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Things to do in Wales

Wales is located in the South West shoulder of Great Britain and is home to some of the most striking landscapes in the UK. This country is made up of looming mountains, lush green valleys, gorgeous beaches and over 600 castles. So you won’t be short of things to do when you visit Wales.

There are plenty of things to do in Wales with some of the popular choices including, camping, mountain climbing, rugby, varied nightlight and quaint cottages. Whether you’re choice is to visit the valleys surrounding the country’s capital or your looking to explore the mountainous region of North Wales you won’t be disappointed. 


Cardiff is the cultural heart of Wales. A lively port city offering visitors and exciting array of historical hotspots, sporting stadiums, extensive shopping facilities and live music venues, making it the perfect base to explore the surrounding area. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to see the country’s number one visitor attraction, the Wales Millennium Centre.


The most northerly region of Wales is dominated by the vast mountainous scenery of Snowdonia National Park. Containing the highest summit in Britain outside the Scottish Highlands, Mount Snowdon is a haven for walkers, scramblers and adventurers.

 

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Things to do in Wales

Explore the Valleys

The area surrounding Cardiff is known as The Valleys, and once formed the industrial heartland of Wales. The beautiful Wye Valley, Caerphilly Castle and the magical Waterfall Country are each a short drive from either Cardiff or the nearby city of Newport. Further explorations will take you to the Glamorgan Heritage Coast, a stunning area of natural beauty right on the doorstep of Cardiff.


Caerphilly Castle is described as the mightiest medieval castle in Wales. It is the biggest castle in Wales, and the second biggest in Great Britain after Windsor. It is the perfect place to visit as a family with a range of family centred events being hosted there across the year. 

 
Pennllegare Valley Woods in Great Britain

Snowdonia National Park

Adventures in North Wales

If you’re visiting North Wales then you will find plenty of things to do in Snowdonia National Park. An incredible 823 square miles of diverse landscape makes it perfect for those who enjoy walking, mountain climbing or cycling in the great outdoors. Or perhaps experiencing the Snowdon Mountain Railway is more your thing – with the final destination being the highest peak in Wales.

Further fun can be found exploring coastline of Anglesey, Britain's 5th largest island and one-time home of Prince William and Kate Middleton, where almost the entirety of the coastline has been officially declared an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. North Wales is also home to some of the best preserved medieval fortifications in Europe, such as the World Heritage Conway Castle and Caernarfon Castle.

Welsh mid country greenery

Mid Wales is a largely rural area, which makes it perfect for outdoor activities like cycling, fishing and stargazing as well as adventure sports like paragliding, canyoning, kayaking and mountain biking. The lush national park of Brecon Beacons provides an area of 520 square miles to explore, and also plays host to the popular independent music and arts festival Green Man.


For those seeking a seaside retreat, Ceredigion county is blessed with gorgeous beaches and pretty coastal towns that stretch from the holiday resort of Aberystwyth to Cardigan. Pick a walking route along the 60-mile coastal path and keep your eyes peeled for the population of bottlenose dolphins that live in Cardigan Bay.

 
Cardiff Castle

North of Wales in UK

Stunning seascapes and castles in Wales

Often dubbed the Castle Capital of the World, Wales is home to over 600 fortifications dating as far back as 1067. One of the most spectacular is Conwy Castle. Nestled at the foot of Snowdonia on the north coast, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is considered by many to be the best example of Medieval Fortification in the UK.


Western Wales is the ideal spot for anyone looking to see the seaside, as the county of Pembrokeshire boasts Britain's only coastal national park and the Gower Peninsula offers some of the finest shorelines in the country. Rhossili Bay is Wales' standout sandy spot, and is consistently voted Britain's best beach, attracting surfers, walkers and photographers with its picturesque views, unspoilt bays and secret coves.

 

Caerphilly Castle is described as the mightiest medieval castle in Wales.

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