Wales Currency Guide

Currency

Wales uses the British Pound.

ATM

You shouldn’t have any trouble using your bankcard in Welsh ATMs – they’re all linked with Cirrus, Maestro and Plus systems and ATM machines are conveniently located throughout Wales. Machines are usually attached to walls in well-lit public areas as well as in large shops, banks and service stations in main areas. To withdraw money in Wales, don't forget to tell your bank back home about your travel dates and to check what international withdrawal fees may apply to your card. When travelling out of the cities, ATMs may become less accessible, although you can still find facilities at most service stations and villages.

Cash

It's always essential to carry some of the local currency with you while travelling overseas. Pre-purchase Pounds from Travel Money Oz before you fly and avoid paying fees and commissions. If you need to change your Australian Dollars into Pounds when you’re in Wales, look out for banks and post offices to exchange your currency.

Travel Card

Don't have a credit card? For safe spending, consider taking a pre-paid travel money card on your Wales holiday to access your cash in the local currency like a debit card with the added security of a pin and a signature. A Cash Passport allows you to load British Pounds onto the card, which you can then access at various ATMS and also use wherever MasterCard is accepted.