Fly into Wales- A Celtic Destination
Compare and search your flights to Wales with Flights Direct when Wales is your next holiday destination. Fly into Wales, arriving at Cardiff, from where you start exploring and experiencing UK's Celtic destination the Welsh outdoors, Celtic heritage, culture and natural wonders.
Cardiff now holds the Winter Wonderland Festival from November to January. This festive celebration, situated in Cardiff's iconic Civic Centre includes the Admiral Open Air Ice Rink, Ice Café and many other seasonal attractions. At the years end, Cardiff's Winter Wonderland will provide the backdrop for 'Calennig'; the city's traditional New Year's Eve celebrations.
Journey on through this Celtic land to discover an untouched and peaceful countryside. Trails and footpaths make it easy to make the most of the hills, vales, rivers, lakes, mountains and coastline. Wales is a land where wild horses still roam, otters and seals thrive, and rare flowers bloom. See the dolphins in the clear waters of Cardigan Bay, or go island-hopping and birdwatching in Pembrokeshire. Much of the countryside and coastline is within three National Parks, the most famous being Snowdonia.
This Celtic country has many ancient structures that were built before the pyramids in Egypt. Bryn Celli Ddu, a burial chamber site in North Wales is a famous example. Celtic artefacts, Roman forts, Norman castles, and grand homes of Welsh nobility. Welsh recent industrial heritage is linked to the coal and steel industries. In South Wales see the old mining towns. At Llancaiach Fawr Manor in Nelson you can experience the 17th century, with country folk dressed in authentic costumes and speaking as folk of the time.
Myths and legends make up much of Welsh history, tales of King Arthur and Merlin the Magician are based on real figures. Concrete evidence of the mythical king can be found in a valley in northern Pembrokeshire, where two ancient standing stones are known as ‘Meibon Arthur’, or Arthur’s sons.
The Welsh love music and song, so festivals and events are a big feature on the calendar. Most famous are the annual 'eisteddfods', festivals of music, performance and literature, happening throughout the year, highlighted with a national festival each year.
Wales famous sons and daughters include Tom Jones, Dylan Thomas, Laura Ashley, Catherine Zeta Jones and Sir Anthony Hopkins. Dylan Thomas life and work is on display at the Dylan Thomas Centre in Swansea. Film locations are also interesting to visit-Llanrhaeadr ym Mochnant is the location for 'the Englishman Who Went up a Hill and Came Down a Mountain', and Trwsfynydd Lade near Blaenau Ffestiniog is the film site for 'First Knight'.
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