Home to one of the world’s oldest civilisations, Wales is a popular holiday destination in the United Kingdom that offers some of the most unforgettable attractions. From Roman forts and castles to country villages and modern cities, Wales has it all. With a number of sites liked to Merlin the magician and the legend of King Arthur, Wales’s attractions capture your imagination.
Cardiff Castle: Dating back 2,000 years Cardiff Castle is the most famous of Wales’ castles and has seen everything from the arrival of the Romans to the Norman conquest and Victorian rule. Explore the fascinating history, visit its Norman Keep, enjoy panoramic views and don’t miss the Interpretation Centre.
Snowdonia National Park: The largest national park in all of Wales, Snowdonia National Park is a famous 60km stretch of coastline, beaches, wetlands, moors, 90 mountain peaks and 100 lakes, this natural attraction is an absolute must see. The national park is also home to the tallest mountain in Wales, Mount Snowdon, and offers plenty of outdoor activities.
St David’s Cathedral: The patron saint of Wales, St David’s Cathedral is one of Christendom’s great historical shrines and is a spectacular attraction in Pembrokeshire in West Wales. Home to the remains of St David, it’s been said that two pilgrimages here equal one to Rome and three to Jerusalem.
Caernarfon Castle: Located in Gwynedd in north wales, Caernarfon Castle is the most impressive of a collection of castles built by King Edward I. A UNESCO World Heritage site, Caernarfon Castle is one of the great medieval fortresses of Europe and offers fascinating historical displays and informative exhibitions.
Pontcysyllte Aqueduct: Located in north east Wales, Pontcysyllte Aqueduct is the tallest canal boat crossing in the world. Also known as the ‘Stream in the Sky’, this World Heritage site is located near Llangollen and is an amazing water feature that towers 126 feet above the River Dee, offering unbelievable views. Visitors can cross it on a traditional narrowboat or can choose to stay below deck.
National Museum Cardiff: Everything from art and archaeology to natural history and geology await you at the National Museum of Cardiff. Discover gigantic dinosaurs, Impressionist paintings, one of the finest art collections in Europe and a 4,600 million year journey of evolution through the days of woolly mammoths and dinosaurs. A fantastic day out for the whole family.
Powis Castle & Gardens: An 800 year old medieval castle towers above 26 acres of spectacular gardens at this magnificent natural and historical attraction. Home to some fantastic sights including an amazing collection of Indian treasures, Powis Castle is surrounded by world famous gardens home to dancing statues, grand Italianate terraces, informal woodland wilderness and lush herbaceous borders.