100 Things To Do In Wales 2019

At the end of 2018 I had completed 54 of the Wales Online “100 Things To Do In Wales Before You Die” bucket list. Whilst initially I was disappointed that I hadn’t completed all 100 as I had intended I soon realised that Id completed far more in that year than I ever expected. Supported by my wonderful followers on Instagram I asked them to suggest things to do in Wales that would take the list back up to 100 for 2019. The following list is a mix of the 46 challenges I didn’t manage to complete from the Wales Online bucket list combined with 54 suggestions from Instagram.

  1. Have a pint at the Ty Coch Inn, right on the beach at Porthdinllaen
  2. Run the Cardiff Half Marathon
  3. Cross the historic Barmouth toll bridge
  4. Hit the surf at Whitesands Bay, in Pembrokeshire
  5. Watch a match at the historic Racecourse, Wrexham
  6. Brave the chill of wild swimming in Snowdonia
  7. Watch Wales play rugby at the Millennium Stadium
  8. Have a flutter on the Welsh National at Chepstow
  9. Stand on the battlements of Caernarfon Castle
  10. Make a romantic gesture at Llanddwyn Island
  11. Drive one of Wales’ highest (and steepest) roads at Bwlch Y Groes
  12. Go back to the Iron Age at Tre’r Ceiri, on the Llyn Peninsula
  13. Sample one of Wales’ brilliant artisan cheeses
  14. Play golf on the hallowed links of Royal Porthcawl Golf Club
  15. Have a foodie weekend in Monmouthshire
  16. See for miles from the top of Moel Famau
  17. Get spoilt for choice at the Albion, Conwy
  18. Have a Cadwaladers ice cream in Criccieth
  19. Roll out the barrel on Boxing Day in Denbigh
  20. Taste Wales’ finest cuisine at Tyddyn Llan in Llandrillo
  21. Watch the birds at Anglesey’s stunning South Stack Lighthouse
  22. Take every possible route up Snowdon
  23. Cycle up both the Bwlch and the Rhigos in one day
  24. Buy mackerel off the boats at Little Haven
  25. See the dazzling colour of Llangollen International Eisteddfod
  26. Watch the red kites being fed at Nant Yr Arian in Ceredigion’s Cambrian mountains
  27. Race the train at Tywyn
  28. Take a narrowboat over the Pontcysyllte aqueduct
  29. Sample the atmosphere at Parc Y Scarlets
  30. Try mountain biking at Coed Y Brenin, Dolgellau
  31. Take the tram up the Great Orm, Llandudno
  32. Escape from the real world at Portmeirion
  33. Scare yourself on the huge zipwire at Penrhyn quarry
  34. Dive the wrecks off Dale, Pembrokeshire
  35. Discover Blaenau Ffestiniog’s slate heritage
  36. Walk as much of our lovely coastline as you can
  37. Take in a near perfect view of Lake Vyrnwy
  38. Watch a South Wales derby between Cardiff City and Swansea City
  39. See the beautiful Swallow Falls, near Betws y Coed
  40. Visit the evocative St Winifride’s Well in Holywell
  41. Crane your neck at Pistyll Rhaedr, Wales’ highest waterfall
  42. Walk as much of Offa’s Dyke path as you can
  43. Go to Nant Gwrtheyrn – to learn Welsh or just for the scenery
  44. Follow the ancient drovers’ route along the Abergwesyn Pass – and over the Devil’s Staircase
  45. Visit Harlech Castle – fascinating inside, beautiful outside
  46. Have your photo taken next to the sign for Llanfairpwl…
  47. Take a trip to Powis Castle – one of Wales’ best stately homes
  48. Feed the ducks at Wales’ best park – Roath
  49. Take a dip in Lido Ponty
  50. Take the plunge at Wales’ first floating aqua park
  51. Joint the Pride Cymru party
  52. Book a table at Michelin-starred Ynyshir
  53. Catch a movie, a band or open air production at a Welsh castle
  54. Bomb into a lake at Surf Snowdonia
  55. Trampoline in a cave at LLechwedd Slate Caverns
  56. Sleep in a tent suspended from trees in Powys
  57. Go on a river crossing expedition
  58. Take a trip on the Brecon mountain railway
  59. Visit as many castles in Wales as possible
  60. Put your foot down on the Go Cart track in Cardiff
  61. Make history exciting at Rhondda heritage park
  62. Watch fighter jets in a Snowdonia valley
  63. Travel the Heart of Wales train line
  64. Walk to the source of the Severn through beautiful Hafren Forest
  65. Visit St Winifred’s Chapel in Gwytheri
  66. Take a night time hike through the Elan valley for amazing star gazing
  67. Camp on the beach at Borth-y-Gest (accompanied by some Welsh Whiskey and some Snowdon Black Bomber cheese)
  68. Hike the Precipice walk
  69. Eat steak on the stone at Aberdunant Hall, Prenteg, Porthmadog
  70. Go on a tour of Margam Park house
  71. Try some coffee at an Italian café in the valleys
  72. Complete a 10k obstacle course
  73. Build a raft and race it in the Dragon Boat Race, Llandaff
  74. Climb Tryfan
  75. Take a spin in a rally car with champion James Giddings in a welsh forest
  76. Kayak a Welsh river
  77. Visit Bardsey Island
  78. Walk LLynllechowain
  79. Take a walk around Cosmeston lakes
  80. Fossil hunting at Lavernock Point
  81. Peruse the goods in Wright’s Food Emporium, Llanarthne
  82. Travel the Brecon canal by boat
  83. Learn the history of Adelina Patti at her home in Craig y Nos
  84. Take a ghost tour in a historic Welsh property
  85. Geocache in the Brecon Beacons
  86. Walk in the footsteps of gold miners
  87. Carve your own Welsh Lovespoon
  88. Take a ride in a coracle
  89. Watch a film at the Magic Lantern Cinema
  90. Visit your local archive
  91. Climb the walls of an indoor climbing centre
  92. Make Welsh Cakes in your kitchen
  93. Visit Cardiff’s Welsh cultural centre
  94. See Dylan Thomas’ birthplace in Swansea
  95. Race against the clock at Escape Rooms Cardiff
  96. Feel the heat in Plantasia
  97. Watch a film at Cinema & Co.
  98. Go behind the scenes at Principality Stadium
  99. See ancient artefacts at Swansea Egypt Centre
  100. See fascinating creatures at Anglesey Sea Zoo