National Roman Legion Museum
National Roman Legion Museum
If you’re looking for a great day out with friends or family and want a chance to hear or use your Welsh there are plenty of wonderful places to visit across Wales which should appeal.

Below is a snapshot of what's on offer throughout the country but a good place to search for activities and events in Welsh at visitor attractions is our Events Calendar.

Indoors

Museums

From our national museums to the network of smaller local and specialist museums scattered in every corner of the country there is a wealth of Welsh history to be discovered - much of it through the medium of Welsh.

St Fagans is one of Europe’s leading open-air museums and it's one of seven museums run by National Museum Wales. The museums run a full programme of events and activities at its sites throughout the year and many are in Welsh.

Local councils are responsible for many smaller local museums, parkland and public gardens - have a look at their bilingual websites for information and contact details where you are.

Historical Sites

On Cadw's bilingual website you'll find visitor information about some of Wales' castles and other historic buildings as well as activities held there. Did you know there are three World Heritage Sites in Wales:

If you watched the historical reality series Y Plas on S4C you may already be familiar with Llanerchaeron near Aberaeron. It's one of many properties managed by The National Trust in Wales.

Another is Ty Mawr Wybrnant in Snowdonia - the birthplace of Bishop William Morgan who translated the bible into Welsh, a significant development in the history of the Welsh language. Not all activities and events held at its properties are in Welsh so it's best to contact the Trust to check.

Outdoor

The Coastal Path

Wales was also the first country in the world to create an official walking route along every inch of its coastline.  Find out much more on what's to see and do along its path on the bilingual Wales Coastal Path website.

National Parks

There are three stunning national parks in Wales offering a wealth of outdoor activities:

There are five Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Wales: Anglesey’s coastal zone, the Clwydian Range, Gower Peninsular, Llŷn Peninsular and the Wye Valley.

Forests and Woodland

If you'd like to explore some of our woods and forests on foot, bike or in the saddle then have a look at Natural Resources Wales. There are 10 visitors centres based around Wales which offer a gateway to some of the best woodlands and nature reserves - from Coed y Brenin in North Wales to Bwlch Nant yr Arian in Mid Wales and Afan Forest Park in the South.

The information at these centres will be bilingual - check with them which visitor activities they offer in Welsh.

Gardens

The National Botanic Garden of Wales covers 568 acres of Carmarthenshire countryside. It has Welsh speaking volunteers and staff to guide visitors around and has a full programme of events.

At Parc Glynllifon near Caernarfon you can explore the country park or attend a course run by local artists at its craft centre there.

Other famous formal gardens in Wales offering a Welsh welcome include Castell Penrhyn near Bangor, Erddig Gardens in Wrexham and Clough Williams-Ellis' Estate at Plas Brondarw in Anglesey.

Festivals and Events

We have our very own festival season in Wales and you can enjoy Welsh at most of them. You’ll find information about the National Eisteddfod, Urdd, Llangollen and Royal Welsh Show on our Festivals and Events page along with many of our other music, culture, arts and food festivals.

Local Visitor Information

Many regions in Wales have their own dedicated tourist websites which offer all kinds of information and ideas for places to visit in Welsh including Eryri Mynyddoedd a Mor (Snowdonia), Darganfod Sir Gaerfyrddin (Carmarthenshire) and Darganfod Ceredigionam

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