Travel Guide: Wales - Top Cultural Attractions

When it comes to culture, Wales takes much pride in its distinctive art and traditions. The Welsh are particularly proud of their literature, as the country is home to the late poet Dylan Thomas. Wales also houses a number of museums and centers that are both historical and modern in nature. In this video, checks out some of the top cultural attractions you need to see while visiting Wales. Footage courtesy of Visit Wales.

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Welsh Literature

Literature has always been important in Welsh culture, with its literary tradition dating as far back as the sixth century. The country is extremely proud of its poets.

Dylan Thomas

For instance, the residence of late poet Dylan Thomas, known as the Boat House, has been transformed into a museum that is open to the public. It is located in the town of Laugharne, which is notable for its Georgian townhouses and the Laugharne Castle.

St Fagans National History Museum

There is no shortage of museums when it comes to Wales. Tourists are often drawn to St Fagans National History Museum in South Wales. Admission is free to this open-air museum, which stands in the grounds of St Fagans Castle and gardens, and documents Welsh history through its buildings and exhibitions.

Roman Legionary Museum and Oriel Ynys Mon Museum

Another national museum is the Roman Legionary Museum and Amphitheatre. The museum is located in Caerleon, which lies inside of Isca Augusta fortress. The Oriel Ynys Mon museum and arts centre provides historical and cultural insight on the Isle of Anglesey through permanent displays, such as the Sir Kiffin Williams collection.

Centre for Alternative Technology

Environmentalists can take a tour of the Centre for Alternative Technology in Powys, which teaches sustainable development and eco-friendly living. The main attractions of the centre are its interactive exhibits, including those displaying wind and solar power.

Welsh Culture

Whether it’s beautiful Celtic art, literary figures or even historical context you’re interested in, Wales has got a cultural spot just for you.

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