The best places to celebrate St David’s Day in Wales

The best places to celebrate St David’s Day in Wales


UNLEASH your inner red dragon by embarking on a day out in Wales for  March 1.

St David’s Day 2019 isn’t far away, so why not plan a trip to the saint’s country of patronage?

Southward view of Aberystwyth Town and the Irish sea, from Constitution Hill
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Aberystwyth is a good option for a long weekend[/caption]

Welsh cakes, daffodils and other items may mark your St David’s Day celebrations. But what about visiting Wales itself?

March 1 falls on a Friday this year, so its a good reason to enjoy a long weekend and do something different.

There’s plenty to see and do in three days throughout Wales. Or you might want to stay somewhere and hunker down.

Whatever you choose, we’ve some ideas to help you enjoy yourself.

Shows

Exterior shot of St David's Hall, Cardiff
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St David’s Hall in Cardiff has plenty to offer[/caption]

Head to St David’s Hall in Cardiff to enjoy the BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales at the St David’s Day Concert.

Alternatively, if you fancy a bit of Welsh opera, the Wales Millennium Centre is hosting a performance of The Magic Flute this year.

Theatrau Sir Gar in Llanelli has its own St David’s Day show, as does the Rhyl Pavilion in North Wales.

No matter where you visit in Wales, there’ll likely be some sort of performance or parade to enjoy around the day.

Activities

Man on a zipline at Zipworld
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For the adventurous, Zipworld is a star attraction[/caption]

Explore the depths of Cheddar Gorge, the heights of Snowdon, or feel awestruck by the night sky over the Brecon Beacons.

Fancy yourself a royal of old? Visit Castle Coch, Chirk Castle or Runthin Castle for a taste of history.

Get your heart pumping at places like Bounce Below, Zip World, Go Ape Tree Top Adventure, or book a Segway or walking tour for something a bit gentler.

Visit Virgin Experience Days and National Trust for activities and tours across the country.

Stays

Tenby Harbour
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Tenby is a delight for visitors[/caption]

Turn your St David’s Day celebration into a mini-break, and find plenty of hotels, bed and breakfasts, restaurants, pubs and cafes bursting with Welsh hospitality.

Quiet villages like Usk, seaside towns like Tenby and Aberystwyth, and the bustling capital city of Cardiff – Wales has somewhere to suit everyone.

Find your ideal hotel in Wales with retailers like Secret Escapes, ebookers and Hotels.com


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