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LIFE IN Cymru Wales

Coastline, countryside, castles, culture and choirs – croeso/welcome to Wales!

 

Thinking of retiring in Wales – or Cymru (in Welsh)? Who can blame you! The physical features of Wales make this a uniquely gorgeous part of the world. It has 2,700 km of glorious coastline, five Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, including the first to be designated in the UK – the Gower Peninsula, and three National Parks – the Brecon Beacons, Snowdonia and the Pembrokeshire Coast – that’s 20% of the country! As well as a cultured capital in  Cardiff and a legendary history – with 600 castles.


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Retiring to Wales    

Things to do in Wales
Brecon Beacons National park

Wales has a long, proud history, from ancient castles and ruined abbeys to industrial canals and coal mines. Visit Caerphilly Castle, the second-largest in Britain, be awed by the imposing 13th century Conwy Castle, or go deep underground at the Big Pit National Coal Museum. Learn more about local history at the National Waterfront Museum in Swansea, and archaeology, botany and geology at the National Museum, Cardiff.

You’ll be seriously spoilt for natural beauty too. Explore the great outdoors of Snowdonia National Park, with its mile upon mile of hiking routes, steam trains and scenery that varies from rugged windswept mountainsides to soft sandy beaches. The Brecon Beacons is made up of more unspoilt mountain terrain and magical waterfalls, perfect for walkers, whereas the Pembrokeshire Coast offers world-class beaches, nature reserves and quaint seaside towns. Visit the puffins from pretty St David’s – the UK’s smallest city.

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Retiring to Wales - frequently asked questions

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