best period of the year to visit Wales?

The best period to visit Wales is from May to October. Winter can be cold, snowy, and rainy. Summer is optimal for the trek and doing any kind of open-air activity. 

What are the best places to visit in Wales?

The best places to visit in Wales are Cardiff, Conwy, Criccieth Castle, Caernarfon Castle, Dolgellau, and Snowdonia National Park.

Travel Stories from Wales

Discover Wales – The Castle of Criccieth

Criccieth is a beautiful seaside resort town on Cardigan Bay, on the Southern side of the Llyn Peninsula. Known as the ‘Pearl of Wales on the Shores of Snowdonia’, this attractive Victorian seaside resort is popular with tourists for its fantastic beaches and its traditional Welsh charm. It gives home to the Castell of Criccieth,…

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