Travel Guide: Sporting Activities in Wales

Whether you’re looking for land sports or water sports, Wales has got you covered. In this video, we check out some of the top sports activities you can do while visiting Wales. Footage courtesy of Visit Wales.

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Paradise for Golfers

Wales is a golfer’s paradise with over two hundred courses to choose from. The Celtic Manor Resort, which hosted the Ryder Cup in 2010, boasts miles of panoramic parkland and three championship courses. For your accommodation needs, the resort possesses three hotels, including the Resort Hotel and the Manor House Hotel.

More Golf Courses

Other choices for golf include the Pennard Golf Club in Swansea, which overlooks Three Cliffs Bay. Or try the links courses at Royal St Davids Golf Club in Harlech. There is also the Nefyn and District Golf Club located in Morfa Nefyn that has a view of the sea from every tee.


Accredited cyclers can try out the pine track at the Wales National Velodrome in Newport. Or else, the arena has room for five hundred spectators should you prefer to watch! If that’s not your thing, you can head to the Fourteen Locks Canal Centre and cycle at your own pace.

Extreme Sports

Adventurous types can go mountain biking in Brechfa Forest, which offers several trails in a beautiful natural setting. Or, you can you try your hand at paragliding or parasailing and soar over Rhossili Bay. Another extreme sport that may be of interest is surfing, which can be done at the beach in Llangennith, where you can take lessons at the several surfing schools that are found in the area.

Water Sports

There are a number of other water sports available as well. Dale Beach in Pembrokeshire is the perfect spot for windsurfing and boating. At Dinas Head, you’ll find a spectacular view of the cliffs as you kayak to your heart’s delight. Another popular location is the beach at Whitesands Bay, where you can participate in a number of activities such as such as swimming, jogging and horseback riding. And boat tours, including fishing trips, are offered around Ramsey Island. You might even be lucky enough to spot a grey seal!

Rugby and Football

If you’re more of a spectator, then you can try to catch a game at the Millennium Stadium, where the Welsh national rugby union team and the national football team make their home.

Athletic Activities

The stunning landscape and natural beauty of the country ensure that there is no shortage of athletic activities in Wales, whether you live there or are just along for a visit.

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