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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…

  • Patricio Church - Sugar Loaf

    Patricio Church


    A medieval church on a south-facing slope with views of the neighbouring Sugar Loaf mountain across a little valley. It’s accessible via a maze of twisting, narrow pathways or a flower-lined promenade.

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  • Tan Y Bwlch Beach Feature

    Tan Y Bwlch Beach

    Dog Friendly

    Parking Available

    Tan Y Bwlch Beach lies just south of Aberystwyth, across the banks of Afon Rheidol, offering a stretch of sand and shingle passing the historic Pen Dinas Hill Fort.

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  • The Royal Mint Experience

    The Royal Mint Experience

    South Wales
    CF72 8YT

    0333 241 2223

    Uncover the facinating world of British currency and heritage at The Royal Mint Experience. With enaging exhibits and behind-the-scenes insights, there’s plenty to see and do.

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  • Skirrid mountain

    The Skirrid

    NP7 8EN

    Located in the Black Mountains, The Skirrid is the last outcrop of this wilderness-rich area.

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  • The Sugar Loaf Mountain

    The Sugar Loaf Mountain

    NP7 7LW

    Sugar Loaf mountain dominates the surrounding scenery and provides a spectacular backdrop to Abergavenny, a market town in South Wales.

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  • Tintern Abbey

    Tintern Abbey

    Tintern Abbey
    South Wales
    NP16 6SE

    0300 025 2239

    Explore the captivating history of Tintern Abbey. With it’s timeless charm and heritage, there’s a wealth of discovery awaiting every visitor.

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  • Abergavenny

    White Castle

    White Castle
    NP7 8UD

    0300 025 6000

    White Castle is a Norman round-towered castle originating from the 12th century, beautifully preserved and looking out towards the glorious countryside of the Brecon Beacons.

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  • Yr Wyddfa

    Snowdon Mountain Railway
    LL55 4TT

    (01286) 870223

    The highest mountain in Wales and England, Snowdon is a popular attraction for visitors world-wide, who walk or take the Mountain Railway to the summit in order to appreciate the fantastic views over the Snowdonia National Park.

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  • Zip World – Penrhyn Slate Quarry

    Zip World - Penrhyn Slate Quarry
    Snowdonia National Park
    LL57 4YG

    01248 601 444

    Zip World Velocity 2, the fastest zip line in the world and the longest in Europe – a visit to this Snowdonia National Park attraction promises an adrenaline-filled afternoon for all. With Blondin Restaurant and the Penrhyn Quarry Tour to enjoy too, there’s so much on offer here!

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