Wales

Discover the beauty of Wales

For a small country Wales packs a lot in it. Wales is home to 641 castles, 3 national parks, 10 great little trains, lots of colourful market towns and Cardiff, our capital city. In 2012, Wales became one of the only countries in the world where you can walk the entire coastline, all 1,400 km of the stunning Wales Coast Path.

In Wales you’ll discover unique landscapes and a world of outdoor adventure. In the Snowdonia National Park, climb Snowdon - the tallest mountain in England and Wales - or take a historic steam railway to the summit. Explore the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park taking in sandy coves, fishing villages, cliff-top walks and see the rich nesting grounds for millions of seabirds. In the distance, spot dolphins in Cardigan Bay, or journey between islands watching seals basking in the sun. Tour the Brecon Beacons National Park on horseback, bicycle or on foot to really be at one with the enchanting landscape.

Wherever you stay in Wales you’ll experience a friendly “croeso” that’s Welsh for “welcome” wherever you go.

Touring Wales is easy, with a drive time of 4 ½ hours from south to north, not taking into account all of the photo, coffee and local pub stops, you can see the best of Wales over a week.

 

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  1. Millennium Stadium - Watch an international football or rugby match or take a stadium tour where you can even run down the player’s tunnel and imagine yourself being greeted by 74,500 cheering fans. www.millenniumstadium.com
  2. South Wales Valleys - With big green spaces that are perfect for walking and mountain biking, the Valleys also have a unique history. They’re the heart and soul of Wales. For a taste of our industrial heritage, head for Big Pit, a visitor attraction in a real coal mine in World Heritage listed Blaenavon. And in Caerphilly, you can explore the largest castle in Wales.
  3. Swansea Bay – Mumbles, Gower, Afan & the Vale of Neath - Here, you can unwind in the UK’s first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, relax on award-winning beaches and explore unspoilt countryside. This region has some of the UK’s best locations for walking, cycling, watersports and golf. And it’s all within easy reach of the buzzing city of Swansea, home to Wales’ Premier League football team, Swansea City.
  4. Bwlch Nant Yr Arian Visitor Centre, Ceredigion - Bwlch Nant y Arian is an outstanding forest recreation centre in the heart of Mid Wales, and is owned and managed by Natural Resources Wales on behalf of the National Welsh Assembly. An award winning attraction, the Visitor Centre has been completely re-developed as an ecologically-friendly building with excellent restaurant facilities, a gift shop and superb views. Nant-yr-Arian is famous for the daily Red Kite feeding, which can be seen from the Visitor Centre or from many places around the lake. There is a video system with a number of cameras around the lake, giving you a close-up view of the birds.
  5. Snowdon Mountain Railway - The railway boasts the only public rack and pinion railway in the United Kingdom and takes people up 5 miles to just short of the summit of Snowdon, the tallest mountain in Wales and England. On a clear day there are great views across to the Wicklow Mountains in Ireland and to the Isle of Man. There’s plenty to see on the way up too, including two viaducts, a waterfall and ancient forest

Discover the regions of Wales at http://www.visitwales.com/explore

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