So you are looking for a great place to spend the day. You have chosen Wales as your destination, but are stuck for ideas about what exactly you are going to do there. Well, you’re in luck (sort of) – there are plenty of different places for you to go where you can have a fantastic adventure in the outdoors. We say “sort of”, because you may end up with too many ideas and you’ll have some trouble narrowing things down… But we’re sure you can cope with that.
Wales is full of fun activities of all shapes and sizes, so there’s bound to be something for everyone here; even the fussiest of people will be able to find something they enjoy!
Here are some of our top suggestions for you to peruse and enjoy. So go ahead – peruse and enjoy!
Although Wales is not all castles, that’s what it’s well-known for, and there’s a good reason for that – Conwy Castle. In Conwy (obviously), this especially well-preserved castle will make you feel as though you’ve travelled back to the Middle Ages, its eight mighty towers casting a rather imposing shadow (image by [davidrobertsphotography]).
The town walls are a damned fine example too, connecting up with the castle itself. It’s a World Heritage Site, and it offers up some spectacular views. Well worth a visit.
Because Wales has such an extensive coastline, there are plenty of different places to get your coasteering fix. One of our favourites would have to be on the Llyn Peninsula, because it’s the one that’s open to everyone. Low cliffs mean that anyone can enjoy a good cliff dive, and if you’re lucky you’ll get the opportunity to play with some young seals! (image by lizz_will)
The best place by far, however, is the birthplace of coasteering: St Davids Head in Pembrokeshire. The red sandstone dates back half a billion years and makes for a fantastic-looking jumping off point, you can swim through the massive Cathedral Cave, and enjoy the fun of The Toilet, a natural bowl swell-surge. Fantastic!
Llangollen is a small town in Denbighshire, and it’s home to some lovely sights. Walk over the beautiful Dee Bridge, built in 1345, or come in July for the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod, which attracts performers and visitors from all over the globe.
Make sure you visit the Valle Crucis Abbey, an ancient abbey with some surprisingly intact ruins, and don’t leave before you’ve taken a horse-drawn barge journey along the Llangollen Canal – where else can you have that sort of fun?
Tree Top Adventures
In the heart of the Snowdonia National Park you will find this amazing little place which is perfect for the thrill-seeking family. You can indulge a little abseiling and gorge walking, as well as kayaking along the white river rapids!
There is one more thing you should come here to enjoy – the Powerfan Plummet! It’s the highest parachute simulator on the planet, making it well worth the trip!
About the author
Tom is graduate of the University of Chester where he studied English and Creative Writing, he now works as a freelance journalist and content writer for a number of different websites. He has a keen interest in travel, sports, technology and music.
Feature image by formalfallacy @ Dublin (Victor)