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Visit Wales Launches Year of Discovery

Visit Wales is promoting 2019 as the ‘Year of Discovery’ and plans an integrated international campaign featuring actor Luke Evans. The launch coincides with Wales being rated by Rough Guides as one of the top 10 most beautiful countries in the world at the start of 2019.

The campaign is aimed particularly at families and young adventurers who are encouraged to share their discoveries on social media, using the hashtag #FindYourEpic.

New projects in Wales for 2019 include SpiritCymru's spiritual journeys on wheels which connect chapels and churches in West Wales through unique cycle tours, with overnight stays in remote historic church and chapel buildings. This is a new venture from the team at Fforest, known for its sustainable breaks that help families get close to nature. Fforest will be responsible for creating self-contained, Japanese/Scandinavian inspired rooms, designed to respect the original building, meet cyclists’ needs and offer overall warmth and comfort. Tours will begin and end at Fforest in Cilgerran with bookings taken from the autumn. Details at www.coldatnight.co.uk

Another new sustainable option comes from Ty Cwch in Cwmtydu, the first accommodation in Wales made entirely from refashioned shipping containers, aimed at young travellers and families looking for a unique stay. Nestled along the dramatic Wales Coast Path near Aberystwyth, the bunkhouse includes separate ‘pods’ for cooking, entertainment, cleaning and sleeping. Ground floor units open on to an undercover area for dining and relaxation. For the Year of Discovery, stays at Ty Cwch will offer bespoke outdoor activity packages on offer from Spring. For more information, visit www.tycwch.wales

Other new attractions for 2019 include the Bluestone National Park Resort with its covered 'SkyDome' in Pembrokeshire. It will offer more than 100 different activities for guests, including soft play areas for under fives and the Well Spa. The Blue Lagoon has wave-makers, jets and flumes alongside shallower pools. Guests are also challenged to climb ‘The Wall’ or take on aerial obstacle course ‘The Sky Trail’. Also new for summer 2019 is the expansion of inland surf hub 'Surf Snowdonia' to include an artificial caving adventure experience, an off-road pump track, a mountain bike trail, bouldering, adventure playground and other instructor-led activities.

More about the campaign at: www.visitwales.com

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Date Published:
4th February 2019


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