Explore

It’s early days, but you can already start exploring the best undiscovered places in Wales! From lonely moors to secret coves, from revitalised towns and culture-rich cities to far-flung villages and from the sandy south coast through the rugged hilly middle to the jagged northern mountains…

Watch out, too, in this area, as well as in ‘Eat & Drink’ and ‘Sleep’, for our special star destinations. These are villages and towns on which we have created mini guides at the end of each article we have on that place, with direct links to all our other articles on that place – so that when you are there, you can be sure you won’t miss out on any related writing we have! Our current special star destinations are Solva, St Davids and St Dogmaels in Pembrokeshire – but more will be coming very soon.

Our map below shows you the places we currently feature that you can explore…

We divide our mapped content into three key areas: Explore (where you are now) as well as Eat & Drink and Sleep, each of which we divide into six key regional sub-sections: Cardiff & Around, South Wales & the Valleys, Brecon Beacons, Pembrokeshire, Mid Wales and Snowdonia & North Wales.

On the map, the yellow stars mark the different regions and the blue pinpoints mark the featured places. We’ve coded each featured place so that you know a bit more about what to expect, firstly by type (everything from beaches to castles, you name it!) and secondly by setting, as follows: Isolated (meaning the place is in wilderness or wild countryside), Countryside (meaning the place is in a rural but not overly remote location), Village or Town/City.

Discover more about our Explore content by clicking on the pinpoint on the map below or, to bring up all our content on a particular region, click on the relevant sub-section under the Explore drop-down menu  on the homepage.