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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…

  • Dinefwr Castle

    The only National Nature Reserve in Wales and a Sight of Special Scientific Interest, the Dinefwr Estate is home to a wide variety of species of wildlife, the parkland also features a trail designed by the famous Capability Brown, as well as a ruined castle and the gothic Newton House, thought to be the most haunted mansion in Britain.

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  • Pembrokeshire Coast

    Dragon Trails

    Guided walking tours on the Pembrokeshire and Ceredigion coasts and in the Brecon Beacons. 7, 6 and 4 night breaks with a Welsh speaking guide, who specializes in local history and wildlife. Singles, couples and groups are all welcome.

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  • Folly Farm Adventure Park and Zoo

    Folly Farm – The award-winning Adventure Park and Zoo is a fun day out for all of the family, with a wide range of animals to see as well as a funfair that includes indoor as well as outdoor rides.

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  • Freshwater West Beach

    Freshwater West Beach

    Dog Friendly

    Parking Available

    Located in Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, Freshwater West Beach is a truly breath-taking beach. At the mercy of Atlantic swells, this beach is hugely popular with surfers!

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  • Gwili Steam Railway

    Bronwydd Arms Railway Station
    Bronwydd Arms
    SA33 6HT

    01267 238 213

    Take a trip on this delightful steam locomotive journey – enjoy the peaceful countryside views with a spot of afternoon tea or even see what it was like to be an 18th-century train driver.

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  • Linda Vista Gardens
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    Linda Vista Gardens

    55 Tudor Street
    NP7 5DL

    Originally a private garden, Abergavenny’s Linda Vista Gardens are now a tranquil public park with a focus on natural plantings.

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  • Llantwit Major Beach

    Llantwit Major Beach

    Llantwit Major

    Dog Friendly

    Parking Available

    Overlooking the Bristol Channel on the Welsh coast is Llantwit Major Beach. This pebble beach is hugely popular with dog walkers and fossil hunters; an unforgettable day out!

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  • North Pembrokeshire tours

    North Pembrokeshire Tours

    11 New Hill
    SA64 0DT

    07799 423955

    North Pembrokeshire Tours offers a variety of ways for visitors to see the beautiful scenery of the area, including walking tours, boat tours, and small groups.  

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  • Ogmore by the Sea Beach

    Ogmore by Sea Beach

    Dog Friendly

    Parking Available

    If you’re looking for a spectacular beach in Wales then Ogmore by Sea Beach is the perfect choice. With rock pools lining the shore and a stretch of golden sand, it is an ideal beach for families!

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  • Outdoor Reef Surf School surfers going into sea

    Outer Reef Surf School

    4, Bishops Park House
    Upper Lamphey Road
    SA71 5JJ

    07795 111166

    Wales’ top surf, stand-up paddleboarding, and kayaking centre is located on the Pembrokeshire coast.

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