Fantastic walks to explore Wales' historic places
There are more than 600 castles in Wales, more per square mile than anywhere in the world.
We've teamed up with Cadw who look after some of these amazing historic places in Wales by creating 20 itineraries. We've combined a great time on the path with the opportunity to discover some of Wales' most well known historic places along with some lesser known ones.
The itineraries will guide you to the various Cadw historic places along the path and will tell you the fascinating history behind them. Some of our itineraries offer longer walks so you can enjoy more of what the area has to offer. There are also suggested places to eat and visit along the way.
The route maps provided give an approximate idea of where you are going. They are downloadable files (jpegs) which can be saved to your mobile device, ideal for suggesting the next place to explore with your family and friends.
Planning your visit
Check out our Plan your visit page which has an interactive map to check your route. We always recommend carrying an Ordnance Survey map and wearing suitable clothing for the weather and location when you come and visit the path.
The Welsh Government has created a national toilet map for Wales which shows the location of public toilets - we are not responsible for this data and we recommend checking further online for opening hours and facilities.
Cadw is the Welsh Government historic information service whose role is to care for Wales' historic places and inspiring current and future generations.
From a meeting place for kings, through a medieval monastery to an ancient healing well.
Around the Great Orme from the Queen of Welsh Resorts to one of the world’s best-preserved medieval castles.
Ancient burial mounds and a medieval church in the sea.
Dramatic cliffs, spectacular bird life, an iconic lighthouse, ancient communities and Roman forts.
A stunning beach, a lighthouse, an ancient church, a Norman castle and the last of Edward’s castles in Wales.
Spectacular bridges, a woodland walk along the beautiful Menai Strait takes you to one of the world’s greatest middle age castles.
A flat walk from a market town to a castle town.
From a remarkable clifftop castle, along miles of beautiful beaches and nature reserves to ancient burial chambers.
Industrial and natural heritage.
A glorious, wild and rugged walk starting from a historic castle and passing an ancient abbey.
In the footsteps of saints, princes and bishops.
From a fearsome castle, past saltmarshes and through a forest to a truly glorious beach.
There’s more to Laugharne than Dylan Thomas.
A massive sandy estuary, woodlands, local history and culture, countryside lanes and a pleasant little village.
Along the vast Loughor saltmarshes to the former castle of a man who may have killed a king.
In the footsteps of smugglers and press gangs along beaches described as the most beautiful in Britain.
An urban walk with a spectacular, wild start.
From a popular tourist town, through an important nature reserve and a picture-postcard hamlet, to an ancient castle and a popular seaside resort.
An urban walk exploring history and modern culture.
Huge bridges and small villages with big histories.