Wales is a country overflowing with wonder. For the thrill seekers there’s coasteering on the Atlantic-battered rocks of Pembrokeshire, or 100 mph madness on the world’s fastest zip line in Bethesda. For the more sedate in mood, there are over 600 castles to explore (a more concentrated collection of turrets, baileys and moats cannot be found anywhere in the world).

Go high across the Cambrian Mountains and elevated fortresses of Harlech and Carreg Cennen, or low beside the seals and dolphins that pop up for a breather along the coastal cliff walks way out west. Artistic souls can invoke the poetry of Dylan Thomas with a gentle stroll into that good night in Laugharne, or choose from seven National Museums, including Cardiff's collection of Impressionist painting – the largest in the world outside of Paris.

Lovers of music are spoiled with gigs, concerts and events at an array of live venues - summer spectaculars include Green Man, set in the evocative Brecon Beacons, and the Cerys Matthews-curated Good Life Experience held at the Hawarden Estate in Flintshire.

If you just want to just stop, stand still and soak it all in – there’s no more peaceful place to do it. This is Wales. Discover your epic here.

Cardiff skyline from Cardiff Castle
A father and a son exploring the coastline
View walking up Snowdon
Cardiff Castle, the Welsh coastline and views from Snowdon

Find a unique place to sleep

A place to stay is about much more than getting a good night’s sleep. You’ll find amazing accommodation that fires the imagination all across Wales, from Mongolian yurts and green eco-cabins to luxurious art hotels and historic (sometimes haunted) inns. Settle in for a stay you’ll never forget.

Glamping under the stars
Eco pod at Treberfedd Farm, Lampeter and glamping along The Wales Way

Instagram the coast

The coastline of Wales is a instagram nature photographer’s dream. Take a look at these ten must-see landmarks for you and your camera.

South Stack Lighthouse at sunset
South Stack lighthouse, Anglesey and Crib Goch, Snowdonia

Yoga - with a view

Find inner calm amongst the most inspiring scenery the UK has to offer.  Plan your yoga session around the changing tides to witness the lost and submerged forests of Mid and West Wales. These date back to the Bronze Age, and surface at various beaches along the Welsh coastline including Borth and Freshwater West, Pembrokeshire, when the tide is at its lowest point. 

A man sitting on a rock overlooking some countryside and the coast
Yoga on the sea
Great Orme, Llandudno and Pembrokeshire, West Wales

Take a road trip

Helping you chart your path through the wonders of Wales is The Wales Way, our exhilarating trio of national touring routes. The rugged North Wales Way begins with the awe-inspiring island of Anglesey and sends you on a journey through history in the UNESCO World Heritage Site featuring 13th century town walls and castles built by Edward I. Alternatively, trek along The Cambrian Way, and follow the spine of Wales between Llandudno and Cardiff. Finally is The Coastal Way, which offers views that will refresh your soul.

We followed vloggers Kinging It as they travelled along The Coastal Way - use their trip as inspiration for your own.

Woman standing on a rock at sunset.
Kinging It travel The Coastal Way