Things to do and see when on holiday in Wales
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Mwnt Beach

Mwnt is a sheltered sandy cove, owned by the National Trust and although it is off the beaten track it is very popular in the summer. Perfect for families, it offers safe bathing, rock pools to play in and the chance to spot seals and bottle-nosed dolphins in the bay. Birdwatchers may see Chough, ...read more

Bwlch Nant-yr-Arian

Bwlch Nant-yr-Arian is a forest recreation centre famous for the daily Red Kite feeding which can be seen in the afternoon from around the lake and from the award-winning Visitor Centre. Here there are also restaurant facilities and a gift shop. Outside are an adventure playground, a virtual bird ...read more

Barafundle Beach

Barafundle has been voted many times as one of the best beaches in Britain and if you take the half mile walk down the cliff path from the National Trust car park at Stackpole Quay you will see what makes it so popular. A secluded bay backed by sand dunes and pine trees with limestone cliffs at ...read more

Devil’s Bridge

Devil’s Bridge is a village in the foothills of the Cambrian Mountains 12 miles from Aberystwyth which is famous for its three bridges, built one on top of the other, and the cascading waterfalls of the River Mynach. It is also known for the Vale of Rheidol narrow gauge steam railway which takes ...read more

Cenarth Falls

The falls are a stretch of greenery-covered rocks on the River Teifi, interspersing several small waterfalls and pools in drier seasons, turning to a dramatic view of amazing floodwaters in the rainy season. They are also well-known for the salmon leap, when the salmon travel to their spawning ...read more

Llangrannog Beach

Llangrannog beach is a sheltered, sandy bay known as ‘Traeth y Pentref’ – the village beach. It is popular with families and surfers and is a great place to relax and watch for dolphins out at sea. There is a distinctive rock on the shore called ‘Carreg Bica’ which according to legend ...read more

Tenby Castle Beach

Accessed from the harbour or down a steep flight of steps off The Paragon, this lovely, sandy beach, sheltered by cliffs can disappear altogether at high tide. The boats to Caldey Island leave from Castle Beach at low tide when the harbour is dry. Car parking: The multi-storey car park is ...read more

National Wetland Centre, Llanelli

The National Wetland Centre stretches over 450 acres on the Burry Inlet and is a magnificent mosaic of lakes, pools and lagoons. It is home to numerous species as diverse as dragonflies and Little Egrets. There are hundreds of ducks, geese, swans and flamingos to see as you wander the landscaped ...read more

Cors Caron Nature Reserve, Tregaron

This wild and beautiful wetland reserve is on the upper reaches of the River Teifi and is a great location for wildlife. It includes areas of raised bogs, wet grasslands and reedbeds, all interspersed with streams and ponds, and small areas of woodland. Used for peat extraction until the ...read more

Aberystwyth Cliff Railway

Climb aboard the Aberystwyth Cliff Railway for breathtaking views over the seaside town of Aberystwyth and the surrounding West Wales landscape. Gaze down the steep slope to the sea as the carriages are hauled up to the summit of Constitution Hill. Opened in 1896 and operated on a water balance ...read more

Skomer Island

Skomer Island is the spectacular island home of one of our most accessible seabird colonies. The most popular bird is the puffin but there are numerous other seabirds to be seen there, too. You can take a boat trip and cruise around the island or land there and walk around the island paths. There ...read more

Tenby South Beach

Tenby South Beach is a two mile stretch of golden sand, between St Catherine's Island and Giltar Point. Backed by sand dunes it leads to Tenby Golf Club, the oldest established golf course in Wales and looks out toward Caldey Island. The beach can get busy close to the town and harbour but ...read more

Pendine Sands

Pendine sands is a flat 7 mile long beach in Carmarthen Bay and is well known as the site where Malcolm Campbell and J.G. Parry-Thomas set the world land speed record five times between 1924 and 1927. The beach stretches from Gilman Point in the west to Laugharne Sands in the east. It is a ...read more

A Bay To Remember

Fully-guided marine tours suitable for all ages using a modern purpose built vessel with all the latest equipment. Trips of between 1 and 1 1/2 hours exploring Cardigan Island, Mwnt, Aberporth and Cemaes Head. Bottlenose Dolphins, Atlantic Grey Seals and a variety of bird life, together with ...read more

SeaMor Boat Trips

Do something different this holiday! Hire a commercially coded and licensed motorboat Islander for a fabulous day out for the whole family. Let us make your holiday a little more special. Observe seabirds, seals, porpoises and dolphins with a marine biologist and experienced skipper. Take part in ...read more

Cardigan Island Farm Park

Cardigan Island Coastal Farm Park is a wonderful natural tourist attraction with superb panoramic views over Cardigan Island, the estuary of the River Teifi, the Pembrokeshire National Park, Poppit Sands and Cardigan Bay. Atlantic Grey Seals inhabit ...read more

Gigrin Farm Red Kite Feeding Centre

Wild Red Kites are fed at Gigrin Farm, Rhayader, every day of the year. The number of kites visiting the feeding station can exceed 600, depending on weather and time of year. Bad weather attracts greater numbers of birds. You can witness fantastic feats of aerial piracy as red kites compete with ...read more

Dryslwyn Castle

This medieval castle is on a promontory hilltop above the Towy Valley, near the more substantial ruins of Dynefwr Castle. It probably dates to the mid-thirteenth century, and was previously linked to the Welsh princes and the kingdom of Deheubarth in the 12th century, including Rhys ap Gruffudd. ...read more

Penbryn Beach

Penbryn beach is owned by the National Trust. The beach is almost a mile in length and the absence of any buildings or commercial development make it one of the most unspoilt on the Ceredigion coast. The car park is at Llanborth farm and from here visitors can walk down the lane (about 400 ...read more

Abermawr Beach

An idyllic wide pebble beach, half a mile from the nearest road and appearing truly isolated. Also accessible from the Pembrokeshire Coast Path, it has a stretch of sand at low tide and earth cliffs to the rear, which lead to pasture and woodland. Great opportunities for exploring include ...read more
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