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Top places to 'staycation' in Wales

Welsh families spend an average of nearly £1,200 travelling abroad for their much needed summer break.

But with the price of the pound constantly changing, many of us are opting for a more traditional stay at home break.

Here are just a few of our stay-at-home favourites.

Tenby experiences maritime climates with cools summers and mild winters. Credit: PA images
  • Tenby - with it's fantastic shoreline and quaint buildings, Tenby offers visitors a chance to enjoy a day on the beach while taking in all the wonderful sights and sounds.
Two bridges connect Anglesey with the mainland. Credit: PA images
  • Isle of Anglesey - if it's good enough for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, it's definitely good enough for us! Anglesey is the largest island in Wales and is home to a range of rare and endangered wildlife.
The Gower became the first area in the UK to be designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in 1956 Credit: PA images
  • Gower Peninsula - home to some of Wales' best beaches, the Gower Peninsula offers visitors the chance to take a tour around the Wales Coast Path or take a ride on the waves.
Research shows that there were 3.67 million visitors to Snowdonia in 2013 Credit: PA images
  • Snowdonia - for the more adventurous among us Snowdonia is a chance to put on your walking boots and take on some of the most diverse and challenging terrains in Wales. There's also dozens of activities to get involved in such as surfing, cave trampolining and zip-lining.
Over 80,000 visitors attend the Hay Festival annually. Credit: PA images
  • Hay-on-Wye - full of book shops and a stones throw from the Brecon Beacons, this little town is great for a quiet getaway. The Hay Festival also takes place every year and is perfect for any bookworm.
Barry Island has featured in many tv shows including Gavin and Stacey and Dr Who. Credit: PA images
  • Barry Island - its colloquial name is 'Barrybados' and that's because when it's hot, Barry is the place to be. Formerly home to Butlins, many holidaymakers would descend on Barry Island for a holiday of sun, sand and amusement park rides. The island has recently seen a large investment which makes it still a popular choice with local people and those coming from far and wide.

Find more places to explore in Wales, plus things to do when you get there, with Coast and Country.

There's much more information on how to save money this summer on Wales This Week: Summer Savers tonight on ITV Wales at 8pm.

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