I may be a little biased, but Wales is the greatest country on God’s green earth. Now, I’m pretty biased, but something about my hometown tugs at my heartstrings, and makes my body and mind sing in harmony. Perhaps it is a charming town or village, or perhaps the impressive power of the coast? It could be a proud cultural heritage of song and prose, but it could just as much be the influence of work ethics and Wales’ influence on the industrial revolution.
13 great things to do in Wales
There’s so much to love about Wales, from top to bottom, head to toe. Neglected by many tourists visiting the UK, Wales is a place to celebrate love, life and eternity thereafter, with a warm hug (or ‘cwtch’ in local parlance) and a packet of chips in the store. I’ll be waiting. Croiso i Jimul-Welcome to Wales.
1. Walk along the coastal path
What better way to get to know Wales than by walking the entire length of its land-sea boundary? The beautiful Wales Coastal Path runs through energetic amblers along the coastline from Prestatyn in the north to Chepstow in the south. It covers 1,300 miles of roads, rugged hills and vast countryside. Still not satisfied? Add the 177-mile Offa’s Dyke Path from Chepstow to Prestatyn, along the land border with England. Both paths are divided into sections suitable for exploration, but walking the entire perimeter is fascinating.
2. Join the Wrexham revolution
Good times are back in Wrexham. No doubt about that. Once an industrial powerhouse in North Wales, the decline of the coal industry brought the town into stagnation, but the least likely source of a true renaissance has emerged. Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenny’s decision to buy Wrexham AFC (the third oldest football team in the world) has seen a spike in interest in the town, and with it comes all the bells and whistles that require attention and care. Became. Wrexham are back on the map in a big way.
3. Experience Italy in Portmeirion
No, you are not transported to the Mediterranean Sea. Yes, you are still in North Wales. The fairytale village of Portmeirion may be Wales’ most romantic spot. Designed by Sir Clough Williams-Ellis from his 1925 to his 1975 period, the building continues to attract new admirers today with its romantic combination of architectural grace and charm. What do you get when you mix the tranquility of North Wales with the charming architecture of Italy? Portmeirion, for sure.
4. Climb Yar Wifa
Yul Wydfa, known in English as Mount Snowdon, is literally the pinnacle of Wales. The views from the highest peak in Wales are spectacular, but the destination is nothing without the journey. A hike here is a must for anyone visiting this proud little country. The hike isn’t the most difficult, but it’s no walk in the park, so you should bring plenty of water and take breaks as needed. If the idea of walking up a mountain doesn’t excite you, you can ride the iconic and idyllic railway to the top of Wales.
5. Be greedy in Abergavenny
Every town on the border with England is known as the ‘Gateway to Wales’, but Abergavenny may be the most exciting. The food capital of Wales has built a reputation as one of the country’s best market towns, being the liveliest hub of activity on market days and local restaurants offering fresh produce and innovative We make the most of our cooking ideas. Although the surrounding area is a vibrant wonderland, Abergavenny’s real value lies in its small pubs and modern taverns.of September food festival This is definitely one of the best things to do in Wales.
6. Read, read, read at Hey-on-Y
Welsh people love a good story. We have a proud history of storytelling and literature is an integral part of Welsh culture. Nowhere is this more evident than in Heonwy, a charming bookish village on the English border. With over 20 of her bookstores in Wales’ National Book Town, Hay-on-Wye is a must-see for bibliophiles and bookworms alike.
7. Sing along with the Cardiff crowd
Wales’ relationship with its official capital is complex. Cardiff is now the political, administrative and sporting center of Wales, but has only been the capital since 1955. The streets of Cardiff are decked out in red and daffodil hats are everywhere. When it comes to sporting experiences in the UK, there’s no place like Cardiff on international rugby match day.
8. Visit charming Conwy
The North Wales coast has long attracted holidaymakers, earning Llandudno the nickname ‘Queen of Wales’ resorts’. Charming Conwy is just a short drive away and offers even more enchanting experiences, from stunning castles to Britain’s tiniest houses, fine dining and independent boutiques. The walled market town is spectacular from any direction, but as you approach it across the River Conwy, something tugs at your heartstrings.
9. Learn how to pronounce Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch
Turning back the clock to the mid-19th century, the sleepy village of Llanfairgwyngill was doing business in the Menai Straits, attracting the world’s attention. One piece of creative marketing changed everything and Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch was born. Legend has it that the station’s name was changed to become the longest name of any British railway station, and visitors still come here to take photos of the station. It is translated as the Church of St. Mary in the Hollow of the White Hazel near the whirlpool of the rapids of the Red Grotto of L’Antissilio. Yes, any self-respecting Welshman can pronounce it.
10. Celebrating a national tragedy at Aberfan
Wales’ history in the 19th and 20th centuries is forever linked to its industry, as its mines and mines fueled the industrial revolution that changed the world. Big industry comes with risks, and not a decade went by without a major mining tragedy in Wales. No disaster was more traumatic than the 1966 Aberfan disaster. In this disaster, a mudslide hit Pantogras Junior High School, killing 116 children and his 28 adults. A memorial garden now stands where the school once stood, paying tribute to the lives lost in the national tragedy.
11. Learn about the castle’s complex history
Wales is famous for its medieval fortifications and castles, but don’t expect these magnificent structures to be widely admired across the country. The Welsh have a complicated relationship with castles. The main reason is that the castle dates back to his 13th century Edwardian conquest of Wales and was built as a symbol of oppression and occupation. Caernarfon is its most prominent symbol, an undeniably stunning castle packed with symbolism and deeper meaning.
12. Go underground at Big Pit National Coal Museum
The Blaenavon Industrial Landscape was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2000. Big Pit National Coal Museum Essential for educational purposes. The Big Pit functioned as a coal mine for its entire century, from 1880 to 1980. It now shows visitors the intensity and unrelenting nature of life as a miner, from changing living conditions and beyond. The museum also places Wales in an international context, showing how influential this small country was in her early 20th century.
13. Experience heaven on the Rin Peninsula
An official Area of Outstanding National Beauty, the Llyn Peninsula is a 30-mile haven of luxury in north-west Wales. This is the Welsh coastline at its most spectacular, with beaches sheltered by rolling hills, fishing villages and sweeping landscapes, with fragments of cultural heritage at every turn. In addition to its soothing melodies, the Rin Peninsula is a secret attraction for innovative gastronomy.
John is a travel writer and darts enthusiast from Mid-Wales who currently lives in Sarajevo and spends much of his time wandering around Bosnia and Herzegovina, making snap judgments about bus stops. He remembers where he was when he first heard his Mono. This is a pretty big deal.