Wales is home to over 641 castles, more per square mile than any other country in Europe. Climb ancient towers, walk historic walls and explore the dark dungeons of colossal fortresses dating back to the 11th century. We think that Britain's best castles can be found within our borders. But you should come and judge for yourself. 

A large coastal castle with towers.
aerial view of Castell Conwy.

Pembroke and Conwy Castles, two of Wales' 641 Castles

Outdoor adventures

Nature and wildlife thrive in Wales, which is hardly surprising considering that the country has three National Parks, five Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and countless nature reserves. 

We have a bit of a reputation when it comes to outdoor activities of all kind, from relaxing to the adrenaline pumping. Visit a waterfall, or four, on one of our many Waterfall Walks or try coasteering - the Welsh-made sport of rock-hopping, shore scrambling, cave-exploring and cliff jumping. 

Sgwd yr Eira waterfall in Brecon Beacons National Park 


Wales has miles and miles of protected Heritage Coast, 870 miles to be exact. All of which can be explored thanks to the Wales Coast Path, the world's first continuous national coastal walking route. Dip in anywhere along the coastal path for breath-taking views, contemporary cultural hotspots, and unforgettable encounters with nature.  

Welsh Coast Path Sign
Wales Coast Path

Sign for Wales Coast Path; Aerial view of the Wales Coast Path; Beach in Ceredigion

Welsh culture

Wales is known as the 'land of song' - a term coined because of the unique choral singing and Eisteddfod events. 'Eisteddfod' is an annual competitive festival of the arts, particularly in singing and poetry that take place every July-August. These festivals have shaped Welsh musical culture into a distinct phenomenon that people from across the globe travel to experience.

Wales’ male voice choirs have gained world recognition and are a 'must-see' for anyone visiting. Groups are welcome to watch rehearsals by prior arrangement. The tradition of choral singing is also reinforced through the passionate singing of the national anthem at the start of rugby matches. 

Crowds or supporters inside Principality Stadium watching Rugby World Cup.
Ceremonial musicians with Welsh flags on instruments.

Rugby World Cup at Principality Stadium; The National Eisteddfod


Two hours from London you’ll find our capital, Cardiff. Here, you can enjoy top tier shopping, spectacular museums, fantastic dining, and eclectic entertainment. The city is also easy to explore on foot making it accessible for a trip of any duration.

In addition to Cardiff, Wales is home to an array of cities all unique in their own way and bursting with culture. Close by is NewportVisit St. Davids, the smallest city in Britain, or Swansea, Wales’ second largest city and the birthplace of famed poet Dylan Thomas. 

Bangor in Gwynedd in North West Wales is near the beautiful waters of the Menai Strait. In North East Wales is St Asaph, which has the smallest ancient cathedral in Great Britain and Wrexham, which became Wales' seventh city in 2022, as a part of the Queen Platinum Jubilee celebrations. Wrexham Football Club, one of the oldest football clubs in the world, is now owned by Hollywood stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney. They produced the docu-series "Welcome to Wrexham" on FX, Hulu and Disney+. A Wales football museum will be opening in the city in the next few years.

Cardiff Bay

Cardiff Bay

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