14 Feb Top 5 Things to Do in Wales
Top 5 Things to Do in Wales
To the West of England lies Wales, a beautiful and understated country full of beautiful scenery. Somewhere like this is a hiker’s paradise, with so many peaks to conquer and scenic routes between towns. Here are just a few ideas for your trip to Wales.
Take on Snowdonia
For the best scenery and most gorgeous walks, the rolling hills and forests of Snowdonia are a must. Wales’s biggest mountain, Mount Snowdon, is surrounded by a lush national park packed with forests and great walking areas. And when you buy a ticket for the Snowdon Mountain Railway, you can see all those stunning views from the comfort of the carriage.
Machynlleth Comedy Festival
Between the 3rd and 5th of May, the Machynlleth Comedy Festival delivers laughs-a-plenty. With high class comedians like Josh Widdicombe and Molly Naylor, there’s music and food and all round great entertainment.
Other festivals to catch in Wales include the Porthcawl International Jazz Festival from the 12th to the 14th of April, the Crickhowell Walking Festival from the 1st to 10th of March and the Golf Live show between the 10th and 12th of May.
Speaking of Golf, there’s a wealth of places to have a round or two in Wales. Notably, Royal Porthcawl with its challenging hillocks; or Royal St David’s at Harlech, where your game is overlooked by the towering Harlech castle.
Celtic Manor is often referred to as one of the most important factors in Wales’s reputation for golf. The Twenty Ten course was built specifically for its use in the Ryder Cup, with 7,493 yards of lush scenery to challenge even the most veteran golfers.
The Montgomerie Course hosted the Welsh Open for four years between 2000 and 2004. The oldest, the Roman Road, hosted the Welsh Open in 2005 and 2006 consecutively.
Your Golf Travel are currently offering great deals on golf holidays to Celtic Manor, so snap it up quick for a memorable golf experience.
Theatre and Culture
Drop by the Millenium Center, the home of the Welsh National Opera, and watch some amazing shows like Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty in March, or the National Opera’s take on Madam Butterfly. Plus with a range of free performances and art exhibitions, and workshops and classes, there’s always plenty to do.
Discover Ancient Castles
With almost 400 ruined or standing castles dotted around the country, it’s no wonder Wales is often called the Castle Capital of the world. There’s about 100 open to visitors, and all are worth a look wherever you are.
The beautiful Chirk Castle was built in 1295 and still stands today as a place of historical interest and natural beauty. With beautiful rooms, towers and dungeons and some stunning gardens, it’s a great day out for any history lover.
Other castles include Medieval Powis Castle, Carew castle and Kind Edward I’s Beaumaris Castle. There are hundreds of them to see, so make sure you chose the ones you want to see before your visit.