With its rolling hills, breathtaking views and glistening beaches, Wales is one the best options for an outdoor holiday in the UK. Hiking and outdoor activities are some of the most popular things to do in Wales, with many people visiting for the fresh air and gorgeous scenery. If you’re looking to get your adrenaline pumping, you can try out windsurfing, abseiling or kayaking all over the country.
For those opting for a calmer holiday vibe, there’s more to Wales than just dazzling beaches. A rich heritage and cultural history fill this magnificent country, which can be experienced at the many castles it has to offer. But if castles aren’t your thing, Wales is also home to The Smallest House in Great Britain, which has become an intriguing tourist attraction in recent years.
Explore Snowdonia National Park
This glorious national park consists of 823 square miles to discover. It showcases the highest mountain in Wales, Mount Snowdon, which you can gawp at from a distance or take a train to the top - both options are equally as awe-inspiring. Hiking routes and walking trails will keep you occupied for hours and the views will certainly not disappoint. Take a picnic and make a day of it!
Step back in time at Cardiff Castle
This spectacular medieval castle makes a must-see day trip. Built in the late 11th century by Norman invaders on top of a 3rd-century Roman fort, it’s brimming with history and is a winner with kids. Choose a guided tour for a truly fascinating experience.
Be amazed at the National Showcaves Centre for Wales
Sitauated in the Brecon Beacons National Park, the National Showcaves Centre for Wales holds a 17-kilometre long cave system which is just waiting to be explored. Walking through the mysterious caves system will leave both adults and children speechless. It’s a natural wonder that really shouldn’t be missed!
Get adventurous at Bardsey Island
This wild and rural island is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty due to the glorious flowers, coastline and abundance of nature. It’s also a Special Area of Conservation and a hotspot for many species of interesting birds, making it a great place to enjoy a spot of birdwatching.