New homes in Wales
New homes in Wales
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Wales is a region of rugged mountains and endless coastlines with a proud cultural heritage. Encompassing Swansea, Newport and the capital Cardiff in the south, Carmarthen and Aberystwyth in the west, Brecon and Llandrindod Wells in mid-Wales and Caernarfon and Anglesey in the north, the country is very diverse.
Places of interest
Wales is renowned for its natural beauty. There are a total of three national parks encompassing the mountains of Snowdonia, Brecon Beacons and the Pembrokeshire Coast.
Some of Wales’ most popular beaches are found on the Gower Peninsula near Swansea, from the popular surfer’s beach at Rhossili Bay to Pwll Du, a great hidden gem. The country is also renowned for its number of castles. From the 13th century Caerphilly Castle in the south to the Edwardian Conwy Castle in the north, the entire country is full of historic buildings with a story to tell.
People who love to watch and play sports will not be left disappointed in Wales. The national sport is, of course, rugby union. The Neath Swansea Ospreys play at the Liberty Stadium, also home to Swansea City Football Club. The Scarlets play their home games in Llanelli at Parc y Scarlets. Newport Gwent Dragons play at Rodney Parade, and the Cardiff Blues have their home at Cardiff Arms Park. The Millennium Stadium hosts a range of high profile sporting and music events, with a capacity of 74,500.
Outdoors, there is the chance to scale the heights of Wales’ impressive mountains, including Snowdon, Tryfan, Cadair Idris and Pen-y-Fan.
The history of Welsh life can be explored at the National Museum Cardiff, Big Pit National Coal Museum and St Fagans National History Museum.
There are nine universities in Wales including Cardiff University, Aberystwyth University, Bangor University, Swansea University and the University of South Wales.
Wales has varied terrain, so transport links within the country are mainly served by A roads including the A470 from Cardiff Bay to Llandudno and the A40 from Fishguard to London. The M4 joins Carmarthen, Swansea, Cardiff and Newport with England to the west.
Wales has a modest train service, connecting major towns and cities in the south with the Valleys. A train line runs north from Newport through Abergavenny to Wrexham, with some offshoots through mid-Wales and North Wales. A train journey from Cardiff to London takes around two hours 15 minutes.
A drive from Cardiff to Anglesey takes over four and a half hours, but there are regular flights between the two airports which last just 55 minutes. Cardiff Airport is Wales’ only international airport.
Wales has several ports and ferries to Ireland running from Milford Haven to Rosslare and Holyhead to Dublin.