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    100 Things Everyone Should Do In Wales At Least Once

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    1. Go camping in the Brecon Beacons.

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    Pack a tent, an air mattress, and a camping stove and you're good to go! There are endless long walks you can do to explore the local area.

    2. Get your fortune told on Llandudno Pier.

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    There's an excellent fortune teller halfway up the pier. Make sure you get chips on the beach and a 99 Flake afterwards.

    3. Spend an afternoon reading in Gladstone's Library in Hawarden. Or if you fancy it, stay overnight.

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    It's a Grade I listed residential building and it's absolutely gorgeous. Go for a walk in the woodlands around Hawarden Castle afterwards and grab lunch at Hawarden Estate Farm Shop.

    4. Go dolphin spotting in Newquay.

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    Cruise ships leave throughout the day from the quay. They cost around £10 for an hour's trip and there's a good chance you'll actually spot dolphins in the wild!

    5. Spend a weekend pretending you're in Italy in Portmeirion.

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    It's an Italianne-style village on the Welsh coast! If you're feeling fancy, it's worth staying at Castell Deudraeth. Otherwise there are loads of Airbnbs around. Make sure you get a gelato from Caffi'r Angel Ices before you leave.

    6. And if you're planning a trip at the end of the summer, get tickets to Festival No. 6.

    7. Take a picnic to Erddig on a sunny day.

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    Erddig is a National Trust property with a huge18th century garden. It's near Wrexham and it's the perfect place to take a picnic and spend the afternoon.

    8. Visit the Dan-yr-Ogof caves near Abercraf.

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    A £15 ticket will get you into Dan-yr-Ogof, Cathedral Cave, and Bone Cave. And they also have a collection of 150 model dinosaurs!

    9. Walk up to the Worm's Head in Rhossili.

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    It's at the most westerly tip of Gower and the headway is about a mile long, making it a gorgeous walk.

    10. If you're in north Wales around Christmas, go see a pantomime at Theatr Clwyd.

    11. Take a disposable barbecue for dinner on the beach in Talacre.

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    Don't forget to visit the arcades!

    12. Visit the Devil's Bridge in Ceredigion.

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    According to local legend, the bridge was actually built by the devil. It's a gorgeous sight and it only costs £3.75 to enter.

    13. Spend the day exploring Conwy Castle.

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    And don't forget to get afternoon tea at Tu Hwnt l'r Bont Tearoom on your way home.

    14. Visit Llandovery sheep festival.

    15. Be brave and run into the sea in Anglesey.

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    Anglesey is a gorgeous island off the coast of north Wales. Sunday roasts at The Black Lion are unforgettable.

    16. Head to Ruthin and climb Moel Famau.

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    Get a sandwich and a pint of Brains at The Three Pigeons to reward yourself when you're done.

    17. Go to the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery in Swansea.

    18. Go on the The Great Orme Tramway in Llandudno.

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    If you're a train nerd, you'll appreciate that it's the only cable-hauled tramway in Britain. If you're not, you'll appreciate the views. And make sure you play a game of mini golf at the top of the mountain.

    19. Go to The National Eisteddfod festival.

    20. Have a proper pub lunch at the Pant-yr-Ochain in Gresford.

    21. Cheer on the national rugby team at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.

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    Brush up on the rules of rugby and get yourself a greasy burger and a pint for the game.

    22. Get a photo with the sign at Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch.

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    It's touristy as hell, but it's got to be done.

    23. Pay a visit to the Big Pit National Coal Museum in Blaenavon.

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    It's a UNESCO World Heritage Site that's staffed by former miners and it's totally free to enter. You'll go deep underground, where it's totally pitch black, and learn more than you ever thought you would about mining.

    24. Go to a café and order yourself a Welsh cake.

    25. Get the Snowdonian Mountain Railway.

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    It travels from Llanberis to the summit of Snowdon, which is the highest peak in Wales. And at Christmas, you can get the train with Santa!

    26. Go to Hay festival in Hay-on-Wye.

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    Hay festival is a world famous literature festival. Even if you can't make it to the festival, Hay-on-Wye is well worth a visit for bookworms: it's known for its books and bookshops.

    27. Go wakeboarding or surfing in Abersoch.

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    Porth Neigwl and Porth Oer are the best surfing beaches. And make sure you wander round Abersoch town centre and spot all the teens dressed in head-to-toe Jack Wills.

    28. Visit Castell Coch in Tongwynlais.

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    It's a 19th century Gothic revival castle, and if you're lucky you might even see a wedding.

    29. Take a boat trip to Skomer Island in Pembrokeshire to see the puffins.

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    If you're lucky, you'll also spot a few seals!

    30. Go to Penrhyn Castle in Bangor.

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    The view of Snowdonia from the grounds is unmissable.

    31. Spend your change on the amusements at Barry Island.

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    Make sure you visit the ice cream factory and get some rock to take home with you.

    32. Pay a visit to the National Library in Aberystwyth.

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    It's the largest deposit library in Wales and they always have great exhibitions on.

    33. Go on a whiskey tour of the Penderyn Distillery.

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    For £9 you'll get to see how and where they make their famous single malt whiskey and you'll even get to try some.

    34. Get a taste of Welsh village life in Coedpoeth.

    35. Spend a day at St Fagans in Cardiff.

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    It's a huge open air museum that'll give you a great understanding of Wales' rural history. Plus, it's free to enter and the museum is on the castle grounds.

    36. Walk the Cwm Idwal Circuit in Snowdonia.

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    It'll take roughly three hours and you'll see some of the most spectacular mountains in Wales. Remember to wear walking boots!

    37. Visit the Centre for Alternative Technology in Powys.

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    It's £8.50 and you'll learn about environmentalism while enjoying a lovely backdrop of Snowdonia.

    38. Get a traditional Welsh oggie from the Llangollen Oggie Shop.

    39. Visit Chirk Castle and pack a picnic to enjoy in the garden.

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    It's a late 13th century castle with a 5.5 acre garden. And it has wild ponies in it!

    40. Take a boat trip to Caldey Island off Tenby.

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    There are monks living on the island and it's a truly fascinating day out. Make sure you buy some chocolate to take home with you and check out Tenby afterwards.

    41. If you want a special treat, go paragliding in Rhossili.

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    There's no feeling quite like paragliding over south Wales' mountains and valleys.

    42. Visit the wooly mammoth in the National Museum in Cardiff.

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    It's free to enter and there's a great permanent exhibition about the history of Wales.

    43. If you're feeling brave, pack your walking boots and climb the Sugar Loaf in Monmouthshire.

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    In the winter you can even go sledging there!

    44. Go see a show at Theatr Brycheiniog in Brecon.

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    Wales is jam-packed with sweet community theatres. Theatr Brycheiniog is worth a visit if you're in the area.

    45. If the weather's hot, head to Barafundle Bay.

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    Run into the sea and eat chips on the beach.

    46. Order Welsh rarebit for lunch.

    47. Watch a film under the stars at Cardiff Castle.

    48. Go hiking up Llyn y Fan Fach in Carmarthenshire.

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    It's a high lake in the shadow of the Black Mountain and it's a truly bracing experience. Go at sunset for a really romantic view.

    49. Go for a walk in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park.

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    The coast path is full of sandy beaches, rugged cliffs, and rocky coves to explore.

    50. Stand on the cliffs of Mwnt, a cove on the Ceredigion coast.

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    If you go for a walk along the coast, you'll meet lots of great dogs.

    51. Go for a walk around the abandoned Dinorwic Slate Quarry in Gwynedd and check out the Slate Museum.

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    You can walk along the old tramlines and the views are spectacular.

    52. Dive into the water at Abereiddi’s Blue Lagoon.

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    The lagoon is a former slate quarry and you can dive into the water as part of an organised group.

    53. Go and see a show by the National Theatre of Wales.

    54. Visit the Welsh Mountain Zoo in Colwyn Bay.

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    At 37 acres, it's absolutely massive and you can easily spend a day there.

    55. Pay a visit to St Govan's Chapel in Pembrokeshire.

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    It's a tiny hermit's cell at the top of a spectacular staircase. Rumour has it that if you count the stairs on the way up and then again on the way down, you'll never reach the same number.

    56. Hire a canal boat for the weekend and meaneder down Llangollen canal. / Creative Commons

    Spot the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, which is the tallest navigable aqueduct in Britain.

    57. Go on an underground tour in the Dolaucothi Gold Mines.

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    You'll have to wear a helmet and you'll learn loads about mining in Victorian Wales.

    58. Visit Powis Castle, near Welshpool.

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    It's a medieval castle filled with portraits and tapestries and The Clive Museum houses a huge private collection of Indian art.

    59. Pack gins in tins and go for a walk in the Fairy Glen Nature Reserve in Betws y Coed.

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    You'll even be able to forage for wild garlic. Make sure you check out Swallow Falls while you're there.

    60. Pay your respects to Gelert at his gravestone in Gwynedd.

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    Walk south of Beddgellert and follow the footpath until you find Gellert's grave. Gellert was Prince Llewelyn the Great's dog.

    61. Check out the views from the bell tower of St. David's Cathedral in Pembrokeshire.

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    It was once a monastery and it looks out over the Atlantic ocean.

    62. Visit Dylan Thomas' boathouse in Laugharne.

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    It's only £4.20 and you'll be able to explore the place Dylan Thomas spent the last four years of his life. Plus, the views of the Taf estuary and the Gower are to die for.

    63. Go strawberry picking at Bellis in Holt.

    64. Get a train along the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highlands Railway.

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    You can get an all day ticket for £25 and enjoy glorious views of Snowdonia.

    65. Go gorge walking in Abergavenny.

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    If you're after a rush of adrenaline then gorge scrambling is for you. You'll be rock climbing under waterfalls so don't forget your swimming costume!

    66. Go for a walk along Glamorgan Heritage Coast.

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    Doctor Who fans will recognise Southerndown Beach as Bad Wolf Bay.

    67. Go for a swim in Lido Ponty in Pontypridd.

    68. Get tipsy on a pub crawl in Aberystwyth.

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    Aberystwyth has too many bars to count so there really is no set route. But if you're having a heavy night then you should try the Death Star from Cambrian and listen to the folk band in Rummers on Thursdays.

    69. If you've got a car, drive over Barmouth Bridge at sunset.

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    The views are breathtaking.

    70. Visit Tintern Abbey.

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    It's beautiful from literally every angle.

    71. Get chips with curry sauce from your local chip shop.

    72. If you want to go to a music festival, try Green Man.

    73. Learn about Welsh art at the Martin Tinney Gallery in Cardiff.

    74. Go for a walk in the Merthyr Mawr sand dunes.

    75. Drive up Bwlch Y Groes.

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    It's one of the steepest roads in Wales and it's astonishingly pretty.

    76. Go and see a performance by a male voice choir.

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    There's nothing quite like listening to a Welsh male voice choir. You can find performance listings on the Welsh Association of Male Choirs website.

    77. Trampoline underground at Zip World Bounce Below in Blaenau Ffestiniog.

    78. If you see bara brith on the menu, order it!

    79. Go ice skating at Deeside Ice Rink on a Friday or Saturday night.

    80. Marvel at Pistyll Rhaeadr.

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    At 80 meters tall, it's Wales' tallest waterfall.

    81. Go to the Marina Towers Observatory in Swansea.

    82. Visit the waterfalls in the Neath Valley.

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    Sgwd Eira and Sgwd Gwladys are a good starting point.

    83. Buy some cheap prosecco and rent a boat on Roath Lake in Cardiff.

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    It's a perfect day date.

    84. Go surfing at Langland Bay in Gower.

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    This is just one of Wales' scenic spots to catch a wave. If you're a novice or just not feeling very confident then you might want to try the nearby Caswell Bay.

    85. Or if you don't want to count on nature to bring the waves visit Surf Snowdonia.

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    It's the world's first inland surf lagoon and it's surrounded by the Snowdonia mountains. Bliss.

    86. Try some ice cream at Joe's.

    87. If you're feeling brave, visit Morfa Dyffryn nudist beach.

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    It's a kilometre long and you might just find it liberating.

    88. See a movie at Brynamman Public Hall Cinema. / Creative Commons

    Tickets are £5 and it's an incredible 1920s neoclassical cinema.

    89. Get yourself a full Welsh breakfast.

    90. Visit the Elan Valley Reservoirs in Powys.

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    There are countless walks and bike rides to go on.

    91. Visit the Elegug Stacks in Pembrokeshire.

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    They look like something out of a fairytale.

    92. Go to Sculptureheaven in Rhydlewis.

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    It's a very nice sculpture park. Make sure you get a slice of cake in the Starfish tea room afterwards.

    93. Eat your way through Swansea Market.

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    Make sure you try some cockles and laverbread.

    94. Visit Dewstow Gardens and Grottoes in Caerwent.

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    The gardens have a bunch of underground pathways and grottoes, but they were lost for 50 years. They were restored in 2000 and they're well worth a visit!

    95. Pay a visit to The Boneyard in Cardiff on the first Saturday of the month.

    96. Stroll through the gardens of Plas Cadnant.

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    The Anglesey gardens were kept secret for more than 70 years, but are now open to the public.

    97. Take a zipline through Conwy valley.

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    If you're after adrenline then look no further than this zipline and obstacle course that's 60ft high in the trees.

    98. If you want to splash out, get dinner at The Walnut Tree in Abergavenny.

    99. Take in the views at Lake Vyrnwy.

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    It's one of the most romatic spots in Wales.

    100. Stop for some tea at Ty Hwnt i'r Bont in Llanrwst.

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    The whole town is beautiful, but the flowering 15th century cottage is something else entirely.

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