So you want to get exploring, eating and drinking and sleeping your way through Undiscovered Wales but you’re not sure where to begin? Read on to find out a little more about how you can use this site to help you.
Right now Undiscovered Wales breaks down into three main categories:
Explore (places to go, things to do and activities to try)
Eat & Drink (everything from local producers and markets to country inns, coastal cafes and hands-on food experiences), ending with a straight-from-the-Welsh-experts set of recipes in our recipe corner and our fun Great Welsh Food-Offs area where we compare and contrast different Welsh producers of a particular product.
Sleep (the full spectrum of accommodation, from glamping pods to glam country manor houses).
Each category divides into the five key regions of Wales (South Wales & the Valleys, Brecon Beacons, Pembrokeshire, Mid Wales, Snowdonia & North Wales). So for a place to stay, say, in Pembrokeshire, simply click on Sleep/Pembrokeshire to bring up all our undiscovered content on that topic. At the end of each review, you’ll find our helpful ‘At a glance’ factboxes and a clickable map of the area surrounding the place we’re talking about. You can also search for inspiration by scrolling down either of the three above-mentioned category intro pages for a map of Wales, where you can click through from any of the pinpoints to our feature pertaining to that place.
Then we have our brand new Shop section where you can browse through a selection of Wales’ best indie shopping experiences from fantastic food stores to magnificent music stores and brilliant bookshops.
Next up is our Voices of Wales section: one of the things that makes Undiscovered Wales unique. Here we travel experientially through the people that live and work in Wales, and how they see the area they live in in the context of what they do – from the wacky to the wild. Taking the format of an insightful Q&A, these articles talk to professionals within their fields of expertise: we’ve already featured the reigning bog snorkelling world champion and one of the pioneers of Wales’ unique adrenaline rushes, coasteering.
Last but not least, we have our Slow Reads section: extra-long, journalistic features focusing on the uncategorisable, intangible and yet intrinsic-to-Wales aspects of Welsh life.
We have personally been to, experienced and tested everywhere covered, and have almost always taken our own photographs. Our standard is high and conoisseuring, and we only select for inclusion on the site places, businesses and experiences we know will make your trip to Wales better. We may not produce new content at the rate some sites might, but at least you know it’s all genuine, authentic and up-to-date accurate – far from always the case online!