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Wales Trip — Attractions

Harlech Castle in Wales was built by Edward I to subdue the Welsh

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Get the details on important landmarks, attractions and resources for your trip to Wales.

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Big Pit National Coal Museum
Blaenafon, Torfaen
NP4 9XP
011-44-0300-111-2333

Descend 300 feet into a working coal mine (well, technically) for a tour of the tunnels and learn about the lives of miners present and past. If you're claustrophobic, stick to the exhibits above ground.

Brecon Beacons National Park

South Wales' largest national park, this area is home to several major attractions, not to mention miles and miles of great hiking.

Caernarfon Castle
Castle Ditch Caernarfon
Gwynedd LL55 2AY
011-44-01286-677-617

Another of Edward I's massive fortresses, this castle will test your fitness with its sheer size. Despite being heavily renovated, it retains a strong medieval spirit.

Cardiff Castle
Castle St.
Cardiff, CF10 3RB
011-44-29-2087-8100

In the heart of the Welsh capital, Cardiff Castle tells the story of the city with remains going back to Roman times. The Victorian palace below the ramparts of the Norman keep is a wonder of design, art and architecture.

Conwy Castle
Rose Hill St.
Conwy, CF15 7QQ
011-44-1492-592-358

The glorious castle is set overlooking the sea in one of the best examples of a medieval walled town.

Explore the marvels at the Doctor Who Experience in Wales

Doctor Who Experience
Porth Teigr, Discovery Quay
011-44-844-801-3663

Fight Daleks and explore 50 years of monsters, machines and doctors at this tribute to one of the world's most beloved cult TV shows.

Halen Môn
Ty Halen, Brynsiencyn
Isle of Anglesey, LL616TQ
011-44-1248-430-871

Some of the purest sea salt in the world is farmed at this artisanal producer. See how it's made during a tour.

Harlech Castle
Harlech, Gwynedd
011-44-01766-780-552

Part of English King Edward I's "Iron Ring" to subdue the Welsh, this impressive castle still dominates the town of Harlech.

Penderyn Whisky Distillery
Pontpren, Penderyn
Rhondda Cynon
011-44-01685-810-651

Welsh whisky may not be able to compete with Irish and Scottish brands in terms of fame, but Penderyn can certainly hold its own when it comes to taste. Need proof? Try the whisky yourself, or view the dozens of gold medals it's won.

Royal St. David's Golf Course
Harlech, Gwynedd
LL46 2UB
011-44-01766-780-361

Arguably Wales' best golf course, the greens and fairways may also be the prettiest, with the medieval Harlech Castle on one side and the Irish Sea on the other.

Snowdon Mountain Railway
Llanberis, Gwynedd
011-44-0844-493-8120

Climb to the top of Wales' largest mountain in a challenging three- to four-hour hike, or do it in an hour on this old-timey steam train that delivers you straight to the peak.

Snowdonia National Park
National Park Office
Penrhyndeudraeth
Gwynedd, LL48 6LF
011-44-01766-770-274

Wales' largest national park takes your breath away both for its beauty and for the workout you'll get exploring it.

RESOURCES

 

 

Take a stroll along the streets of Conwy in the north coast of Wales

Lladudno Tourist Information Centre
Library Building
Mostyn Street
Llundudno
01492 577 577

Llangollen
Centre Castle Street
Llangollen
01978 860828

Chester Tourist Information
Town Hall
Northgate St, Chester, CH1 2HJ
01244 402111

Wales Tourist Board


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