Guidebook Updates for Wales

When we learn of critical changes to the Welsh information in our Great Britain guidebook, we post them here. (Of course, it's still smart to reconfirm critical transportation and sightseeing details locally.) Armed with a Rick Steves guidebook and these late-breaking updates, you're set for a great trip!

Across Britain

For books printed before April 2018, the following may apply:

  • The Brit Xplorer bus pass has been discontinued and replaced by the Skimmer pass, which is valid for 7, 14, or 28 days.

For books printed before May 2016, the following may also apply:

Cardiff & South Wales

For books printed before May 2018, the following may apply:

  • The Doctor Who Experience in Cardiff has closed.
  • Beaufort House B&B in Cardiff has closed.
  • The Florence hotel near Tintern Abbey has closed.

For books printed before October 2017, the following may also apply:

  • The Cathedral House B&B in Cardiff has closed.

North Wales

  • The Cantorion Goledd Cymru men's choir in Betws-y-Coed (in Snowdonia National Park) holds practices (not concerts) every other Sunday afternoon in summer, which are held at St. Mary's Church, not St. Anne's.

For books printed before May 2018, the following may also apply:

  • Conwy Valley Railway has a new website: www.conwyvalleyrailway.co.uk.
  • Veloconwy bike rental shop in Conwy has closed.
  • Conwy Pantry restaurant is now called "Love to Eat."
  • The bluegrass festival in Conwy has been cancelled for the forseeable future.
  • Official guided tours of Caernarfon Castle have been discontinued.
  • Totters Hostel in Caernarfon has a new email address: totters.hostel@gmail.com.
  • Blas restaurant in Caernarfon has closed.
  • Pen-y-Gwryd Hotel near Beddgelert can only be booked by phone (+44 (0)1286/970-211).

For books printed before October 2017, the following may also apply: