Budget Friendly Activities In Wales

Courtesy of Visit Wales

The Wales Way:

The Wales Way - Coed Y Brenin

The Wales Way is a family of three national routes that lead along the Welsh coast, across castle country and through the mountains. 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. The three Wales Way routes offer a spectacular tour of Wales and the great thing about The Wales Way is there is no wrong or right way. Make it your Wales Way, whether you travel on foot, on a bike or simply enjoy the views from the comfort of your car.

For more information: http://thewalesway.com

Dolphin Watching:

Dolphin watching in Wales

Cardigan Bay is home to the UK’s biggest pod of dolphins. You should be able to spot bottlenose dolphins all year round but there are some locations that are better than others. For example, New Quay in the summer is the ideal site for spotting them, and if you are very lucky, you might be able to spot seals, porpoises, basking sharks and even orcas. Find a spot or wander along the coast and admire the beautiful dolphins of Wales without spending a penny.

For more information on the best locations for dolphin watching: www.visitwales.com/explore/wildlife-fauna/dolphin-spotting-locations

 Geocaching, Brecon Beacons:

Brecon Beacons Reservoir

Who doesn’t love exploring? Especially exploring the magnificent Brecon Beacon National Park. The Brecon Beacon National Park is home to 180 caches that are waiting to be found – all you need is a phone with a GPS signal on it. From the well-known sites in the national park, including the WWII bomber crash site or the monument of Little Tommy Jones, to the nooks and crannies that you’ve not seen before, get your walking boots on and navigate your way round the park.

For more information: www.breconbeacons.org/geocaching-orienteering-navigation

Castle Exploring:

Conwy Castle North Wales

With over 600 castles to choose from it is easy to step out of the cold and into history. Some of the castles in Wales charge a small fee to explore, for example, at Conwy Castle (pictured) prices start from £7.95 for adults. However, there are plenty of castle ruins that are free to roam. Dryslwyn Castle in the south-east has stunning views of the surrounding areas and the site has always been associated with the princes of Deheubarth.

For more information on the castles in Wales:  www.visitwales.com/things-to-do/attractions/castles-heritage/castles

Mountain Biking In Snowdonia:

Pen y Pass Snowdonia North Wales

Beddgelert Bikes, Mountain Bike Hire is located in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park, North Wales. The park is home to the climb and summit of Wales’s highest mountain, Mount Snowdon, which offers views as far as Ireland across the sea. Discover all there is to see in the Snowdonia National Park on a mountain bike; all the routes are clearly marked with numbered posts to ensure visitors can find their way round. Prices start from £15.00 per bike for two hours for adults and £10.00 per bike for four hours for children.

For more information: www.beddgelertbikes.co.uk

Anglesey Riding Centre:

General view from the south east Caernarfon Castle Cadw Sites World Heritage Sites SAMN: CN079 NGR: SH477626 Gwynedd North Castles Medieval Defence Historic Sites

Anglesey Riding Centre is the perfect place for new riders to begin their horse-riding journey. All riders are certain to love the location of this beautiful spot, with views of Caernarfon Castle, the Snowdonia mountain range and beyond. There’s five miles of private bridleways to explore as well as indoor training facilities for all levels.  Prices start from £11.00.

For more information: www.angleseyridingcentre.co.uk

Bodnant Gardens, Snowdonia:

Pin Mill Bodnant Garden Tourist Attractions

If you’re wanting a walk that is just as relaxing as it is beautiful, then look no further, Bodnant Gardens has it all. Gaze around the picturesque gardens all day. There are 80 acres of beauty to look at – all filled with unique and special botanical collections.

Prices start from £13.20 for adults and £6.60 for children.

For more Information: http://bit.ly/2rGJJna 

Moira Chisholm

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