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Things to do in Wales

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Use our guide to discover the very best things to do in Wales

Are you wondering what there is to see in Wales? Discover the natural beauty, fascinating history and magnificent beaches around the coast, country and cities. You are sure to find many things to do in Wales that you’ll love, no matter your interests.

Wales Attractions

Despite being a relatively small country, there are plenty of exciting things to do in Wales. Visiting one of Wales’ attractions is a great way to appreciate the unique culture and uncover the history that has shaped the striking landscape.

Wales is the ‘Castle Capital of the Word’, boasting more castles per square mile than anywhere else in Europe. One of the best things to do in Wales is to walk in the footsteps of the noble families who once roamed these magnificent feats of architecture, including Dinefwr Castle, Chepstow Castle, Pembroke Castle and Cardiff Castle.

Alternatively, explore the only Natural Nature Reserve in Wales, featuring a trail designed by Capability Brown. The parkland is a Sight of Special Scientific Interest and home to varying wildlife. Discover renowned attractions around Wales at locations including Aberystwyth, Cardigan, Tenby, and St Davids.

Wales Activities

Folly Farm, near Saundersfoot, is one of the most popular activities in Wales, for those with children. Here, experience farm animals, a zoo and a funfair – this is an ideal location to spend a fun-packed family day out.

If you’re looking to enjoy fun in the water, spend a day with Adastra Adventures in Monmouth. Here, you will find opportunities to paddle down rivers, hike to waterfalls and eat good food amidst a woodland setting!

Wales Beaches

Looking for more things to do in Wales? Well, you will certainly be spoilt for choice when it comes to beautiful beaches! Explore the rugged coastline and award-winning stretches of sandy beach, including the glorious Rhossili Bay. This 3-mile-long dog-friendly beach in Wales is perfect for the whole family all year round.

Other must-see beaches in Wales include Llanelli Beach, North Beach, Saundersfoot Beach, and Barafundle Bay.

A wide range of things to do in Wales can be found using our carefully crafted travel guide…

  • Abergavenny

    Abergavenny Castle

    Castle Street
    NP7 5EE

    01873 845282

    Discover the interesting history of Abergavenny in this unique museum set in the ruins of the town’s Norman castle.

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  • Adastra Adventures

    Adastra Adventures

    07921 143280

    Try your hand at paddle boarding and hiking amidst breath-taking scenery with Adastra Adventures, promising unforgettable adventures in the heart of the Brecon Beacons and Wye Valley.

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  • Bailey Park

    Bailey Park

    1 Park Lane
    NP7 5SS

    A lovely park with an interesting history, Bailey Park is where the Royal Mons Regiment was stationed before being sent to the front lines during World War I.

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  • Barafundle Bay, Pembrokeshire

    Barafundle Bay

    Dog Friendly

    Parking Available

    This small but beautiful beach is an east-facing stretch of golden sand on Wales’ Pembrokeshire Coast.

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  • Big Pit National Coal Museum

    Big Pit National Coal Museum

    NP4 9XP

    0300 111 2333

    Coal mining is an integral part of Welsh heritage; this fascinating mine offers the opportunity to go 300 feet underground and see what life was like during the years it was an active mine.

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  • Caerphilly Castle

    Caerphilly Castle

    Castle St
    South Wales
    CF83 1JD


    Renowned for being the biggest castle in Wales, Caerphilly Castle dominates 30 acres of land. There’s plenty for budding historians to explore, from towers and a dragon’s den to a grand Great Hall. Uncover many years of history at Caerphilly Castle.

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  • Cardiff Castle

    Cardiff Castle

    Cardiff Castle
    Castle St
    CF10 3RB

    029 2087 8100

    Cardiff Castle is a captivating fusion of Roman remains and Victorian Gothic revival architecture and stands as an emblem of Wales’ diverse history and has become one of Wales’ main tourist attractions. Its centuries-old walls hold tales of Roman occupation and medieval grandeur, come and explore!      

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    Cardigan Island Coastal Farm Park

    Mid Wales
    SA43 1PR


    Known for its spectacular views across to Cardigan Island, this farm park is nestled on a picturesque headland in Cardigan Bay. Here you can get up close and personal with guinea pigs, rabbits, llamas, sheep, ponies and more. You can also spot wildlife from bottlenose dolphins to red kites!

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  • Castell Coch

    Castell Coch
    CF15 7JS

    03000 252239

    Castell Coch is a stunning 13th-century castle nestled in the woodlands outside Cardiff, Wales resembling a fairy-tale castle! Its vibrant red walls, imposing turrets, and picturesque setting make it a captivating structure.    

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  • Chepstow Castle

    Chepstow Castle

    Bridge Street
    South Wales
    NP16 5EY

    0300 025 2239

    Embark on a journey through the facinating world of Welsh medieval history at Chepstow Castle. With its imposing towers and well-preserved structures, there’s plenty of wonderful sights to see.

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