Hi. Do you mean specific attractions? That would depend on what you actually like doing!
There are plenty of castles and historic buildings, you have Snowdon and wonderful walking available - you have coastal, mountains, inland etc http://www.visitwales.com/things-to-do/activities/walking-hiking, there are fantastic restaurants, shops, beaches etc etc.
Perhaps if you can give us a bit more about you - for me, for example, I have a dodgy knee so walking, and walking up mountains is not possible...but driving round and visiting castles is. over 1 year ago
It will be our first time in Wales. So I guess I'm asking if there are certain things one shouldn't miss. We have about 4 days. We will be driving over from Heathrow after landing and I thought it might be cool to see Tintern Abbey and the Wye Valley then up to Breton or directly to Snowdon area? Or should we drive up the west coast through Pembrokeshire. We can walk but are not really planning to hike. We like great bed and breakfasts. Also assuming we need to end up in North Wales since we'll be heading from there to the Lake District for a few days. over 1 year ago
1) Check out the castles:
You may automatically think of England when you’re thinking of castles but you’d be wrong. The best castles in the UK (the world?) are found in Wales. You could spend weeks driving around the country chasing these bad boys, pretending you’re Robin Hood, or is that just me?
Anyway, when you’re here make sure to check out Pembroke Castle (from Chronicles of Narnia), Caernarfon Castle (UNESCO world heritage site) and Castle Coch (plain and simply, everything a castle ‘should’ look like). Unreal.
2) Go bog snorkeling:
Started in 1976 in Llanwrtyd wells (the Welsh don’t like to use too many vowels), bog snorkeling is where you ‘swim’ 2 length of a 55m trench through a bog wearing snorkels and flippers.The world championships are held each year in August and a former university friend of mine was actually World Champion in 2008 and 2009, stick that on your resume my friend! You can also do the triathlon through the bog too. Wtf?! Llanwrtyd Wells is a tiny town, so look for some Holiday Cottages in Wales, grab your snorkel and represent your country!
3) Visit Cardiff and the Millennium stadium:
Wale’s capital is a beautiful city, the nightlife is awesome and the people are friendly. Check out Cardiff castle, the civic centre and city hall for a spot of culture and, if your timing is right, head to the Millennium Stadium to try to catch some a sporting fixture.
4) Go coasteering:
The welsh are a crazy bunch, so try out another ‘sport’ they invented – coasteering, not for the faint hearted. Basically, it involves sea level traversing, rock climbing, cliff jumping and swimming into sea caves along the beautiful North Pembrokeshire coastline. It’s not cheap at $300 for a weekend (price includes accommodation, equipment, transport etc) but it promises to be an adrenaline filled, action packed couple of days. This looks awesome.
5) Wakestock – one of the biggest wakeboarding festivals in the world:
ow much fun can you squeeze in one weekend?? This could be your answer. A massive festival in North West Wales, featuring the likes of N*E*R*D, Moby, Groove Armada along with the world’s best wakeboardeds, this is a party and a half. over 1 year ago