Wales is one of the world’s most stunning destinations. Almost a million tourists visited the country in 2014, and figures continue to rise as luxury accommodation and attractive tourist attractions, such as zoos, theme parks and museums, continue to open. If you want to visit Wales and save money in the process, follow on for our top tips.

1. Choose a self-catering holiday

The money you spend on food and drink can quickly add up, so consider going self-catering and purchase all of your ingredients in advance. If you take advantage of the North Wales self-catering holidays offered by operators such as Mann’s Holidays, you’ll have access to a fully-fitted kitchen so that you can cook your favourite meals whenever you’re peckish.

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2. Look around for deals and special offers

Spend some time researching into the very best deals and offers before you book your trip to Wales. There are hundreds of price comparison websites to check out online, but you should also consider independent travel agents and holiday companies in Wales. The chances are that you’ll be able to get a great deal if you look around – just remember to check important extras such as car parking spaces and kitchen equipment are included before you sign on the dotted line, and never pay more than you should for an upgrade.

3. Book your transport in advance

It’s possible to save hundreds of pounds by ticket splitting and booking your journey in advance, so consider doing so if you’re getting to Wales on the train. There are hundreds of train stations in Wales in convenient locations such as Betws-y-Coed, which is a gateway to Snowdonia, Bodorgan railway station in Anglesey and even the world famous Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch train station, which translates roughly as St Mary’s Church in the Hollow of the White Hazel near a Rapid Whirlpool and the Church of St. Tysilio near the Red Cave. The latter station is perfect for taking a selfie, learning more about the history of Wales and spending time in the village, which is split into two sections and features both old residences and new commercial buildings and shops.

4. Go with friends and family

Spend more time with family and friends by taking them with you on your holiday to Wales. Of course, the biggest benefit is that you’ll have more fun and can spend time together, but the added benefit is that you’ll be able to book a larger lodge or apartment and save money by doing so. Whether you’re planning family walks, want to visit Caernarfon Castle or take in the Wales Millennium Centre, GreenWood Forest Park and the Welsh Mountain Zoo, you are bound to find an activity to keep the whole family entertained.

We’ve put together just four of the ways to save money on your visit to Wales, but there are certainly more to consider. Discounted breaks, coupons, camping, shared accommodation and day trips are just some of the other ways to keep more money in your pocket. Enjoy!