Heritage Experiences

Wales is blessed with a full range of heritage experiences covering traditions, monuments, objects and culture.

From pre-historic burial chambers to Industrial revolution UNESCO world heritage sites. From ancient cultural festivals (Eisteddfodau) to modern male voice choirs and from the finest medieval castles in Europe to Victorian stately homes – all wrapped up in a rich Celtic culture and one of the oldest languages in Europe.

Did you know Wales has more castles per square mile than any other country in the world? And, the 4 castles of Harlech, Caernarfon, Beaumaris and Conwy have been granted UNESCO World Heritage Site status as the best examples of medieval castle buildings in Europe.

Wales also has some of the finest stately homes in Britain. From Plas Newydd on Anglesey with its links to the battle of Waterloo to the borderland’s Powys Castle with its links to Clive of India and the sub-continent British Empire. Bodnant Hall has one of the finest botanical gardens in Britain and Erddig Hall and Chirk Castle in the east, show you a slice of life of both the aristocracy and servants from the middle ages through to Victorian times.

The ‘Great little trains of Wales’ once bought coal, slate and granite to the coast for shipment around the globe. Nowadays, they’ve been converted to tourist trains and snake through valleys and around mountains to give an experience only found in wales. The Victorians even built a narrow-gauge rack and pinion railway to the summit of Mount Snowdon just to show off their engineering prowess. You can follow in their footsteps and take the train to the highest summit in England and Wales in comfort and style or drive a full-size steam train for the day on the Llangollen Heritage railway.