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Things To Do In Wales

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Things to do in Wales, UK

Wales has a lot of Things To Do and this page is ideal if you are looking for Things To Do In Wales…

We have searched the Internet and sought some of the best Things To Do In Wales as per those findings and decided to display some of the best result here for your own perusal.

If you still need help to find more Things To Do In Wales there are some tips at the end.

Here is what Wales Online has to recommend:

Wales is a place of natural drama and has plenty of things to do for all people, from the country’s beaches  and coastal paths to walking amongst one of its many mountain ranges.

The nation’s history is told through its ancient monuments, castles and museums, whilst the bold 21st century Wales is there for everyone to enjoy whether on a short break or a longer holiday in one of Wales’ cities to explore or getting active in this wonderful natural playground.

Suggestions of things to do in Wales…

Coastal Family Fun in Wales…

Group jumping off cliff into the sea

Coastal family fun

Wales’ coast is packed with exciting activities the whole family will love!

Enjoy the scenary and the views in Wales…

Lake Vyrnwy

Wonderful Welsh waterways

Rivers to paddle along, canals to picnic by and lakes with hidden depths

Visit one of Wales’ splendid Castles…

Conwy castle

Wales’ coastal heritage

Ancient castles, historic homes, pirates trails and steam trains. The Welsh coast has it all!

No better time to explore one of the finest natural playgrounds in Europe…
Culture vultures, foodies, festival junkies, adventurers, hikers and extreme sports enthusiasts will be spellbound here.

Rough Guides

Visit one of Wales’ delicious coastline easteries…

interior of restaurant

Coastal eateries

Where to eat – and what to eat – on Wales’ delicious coastline

See Wales from the Skies…

Balloon ride above Wales

Wales from above

Here are a few ways you can get your feet off the ground and see Wales from the skies.

Stay in one of Wales’ Unique accomodations…

View of beach from large hotel windows

Unique sleeps in Wales

Magnificent sea, waterside and river stays to be had in Wales

Vist Wales’ coastlines and seas…

Beach with lighthouse in the distance.

Year of the Sea

Welcome to our epic shores

The Great Orme, Llandudno

See Wales’ The Wales Way

The Wales Way is a new family of three national routes that lead you into the heart of real Wales.

Green Man 2017 - Green Man effigy.

See What’s on in Wales…

Check out our world-renowned events from arts and sports to food & drink.

Welsh Food Festival

Things to do in Wales according to Visit Wales:

If you are looking for things to do in Wales please see some of our ideas below or feel free to click on the link to the Visit Wales Website below.

More things to do in Wales…

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Caswell Beach, Gower Peninsula

Holidays and short breaks in Wales

Wales is a great place for real holidays and weekend breaks, visiting the great outdoors, walking along the coasts and up a mountain and staying atop a castle.

Visit one of wales’ very many splendid castles…

Caernarfon Castle

Castles & Welsh heritage

Wales is home to some of the world’s finest castles and awe-inspiring landmarks.

Vist one of the many beautiful seaside towns of North Wales…

Cardiff International White Water Rafting

Active service

Here are some adventure activities in Wales to put colour in your cheeks.

Visit a Museum in Wales…

National Waterfront Museum

Museums & art galleries

To tell history of Wales we have several Museums. Discover arts, language & natural environment.

More Things To Do In Wales according to Google (Top 50 Things To Do In Wales search):

  1. Visit Snowdonia

    Mountainous scenery, villages & trails

    Mountainous 823-square-mile National Park, including remote villages, lakes and Snowdon peak.

  2. Visit Snowdon

    Mountain with panoramic views

    Accessed by trail or rail, this soaring mountain features sweeping views, abundant flora & a cafe.

  3. Visit Conwy Castle

    Massive, imposing 13th-century fortress

    Impressively preserved 13th-century estuary fortress with scenic battlement views and a gift shop.

  4. Visit Caernarfon Castle

    Dramatic, 13th-century waterfront castle

    Imposing World Heritage fortress by the river, offering a museum, exhibitions and family tickets.

  5. Visit Pembrokeshire Coast National Park

    Dramatic & varied National Park coast

    186 miles of coastal walks, watersports, wildlife and history on scenic beaches, coves and cliffs.

  6. Visit Cardiff Castle

    Gothic castle with extravagant interior

    Victorian Gothic fantasy built on the remains of Norman and Roman ruins, with a colourful interior.

  7. Visit Llŷn Peninsula

    Fishing, beaches, dolphins, and lakes

    The Llŷn Peninsula extends 30 miles into the Irish Sea from north west Wales, south west of the Isle of Anglesey. It is part of the modern county and historic region of Gwynedd.

  8. Visit Snowdon Mountain Railway

    Scenic train journey up to Welsh summit

    Panoramic views from this seasonal train ride past waterfalls and a ruined chapel to Snowdon’s peak.

  9. Visit the Principality Stadium

    World-class sports arena & concert venue

    Riverside home of Welsh rugby union, plus football, speedway and concerts, with daily tours.

  10. Visit Pontcysyllte Aqueduct

    Iconic arched structure with boat rides

    19 arch feat of engineering by Thomas Telford, with water from Horseshoe Falls and boat rides.

  11. Visit Caerphilly Castle

    Medieval castle with impressive defences

    Moated, 13th-century fortress with imposing gatehouse, fortified dam and a tower bombed by Cromwell.

  12. Visit Great Orme

    Mining, butterfly, and nature

    The Great Orme or Great Orme’s Head is a prominent limestone headland on the north coast of Wales, next to the town of Llandudno. It is referred to as Cyngreawdr Fynydd in a poem.

  13. Visit Brecon Beacons National Park

    Wide area of protected scenic landscapes

    Market towns and heritage sites amid large protected area of gentle hills and wild moorland scenery.

  14. Visit Wales Millennium Centre

    Contemporary music & cultural complex

    Major modern culture venue staging theatre, opera, ballet and music shows, with bars and dining.

  15. Visit St Fagans National Museum of History

    Traditional buildings & crafts

    Open-air history of Welsh life with ancient buildings re-erected and traditional crafters at work.

  16. Visit Harlech Castle

    Imposing medieval stronghold of Edward I

    Huge castle with 2 rings of walls, site of the longest siege in British history, plus family events.

  17. Visit Beaumaris Castle

    Medieval stronghold built by Edward I

    Architecturally outstanding 13th-century castle with activities and events programme.

  18. Visit Pembrokeshire Coast Path

    Hiking and cliff

    The Pembrokeshire Coast Path, also often called the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path, is a designated National Trail in Pembrokeshire, southwest Wales. It was established in 1970, and is 186 miles long.

  19. Visit Pen y Fan

    Climbing, mountain, and hiking

    Pen y Fan is the highest peak in south Wales, situated in the Brecon Beacons National Park. At 886 metres above sea-level, it is also the highest British peak south of Cadair Idris in Snowdonia.

  20. Visit Ffestiniog Railway

    Scenic park tours on retro railway cars

    Heritage railway offering old-school steam engine tours through Snowdonia National Park.

  21. Visit the National Museum of Wales in Cardiff

    Art & Welsh history in a grand setting

    Archaeological artefacts, art and natural history, plus visiting exhibitions in a grand setting.

  22. Visit Bodnant Garden

    Botanical collection & Snowdonia views

    80-acre garden containing plants collected more than a century ago on global expeditions.

  23. Visit Castell Coch

    Stately 1800s castle with audio tours

    Audio tours of a grand 19th-century castle built in the gothic-revival style & surrounded by woods.

  24. Visit Caldey Island

    Holy island with a Catholic monastery

    Historic island with a tranquil atmosphere & Catholic monastery dating back more than 1,000 years.

  25. Visit Tryfan

    Rugged mountain with hiking trails

    Rock mountain known for its craggy peaks, numerous mountaineering courses & expansive views.

  26. Visit Llechwedd Slate Caverns

    Ancient quarry mine with tours & events

    Ancient rock quarry offering underground mine tours, workshops, history exhibits & on-site dining.

  27. Visit South Stack

    Lighthouse, puffin, and cliff

    South Stack is an island situated just off Holy Island on the northwest coast of Anglesey.

  28. Visit Cadair Idris

    Mountain, lake, climbing, camping, and nature

    Cadair Idris or Cader Idris is a mountain in Gwynedd, Wales, which lies at the southern end of the Snowdonia National Park near the town of Dolgellau.

  29. Visit the Black Mountains, Wales

    Mountain, camping, and outdoor recreation

    The Black Mountains are a group of hills spread across parts of Powys and Monmouthshire in southeast Wales, and extending across the England–Wales border into Herefordshire.

  30. Visit Tintern Abbey

    Cistercian site with iconic Gothic ruins

    Ruins of a Cistercian abbey founded in 1131, including the Gothic West Front, with a gift shop.

  31. Visit Crib Goch

    Climbing, mountain, and mountaineering

    Crib Goch is described as a ‘knife-edged’ arête in the Snowdonia National Park in Gwynedd, Wales. The name means ‘red ridge’ in the Welsh language. The highest point on the arête is 923 metres.

  32. Visit Pen-y-Pass

    Climbing and mountain

    Pen-y-Pass is a mountain pass in Snowdonia, Gwynedd, north-west Wales. It is a popular location from which to walk up Snowdon, as three of the popular routes can be started here.

  33. Visit Dan yr Ogof Caves

    Cave complex, dinosaur park & farm

    Cave exploration attraction with a dinosaur park, museum, Iron Age farm and kids’ play area.

  34. Visit the Big Pit National Coal Museum

    Coalmine offering tours & exhibitions

    Former colliery with interactive displays on mining life and trips underground guided by ex-miners.

  35. Visit Great Orme Tramway

    The Great Orme Tramway is a cable-hauled 3 ft 6 in gauge tramway in Llandudno in north Wales. Open seasonally from late March to late October, it takes over 200,000 passengers each year.

  36. Visit Powis Castle

    Medieval castle with expansive gardens

    Fortified stately home, now National Trust, with ornate interiors and Indian collection. No dogs.

  37. Visit Bluestone Resort

    Rural resort with a water park & a spa

    Relaxed studios, cottages and lodges, plus an indoor water park, a spa, zip lining and dining.

  38. Visit Penrhyn Castle

    Neo-Norman structure with rich carvings

    National Trust castle with painting collection, restored kitchens and an industrial railway museum.

  39. Visit Llyn Padarn

    Lake and park

    Llyn Padarn is a glacially formed lake in Snowdonia, Gwynedd, north Wales, and is an example of a moraine dammed lake. The lake is approximately 2 miles long and at its deepest point is 94 feet.

  40. Visit Oakwood Theme Park

    Roller coasters, rides & Neverland zone

    Family-friendly attraction with kids’ rides, mini-golf, a Neverland area plus roller coasters.

  41. Visit Bala Lake

    Lake, sailing, and windsurfing

    Llyn Tegid is a lake in Gwynedd, Wales. The name Tegid may be related to Welsh teg, meaning “fair”. It was the largest natural body of water in Wales before its level was raised by Thomas Telford.

  42. Visit Skomer

    Puffin, wildlife, and nature reserve

    Skomer is an island off the coast of Pembrokeshire in west Wales. It is well known for its wildlife: around half the world’s population of Manx shearwaters nest on the island, the Atlantic puffin.

  43. Visit Devil’s Bridge, Ceredigion


    Devil’s Bridge is a village in Ceredigion, Wales. Above the River Mynach on the edge of the village is the unusual road bridge from which the village gets its English name.

  44. Visit South Stack Lighthouse


    The South Stack Lighthouse is built on the summit of a small island off the north-west coast of Holy Island, Anglesey, Wales. It was built in 1809 to warn ships of the dangerous rocks below.

  45. Visit Folly Farm Adventure Park and Zoo

    Family zoo, farm & funfair all in 1

    Lively adventure park with exotic and farmyard animals, games, fair rides and adventure playgrounds.

  46. Visit National Botanic Garden of Wales

    Vast horticultural & botanical park

    Formal gardens, lakes and woodland surrounding a huge tropical glasshouse designed by Norman Foster.

  47. Visit Llyn Ogwen

    Lake, climbing, and mountain

    Llyn Ogwen is a ribbon lake in north-west Wales. It lies alongside the A5 road between two mountain ranges of Snowdonia, the Carneddau and the Glyderau.

  48. Visit Pembroke Castle

    Fortress where Henry VII was born

    Grand castle with exhibition rooms, guided tours, brass rubbing, a Great Keep with views and a cafe.

  49. Visit Smallest House in Great Britain

    16th-century cottage, 1.8 metres wide

    Minuscule former fisherman’s residence, 1.8 metres wide and just 2 rooms, open April to October.

  50. Visit Barry Island

    Beach and seaside resort

    Barry Island is a district, peninsula and seaside resort, forming part of the town of Barry in the Vale of Glamorgan, South Wales. It is named after the 6th century Saint Baruc.

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