Wales Sightseeing, Attractions & Activities Guide

recommended places to visit and things to do throughout Wales


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go 300ft underground and see the hidden world of the miner on a real underground tour

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the scenery here is both beautiful and diverse - rolling countryside and valleys, wide open spaces to the wild beauty of the waterfalls and caves

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with some of the most comfortable carriages on any preserved railway – standard or narrow gauge – step back in time to a more civilised age

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magnificent coastal scenery and wildlife, archaeology, geology in the Special Area of Conservation along the Heritage Coast

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with nature and archeological trails, fishing, sailing and children's adventure playground, there is plenty here to keep the family occupied

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the best preserved blast furnace complex of its period and type in the world and is one of the most important monuments to have survived from the early part of the industrial revolution

Cardiff Castle

Cardiff

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spanning over 2,000 years of history, but largely refurbished in the 19th Century with exhibits from the Roman times to Second World War

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with displays showing the development from a Norman fortification to an Elizabethan country house, a working tidal mill and family picnic areas

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build dens in the woods, cook your own food at one of our campfires, play on the rope swings or use our free pond dipping kits and games for the meadow

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with 70 acres of woodlands, ancient monuments, industrial and farming history and children friendly interactive displays

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often used in film and TV, with seven and a half miles through an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The views from the carriages are breathtaking

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with a wide selection of wild animals, indoor and outdoor children's play areas and family picnic spots. There is something for everyone

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this superb museum covering a multitude of perspectives from fine art to engineering and archeology to history

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  • boats

you can walk across Pontcysyllte, or save your legs and take a leisurely boat ride. But there's one thing you have to take with you. A camera. The views are something else.

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from underground audiovisual tours to farm tours, narrow gauge railway trips through breathtaking countryside and for the more adventurous, white water rafting

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providing wonderful views down across the seabird cliffs and across the Irish Sea. In spring, guillemots, razorbills and puffins breed on the iconic cliffs

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built upon the site of St David's 6th century monastery St Davids Cathedral has been a site of pilgrimage and worship for many hundreds of years

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the stunning Welsh Wildlife Centre stands within the Teifi Marshes Nature Reserve on the banks of the River Teifi

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with a number of steam and diesel vintage locomotives and passing through the imposing Blaenavon Industrial Landscape

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this is the ideal starting point for your visit to the area with traditional and video displays explaining the history of the coal mining area

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