Places to visit in Wales

We look after some of Wales’ finest castles, gardens and mansions, we’re also guardians of 157 miles of coastline and more than 46,000 hectares of land. Discover some of our best places to visit in Wales.

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Important information 

We’re pleased to say that a number of our places in Wales are now open and can't wait to welcome you this summer. From Saturday 7 August, Wales is moving to Alert Level Zero of the coronavirus regulations and we will be making some changes to adapt to the regulations. You no longer need pre book to visit many of our places in Wales, however booking remains essential at some of our small properties, including Dolaucothi, Plas yn Rhiw and Tudor Merchant House. Please check the website for property specific information before visiting.

Autumn planting on the Orangery terrace at Powis Castle and Garden, Powys, Wales.

Glorious gardens 

Wales is blessed with so many wonderful gardens and parks - from town to countryside, from formal to wild. Find your special place to escape, be inspired and watch the seasons unfold.

Autumnal view at Newton House at Dinefwr, Carmarthenshire

Great houses and mansions in Wales 

From eccentric aristocrats to tales of love and loss painted on to walls, our magnificent mansions and their collections bring history and stories to life. Explore the fine country houses of Erddig, Llanerchaeron and Plas Newydd.

Penrhyn Castle in the Autumn sun

Famous castles in Wales 

Discover some of Wales's finest castles from the home of the Welsh Princes at Powis Castle and Dinefwr, to the Victorian extravagance of Penrhyn Castle to Chirk's English fortress.

Looking down to Barafundle Bay from coast path

Best beaches 

From the wild and unspoilt Freshwater West to the perfect hidden cove of Mwnt, some of the best beaches in the world are waiting for you to discover along the Welsh coast.

Y Garn reflected in the still waters of Llyn Ogwen, Carneddau, Snowdonia, Wales

Rugged mountains 

Grab your boots and waterproofs and set out for the unmissable mountains of Wales. Head for the high and rocky peaks of Snowdonia or the greener rolling mountains of the Brecon Beacons for an exhilarating day close to nature.