HalalBooking guide to halal-friendly holidays in Wales
Full of natural rugged landscapes and scenic countryside, Wales has a secret story tucked under each and every mountain top and lake. This destination hides beauty wherever your compass points and has inspired legends of the past and famous Welsh literature dating back to the Middle Ages. Just like the red dragon that stands proudly on the flag, Wales is a legendary country in its own right and the perfect prop for all the fun memories the country will offer.
Regions and sites to visit in Wales
The warmer region of South Wales is colourful and vibrant and hosts many sporting events and art conventions. A visit to this diverse region can be tailored to suit your needs - a city break, an adventurous trip or a peaceful beach holiday.
Explore the rugged beaches and craggy rocks of South Wales. Dive into the Blue Lagoon of Abereiddy, with beautiful azure waters that will make you feel as if you are in a different country, popular for diving and coasteering. Walk along the cliff tops that surround the lagoon to experience the world class scenery.
Visit the iconic and historic seaside village of Tenby, surrounded by a mediaeval stone wall and with quaint multicolour houses and sandy beaches.
The snow-capped mountains and luscious wildlife that inhabits North Wales makes it the perfect destination to go hiking and find inspiration.
Explore the legends of Conwy Castle, an almost 1,000 year old structure and a UNESCO heritage site. This magnificent and historical monument will simply take your breath away, not only from climbing up the beautiful spiral staircases, but also because of the breathtaking views.
Visit the town of Portmeirion, known as the “Italy of Wales”. Settled on the North-West coast, it is in stark contrast to the neighbouring Welsh towns. This tourist town was influenced by and built to replicate the stunning architecture of Italian villages and has been the backdrop and a source of inspiration for television shows and for literature. The central piazza and the shimmering waterfront will transport you to another world.
The rugged but phenomenal coast of West Wales is home to some of Britain's most remarkable beaches, stunning countryside and the city of Swansea, Wales' second largest city, with exciting museums, markets and bays.
Nestled to the north and west you can explore the famous and magnificent Snowdonia National Park. Take a hike up Mount Snowdon, the highest mountain in England and Wales, and enjoy some of the most scenic spots, where on a clear day you can see across the sea to Ireland! It's also home to the fastest zip line in the world at Cader Idris, which takes you tumbling over the mountains and lakes. For those who want to relax and admire the beauty, there is a mountain railway that will take you up and down the hills.
Visit the cultural and activity capital Cardiff where you can take exciting day trips to Cardiff Castle, theatres, museums, nature parks, shopping centres and Cardiff Bay.
Explore the exciting river rafting activities in the town of Monmouth, where you can rent a canoe or a kayak and test the rivers. Perfect for the whole family, you are surrounded by serenity and immersed in the tranquillity of nature.
Wales for the halal-conscious traveller
The Muslim population in Wales, particularly in the cities of Cardiff, Swansea and Newport, is growing, including the number of prayer facilities across Wales and halal food. Whilst other rural areas may not have as many halal assets, we believe the whole of Wales is a portal of natural beauty where Allah’s creation is everywhere to admire. Whatever your interests while travelling, you will get a taste of grandeur and solitude in a natural setting. What better way to contemplate Allah's beauty and blessings?
Halal food and restaurants in Wales
The multicultural population of Wales is reflected in the fine selection of halal restaurants, cafes and takeaways. It is an industry that has organically grown and now boasts renowned authentic food in beautiful settings. You can travel the world through your choice of food in Wales with Lebanese, African, Italian, Indian and Kashmiri food on offer - enjoy and incorporate a global food tour to your holiday. When in Cardiff, make sure to try the Izmir Restaurant, halal Turkish street food, and The Caribbean Way, serving halal Caribbean food but with a twist! For a sweet treat, try the Bru Coffee and Gelato in Cardiff, perfect to start or end your day.
Halal-friendly properties in Wales
Many of the hotels in Wales offer picturesque views combined with halal-friendly options such as alcohol-free rooms and halal food on request. Choose from the range of beautiful villas and quaint guest houses suitable for the whole family on your travels. Become one with nature amongst the countryside views by using our halal-friendly filters to choose your ideal holiday property and enjoy security with the options of “free cancellation” and “book now, pay later” on HalalBooking.