Wales

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When it comes down to planning your day-to-day list of things to do, ShermansTravel experts have you covered. To make sure you get the most out of your vacation, we recommend the can't-miss museums and attractions, as well as the off-the-path activities and unique local experiences that will make your trip truly memorable.

Things to do in Wales

Brecon Beacons

Hike to Henryhd waterfall – the highest in the Brecon Beacons area – to admire the 90-foot unbroken drop. Located in a wooded gorge, it’s only accessible by a precarious footpath, so wear waterproof clothing and stout shoes and travel in good weather.

Cavil Mall, Sanctuary Cove, and Pacific Fair, Gold Coast,
Tags: hiking | things to do | outdoors

CAT

The Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) is a world-renowned eco-center. Explore interactive displays and practical examples of sustainable living, renewable energy, and organic gardening. Finish with a ride on a water-powered, 35 degree-gradient cliff railway.

Powys, 011-44-165-470-5950, www.cat.org.uk
Tags: family | eco-friendly | things to do

Conwy

Visit Britain’s smallest house at the quayside in the northern town of Conwy. Ironically, the house, which is only 10-feet by 6-feet, used to be owned by a 6-foot-tall fisherman.

Quayside, 011-44-1492-593-429
Tags: family | things to do | architecture | history

Llanfairpwll

Get your passport stamped in a shop at the village of Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch (aka Llanfairpwll) on Angelsey island (it’s the world’s longest town name). While you’re there, climb the Marquess of Angelsey’s Column for spectacular views of the island and the Menai Strait.

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Tags: family | views | things to do | culture

Millennium Centre

See a show (the center hosts everything from musicals and opera to ballet) or take a guided tour of the modern, steel-clad building at this prestigious cultural establishment.

Bute Place, 011-44-870-040-2000, www.wmc.org.uk
Tags: family | smart splurge | art | things to do | culture | architecture | tour

Portmeirion

This Italianate village is unlike any other town in Wales. Spend the day enjoying grandiose, postmodern buildings and then bed down in one of the village’s B&B cottages.

, www.portmeirion-village.com
Tags: family | things to do | architecture

Snowdon

Set aside five to six hours to hike the Llanberis Pass up to the peak of Snowdon, Wales’ highest mountain. Alternatively, sit back and enjoy the scenery on a train trip to the top.

Snowdon Mountain Railway, Gwynedd, 011-44-870-458-0033, www.snowdonrailway.co.uk
Tags: family | hiking | views | things to do | outdoors

St. Donat’s Castle

This medieval castle is reputedly one of Wales’ most haunted castles. The barn-conversion arts center on its grounds has been described as one of the most inspiring public buildings in Wales.

, 011-44-1446-799-100, www.stdonats.com
Tags: art | things to do | culture | architecture | history

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