Welcome to the Year of Legends.

Yes, Wales is an ancient landscape, with thousands of years of history and myth wherever you look. We speak a language that’s a living link with King Arthur and our Celtic ancestors. It’s a land of majestic mountains and mighty skies, fringed with a famously beautiful coastline. But it’s also a land of epic thinking and high adventure. Everywhere you go, there are bright new ideas, in very old places: zip wires, mountain bike trails, inland surfing – and the world’s first complete coastal path.

Image of the Dragon's Eye structure lit up at night

Luxury cabins in amazing places

Book a stay at the world’s best pop-up luxury boutique cabins and experience a one-of-a-kind Welsh holiday experience. 

Luke Evans

TV Advert 2017

Advert for Visit Wales’ Year of Legends 2017 showcases Wales’ rich landscape and mythical legends.

Legends behind the advert

The Stories

The new Visit Wales TV add conjures up a cast of legendary names from Welsh folklore and history.

Llyn Llydaw, Snowdonia

Behind the Scenes

Take an epic location, an amazing actor, and a supporting cast of legendary Welsh names.

Image of man and child riding the Fforest roller coaster

Betws-y-Coed is Epic

Our legendary EPIC installation has popped up at the site of the new alpine Fforest Coaster.  Catch it before it zips off to a new location….

Portrait photograph of Hedd Wyn

Hedd Wyn the soldier poet

The poet Hedd Wyn died at Pilckem Ridge, but leaves a remarkable legacy 100 years later


An illustration of Wales' patron saint, St David

St David: five facts

St David was the greatest figure in the Welsh Age of Saints. Here’s five facts you might not know.

Medieval fantasy

King Arthur’s Wales

Plan your own early medieval adventure by visiting our ancient hill forts and standing stones.

An image of Pennard Castle with the sun shining through the top part of the ruin

Legendary ambassadors

Who are the epic ambassadors for Visit Wales’ Year of Legends?

Cerys Matthews speaking to a crowd at The Good Life Festival

Real-life legends and trailblazers

Who are the real life trailblazers and trend-setters who make legendary things happen in Wales?

Zip World Titan, Blaenau Ffestiniog

Your own legendary experience

Something you might not expect, something new to try. There is a feast of festivals and events old and new to explore. 

An image of Pennard Castle with the sun shining through the top part of the ruin

Legendary places in Wales.

What makes a legendary place? Just about every lake, rock and hill in Wales comes with its own legend attached.