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Immigration and visa requirements
Wales has the same immigration and visa requirements as the rest of the UK.

For more information of UK Immigration and visa requirements, see the UK's Home Office website


By plane


The main airport is Cardiff International Airport, located nine miles south of the city. This is the only major airport in Wales. Other cities served by international airports in England which offer reasonable access to parts of Wales include Bristol (for south Wales), Birmingham (for mid Wales), Liverpool and Manchester (for north Wales).


By car

North Wales has no motorway connections. However there are still good road connections with the rest of the UK

The A5, followed by the M54 after Shrewsbury, to London and the Midlands takes you through the spectacular Snowdonia National Park
The island of Anglesey is along the A55 road along the North Wales coast. If you are approaching from the south try the A5 or A470 which is a scenic route that takes you through the mountains of North Wales.

South Wales enjoys good motorway connections with the rest of the UK

The M4 links London with Bristol, and via the Severn (toll) Bridge, Newport, Cardiff, Swansea, and Carmarthen
The M50 links the Midlands with South Wales



By train


South Wales


Main line rail services connect south Wales (especially Newport, Cardiff and Swansea) with all parts of the UK, via Virgin Trains (to Birmingham and the North East, including Scotland), Central Trains (to the Midlands), Arriva Trains Wales and First Great Western (to London Paddington).

North Wales

The North Wales Coast Line links Manchester, Crewe and London with the northern seaside resorts of Caernarfon, Llandudno, Conwy and the city of Bangor, the isle of Anglesey and the port of Holyhead. Through tickets to Dublin (Ireland) are available, which include the ferry from Holyhead to Dun Laoghaire. Services are run by Arriva (from Manchester) and Virgin Trains (from London and Crewe)
The Conwy Valley Line stretches from Llandudno Junction along the Conwy Valley via Betws y Coed to Blaenau Ffestiniog, and connects with trains on both the North Wales Coast line and the Ffestiniog Railway.
The beautiful Cambrian Coast Line runs from Shrewsbury (in England), across Mid-Wales through Machynlleth, and through the coastal towns of Tywyn and Barmouth, through the south part of Snowdonia, Harlech and Porthmadog, and along the south coast of the Lleyn Peninsula to Pwllheli.
The Borderlands Line runs between Shrewsbury, Wrexham and Bidston, linking various Flintshire towns and villages with the Wirral, Shrewsbury and Wrexham. A new rail service is planned to link Wrexham, Oswestry and Shrewsbury to London
Arriva Trains Wales.

Mid Wales


Arriva Trains also run the famous Heart of Wales Line from Swansea to Shrewsbury
The Cambrian Line takes the same route as the Cambrian Coast Line as far as Machynlleth, where it goes southwards along the coast through Borth to the university town of Aberystwyth.
Train timetables
See National Rail's website for train timetables, or The TrainLine's website for tickets.

By Coach
National Express operates coach services around the UK including to and from many parts of Wales.

By boat
Regular ferry services operate between Holyhead in North Wales and Ireland, (Dublin and Dun Laoghaire), and is provided by two carriers. Stenaline and Irish Ferries both offer multiple daily service between the two ports for passengers and vehicles. Bookings can be made through their respective websites.
Rosslare in South Eastern Ireland is connected to two ports in Pembrokeshire. Stena operate the route to Fishguard, (including a fast ferry service), Irish Ferries operate the route to Pembroke Dock.


 

SOME WELSH PHRASES

Here are some simple words and phrases to get you started:

* Bore da (Pronounced: Boh-reh dah): Good morning

* Prynhawn da (Prin-houn dah): Good afternoon

* Nos da (nohs dah): Good night

* Croeso i Gymru (Croesoh ee Gum-reeh): Welcome to Wales

* Iechyd da! (Yeh-chid dah): Cheers!

* Tafarn (Tav-arn): Pub

* Diolch (Dee-olch): Thanks * Da iawn (Dah ee-aw-n): Very good

Mt SNOWDON

Snowdon is at the heart of the Snowdonia National Park. The area is steeped in history and benefits from some of the most beautiful views in all of Britain. Visit Snowdonia and experience the wealth of Attractions, Activities and Places to Stay in Snowdonia. Snowdon is the highest mountain in England and Wales 1085m or 3560 ft also known by its local Welsh Language name Yr Wyddfa (The Tomb). Each year hundreds of thousands of visitors visit the mountain to enjoy its unique presence and share the exhilaration of scaling its slopes by one of the Snowdon Paths described in this website. The mountain is not only tall, it has its own unique bio-diversity of plants and animals and much effort is made to maintain the fragile mountain ecology. Snowdon is a national symbol for the Welsh people, something they are rightly proud of and offers an icon of stability in our rapidly changing political and technological world. Information from: http://www.snowdon.com

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