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A couple walking with three dogs in June along Llanbedrog beach, Llŷn Peninsula, Wales
Dog walking at Llanbedrog beach, Llŷn Peninsula | © National Trust Images/James Dobson

Where history and adventure meet. From castles and captivating coastlines to mountains and waterfalls, discover some of the best holiday destinations at the places we care for in Wales.

Holidays in Wales

Home of dramatic mountains, sweeping valleys and world-famous coastline, there's so much to discover on a holiday to Wales. Whatever you fancy doing, our self-catering holiday cottages offer the perfect base.

The restoration of Hawthorn Cottage, Ceredigion

New - Hawthorn Cottage, Ceredigion 

New for summer 2024, Hawthorn Cottage is a traditional estate-worker’s cottage on the Hafod Estate, with trails from the gate through the valley to views, gardens, falls and views. Sleeps six.

The exterior of Treleddyd Fawr Cottage, Pembrokeshire

Cottage stays in Wales 

Our cottages cater for short breaks, weekend getaways and longer stays. What’s more, every stay helps support our work looking after special places for ever, for everyone. Image: Treleddyd Fawr Cottage, Pembrokeshire

A view of the beach by Gupton Farm Campsite

Camping in Wales 

With rolling hills and breathtaking coastlines, there's an ideal spot for every adventurer in Wales. Image: Freshwater West by Gupton Farm Campsite and Gupton Farm Surf Lodge, Pembrokeshire

Beudy'r Gelli Bothy, Gwynedd

Rest up in a bothy or bunkhouse in Wales 

Experience the drama of the Welsh landscape and the tranquillity of the outdoors when you stay in a bothy or bunkhouse in Wales, from Eryri (Snowdonia) to the Gower and Pembrokeshire. Image: Beudy'r Gelli Bothy, Gwynedd

Tiny cottages in Wales

Surrounded by rivers, lakes, wild heath and wooded valleys, our tiny cottages offer a cosy place to rest at the end of a day exploring. They each sleep two guests and have all you need for a simple stay.

The area surrounding Craflwyn Hall, Gwynedd


A tiny studio cottage in the foothills of Eryri (Snowdonia), with mountain views, waterfalls and woodland on the doorstep.

Dinas Emrys, Gwynedd

Dinas Emrys 

A short walk leads to Dinas Emrys, the hill famous for the legendary battle between the red and white dragons.

Aran, Sygun (middle) and Dinas Emrys, Gwynedd


Head to the next village, Nant Gwynant, to join the path which leads to Eryri’s (Snowdon’s) summit.

The outdoor bath and shower at Cartref, Gwynedd


Enjoy a view of the neighbouring waterfalls from the outdoor shower and copper tub on the deck.

A frosty view of Nant Las, Gwynedd

Nant Las 

Originally built as an observatory, you can watch stars and wildlife from this cosy cottage.

The exterior of Y Wenallt, Gwynedd

Y Wenallt 

A cosy and simple first floor escape above a farmhouse, in the stunning setting of the Eryri (Snowdonia) mountain range, perfect for walkers.

The exterior of The Chalet At Tan Yr Ogof, Gwynedd

The Chalet at Tan yr Ogof 

Close to Beddgelert and sitting in secluded woodland, this is the perfect base for exploring Eryri (Snowdonia).

Holidays for groups

We welcome families and groups at the places we care for. Head to one of our dog-friendly cottages when bringing your dog along for your trip, and discover the perfect stay for a big group of friends.

The exterior of Penrhyn Mawr, Anglesey

Dog-friendly cottages in Wales 

We have dog-friendly holiday cottages all over Wales, so whatever type of break you’re planning there’s a perfect place for you and your canine companions. Image: Penrhyn Mawr, Anglesey

The exterior of The Bothy holiday Cottage in Wales

Large holiday cottages and group getaways in Wales 

Looking for somewhere for a special occasion? From big houses to properties next door, our large holiday cottages in Wales are perfect for groups of family or friends. Whether it's for a birthday, anniversary or family get-together, these cottages are ideal for your group getaway.

Coastal and countryside escapes

Enjoy idyllic landscapes and cosy cottages tucked away in the mountains, or seaside retreats for a bit of family fun. Find the perfect holiday at one of our holiday cottages around the country.

The exterior of Tal y Braich, Betws y Coed, Gwynedd

North Wales 

Stay among the mountainous backdrops, rocky bays and rural farmland in our North Wales cottages. With traditional stone houses, white-washed beach retreats and woodland chalets, there's something for everyone.

The exterior of 1 Coastguard Cottage, West Gower, Swansea

South Wales 

Awash with vivid green valleys, undulating hills and a wild coastline, you'll need more than a few days to discover all that South Wales has to offer.

The exterior of Castell Farmhouse, Pembrokeshire

West Wales 

Venture into our West Wales cottages for world-famous beaches, seas sprinkled with bottlenose dolphins and waves wild enough for surfing.

Active holidays

Wales is a haven for outdoor active holidays. Hike to Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon), the highest peak in Wales, kayak along the stunning coastline, or find the best surfing spots for a thrilling getaway.

Visitors hiking in Snowdonia

Walking holidays in Wales 

Find your next walking holiday at the places we care for in Wales. Walk the coastline, hike Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon), and enjoy some of the best views in the UK.

A kayaking session at Stackpole in Wales

Canoeing and kayaking holidays in Wales 

Paddle along Pembrokeshire's secluded coves and sandy beaches with our guided tours, and then settle down for the night in one of our cottages close to the sea.

A surfer on the sand at Rhossili Beach on the Gower Peninsula

Surfing holidays in Wales 

Stay near a peninsula or a bay for a prime surfing spot in Wales. With cottages around the country, you'll find somewhere you love close to the sea.

Ponies grazing on an upland grassland in Snowdonia

Book a holiday

Book a holiday with us and you'll not just have a trip filled with special memories, but you'll help us care for these places well into the future.