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When to go
If the countryside of Wales is so green and fertile, it is because it is blessed with abundant rainfall! However, given the nearby coasts and mountains, the weather varies greatly locally and also changes very quickly.
Wales is particularly stunning in spring, when the parks and gardens are in full flower. The mild month of June is ideal to visit the top tourist sites, before the swarms of summer tourists fly in.
The summer weather is temperate, rarely hot and ideal for exploring the countryside, all the more so as the seaside resorts are packed at this time of year. The Cardiff festival in July and August showcases a wide spectrum of free events, which range from open-air theatre, street performances and concerts to a fun fair.
If you are not a fan of wet weather, avoid the region when the rainfall is heaviest in autumn and early winter. The latter is very quiet and some sites are closed to the general public, without forgetting that snow can make the mountain roads impracticable.
Formalities and useful addresses
Wales Tourism Board – www.visitwales.com
1st Monday in May - May Day Bank Holiday
Last Monday of May – Spring Bank Holiday
Last Monday in August - August Bank Holiday
December 25 and 26
Cardiff International Airport – www.cardiff-airport.com