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If you are looking for Things To Do In Wales including Free Things To Do In Wales and Things To Do In Wales Today, then please find these 100+ Things To Do In Wales as recommended by Wales Online and ourselves:

I have done 13 so far (4,6,10,13,17,19,23,27,40,45,57,76,83) and would highly recommend them all.

1. Have a pint at the stunning Ty Coch Inn, right on the beach at Porthdinllaen

Ty Coch Inn, in Porthdinllaen

There aren’t many pubs you can walk out of and straight onto the beach, complete with a view of one of the nation’s most spectacular coastlines

2. Walk to the very end of Worm’s Head, in the Gower

Sunset over Rhossili and the Worms head,

Just be careful of the curse – if you spend a night on there, you’ll go mad (allegedly)

3. Try your hand at bog snorkelling in Llanwrtyd Wells

Bog snorkelling: Just as muddy and smelly as it looks

You could even qualify for the World Bog Snorkelling Championships, held in the bogs near this Powys town every August

4. Run the Cardiff Half Marathon

The Cardiff Half Marathon is now the second biggest in the UK, after the Great North Run, and takes in some of the capital’s most famous landmarks

5. Cross the historic Barmouth toll bridge

Barmouth Bridge
(Image: Meirion Williams)

Preferably at sunset. Crossing is now free, but cost 70p for an adult when charges were abolished in 2013

6. Spend a summer’s day at beautiful Barafundle Bay in the Gower…

Barafundle as the sun goes down (Image: PCNPA)

Beautiful golden sands, turquoise waters… does it get any better?

7. Hit the surf at Whitesands Bay, in Pembrokeshire

You could even try climbing neighbouring Carn Llidi if you get bored (which you probably won’t)

8. Watch a match at the historic Racecourse Football Ground in Wrexham

Wrexham FC's Racecourse ground

It’s been home to Wrexham FC since 1864, and Wales’ first ever home international was played there in 1877

9. Brave the chill of wild swimming in Snowdonia

Wild swimming in Llyn Mymbyr, Capel Curig (Image: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Let the incredible scenery take your mind of the chilly water temperatures

10. Watch Wales play rugby at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff

And if they’re beating England at the time, all the better

11. Sample the fantastic local produce at Swansea Indoor Market

A busy day at Swansea Market

Make sure you get your hands on some cockles and laverbread for a truly authentic experience

12. Brave the elements in the New Year swim at Saundersfoot, near Tenby

People in fancy dress took part in this year's Saundersfoot New Year's Swim in Pembrokeshire,
The Saundersfoot New Year swim: chilly

Fancy dress is optional… but recommended – as are warm clothes and a towel!

13. Have a flutter on the Welsh National at Chepstow Races

Runners head up the home straight at Chepstow Racecourse (Image: David Davies/PA Wire)

It’s just after Christmas, so you might just recoup some of that present money

14. Stand on the battlements and enjoy the view at Caernarfon Castle

(Image: Visit Wales)

This medieval fortress was started by Edward I in 1283 and has stood watch over the neighbouring town ever since

15. Kick the bar on Aberystwyth promenade

The “bar” is at the end of Aberystwyth’s promenade

Kicking the railings at the foot of Constitution Hill has been a tradition since the late 1800s – but no-one’s sure why

16. Take in decades of history at St Fagan’s in Cardiff

The Rhyd-y-Car cottages at St Fagans, set out as they may have been in, 1805, 1855, 1895, 1925, 1955, and 1985

Buildings and artefacts from across Wales – all in one place in this amazing open-air museum on the outskirts of Cardiff

17. See Tintern Abbey from a distance – then get up close at Tintern in Monmouthshire

Tintern Abbey, Monmouthshire
(Image: Richard Jones, MLA Photography/Cadw)

The Cistercian abbey, originally dating from the 12th century, is a striking site from either vantage point

18. Make a romantic gesture at Llanddwyn Island

Llanddwyn, Anglesey
(Image: Tekaybe/Flickr/Creative Commons)

The magical island on Anglesey’s west coast is home to the church of St Dwynwen – the Welsh patron saint of lovers

19. Step inside St David’s Cathedral in Pembrokeshire

St David's Cathedral
St David’s Cathedral (Image: Flickr/shellac)

…and follow the footsteps of pilgrims who’ve made the journey to the Pembrokeshire site since the 6th century

20. Drive one of the Wales’ highest (and steepest) roads at Bwlch Y Groes

Bwlch y Groes
The summit of Bwlch y Groes reaches an altitude of 545 metres – it’s also known as the Hellfire Pass(Image: Flickr/Sizbut)

If you’re feeling extra brave, give it a go on your bike – it gains 385 metres in just 3.5km, with stretches as steep as 25%

21. Find your inner impressionist at Bosherston Lily Ponds in Pembrokeshire

Bosherston Lily Ponds, in Pembrokeshire
(Image: PCNPA; Matthew Hartley; Chris Frewin)

Monet would have been right at home at this Pembrokeshire beauty spot

22. Take the boat out to idyllic Caldey Island in Tenby

Views of Caldey Island, just off the coast from Tenby
Views of Caldey Island, just off the coast from Tenby (Image: Visit Wales; Tamsintog; Iain Middleton-Duff)

It’s been home to a monastery since the 6th century, and still houses a community of Cistercian monks

23. Go underground at Dan Yr Ogof caves, in the Brecon Beacons…

Dan Yr Ogof caves

The national showcaves, at the top of the Swansea Valley, are part of a huge network of caves in this part of the Brecon Beacons

24. Go wild at the National Botanic Gardens in Carmarthenshire

The Great Glasshouse at the National Botanic Garden of Wales (Image: Visit Wales)

It covers 568 acres of Carmarthenshire, and the Great Glasshouse at its heart was designed by Lord Foster

25. Go dolphin spotting in Cardigan Bay

Best to choose a calm day for your best chance of seeing these amazing mammals off the Welsh coast

26. Go back to the Iron Age at Tre’r Ceiri, on the Llyn Peninsula

The Iron Age hillfort of Tre'r Ceiri sits on the top of Yr Eifl
The Iron Age hillfort of Tre’r Ceiri sits on the top of Yr Eifl

The views are incredible, and the history is all around you

27. Catch a show at the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff Bay

The Wales Millennium Centre was opened in 2005

And marvel at one of Wales’ most amazing pieces of architecture while you’re there

28. Feel on top of the world on the Brecon Horseshoe

The Brecon Horseshoe heads over Pen y Fan, Cribyn and Corn Du
The Brecon Horseshoe heads over Pen y Fan, Cribyn and Corn Du

Starting near the Lower Neuadd reservoir, the path follows the spectacular Craig Fan Ddu ridge over Corn Du, Pen y Fan and Cribyn

29. Sample one of Wales’ brilliant artisan cheeses

Piles of delicious flavoured Teifi cheese
Piles of delicious flavoured Teifi cheese

You’ll find plenty of the stuff at the Big Cheese Festival in Caerphilly, if you need a starting point

30. Play golf on the hallowed links of Royal Porthcawl Golf Club in Porthcawl

The beautiful seaside links at Royal Porthcawl
The beautiful seaside links at Royal Porthcawl (Image: Visit Wales)

The beautiful seaside course was home to the Senior Open Championship in 2017

Read more: 27 of the best Welsh golf courses

31. While away a day canoeing down the River Wye in Monmouthshire

Canoeists on the river Wye
Canoeists on the river Wye

The stretch between Monmouth and Ross-on-Wye is idyllic

32. See the carpet of bluebells in the spring on the Wenallt, Cardiff

Rachel Horwood's dog Sadie enjoys the bluebells at the Wenallt, Cardiff.
Just a tiny portion of the millions of bluebells at the Wenallt (Image: Matthew Horwood)

It’s best to visit in early or mid-May for the most spectacular showing

33. Watch the sun come up – or go down – at the Folly Tower, Pontypool, Torfaen

A beautiful sky over the Folly Tower in Pontypool
A beautiful sky over the Folly Tower in Pontypool, Torfaen

You can see for absolutely miles from this 18th century landmark

34. Have a foodie weekend in Monmouthshire

The Hardwick, afternoon tea at the Angel, and dinner at the Walnut Tree
The Hardwick, afternoon tea at the Angel, and dinner at the Walnut Tree

Whether it’s dinner at the Michelin-starred Walnut Tree or The Whitebrook, lunch at the Hardwick or afternoon tea at the Angel, the choices are incredible. And that’s without mentioning September’s Abergavenny Food Festival

35. Discover the total unspoilt tranquility of the Elan Valley

The reservoirs, mountains and rivers of the Elan Valley
The reservoirs, mountains and rivers of the Elan Valley (Image: Sam Romilly; Dan Costin; Charles Miller)

Beautiful reservoirs, rivers and mountain scenery – this really is one of Wales’ best-kept secrets

36. See for miles from the top of Moel Famau, Flintshire

The view from Moel Famau as the sun sets
The view from Moel Famau as the sun sets (Image: Flickr/nwmba)

It’s the highest hill within Flintshire’s Clwydian Range, and has been classed as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty since 1985. Look out for the Iron Age hill-forts

Read more: The 33 best views in Wales as according to Wales Online

37. Get spoilt for choice at the Albion, Conwy

The Albion Ale House, in Conwy

Four local breweries have joined forces to run this classic 1920s pub near Conwy Castle

Read more: 100 brilliant Welsh pubs you need to visit right now as per Wales Online

38. Have a Cadwaladers ice cream in Criccieth

(Image: Eye Imagery)

Cone in hand, sitting on the beach in the shadow of the castle, looking out at the sea. Sounds idyllic, doesn’t it?

39. Go coasteering in Pembrokeshire, West Wales

Coasteering with Celtic Quest Coasteering
Coasteering at Abereiddi, near Fishguard

One of the most invigorating ways to see the stunning Pembrokeshire Coast National Park – and get up close with the wildlife

40. Discover Wales’ industrial past at Big Pit in the Rhondda Valley

Big Pit, in Blaenavon
Big Pit in Blaenavon is part of a UNESCO World Heritage site

Head down into the pits at this amazing interactive museum, located inside a former working coal mine that was operational until 1980

41. Roll out the barrel on Boxing Day in Denbigh

Hundreds turn out for Denbigh's traditional Boxing Day barrel rolling
Hundreds turn out for Denbigh’s traditional Boxing Day barrel rolling (Image: Stacey Oliver)

The unique competition has been run on December 26 for more than 50 years, and raises money for local charities

42. Find your groove at Brecon Jazz or chill right out at Green Man Festival

Top music and great artists at Green Man and Brecon Jazz (Image: Dom Moore; Dmitri Legakis)

These laid-back festivals both take place in the Brecon Beacons and attract some of the biggest names in the music world

43. Get on the Dylan Thomas trail in Laugharne

Dylan Thomas's Boathouse in Laugharne
Dylan Thomas’s Boathouse in Laugharne (Image: Flickr/Bryan Ledgard)

The star attraction is the boathouse where the literary great wrote many of his finest works

44. See as many bands as you can at Wales Goes Pop! in 2018

Sweet Baboo is appearing at Wales Goes Pop! in 2018

Your chance to see some of tomorrow’s biggest bands as they take over venues across Cardiff for a weekend of new music

45. Sit and absorb the majesty of Three Cliffs Bay, in the Gower

Three Cliffs Bay, in the Gower
You can never get tired of this view (Image: William Pearce/Flickr/Creative Commons)

From any vantage point and in any weather, this beach looks almost too good to be true

46. Taste Wales’ finest cuisine at Tyddyn Llan or Ynyshir

Great food and hospitality at Tyddyn Llan
Great food and hospitality at Tyddyn Llan

The finest produce, cooked immaculately in two of the best restaurants in the country

47. Watch the birds at Anglesey’s stunning South Stack lighthouse

South Stack is the most westerly point of Holy Island, off Anglesey
South Stack is the most westerly point of Holy Island, off Anglesey (Image: Flickr/Paul Pierce)

The breathtaking RSPB reserve is home to puffins, choughs and a range of other wildlife

48. Take every possible route up Snowdon

Looking down the Pyg track from near the summit of Snowdon
Looking down the Pyg track from near the summit of Snowdon

There are six main routes – the Watkin Path, the Llanberis Path, the Pyg Track, the Miners’ Track, the Snowdon Ranger Path and Rhyd Ddu, each of varying length and steepness

49. Cycle up both the Bwlch and the Rhigos in one day in Treorchy, RCT

From the top: two sides of the Bwlch, and looking north from the top of the Rhigos
From the top: two sides of the Bwlch, and looking north from the top of the Rhigos

Conveniently, these two epic and beautiful climbs are situated either side of Treorchy

50. Buy mackerel off the boats at Little Haven

Fishing boats at Little Haven
Fishing boats at Little Haven

…preferably as the sun goes down on a summer evening at the end of a day spent on the beach

51. See the dazzling colour of Llangollen International Eisteddfod

Llangollen International Eisteddfod
International performers at the Llangollen International Eisteddfod

Performers from across the world visit Llangollen in early July for this festival of music and dance

52. Watch the red kites being fed at Nant Yr Arian in Ceredigion’s Cambrian Mountains

Feeding the kites at Nant yr Arian in the Cambrian mountains
Feeding the kites at Nant yr Arian in the Cambrian mountains (Image: Flickr/fairerdingo; nh53; Bruce Ruston)

Watch the skies above the mountains fill with these once-endangered birds as they’re fed each afternoon

53. Be Lawrence of Arabia at Merthyr Mawr sand dunes near Bridgend

Merthyr Mawr sand dunes are among the biggest in the country
Merthyr Mawr sand dunes are among the biggest in the country (Image: Ben Salter)

They’re not quite the Sahara, but the huge Merthyr Mawr dunes, near Bridgend, were used to film parts of the classic film

54. Race the train at Tywyn

Racing the train at Tywyn

This annual 14-mile race sees competitors on foot attempt to beat the steam-powered Talyllyn Railway from Tywyn to Abergynolwyn and back

55. Take a barge over the Pontcysyllte aqueduct, Llangollen

The section affected is close to the Pontcysyllte aqueduct, Llangollen
Pontcysyllte aqueduct, near Llangollen is one of Wales’ engineering gems

This remarkable piece of engineering is one of the Wales’ few UNESCO World Heritage Sites

56. Sample the atmosphere at Parc Y Scarlets, Llanelli

Parc Y Scarlets.

Things have changed since the Stradey Park days, but this is still one of Welsh rugby’s great grounds

57. Spend a weekend at Bluestone in Pembrokeshire

A few days in the Pembrokeshire version of Center Parcs is a lovely way to spend a week or long weekend, especially if it’s in one of their cosy lodges. The swimming pool is great fun and Oakwood, the theme park, is right next door.

58. See the spring blossoms at Clyne Gardens, Swansea

The vibrant colours at Clyne Gardens in Swansea
The vibrant colours at Clyne Gardens in Swansea (Image: Gareth Lovering)

Go in early summer to see the dazzling azaleas and rhododendrons at their most impressive

59. Go fossil hunting on the Glamorgan Heritage Coast

The Vale of Glamorgan Heritage Coast
The cliffs of the Vale of Glamorgan Heritage Coast, taken from Dunraven Park (Image: P Rowland/Flickr)

This striking stretch of coastline reaches from Ogmore to the edge of Cardiff

60. Try mountain biking at Coed y Brenin, Dolgellau

One of the mountain biking trails at Coed y Brenin
One of the mountain biking trails at Coed y Brenin (Image: Bryn Jones)

There are also amazing facilities in the Afan Valley and the new Bike Park Wales, near Merthyr Tydfil

61. Take the tram up the Great Orme, Llandudno

Great Orme attracts millions of visitors each year

Keep your eyes out for the resident goats – and the great views down to the town of Llandudno below you

62. Unearth the past at the National Library of Wales in Aberystwyth

The National Library of Wales in Aberystwyth hosts some of the nation's most historic manuscripts
The National Library of Wales in Aberystwyth hosts some of the nation’s most historic manuscripts

Home to more than 6.5 millions books and periodicals, and a number of rare and historic artefacts including the Black Book of Carmarthen – the earliest surviving manuscript entirely in Welsh

63. Sink a wee dram at Penderyn Distillery

Some of the produce on offer at the Penderyn Distillery

It’s only been open since 2004, but the spirits you can try here are already sold across the world

64. Eat a full Welsh breakfast – with laverbread

A Welsh breakfast - with laverbread
Bacon, eggs, laverbread – all you need for the perfect Welsh breakfast

The squeamish might like to forget the fact it’s seaweed and concentrate on the unique and strangely delicious flavour – perfect with eggs and bacon

65. Pick a winner at Rasus Tregaron

Harness racing at Dolrychain, Pontrhydfendigaid
Harness racing at Dolrychain, Pontrhydfendigaid

The track at Dolrychain hosts harness racing throughout the summer, and is regarded as one of the best sites in the UK

66. Escape from the real world at Portmeirion in North Wales

Scenes from the Italianate village of Portmeirion
Scenes from the Italianate village of Portmeirion, home to Festival No.6 and the cult series The Prisoner

This amazing Italianate village on the North Wales coast was started in 1925 and remains one of Wales’ most remarkable landmarks

67. Trace the origins of Stonehenge in the Preseli mountains

Pentre Ifan burial chamber in the Preseli mountains, where the rock for Stonehenge originates (Image: PCNPA)

Take a walk through this stunning mountain scenery – and then wander how huge stones from here were transported to Wiltshire 5,000 years ago

68. Scare yourself on the huge zipwire at Penrhyn Quarry, Bangor

The view from the top of the zip wire at Zip World in Penrhyn Quarry, Bethesda, Bangor.
The view from the top of the zip wire at Zip World in Penrhyn Quarry, Bethesda, Bangor.

It’s the longest zip line in Europe and those riding it can reach speeds of around 100mph

69. Watch a film at Wales’ oldest cinema in Brynmawr, Blaenau Gwent

The Market Hall Cinema in Brynmawr
The Market Hall Cinema in Brynmawr

The Market Hall cinema seats 350 people and was first opened in 1894

70. Eat honey ice cream on the quay in Aberaeron

Enjoy a honey ice cream on the lovely quayside at Aberaeron

Made on the quayside premises, we’d advise you not to head too far from the waterfront before indulging in this deliciously creamy treat

71. Do as the Romans did in Caerleon, Newport

Roman Legionary Museum in Caerleon
The Roman museum in Caerleon hosts some fascinating Roman remains

Standing just outside Newport is the National Roman Legion Museum – and some of the nation’s best preserved Roman remains

72. Dive the wrecks off Dale, Pembrokeshire

A seal on a reef off the Pembrokeshire coast
A seal on a reef off the Pembrokeshire coast

The colourful wildlife under the waters of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park are a match for anything in the world

73. Check out the wildlife at the Royal Welsh Show in Builth Wells

The Royal Welsh Show main ring
The main ring at the Royal Welsh Show, where the biggest competitions take place (Image: Peter Bolter)

There’s something for everyone at this colossal agricultural fair, held every July at the National Showground at Llanelwedd, Builth Wells

74. Discover Blaenau Ffestiniog’s slate heritage

Reminders of the slate industry are everywhere you look in Blaenau Ffestiniog
Reminders of the slate industry are everywhere you look in Blaenau Ffestiniog (Image: Flickr/James Petts; Andrew Hill; Christopher Jones)

Start at Llechwedd Slate Caverns (home to the exhilarating Bounce Below), before taking a trip through slate country on the beautiful Ffestiniog Railway

75. Visit the waterfalls of the Neath Valley

Sgwd Eira and Sgwd Gwladys are just two of the spectacular waterfalls in the Swansea Valley
Sgwd Eira and Sgwd Gwladys are just two of the spectacular waterfalls in the Swansea Valley (Image: Flickr/Ben Salter; David Jones)

Whether they’re frozen in winter or cooling you down in summer, these falls look amazing all year round

76. Walk as much of the lovely Welsh coastline as you can

Stretches of the Wales Coast Path in Gower, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire
Stretches of the Wales Coast Path in Gower, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire (Image: Tom Bastin; Andrew Hill; Visit Wales)

The entire coastline of Wales is covered by the Wales Coast Path – so there’s no excuse not to get out and see it

77. Take in this perfect view of Lake Vyrnwy

Sunset over Lake Vyrnwy
Sunset over Lake Vyrnwy (Image: Andrew Bowden/Flickr/Creative Commons)

Once voted the best view in the country, this incredible vista seems almost too good to be true

78. Search for Twm Sion Cati’s cave in the hills above Llandovery, Carmarthenshire

The cave of Twm Sion Cati is reputedly in mountains near Rhandirmwyn
The cave of Twm Sion Cati is reputedly in mountains near Rhandirmwyn (Image: Flickr/zingyyellow)

Legend has it that his highwayman hid out in a cave in the wilds of Carmarthenshire, not far from Rhandirmwyn

79. Think big in St Asaph – one of the UK’s tiniest cities

St Asaph Cathedral
St Asaph Cathedral dates from the 13th century

Historically regarded as a city because of its cathedral, St Asaph was officially given the status in 2012 as part of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations

80. Spend a day on the Maes at the National Eisteddfod

Whether you’re a fluent Welsh speaker or a total beginner, a visit to the National Eisteddfodis always a brilliant experience

81. Marvel at the engineering of Newport’s Transporter Bridge

The Newport Transporter Bridge at night
The Newport Transporter Bridge at night (Image: Flickr/Richard Lewis)

Only eight bridges of this type remain in use in the world. This Grade I listed example was built in 1906

82. Get nautical at the National Waterfront Museum in Swansea

The National Waterfront Museum on Swansea Marina
The National Waterfront Museum on Swansea Marina

Sitting next to Swansea’s marina, the museum guides visitors through 300 years of innovation and industry in Wales

83. Watch a South Wales derby between Cardiff City and Swansea City

Craig Bellamy and Angel Rangel tangle in the derby
Craig Bellamy and Angel Rangel tangle in the derby in 2013

Something of a rarity at the moment, with the sides in different leagues – which makes this even more of a prized occasion

84. See the beautiful Swallow Falls, near Betws y Coed

The Swallow Falls, just outside Betws y Coed
(Image: Flickr/Steve Wilson)

A hugely popular tourist attraction in Victorian times – and still looking beautiful today

Read more: 13 wonderful Welsh waterfalls you probably didn’t even know existed

85. Visit the evocative St Winifride’s Well, in Holywell

St Winifride's Well, in Holywell, was one of Wales' holiest pilgrimage sites
St Winifride’s Well, in Holywell, was one of Wales’ holiest pilgrimage sites

The Flintshire well was once said to have miraculous curing properties and is the oldest continually visited pilgrimage site in Britain

86. Go green at the Centre for Alternative Technology near Machynlleth

The Centre for Alternative Technology
A water balanced cliff railway takes visitors to he Centre for Alternative Technology, near Machynlleth

Located in the beautiful hills above Machynlleth, the centre has been promoting sustainable and environmentally-friendly living since it was founded in 1973

87. Eat fish and chips in the sun at Barry Island, Vale of Glamorgan

Just watch out for the seagulls…

Nothing quite says summer in South Wales like fish and chips by the sea at Barry Island

88. See a show at the Blackwood Miners’ Institute in Caerphilly

The Manic Street Preachers at a gig at Blackwood Miners' Institute in 2011
The Manic Street Preachers perform at Blackwood Miners’ Institute in 2011

If you’ve already ticked this off by seeing local boys the Manic Street Preachers there in January 2011, you win

89. Crane your neck at Pistyll Rhaeadr, Wales’ highest waterfall

Pistyll Rhaeadr
Pistyll Rhaeadr is the UK’s tallest single drop waterfall (Image: Stuart Madden/Flickr/Creative Commons)

An 80m spectacle plunging down a rock face in the beautiful Berwyn Mountains, close to the English border

90. Walk as much of the Offa’s Dyke path as you can

A stretch of Offa's Dyke in North Wales
A stretch of the Offa’s Dyke path in North East Wales

The route follows the 8th century Offa’s Dyke for 177 miles along the border between England and Wales, from Chepstow to Prestatyn

91. Educate yourself with some classic Welsh films – like Solomon a Gaenor

Ioan Gruffudd and Nia Roberts star in Solomon a Gaenor
Ioan Gruffudd and Nia Roberts star in Solomon a Gaenor

Solomon a Gaenor was nominated for an Oscar in 2000. See also: Twin Town, Grand Slam and How Green Was My Valley

92. Stand on the cliffs at Mwnt and see the incredible coastal vista

The beach, church and coastal panorama at Mwnt
The beach, church and coastal panorama at Mwnt (Image: Flickr/Kez Price; Saskia Heijtjes)

A perfect crescent of golden sand, overlooked by a craggy cliff with views around Cardigan Bay and a beautiful white chapel on the hillside. Special

93. Have a North Pole at Joe’s in the Mumbles, Swansea

Enjoy a North Pole at Joe's Ice Cream parlour in Mumbles
Enjoy a North Pole at Joe’s Ice Cream parlour in Mumbles

Sure, they make other things, but this combination of classic vanilla ice cream, wafer and sauce – served in a little plastic boat – is perfection

94. Go to Nant Gwrtheyrn – to learn Welsh, or just for the scenery

Scenes from Nant Gwrtheyrn, which was once home to 2,000 quarry workers, but was abandoned in the 1970s before being reborn as an education centre and event venue
Scenes from Nant Gwrtheyrn, which was once home to 2,000 quarry workers, but was abandoned in the 1970s before being reborn as an education centre and event venue

They run amazing Welsh language classes in this isolated, evocative old mining village in a rugged coastal cove – and the setting is magnificent

95. Go on an adventure at Carreg Cennen Castle, Llandeilo

Carreg Cennen sits on a hilltop above the village of Trapp, Carmarthenshire
Carreg Cennen sits on a hilltop above the village of Trapp, Carmarthenshire (Image: Simon Rowe)

Climb the walls, head into the cave, explore the hillside… and admire the spectacular scenery

96. Follow the ancient drovers’ route along the Abergwesyn Pass – and over the Devil’s Staircase

The Abergwesyn Pass was an ancient cattle-drovers' route, linking Tregaron with Llandovery
The Abergwesyn Pass was an ancient cattle-drovers’ route, linking Tregaron with Llandovery

This remote mountain pass nearly the village of Abergwesyn is one of the wildest and most isolated parts of Wales

97. Be a bookworm in Hay-on-Wye

One of the many bookshops in Hay-on-Wye
One of the many bookshops in Hay-on-Wye (Image: Flickr/Steve Parker)

The literary festival – famously called the Woodstock of the mind by Bill Clinton – takes place in May each year, but the town is a haven for book lovers all year round

98. Visit Harlech Castle – fascinating inside, beautiful outside

Inside and outside Harlech Castle - and the view towards Snowdonia
Inside and outside Harlech Castle – and the view towards Snowdonia (Image: Flickr/Andrew Bowden; William Warby)

There are a few castles in Wales in spectacular locations, but this one – with views across to the sea and north to Snowdonia – is among the very best

99. Have your photo taken next to this sign

The sign at the train station at Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychchwyrndrobwllllantisiliogogogoch
The sign at the train station at LlanfairPG

It’s not just for tourists… honest. The pronunciation is right there for you too.

100. Take a trip to Powis Castle – one of Wales’ best stately homes

Powis Castle and its spectacular grounds
Powis Castle and its spectacular grounds (Image: National Trust)

Beautiful gardens, and an immaculate interior – this beautiful National Trust property near Welshpool really is a gem

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