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Attractions In Wales

From ancient castles to adrenaline-fuelled zipwires, there’s never a dull moment if you’re looking for things to do in Wales. It might be the smallest country in Britain, but it’s packed with attractions that promise fun for every visitor – whatever your idea of the perfect day out is.


Colourful Welsh houses


If you’re keen to step back into Wales’s past, you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to its wealth of castles and museums. There are more castles here than anywhere else in the world – over 600, in fact – and they range from romantic ruins to majestic estates. More into modern history? Pay a visit to the fascinating Big Pit National Coal Museum, where you can experience what life was like for the miners who worked there until the 1980s.


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The attractions of Wales take you from deep underground to the heights of the Snowdonia National Park. Velocity 2 is the fastest zipwire in the world, taking you high over quarries and lakes at speeds of up to 100 miles per hour! If you prefer to take things at a slower pace, hop aboard the Snowden Mountain Railway and reach the top of Wales’s biggest mountain in time for a cup of tea overlooking the view.

From Roman forts to fairground rides, botanic gardens to boat trips, ancient caves to Cardiff’s Millennium Centre – Wales is home to a huge number of world-class attractions in Wales. Looking to plan your next trip? Explore our range of handy guides at Wales.org. Whatever your dream day, we can help you find it.