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16 October 2014
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Visiting Wales

What's the best way to travel in Wales? What's to be done there? And what's the climate like?

What's the best way to travel in Wales?

Traveling by road between east and west (on the M4 and A55) is easier than the route between north and south (A470). Similarly, there is no direct north/south rail link wholly within Wales. The trains move out into England to travel between north and south Wales, avoiding the 'knobbly bits' in the middle of Wales.

There are also regular bus services between the major population centres, and limited public transport within the rural areas.

Wales' main airport is Cardiff, with smaller airports in Swansea, Haverfordwest and Caernarfon. Ferries sail to Ireland from Swansea, Fishguard, Pembroke Dock and Holyhead.

Visit our site for travel information in Wales.

What leisure activities can be done in Wales?

Wales' contrasting landscapes makes it an outdoor pursuit hotspot. From various water sports carried out along the many miles of rivers, lakes and sea coast to the mountaineering and caving activities in the more rugged parts, Wales has a variety of environments to please the most demanding outdoor adventurer.

For more, check out our nature site.

Wales has a lot to offer under cover as well. Cinema and shopping complexes are springing up in urban areas, alongside cultural and historical activities.

What sort of climate does Wales have?

Temperate! It never reaches extremes of temperature. The warmest months are May, June, July and August. The average hours of sunshine per year are around 4.12 hours per day and the annual rainfall is around 1,140mm.

Visit our site for the latest weather information for Wales.
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