Visit North West Spain
North West Spain holidays are relaxed and welcoming, from Galicia's scenic, rugged coast to the historical heritage of Santiago de Compostela.
The province of Galicia in North West Spain is relaxed and remote outpost, nestled between Portugal and the Spanish regions of Castilla y León and Asturias, as well as the crashing surf of the Atlantic Ocean. It's a Celtic state, with it's own distinctive language (Galician), an interesting heritage and a serious relationship with the sea. All of which give holidays in North West Spain an altogether different feel to those in other parts of the country.
The landscape here is one of rolling green hills and dense forests, which extend to the coast, where high cliffs tower above the rough waves of the Atlantic. And indeed, Galicia's coastline is one of the North West's biggest selling points - with miles and miles of rugged, beautiful coastline, dotted with small fishing villages and long sandy beaches. Here too, can be enjoyed some of Southern Europe's best surf breaks, before tasting fabulous seafood straight from the ocean, such as pulpo (octopus), a particular delicacy of the North West of Spain.
Away from the coast is one of Spain's most wonderful cities, historical Santiago de Compostela. As the end point of the Camino de Santiago - the Way of St. James - this city of quaint cobbled streets, spectacular churches and old crumbling buildings has drawn pilgrims for centuries and remains a hugely popular place for travellers to this day.
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Led by an expert guide, this small group tour will see you stay in charming villages as you hike ‘The Way of St. James’. Passing through delightfully rural scenery, you’ll uncover the region’s fascinating past and unique cuisine.
Discover the Way of St James, a centuries-old pilgrimage route between León and Santiago de Compostela in beautiful northern Spain. Staying at a collection of Parador hotels, from monasteries to converted castles, you'll call in to pretty coastal towns and some of the region's famed wineries.
Discover ancient kingdoms, spectacular seascapes and lofty mountains on this wonderful route through northern Spain - a world away from the crowded 'costas' that lie to the south.
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Set among the vineyards of the Duero Valley, this is Spain’s first luxury wine hotel. It’s a 700-year-old Dominican hacienda set on hundreds of acres of farmland that serve its gourmet restaurant.
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From wild coastlines and beach curves to mountain peaks and rolling countryside, the charms of the Iberian Peninsula are seemingly endless. To help point you in the right direction our destination experts have put together the following self-drive routes that showcase the best of it all.
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