2017 - Year of Legends
In 2017 we’re celebrating our epic past, present and future like never before, with attractions, events and activities at legendary locations across Wales. We’re also creating new Welsh legends, immersing visitors in our epic story, and making new legendary experiences. This is our Year of Legends.
Yes, Wales is an ancient landscape, with thousands of years of history and myth wherever you look.
We speak a language that’s a living link with King Arthur and our Celtic ancestors. Wales is a land of majestic mountains and mighty skies, fringed with a famously beautiful coastline. But it’s also a land of epic thinking and high adventure. Everywhere you go, there are bright new ideas, in very old places: zip wires, mountain bike trails, inland surfing – and the world’s first complete coastal path.
There are 230 beaches, 50 magical islands, and no fewer than 641 castles. Our capital, Cardiff, is a vibrant young European city which, in June 2017, hosted the world’s most watched annual sporting event, the UEFA Champions League Final.
Above all, Wales is a great place to enjoy here and now. Wherever you go, you’ll find a legendary welcome. This year we’re creating new legends. Want to come and find yours?
Welcome to our Epic Land.
You can access a set of Year of Legends marketing tools at: http://www.visitwales.com/yol-toolkit