Wales Online “100 Things To Do In Wales Before You Die” Bucket List 2018

Wales is packed with brilliant things to see and do – but how many of the things that make it such a unique place have you done? Wales Online think this is the definitive list of 100 things for us all to try and tick off before we die. They’ve scoured the length and breadth of Wales to pick out the most beautiful locations, the most exhilarating activities, the tastiest food and the finest culture. So what are you waiting for?

  1. Have a pint at the Ty Coch Inn, right on the beach at Porthdinllaen
  2. Walk to the very end of Worm’s Head, in Gower
  3. Try your hand at bog snorkelling in Llanwrtyd Wells
  4. Run the Cardiff Half Marathon
  5. Cross the historic Barmouth toll bridge
  6. Spend a summer’s day at beautiful Barafundle Bay
  7. Hit the surf at Whitesands Bay, in Pembrokeshire
  8. Watch a match at the historic Racecourse, Wrexham
  9. Brave the chill of wild swimming in Snowdonia
  10. Watch Wales play rugby at the Millennium Stadium
  11. Sample the fantastic local produce at Swansea Indoor Market
  12. Brave the elements in the New Year Swim at Saundersfoot
  13. Have a flutter on the Welsh National at Chepstow
  14. Stand on the battlements of Caernarfon Castle
  15. Kick the bar on Aberystwyth promenade
  16. Take in decades of history at St Fagans
  17. See Tintern Abbey from a distance – then get up close
  18. Make a romantic gesture at Llanddwyn Island
  19. Step inside St David’s Cathedral
  20. Drive one of Wales’ highest (and steepest) roads at Bwlch Y Groes
  21. Find your inner impressionist at Bosherston Lily Ponds
  22. Take the boat out to idyllic Caldey Island
  23. Go underground at Dan Yr Ogof caves
  24. Go wild at the National Botanic Gardens
  25. Go dolphin spotting in Cardigan Bay
  26. Go back to the Iron Age at Tre’r Ceiri, on the Llyn Peninsula
  27. Catch a show at the Wales Millenium Centre
  28. Feel on top of the world on the Brecon Horseshoe
  29. Sample one of Wales’ brilliant artisan cheeses
  30. Play golf on the hallowed links of Royal Porthcawl Golf Club
  31. While away a day canoeing down the River Wye
  32. See a carpet of bluebells in the spring on the Wenallt, Cardiff
  33. Watch the sun come up – or go down – at the Folly Tower, Pontypool
  34. Have a foodie weekend in Monmouthshire
  35. Discover the total unspoilt tranquillity of the Elan Valley
  36. See for miles from the top of Moel Famau
  37. Get spoilt for choice at the Albion, Conwy
  38. Have a Cadwaladers ice cream in Criccieth
  39. Go coasteering in Pembrokeshire
  40. Discover Wales’ industrial past at Big Pit
  41. Roll out the barrel on Boxing Day in Denbigh
  42. Find your groove at Brecon Jazz or chill right out at Green Man
  43. Get on the Dylan Thomas trail in Laugharne
  44. See as many bands as you can at Cardiff’s Swn festival
  45. Sit and absorb the majesty of Three Cliffs Bay in Gower
  46. Taste Wales’ finest cuisine at Tyddyn Llan in Llandrillo
  47. Watch the birds at Anglesey’s stunning South Stack Lighthouse
  48. Take every possible route up Snowdon
  49. Cycle up both the Bwlch and the Rhigos in one day
  50. Buy mackerel off the boats at Little Haven
  51. See the dazzling colour of Llangollen International Eisteddfod
  52. Watch the red kites being fed at Nant Yr Arian in Ceredigion’s Cambrian mountains
  53. Be Lawrence of Arabia at Merthyr Mawr sand dunes
  54. Race the train at Tywyn
  55. Take a narrowboat over the Pontcysyllte aqueduct
  56. Sample the atmosphere at Parc Y Scarlets
  57. Ride the rollercoasters at Oakwood
  58. See the Spring blossoms at Clyne Gardens, Swansea
  59. Go fossil hunting on the Glamorgan Heritage Coast
  60. Try mountain biking at Coed Y Brenin, Dolgellau
  61. Take the tram up the Great Orm, Llandudno
  62. Unearth the past at the National Library of Wales in Aberystwyth
  63. Sink a wee dram at Penderyn Distillery
  64. Eat a full Welsh breakfast – with laverbread
  65. Pick a winner at Rasus Tregaron
  66. Escape from the real world at Portmeirion
  67. Trace the origins of Stonehenge in the Preseli mountains
  68. Scare yourself on the huge zipwire at Penrhyn quarry
  69. Watch a film at Wales’ oldest cinema in Brynmawr
  70. Eat honey ice cream on the quay in Aberaeron
  71. Do as the Romans did in Caerleon
  72. Dive the wrecks off Dale, Pembrokeshire
  73. Check out the wildlife at the Royal Welsh Show
  74. Discover Blaenau Ffestiniog’s slate heritage
  75. Visit the waterfalls of the Neath valley
  76. Walk as much of our lovely coastline as you can
  77. Take in a near perfect view of Lake Vyrnwy
  78. Search for Twm Sion Cati’s cave in the hills above Llandovery
  79. Think big in St Asaph – one of the UK’s tiiest cities
  80. Spend a day on the Maes at the National Eisteddfod
  81. Marvel at the engineering of Newport’s Transporter Bridge
  82. Get nautical at the National Waterfront Museum in Swansea
  83. Watch a South Wales derby between Cardiff City and Swansea City
  84. See the beautiful Swallow Falls, near Betws y Coed
  85. Visit the evocative St Winifride’s Well in Holywell
  86. Go green at the Centre for Alternative Technology
  87. Eat fish ‘n’ chips in the sun at Barry Island
  88. See a show at the Blackwood Miners’ Institute
  89. Crane your neck at Pistyll Rhaedr, Wales’ highest waterfall
  90. Walk as much of Offa’s Dyke path as you can
  91. Educate yourself with some classic Welsh films
  92. Stand on the cliffs at Mwnt and see the incredible coastal vista
  93. Have a North Pole at Joe’s in the Mumbles
  94. Go to Nant Gwrtheyrn – to learn Welsh or just for the scenery
  95. Go on an adventure at Carreg Cennen Castle, Llandeilo
  96. Follow the ancient drovers’ route along the Abergwesyn Pass – and over the Devil’s Staircase
  97. Be a bookwork in Hay-on-Wye
  98. Visit Harlech Castle – fascinating inside, beautiful outside
  99. Have your photo taken next to the sign for Llanfairpwl…
  100. Take a trip to Powis Castle – one of Wales’ best stately homes

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