Welcome to Wales
Rugged coastlines and mountainous national parks, Wales has got it all.
Packed full with Celtic culture, great nightlife and stunning scenery, a Welsh holiday has everything. Choose from the Snowdonia National Park with lakes, glacial landforms and hiking trails in the north, vast countryside, and beautiful beaches in the south.
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Things to do in Wales
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Big Pit, Blaenavon
This is one of Britain’s leading mining museums. Take the famous underground tour and see a section of the original workings.
National Wool Museum, Dre-fach, Felindre
Enjoy a fascinating tour of this old mill and discover the process from fleece to fabric, see historic machinery in action and view the textile gallery.
Barafundle Bay, Pembrokeshire Heritage Coast
This remote stretch of soft, golden sand can only be reached via a cliff-top path and steep decent through woodlands and dunes owned by the National Trust.
Ellin's Tower RSPB Seabird Centre, Goferydd, Holyhead, Isle of Anglesey
See thousands of breeding seabirds including peregrine falcons and chough. Displays, information and wonderful views.
Snowdon, Snowdonia National Park, Gwynedd
Snowdon (Welsh: Yr Wyddfa) is the highest mountain in Wales. Choose your route to the summit, pack a picnic and, weather-allowing, enjoy a day of spectacular scenery.
Wales is a country of extremes
There are so many ways Wales will enchant you. From castles to coalmines, Wales is steeped in history, while the Arthurian legend also has strong links to its stunning landscape. Today’s Wales is just as fascinating. It has three National Parks, over 600 castles and more than 40 Blue Flag beaches.
The craggy Pembrokeshire coastline is home to the exhilarating activity of coasteering, and there are many opportunities for abseiling, climbing, surfing, diving, fishing and golf.
Discover the only fully closed road marathon in Wales.
Spectacularly set in the beautiful Tywi valley, Aberglasney House features one of the finest gardens in Wales.
Bike hire for all ages so you can have a memorable day out in Snowdonia. Set off to explore Beddgelert Forest and get away from it all. Visit the website
This sub tropical water park has a monster wave pool, rapid rides, rivers and flumes plus lots of special events throughout the year.
Learn more about the Brecon Beacons, admire the stunning views, explore one of the trails for children or set off on a walk.
Because of its location it's thought that the Norman Priory might have been built on the site of an older, possibly Celtic, church.
The Centre for Alternative Technology aims to inspire, inform and enable people to explore new ways of living. Visit the CAT website
Don't miss this unusual glimpse into the past - a unique collection of shipwrecks, historical artefacts and varied exhibitions about the China Clay industry.
A small rocky beach, where sand is exposed at low tide. There's a large natural arch and caves along the steep cliffs. see Visit Pembrokeshire website also see Beach Guide Wales website
Climb and scramble to your hearts content and enjoy the spectacular views from this beautiful part of the country. Check out the UKC and the Explore Gower websites for routes
There's lots of fantastic coastal climbs to choose from and there's something suitable for every climber. Castle Rock off Fall Bay is very popular and boasts some amazing crags.
The South Face of St David's Head offers a short 50ft climb and includes routes ideal for first time leaders. Belay setup is plentiful.