The Atlas Obscura Guide To Wales
117 Cool, Hidden, and Unusual Things to Do in Wales
Updated September 5, 2023
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The Surprising Second Life of an Abandoned Victorian Sea Fort
“We want it to feel like you’re exploring something for the first time.”
by Roxanne Hoorn
Who Was the Red Lady of Paviland?
The 33,000-year-old skeleton was taken from Wales two centuries ago—is it time for the bones to go home?
by Ffion Reynolds and Jacqui Mulville
The Volunteers Protecting Britain's Medieval Churches
Inevitable decay and sudden explosions are just two of the threats to the centuries-old buildings.
by Victoria Stapley-Brown
Meet the Woman on a Quest to Attend Every Wondrous British Festival
The historian behind an online database of eccentric traditions has already visited more than 550 events.
by Bonnie Nicol
Haunted Houses Have Nothing on Lighthouses
From drowning to murders to the mental toll of isolation, these stoic towers carry a full share of tragedy.
by Sarah Durn
Can Welsh Handball Bounce Back From the Brink of Extinction?
The ancient sport of Pêl-Law hangs on, barely, at the last court of its kind. A campaign to revive a related game may help bring it back.
by Ewan Morgan
How the Pandemic Resurrected Britain's Ancient Borders
From popping in for a pint to putting on the green, erratic lockdowns have left locals in limbo along the English-Welsh border.
by Richard Collett