Midweek breaks in Wales

3rd July 2020

Looking to escape to the valleys and explore some of the Welsh countryside for your next trip? Wales has a lot to offer – from golden sandy beaches and sand dunes to explore, to a wealth of Welsh countryside to discover, you’re likely to find a trip to satisfy everyone. Whether you’re travelling with a loved one and looking for a romantic getaway, as a group or friends, or if you have the whole family in tow, discover our top midweek breaks in Wales.

Short breaks in Wales

For a Welsh trip away, why not discover a canal boat holiday in Wales? Cruise along the waters covering miles of Welsh ground as you go, and enjoy the calming serenity of being at one with water and nature. Here at ABC Boat Hire, we offer canal boat holidays from two Welsh locations:

Wrenbury Mill

For a Welsh holiday destination with stunning views and pretty scenery, there’s no better place than the Llangollen Canal. Situated close to Whitchurch and Blackwater Meadow Marina, Wrenbury Mill is located on the Llangollen canal – making it the perfect place for your midweek break in Wales.

Llangollen itself has a lot to offer – including the beautiful Horseshoe Falls, a picturesque waterfall in a park setting; as well as museums, gardens and the Castell Dinas Bran – ruins of a 13th century castle on a hill. As well as the highlights of Llangollen, Wrenbury Mill also offers incredible sights including the Ellesmere ‘Meres’ – which was created by the retreating ice age and is the largest of the nine meres and mosses in this unique area. Another sight Wrenbury Mill offers is the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct – which is one of the 7 wonders of the waterway – and renowned for being the highest and longest aqueduct in Britain. Discover the vast canal boat routes from Wrenbury Mill to choose from for your Llangollen break on the waters.

Gotyre Wharf

Looking for midweek breaks in South Wales? Explore Monmouthshire and the Brecon Beacons on your next Welsh holiday. And what better way to do so than by the water?

From Goytre Wharf, you can glide down the Monmouthshire and Brecon canal – a quiet, pretty countryside route, capturing the beauty of rural Wales. With just a few locks to navigate, journey through the Brecon Beacons National Park – admiring the beauty as you go, while being at one with both nature and the water.

At Gotyre Wharf itself, find beautiful woodlands to explore, a visitor centre and café nearby – perfect for occupying the curious boater before they start their holiday. Fancy a walk around the local area before you get going? Moor up your canal boat and stroll into Crickhowell – a picturesque town nestled in the Usk Valley. Discover a wealth of pubs and shops, as well as a 13th century castle.

Now you know some of the best short breaks in Wales to add to your bucket list, get in touch with a member of our friendly team here at ABC Boat Hire.

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