Wales is a country that is part of the United Kingdom, bordered by England to its east and the Atlantic Ocean and Irish Sea to its west. It counts a total of 3 million inhabitants and possesses 750 miles of coastline and 45 Blue Flag beaches, making it a romantic destination for singles. Especially for those interested in culture, Wales offers a variety of sights, including UNESCO World Heritage Sites like The Castles and Town walls of King Edward I in Gwynedd or the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct. Since the country is furthermore famous for its visual arts and literature, major cities like Cardiff and Newport offer culturally interested singles a variety of museums and art galleries.
Wales is furthermore often referred to as "the land of song" and is known for its harpists, male choirs, and solo artists. Wales’ official capital Cardiff, counting a population of nearly 1.1 million, offers exciting attractions like Cardiff Castle, the National Museum and Gallery, as well as annual events including Sparks in the Park or the Cardiff Festival.
Singles in Wales looking for a quieter place will find pure relaxation at one of the country’s National Parks, for instance at Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, covering approximately 240 square miles around the beautiful West Coast of Wales. Spending a day with your new match in this overwhelming surrounding will certainly be a great date.
Singles interested in a beautiful countryside, vibrant cities and an exciting culture should definitely consider Wales as a perfect destination to fall in love.
Singles in Cardiff
Cardiff counts a population of nearly 1.1 million and is Wales’ official capital since 1955. The city offers various attractions to singles, reaching from the National Assembly and Millennium Centre to the city-centre sports stadium.
Cardiff Castle is certainly one of the city’s major tourist attractions and is situated in the heart of the city centre. At this medieval castle, singles can explore Cardiff’s ancient history, before enjoying a romantic walk in the castle’s gardens. For a walk in the park or a romantic picnic, singles in Cardiff can also discover Cathays Park, a large rectangle of lawns and flowerbeds that forms the centerpiece for the impressive buildings of the civic centre.
At the National Museum and Gallery, culturally interested singles can furthermore explore the story of Wales together or discuss the Cardiff Cartoons or the Davies collection of Impressionist paintings. The city’s annual events have become regular appearances in Cardiff's calendar, including “Sparks in the Park” or the Cardiff Festival. Various performing arts venues are located within the city—the largest and most prominent of these is certainly the Wales Millenium Centre, hosting performances of opera, ballet, dance, comedy and musicals, and is also home to the BBC National Orchestra of Wales.
In the evening, singles can enjoy a flirt in one of Cardiff’s various pubs, bars or restaurants in the city centre, most notably in the “café quarter”. Several multiplex cinemas for the latest blockbusters represent a perfect opportunity to take out your new match on an exciting date.
Singles in Newport
Newport has a population of around 140,000 inhabitants, making it the third most populous city in Wales and is located about 12 miles east of Cardiff. Looking back on a far-reaching history, Newport offers singles a great opportunity to explore the Normans’ ancient history, who arrived from around 1088–1093 to build Newport Castle. The castle itself is a great place to get to know your new match while walking through the historic corridors.
The Riverfront Arts Centre is the principal and newest theatre and arts centre in the City of Newport, located on the bank of the River Usk on the Bristol Packet Wharf in the city centre. At The Riverfront, culturally interested singles in Newport can enjoy the theatre, which is regularly presenting operas, comedy, dance, or music, or stroll through the small art gallery, featuring exhibitions of local artists.
If you want to spend an exciting day with your date, the Rodney Parade is the perfect place to be. The sports stadium is primarily used for rugby matches and home of the Newport RFC and the Newport Gwent Dragons team. For singles preferring a walk in the park, Belle Vue Park and Beechwood Park will also ensure a romantic date.
For singles interested in shopping, the indoor Kingsway Shopping Centre, as well as the Newport Market, will be ideal to get to know each other. Also in the evening, various restaurants and bars located within Newport’s city centre represent great places to meet new people and maybe to find the love of your life.
Singles in Swansea
Swansea is a coastal city in Wales, counting around 231,000 inhabitants, making it the second most populous city in Wales after Cardiff. Culturally interested singles will love Swansea for its museums, some of the best-funded within the country. These include for instance the National Waterfront Museum, dealing with Wales' history of industrial revolution and innovation by combining significant historical artifacts with modern technologies.
Interested in a romantic walk with your date? Swansea's wide seafront overlooking Swansea Bay, or a walk in Victoria Park will be the perfect place for singles. Strolling along the beach on the Gower Peninsula, which holds some of the country's most popular and inspirational coastal and rural scenery, will offer a great opportunity to get to know each other. For a little more entertainment, the tropical hothouse Plantasia, featuring three climatic zones and housing a variety of unusual plants as well as the famous butterfly house, will maybe also make you having butterflies.
Swansea also offers a range of public houses, bars, clubs, restaurants and even two casinos where singles can spend a fun evening together. The majority of city centre bars are situated on Wind Street, however, BBC described the Mumbles Mile as "one of Wales' best-known pub crawls". With all its attractions, Swansea certainly represents a great place for singles to get to know their new date and maybe to find the love of their lives during a vibrant night out in the city.