12 walks of Christmas in Wales

Approaching the north front in winter from the drive at Chirk Castle, Wrexham.

Stroll through winter gardens, frosty parklands, beautiful coastlines and special places on our 12 walks of Christmas.


1. Tredegar House

Escape city life and revive your senses on our mile-long lakeside walk. Take in the sights and sounds of the estate, including the wildlife nesting on the lake and the last of the Oak Avenues.

Enjoy a walk around the estate at Llanerchaeron
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2. Llanerchaeron 

Enjoy a relaxing walk and discover the self-sufficient estate at Llanerchaeron.

Enjoy a winter walk with family and friends at Erddig
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3. Erddig 

Come and enjoy a leisurely stroll around William Emes’ pleasure park at Erddig. Wander through beautiful woodland and discover the ancient remains of a Norman motte and bailey castle as you join the historic and mysterious Wat’s Dyke way.

Fallow deer graze in the deer park as the sun shines through the overlooking trees
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4. Dinefwr 

Discover ancient trees and wildlife on this walk designed by Lancelot 'Capability' Brown when he visited Dinefwr in 1775.

Enjoy a woodland walk at Chirk Castle
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5. Chirk Castle 

This easy woodland walk has spectacular views along the Ceiriog Valley, and a little surprise in the middle.

Plas Newydd with the Menai Strait and Snowdonia in the background
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6. Plas Newydd 

Enjoy the stunning views over the Menai Strait, the Faenol and Snowdonia as you walk around the beautiful grounds of Plas Newydd.

Wrap up warm and go on a winter walk at Stackpole
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7. Stackpole 

This walk takes in some of the finest wildlife habitats in Pembrokeshire: limestone cliffs with breeding seabirds, beaches, dunes and freshwater lakes.

Stroll through the laburnum arch
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8. Bodnant Garden 

Enjoy some pre-Christmas calm or chill our after the festive season with a stroll among the sights, scents and sounds of nature in Bodnant’s Winter Garden. And while this walk is short, it takes you through 250 years of horticultural history at Bodnant Garden.

Discover a 19th-century fantasy castle with spectacular surroundings
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9. Penrhyn Castle 

Discover the habitats, animals and plants around our special place as you follow our walk.

The rockery at Dyffryn Gardens in the snow
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10. Dyffryn Gardens 

Get outdoors and do some gentle exercise with our easy stroll around Dyffryn Gardens, you’ll see all the important parts of the garden as well as the house and take in our stunning vistas.

Walk the Wales Coastal Path to Porth Meudwy
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11. Porth Meudwy 

Enjoy a coastal walk from Aberdaron to Porth Meudwy, a small fishing cove at the tip of the Llŷn Peninsula that was once the embarkation point for pilgrims making the journey to Bardsey Island.

A lead statue in winter at Powis Castle and Garden, Powys, Wales
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12. Powis Castle 

Pull on your winter woollies and take a stroll around Powis’ beautiful garden this winter. See the shapes of the topiary and intricately trained fruit trees sparkling under frost and admire unparalleled view across the Severn Valley and Breidden Hills from the Top Terrace.