Reasons to Go · Top 10 Reasons
Visit Wales and prepare to be inspired. The mountain peaks, beaches, choir music, myths and castles will all fight for your attention. What part of Wales will charm you?

Carreg Cennen Castle, Carmarthenshire

Experience a fascinating ancient language, more than 600 castles, the largest Impressionist art collection outside of Paris and a landscape just calling out to be explored. In a word, Wales is a land that inspires. Artists, poets and painters have been inspired by Wales for centuries. Now it”s your turn.

High life: Reach the summit of Snowdon Mountain and you’re standing at the highest point in England and Wales. Located at the heart of Snowdonia, one of our three National Parks, the views on the way up are just as breathtaking whether you hike up or take the Snowdon Mountain Railway.

Golden opportunities: Barafundle Bay, Pembrokeshire, recently won a beauty contest for Britain’s best beach. But we think it’s a close call: our 750-mile coastline has many runners-up. In fact, with 41 Blue Flag beaches, Wales has more top-rated beaches than anywhere else in Britain.

Rock solid: We have hundreds of castles to explore as well as ancient cathedrals, abbeys and mysterious standing stones. If you have an appetite for history, Wales is a feast.

Go wild: Wildlife thrives in our countryside and around our coastline. Dolphins and seals, butterflies and nocturnal badgers, warblers, kingfishers and the graceful red kite all call Wales home.

Big city: Take a dip in the rapids of Wales’ city living: visit cool Cardiff, friendly Swansea or our gateway city, Newport. Or slow it down in St Davids, the city no bigger than a village.

Story time: Just about every hill, valley and stream in Wales has a legend to go with it. After you’ve heard the stories, it’s fun to search out the settings.

Water world: Take time to go fishing, paddle a canoe or just enjoy cooling your feet in one of our fast-moving, crystal clear rivers. Our very own “Lake District,” the Elan Valley, is a wonderland of moorland, rivers, woodland, bogs and reservoirs.

Eat well: Welsh chefs are now recognized as some of the best in the world. Their “secret weapon” is the incredible range of local ingredients they have to choose from – classic cheeses, ultrafresh seafood and excellent meat.

Land of song: Listening to a Welsh Male Voice choir is a unique and moving experience. Most choirs welcome visitors to rehearsals, which are often as stirring and enjoyable as full-scale concerts - plus, you can see what goes on behind the scenes.

Say hello: We love to chat with new friends so take time to visit the pub, market, tearoom or village shop. Enjoy a warm Welsh welcome: “Croeso!”

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