And the dreaded day of wrapping up our summer adventures has arrived, we are today sharing the last batch of pictures we took during our trip at South Wales and also our tips and links in case you’re lucky to visit the beautiful land of the red dragon soon (or not so soon, because you know castles are timeless, ha!)
Three Cliffs Bay
The same day we visited the Worm’s head on the afternoon we went to Three Cliffs Bay also in the Gower Peninsula, one of those postcard perfect beaches with rocks and caves that the Welsh coast offers. Our visit however was not that ideal because it had gone back to raining & walking medium-long sandy paths with rain is not in my favorite list of activities.
In addition when we arrived it was too late and the tide was already too high to cross the complete beach, so we had to limit ourselves to the first part. Don’t take into account my poor complains, its beauty was undeniable and I couldn’t help but highly recommending this visit! Make sure to plan an earlier visit and you will be floored.
South Wales eating & visit tips
And now our tips for visiting South Wales!
- Our favorite visits were Stackpole, the Gower Peninsula, Carreg Cennen, Aberglasney gardens & Caerphilly (check links to see complete posts).
- We booked two hotels for this 5 day trip, one in Llandeilo (The Plough Inn) and one in Newport (The Old Barn Inn). However we would now reserve hotels nearer the coast.
- Our favorite eating places were Nash Farm shop & Corn Mill café (yummiest burgers, make sure to stop here, it’s a MUST), the Bay Bistro Coffee House (we liked the crab sandwich, they had amazing cakes and a nice place) & Jamie’s Italian in Cardiff.
- We were eager to try the Stackpole Inn but it was fully booked. All (all!) restaurants were complete for dinner, so if you are not planning on eating dinner at your own hotel make extra sure to book beforehand.
- If you think a sign is written in Elvish, that’s Welsh! :) We really liked the fact that all signs were written also in Welsh.
- You won’t find many souvenir shops or variety for that matter, make sure to grab one if you have the chance. We took home also local cheeses and local brewery beer at Cowbridge, which we think make an awesome gift too.
- Trust the National Trust :) They are the best proposing lots of different routes with the level of difficulty, times, parking lots and maps.
- …pack your raincoat and be prepared to befriend many sheep and cows :)
If you ever go to South Wales make sure to let us know, and please add in the comments section any tip you would like to add. Again, kuddos to Pilar for the awesome tips she gave us!
Farewell green paths, white sheep, brown castles and red dragons, we’ll see each other again!