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Tours in Wales

More Things to Do in Wales

Below we have listed some of the best places to visit in Wales

Tintern Abbey

Tintern Abbey

Tintern Abbey—immortalized in the title of a Wordsworth poem—was the first building of its kind in Wales, originally founded in the 12th century by Cistercian monks, before being rebuilt in a gothic style a century later. Nowadays, it’s a Grade I-listed and impressively-preserved (albeit roofless) medieval attraction on the banks of the River Wye, within easy day trip distance of Cardiff.

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Llandaff Cathedral

Llandaff Cathedral

Llandaff Cathedral is one of the oldest Christian sites in the UK. Built in the 12th century it offers visitors the chance to see a striking example of gothic architecture. It’s a must-visit for fans of historic buildings.

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Bute Park and Arboretum

Bute Park and Arboretum

The charming Bute Park was once part of Cardiff Castle’s estate but it’s now a public park for all to enjoy. With riverside walking paths and an arboretum, it’s the place to head to enjoy a breath of fresh air when in Cardiff.

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Pembroke Castle (Castell Penfro)

Pembroke Castle (Castell Penfro

Originally built in the 11th century, the Grade I listed Pembroke Castle is one of the oldest Norman castles in Wales and the birthplace of King Henry VII. Strategically situated on the rocky banks of the Pembroke River, visitors can enjoy views from the 80ft high Great Keep, gaze into the dungeons below, and explore the underground Wogan’s Cavern.

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Cardiff Bay Barrage (Morglawdd Bae Caerdydd)

Cardiff Bay Barrage (Morglawdd Bae Caerdydd

With its waterfront walk, the Cardiff Bay Barrage is a pleasant place for a stroll when visiting the city.

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Powis Castle (Castell Powys)

Powis Castle (Castell Powys)

Originally built for a Welsh prince in the 13th century, Powis Castle is now one of Britain’s finest stately homes. Behind the red sandstone façade, which is surrounded by spectacular Baroque gardens and a deer park, visitors can explore elaborately decorated 17th century dining halls and state rooms, before admiring the collection of Indian artefacts in the Clive Museum.

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Rhuddlan Castle (Castell Rhuddlan)

Rhuddlan Castle (Castell Rhuddlan)

Built by King Edward I in the 13th century, the now-crumbling Rhuddlan Castle is centered on an impressive diamond-shaped stronghold and was one of the first concentric castles constructed in Wales. Now, visitors can explore the foundations of the great hall, chapel, and kitchens, before climbing the castle walls for views over the surroundings.

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Folly Farm

Folly Farm

Hailed as one of England’s best zoos, Folly Farm promises a fun and interactive day out. Visitors can observe animals from a distance or get hands-on in the petting zoo before enjoying the fairground, big wheel, and play areas. There are also several onsite restaurants.

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Manorbier Castle

Manorbier Castle

Manorbier Castle has stood as a symbol of Welsh heritage for almost a millennium, but it’s often overlooked in favor of the country’s more famous fortresses. Today, the birthplace of medieval scholar Gerald of Wales offers historical immersion and coastal sightseeing, boasting views of the Bristol Channel and beyond.

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Penarth

Penarth

Just south of Cardiff city center, Penarth has been a popular seaside resort since Victorian times. In summer, particularly, British vacationers and international visitors alike come to experience its pebbly beaches and restored art-deco pier.

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Llandaff

Llandaff

Llandaff is a centuries-old town that lies within the city limits of Cardiff. It’s famous for its cathedral—one of the UK’s oldest Christian sites—under which early Roman burial sites have been discovered. It is said that ghosts and spirits, such as the White Lady, haunt Llandaff and roam the local woods. Beware!

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Llechwedd Slate Caverns

Llechwedd Slate Caverns

Enjoy breathtaking views of Snowdonia before descending into below-ground caves, lakes, and hand-carved tunnels on the UK’s steepest cable railway at the Victorian-era Llechwedd Slate Caverns. This family-friendly museum and activity center in the heart of Snowdonia National Park offers visitors an immersive introduction to Welsh mining history via interactive experiences, demonstrations, and more.

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Caernarfon Castle (Carnarvon Castle)

Caernarfon Castle (Carnarvon Castle)

Overlooking the Menai Strait with its imposing polygonal towers, Caernarfon Castle (Carnarvon Castle) has been dominating the landscape in this corner of North Wale