2019 Year of Discovery

January 3rd, 2019

2019 is the Visit Wales Year of Discovery…….

What makes Wales unique? What are the incredible things about Wales that aren’t found anywhere else in the world?

We certainly think Wales is worth celebrating, so here’s a collection of things that we think make Wales special.  that show just how awesome our country really is. What will you discover when you discover Wales?

Discover wales, discover magic….

  1. Discover Adventure: Whatever adventure you’re looking for, you’ll find it in Wales. From mountaineering to zip wires, from SUP-ping on the sea to supping a glass of wine in a Welsh vineyard. From sporting adventures, to food adventures to cultural adventures and more….

  2. Discover Beaches: We have around 230 beaches and 50 islands. We fly the flag, with more Blue Flag beaches per mile than anywhere else in Britain. Those record-breaking 50 Blue Flag beaches are just the start of it. Overall, an impressive 98 sites have met the standard needed to receive the prestigious Blue Flag, Green Coast Award and Seaside Award.

  3. Discover the Shape of a Nation: Wales is surrounded on three of its four sides by the sea, which shapes our history and culture. Not to mention the 1,000 miles Wales Coast Path….. which section will you discover. It’s ALL beautiful!

  4. Discover Natural beauty: Wales’ landscapes are breathtaking. Discover our big mountain ranges, discover our rolling hills; discover the way our hills fall into the broad river valleys of our farming heartland; discover our coastline with hundreds of harbours, coves and islands.

  5. Discover Culture: We have an ancient language, 641 castles (more per square mile than anywhere on Earth) and seven National Museums. You’ll find culture and creativity in bucket loads across all of our little country, along with a deep-rooted sense of place and a history that dates back thousands of years.

  6. Discover City Life: Cardiff was once the busiest coal exporting port in the world. The capital, along with Swansea and other Welsh cities are now among some of the most up and coming in the UK.

  7. Discover Food and Drink: Wales is home to some of the finest local cuisine in the world. From farm-shops to Michelin stars and from welsh cakes to cockles – you’ll find your favourites among the rich and tasty food of Wales.

  8. Discover Dark Skies – Wales now leads the world in the percentage of its territory enjoying protected status for its night skies, with nearly 18% of Wales protected. Our National Parks offer many opportunities to star gaze.

  9. Discover the Oakeley Arms: In the heart of the Snowdonia you’ll find us here at the historic Oakeley Arms Hotel. With rooms suitable for all occasions and holidays, as well as our beautiful self-catering holiday cottages. Why not also discover our cosy bar and fabulous restaurant. We look forward to welcoming you!

Wales is a country like no other. It’s built on a rich history of culture, heritage and legend, shaped by unbridled waters and enriched by the creativity and passion of its characterful people.

Discover The Wales Way

The Wales Way is a new family of three national routes that lead you into the heart of real Wales.

The Coastal Way travels the west coast around Cardigan Bay, a 180-mile (290km) road-trip between the sea and mountains. The Cambrian Way crosses the spine of Wales for 185 miles (300km) between Llandudno and Cardiff, through National Parks and big green spaces. The North Wales Way leads 75 miles (120km) past mighty castles into the island of Anglesey.

We’ve also suggested loops and detours so that you can go igam ogam and create your own Wales Way road-trip.

Find out more at the Wales Way website.