30 December 2016
Welcome to the Land of Epic
Zip World Titan, Blaenau Ffestiniog
In 2017 Wales is celebrating its epic past, present and future. We’re bringing the past to life like never before, with attractions, events and activities at legendary locations across Wales.
Year of Legends 2017
Dyfi Valley, Mid Wales
Wales is an ancient landscape, with history and myth wherever you look. But it’s also a land of epic thinking and high adventure.
That’s why the world’s fastest zip wire now soars over an old slate quarry at Bethesda, and surfers ride perfect man-made waves down the Conwy Valley.
It’s begging to be enjoyed and explored.
Why not wander Wales’ forests or hike the Wales Coast Path, which runs the whole length of our coastline? Or there are plenty of gnarly mountain bike trails to tackle.
Legends you’ll never forget
Traeth Mawr, Southerndown, Glamorgan Heritage Coast
Every cove and clifftop comes with legends of pirates and smugglers, wreckers and saints. Then there are our Roman harbours and Victorian piers, around 230 beaches, and 50 magical islands, all teeming with Wales’ abundant wildlife.
A fifth of the country is National Park – it’s an epic landscape, with 641 castles dotted around. Every castle has it’s own tale, too.
It’s all happening here
Performers at Festival No.6 in Portmeirion, Snowdonia by Festival No.6
In June 2017 Cardiff is hosting the world’s most watched annual sporting event, the UEFA Champions League Final.
Then there’s our a regular crop of home-grown events and festivals, like the Hay Festival, Green Man, Festival No.6 and the National Eisteddfod.
Cardiff may be the vibrant beating heart of Wales, but the story doesn’t stop there. Wales is awash with legendary places.
Keep the legend alive…
Owain Glyndwr Centre, Machynlleth
While you’re here, you’ll see and hear the Welsh language wherever you go, a living link with the legendary King Arthur and our ancient Celtic ancestors.
But Wales truly is a great place to enjoy here and now. There’s great food and drink, unique places to stay, and a legendary welcome.
Now, what’s stopping you? Come and create your own legends…