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Discover award winning pubs, spectacular roads and plenty of space for adventure.

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A taste for adventure

With such a variety of landscapes to choose from, find your adventure in the great Welsh outdoors.

Putting on a show

There’s nothing we like better in Wales than a live performance. Discover more about Welsh festivals and events.

Richard Parks: preparing for adventure

Adventurer Richard Parks on the challenges he faces and his drive to succeed.

  • Personalities

Steelhouse: a steward's welcome

Go backstage at Steelhouse Festival as volunteer Sarah Price welcomes visitors from around the world to the event in her home town of Ebbw Vale.

Exploring the country on two wheels

Blessed with a challenging natural landscape, Wales boasts top-class trails and bike parks galore.

Dyfi's wild Welsh botanicals

Discover The Great British Food Awards top rated craft gin, tucked away in beautiful Dyfi Valley.

  • Welsh Produce

Take me there

You can get to Wales by train, plane, car or even by boat.

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Why rugby unites our nation

Journalist Carolyn Hitt explores how Welsh rugby is linked to Welsh identity and values.

  • The Big Story

Castle country

Wales has castles, castles, everywhere!

Cities in Wales

Find out more about what cities Wales have to offer: Cardiff, Newport, Swansea, Bangor, St Davids, St Asaph and Wrexham.

  • Towns & Cities

Celebrated dates in the Welsh calendar

There's a lot going on in Wales, no matter the time of year. Here are a few very Welsh dates for your calendar.

Cardigan's bay of plenty

Mandy Walters of Cardigan Bay Fish has the perfect family recipe. Seafood doesn’t get any fresher, or better, than this.

Sporting success brings us together

Learn about Wales' sporting success and discover what makes Welsh sport so special to endurance athlete and broadcaster Lowri Morgan.

Protected produce

From Gower Salt Marsh Lamb to Conwy Mussels, there are some flavours that are intrinsically Welsh.

How Wales made me the most successful female sailor in Olympic history

Olympic gold medallist Hannah Mills talks about her early sailing experiences in Wales.

The vision behind the sound

Learn about how a golden age in Welsh music moulded BBC Radio 1's Huw Stephens and why he aspires to keep that culture alive.

Two Michelin stars are just for starters

Discover one of the UK's top rated and Michelin star restaurants, where Gareth Ward champions all the best locally grown produce.

  • Restaurants & Dining

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Go on a Cardiff Castle Tour

One of the city’s biggest draws is Cardiff Castle, a mixture of Roman, Norman and Victorian architecture strewn around the central green. It offers a fantastic insight into the history of Cardiff as for centuries it was the home of the Butes, the family who transformed Cardiff from a small town into the biggest coal port in the world.

Walk down to the Cardiff Bay

Enjoy a walk along the old Cardiff docklands, now known as Cardiff Bay, a vibrant waterfront filled with restaurants, boutiques and boats. You can go sailing on the large freshwater lake, enjoy a night of opera at the Wales Millennium Centre, and indulge in exceptional dining along Mermaid Quay.

Learn about Celtic culture

A trip to Wales offers the chance to dive into Celtic culture with our Local Specialists. They’ll show you the way of the Celts through food, music and humor, with traditional Welsh dinners and an evening of Welsh music performed by magical harpists and the finest local singers.

Hike in the Welsh mountain region of Snowdonia

Hiking in Wales is one of the best ways to get immersed in the country’s mountains, and Snowdonia National Park offers a grand introduction. Sprawling across northern Wales to the rugged coastline, you can find the highest peak in Wales, along with an excellent network of trails to guide your exploration.

Stroll through the Cardiff Central Market

Discover a range of local Welsh cuisine, vintage clothing and seasonal produce at Cardiff Central Market, a historic Victorian building that has been the site of a farmer’s market since the 18th century. You never know what treasures you’ll find as you wander the stores under the market’s glass roof.

Our top 5 things to do in Wales

When you’re not trekking through the mountains and exploring the most beautiful places in Wales, retreat to the city where you’ll find historic castles, old-fashioned markets and a compelling culture. Here are just a few of the ways we'll unlock the magic of Wales for you on your trip.

National Museum

Set in Cardiff’s civic center, the National Museum is home to a variety of national collections and touring exhibitions of geology and natural history. It also houses one of Europe’s best art collections, with paintings, drawings, sculptures and ceramics from Wales and the world, and one of the finest collections of Impressionist art.

St Fagans National Museum of History

Located on the grounds of St Fagans Castle in Cardiff, St Fagans National Museum of History is one of the world’s best open-air museums. Along with St Fagans Castle, a 16th-century manor house, you’ll find a collection of more than 50 original buildings from different historical periods that have been rebuilt on the 100-acre parkland.

Swansea Museum

Built in 1841, Swansea Museum is the oldest museum in Wales. It’s home to a fantastic collection of historical objects from the pasts of Swansea and the world. You’ll find six galleries with everything from a Welsh Kitchen to the tomb of an Egyptian mummy.

Best museums in Wales

Wales is home to some of Europe’s best historical and cultural collections and our Wales tours take it all in, from an open-air museum in a 16th-century castle, to an Egyptian mummy’s tomb.

Welsh rarebit

A traditional Welsh dish hailing from the 18th century, Welsh rarebit is a delicious take on the classic toasted cheese sandwich. It’s made from creamy sauce of Welsh cheese, ale or milk, and mustard or spices, poured hot over slices of toasted bread.

Glamorgan sausage

Named after the county of Glamorgan in Wales, Glamorgan sausage is a Welsh vegetarian sausage. Traditionally made with Caerphilly cheese, leek and coated in breadcrumbs, the sausages are fried until crispy. The dish became popular in the Second World War when meat was scarce, and is now a national specialty.

Also known as ‘speckled bread’, Bara Brith is a rich fruit cake, originally made as a yeasted bread. Spread with salted butter or drizzled with warm honey, this traditional Welsh dish is a tea-time favorite.

Best food in Wales

From cheesy toast and spiced fruit cake, to vegetarian sausages and hearty meats, we'll show you how Welsh cuisine turns simple ingredients into memorable meals.

What to pack for Wales

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Waterproof coat

A waterproof coat is an essential item in Wales - there are showers all year round and Cardiff is one of the wettest cities in Europe.

Hiking boots

The mountains of Wales are best explored on foot, and you’ll need a comfortable pair of hiking boots to explore the trails. Make sure you break in your boots before your trip to Wales.

From the historic buildings like Cardiff Castle to the giant mountains of Snowdonia, you’ll want to capture every exquisite moment.

An adaptor plug

Voltage in Wales is 230V and the sockets are of Type G, with standard British 3-pin plugs.

Sunglasses are great to have all year round, to protect from the sunny days in summer and the low angle of the sun in winter.

Pack for sustainable travel

Consider your environmental impact when you next take a trip and go single-use-plastic-free by packing a reusable water bottle, a steel straw, your own shopping bags and refillable toiletry bottles.

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Discover a destination like no other; Wales, the captivating Celtic country known for its spellbinding landscapes, stirring history, and the warmest welcome you’ll ever experience.

Embark on a virtual exploration of Wales, from the awe-inspiring peaks of Snowdonia and the untouched sandy stretches of the Pembrokeshire Coast to the regal grandeur of centuries-old castles and the pulsating energy of metropolitan hubs like Cardiff.

Here at Wales.org, we are committed to providing a thorough, immersive and accessible platform crafted for your convenience as you plan your perfect journey through Wales.

We are also delighted to announce our partnership with HolidayCottages.co.uk , a leading provider of quality holiday rentals across Wales.

Together, we are bringing you an extensive selection of handpicked holiday cottages that promise to make your stay in Wales truly special.

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From bustling Cardiff and historic Conwy to the tranquil Brecon Beacons and picturesque Pembrokeshire coast, explore the many faces of Wales with us.

Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of Welsh culture. Experience music festivals, sports spectacles, culinary fairs and much more with our comprehensive event guide.

Holiday Ideas

Wales is an evergreen destination for all seasons. Romantic retreats, family getaways, outdoor escapades or gourmet tours – find the perfect holiday theme to fit your style.

Areas of Interest

Whether you’re after the rural tranquillity of the Brecon Beacons, the historical allure of Conwy, the seaside charm of Tenby or the urban sophistication of Cardiff, Wales offers a diverse range of destinations to call your temporary home. Find your perfect location within the compelling landscapes of Wales and let your journey begin.

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Find out about the regions of Wales: dramatic North Wales; rolling Mid Wales; the coastal West; and the urban South.

North Wales

The epic landscapes of North Wales are alive with action, and a rich, distinctive culture. Find World Heritage, one of Europe’s oldest living languages, and the UK’s best adventure. Within the region of North Wales you'll find Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Gwynedd, Wrexham and Ynys Môn (the Isle of Anglesey).

South Wales

Home to Cardiff, the young and creative capital city, South Wales is a hub of sporting events and Welsh culture. Discover coastal hikes, vibrant communities and the serenity of the Wye Valley. Within the region of South Wales you'll also find Blaenau Gwent, Bridgend, Caerphilly, Merthyr, Monmouthshire, Newport, Torfaen, RCT, and the Vale of Glamorgan.

Mid Wales is the green heart of Wales. The clear seas, bright harbours and hidden coves of the Ceredigion coastline give way to red kite-filled skies, busy market towns and dramatic hill walks. Within the region of Mid Wales you'll find Ceredigion and Powys.

Cultural and coastal West Wales is home to our second city, Swansea. Ancient legends inspire contemporary creativity – and colourful seaside villages lead to some of the UK's best beaches. Within the region of West Wales you'll find Carmarthenshire, Neath Port Talbot, Pembrokeshire, and Swansea.

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Cardiff: a city of arts, music and theatre.

Find out about Cardiff's must-visit cultural venues, museums and performance spaces

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The inside story on Wrexham

Find out more about Wrexham, the newest city in Wales!

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Tour of torfaen: a local's guide.

A local's guide on things to do in Torfaen.

Walking, exploring and enjoying the Llŷn Peninsula

Dylan Jones, from Shoot From The Trip, shares his favourite Llŷn Peninsula spots.

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Explore the South Wales Valleys

Discover top attractions to visit around Merthyr Tydfil, Caerphilly and Blaenavon.

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Where adventure meets history

Discover the friendly towns, fascinating heritage and dramatic scenery of Rhondda Cynon Taf.

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Exploring Neath Port Talbot on foot

Leafy countryside, tranquil canals, rushing waterfalls and fascinating industrial heritage await.

Elan Valley walking trails

Admire the magnificent dams and stunning scenery on one of these walks around the Elan Valley.

Out and about in the bountiful valleys of Blaenau Gwent

Our guide to exploring Blaenau Gwent’s verdant valleys and delving into its industrial past.

Welsh cities: our industrial giants

An insider guide to newport.

Writer/director and Newport native Darragh Mortell's top tips for shopping, sightseeing and dining.

Must do in Swansea

Visit the waterfront of Swansea Bay and beautiful Gower Peninsula. Things to do in Swansea.

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North Wales, where heritage and adventure combine

Matthew rhys' zip wire adventure.

Actor Matthew Rhys enjoys a family weekend in Eryri and real-life drama in the Welsh mountains.

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Caernarfon's military might

Discover an ancient Celtic town with a Roman barracks and imposing medieval castle.

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Exploring Eryri (Snowdonia)

There's a wealth of things to do in the spectacular setting of Eryri National Park.

Must do in Conwy, North Wales 

Conwy Castle and Britain's smallest house and other top things to do in Conwy, North Wales.

Unmissable experiences along The North Wales Way

Discover epic castles, high speed RIB rides, huge mountain views and spectacular theatrics.

West Walian wonders

Gower: 10 things not to miss.

Adored by walkers, birdwatchers, sunbathers and surfers. Discover more about Gower in West Wales.

Discover the stunning beauty of the Pembrokeshire coast

Explore the beautiful beaches, craggy cliffs and wildlife-filled islands of Pembrokeshire.

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Historic monuments on the Pembrokeshire coast

A walk in the footsteps of saints, along the Welsh coastline between St Non's Chapel and St Davids.

  • Meditation and spirituality

Carmarthenshire with kids

For the best family holiday experiences, go where the locals go, says writer Charles Williams.

Marvels of Mid Wales

An insider's guide to aberystwyth.

Discover the best places to stay, eat amazing food, shop and chill out in Ceredigion's largest town.

Exploring the Bannau Brycheiniog (Brecon Beacons)

From the deep caves to high peaks, there’s plenty to explore in this gem of a national park.

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Welsh lakes and reservoirs to explore.

Go kayaking, cycling, walking or wildlife-watching in our beautiful Welsh lakeland landscapes.

Walk the Bannau Brycheiniog (Brecon Beacons)

Pull on your boots and discover the wide open spaces of the Bannau Brycheiniog (Brecon Beacons).

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Spotlight on Welshpool

Discover countryside canal walks, modern art, historic castles and heritage railways from Welshpool.

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Looking for inspiration? We've planned a family holiday itinerary of fun activities in Eryri (Snowdonia).

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