Cheap flights to Wales

Wales, blessed with beautiful landscape, stunning nature park, wealthy culture, and imposing castle, is part of the United Kingdom and the island of Great Britain. The country is populated by around 3,063,456 hospitable people. It covers a total area of 20,779 square kilometres and is bordered by England to its east, the Irish Sea to its north and west, and Bristol Channel to its south. Cardiff is the capital and largest city in the country.

The country is regarded as one of the modern Celtic nations where Celtic languages or cultural traits have survived. Around 560,000 Welsh language speakers live in the country, and the language is spoken by a majority in the northern part. Hiraeth, a Welsh word with no direct definition to English except “homesick” will be known to you when you visit this country as it gives you the feeling of being at home.

What to see & do

Due to its wonderful geography and magnificent natural scenery, Wales offers myriad opportunities for escaping into nature. Popular activities with nature include hiking in Snowdon, the highest peak in the country; walking in Swansea Bay; and dipping in the beaches of Barry Island. Apart from typical nature tripping like hill walking, hiking, canoeing, mountain biking, kayaking, and climbing, the country has becoming increasingly popular with extreme sports such as surfing, hang gliding, coaststeering, and downhill cycling.

Wales Coast Path, opened last 2012, shows off the proud country’s beaches, estuaries, cliffs, woodlands, city waterfront, castles, fun-parks, and hills. This 870 miles of coast path is the first the world’s first uninterrupted route along a national coast.

Did you know that Wales has more castles than any other country in Europe? History left around 600 scattered pieces of its glorious past from Iron Age hill forts, Roman ruins, Medieval Welsh Princes, and English Kings. Notable castles include Conwy Castle, the finest surviving medieval fortifications in Britain; Denbigh Castle, the triple-towered great gatehouse; Raglan Castle, designed with comfort and luxury in mind; Kidwelly Castle, a great gatehouse that took at least a century to complete; and Caerphilly Castle, the biggest castle in the country.

Culture relatively attracts big numbers of tourist in Wales, proven by the Museum of Welsh Life that invites over 600,000 visitors annually. It showcases the scars of the industrial revolution and Wales' industrial heritage. Another popular reason to visit the country is genealogy; many people visits Wales to explore their family and ancestral roots. Over 1.8 million American citizens are estimated to have Welsh ancestral roots, including former presidents Abraham Lincoln and Thomas Jefferson.

Cardiff, the capital city, gets visited with more than 14 million expats. As a significant tourism centre, it offers wide variety of landmarks such as Millennium Stadium, Pierhead Building, the Welsh National Museum, Senedd, Cardiff Castle, St David's Hall, Llandaff Cathedral and the Wales Millennium Centre. The city has Centenary Walk, which runs for 2.3 miles and passes through many landmarks and historic buildings.

How to get around

Due to the country's topography, most travelling in Wales is done east-west. Rail and road links between South Wales and North Wales’ coast are quick and easy, especially along the M4 and A55. Most places in South Wales are within a 90 minutes’ drive of each other. Travelling between Cardiff and the other main population centres, Swansea and Newport, is very straightforward.

Driving between North and South Wales’ main roads can be busy and difficult to overtake due to slow moving traffic. Some of these roads have frequent laybys and it is considered polite to pull into laybys to allow traffic to pass if you are causing a queue. It takes approximately four hours to travel from northern Wales to southern Wales.

Cardiff Airport to Anglesey Airport is the only domestic route in the country and is served by two services each day.

How to get in

Cardiff Airport has some domestic and international flights. Several budget airlines operate to Cardiff from Europe, Africa, and North America. There are twice daily flights internally between Cardiff and Anglesey with Highland Airways. Many daily flights operate to and from other major UK cities such as Newcastle upon Tyne, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, and Belfast.

There are also car ferry services operating daily from Welsh ports, principally Holyhead to Ireland. These services are frequent and usually operated by fast ferries.

Flights to Wales

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