Bold 21st century Wales is compact and neighbourly and capital Cardiff is home to a vibrant cultural scene. Iconic Cardiff Castle – one of more than 600 castles in Wales – lies nestled in the centre of the city alongside the Principality Stadium and the Victorian and Edwardian shopping arcades.
2021 is Wales’ Year of Outdoors and the Wales Way gives you three different routes around the nation. Follow the North Wales Way taking in Beaumaris, Conwy, Caernarfon and Harlech castles – all World Heritage Sites. Trek along the Cambrian Way, winding through Snowdonia and the Brecon Beacons, or explore the Coastal Way, which threads between sparkling blue seas and towering mountains.
Discover award-winning beaches along the Wales Coast Path, one of the few footpaths in the world to follow a whole national coast, or explore flower-filled havens such as Bodnant Garden. Feel the adrenaline rush on the world’s fastest zip line Zip World Penrhyn Quarry, try out mountain biking or enjoy exhilarating whitewater rafting. For more ideas, take a look at Visit Wales.
From London, you can be here in less than 2 hours, and you can reach north- and mid-Wales easily from Manchester, Liverpool or Birmingham by road or rail. Then all the adventure you could wish for, is yours for the taking...
Small in size but big on personality, Wales is bordered by England to the east and the Irish Sea to the north and west, and covers less than a tenth of Britain.
From crumbling castles steeped in history to award-winning breweries, there are loads of exciting places to visit in Wales. And with excellent public transport, plus cycling and rambling paths galore, you’ll find it easy to explore too.