Autumn in Wales
As autumn days pass as fast as the leaves fall, make the most of nature’s greatest show. Indulge your senses as we pick some of the top things to do across Wales this autumn.
Places to visit for autumn colour
This historic 80 acre garden is home to hundreds of native and exotic trees which light up with leaf colour, berry and fruit in autumn. Pick up a Champion Tree leaflet for a self-led trail or join a guided autumn colour walk.
The Edwardian gardens at Dyffryn were designed by Thomas Mawson for coal magnate John Cory. A series of garden rooms, brimming with autumn coloured beds and borders, are set in a landscape of pleasure grounds.
Powis is famous for its lavish terraced gardens, dating from the 1600s. Carved out of a sandstone hillside, the herbaceous beds and shrub borders provide a spectacular display in autumn.
Rainy days out
Travel through the ages as you explore the majestic state rooms, exquisite bedchambers and humble service wing at Tredegar House. Discover the lives of those who made Tredegar House their home for more than 500 years.
Set amongst spectacular landscape Dolaucothi has plenty to do under and above ground. If the typical Welsh weather prevails go on an underground adventure through time and discover what life was like for Roman and Victorian miners.
Whatever the weather you won’t be disappointed at Aberdulais, rain only makes the waterfall look and sound even more spectacular. Bring your waterproofs and pick up a tin detective pack and go on an expedition.
Where to see wildlife wows
West Wales is home to about 5,000 Atlantic grey seals and their pups can be seen from September to December at a number of places along the North Pembrokeshire coast. Bring your binoculars and head to Marloes Sands to see this annual wildlife wonder.
Six red squirrels were brought to Plas Newydd in 2008 and released into the deciduous woodland. They bred successfully, and can now be found throughout the gardens and parkland of the estate, where you can see them collecting nuts.
In autumn the meadows, woodland and waters of Llanerchaeron working farm and estate are a haven for birds, bats, otters and other wildlife, as well as a dazzling display of fungus including waxcaps.
Plan your autumn walks
Discover ancient trees and wildlife on this walk designed by Lancelot 'Capability' Brown when he visited Dinefwr in 1775.
Explore the lesser-known parts of the castle grounds and excite at the wildlife you'll discover. If you'd rather follow a set route, this gentle walk will take you through gardens, woodland and parkland at Penrhyn.
Explore varied native woodland and ancient parkland on a short walk with views of the house and gardens at Plas Newydd and the hills of Snowdonia.