With summer just around the corner, we here at Snaptrip want to put into practice our ‘make the most of your weekend’ ethos. In every part of the country, counties and towns boast their own calendar of events, and we think June is looking particularly good for wonderful Wales.
So why not the make the most of June and catch one of these great Welsh events? It’s a beautiful month, and you deserve a beautiful short break with your loved ones. We have a number of last-minute cottages in Wales available throughout June for an amazing trip, so read on for our list of Top 5 Things to Visit in Wales this June!
1. Hay Festival
Kick off the month with Hay Festival, taking place in the stunning Brecon Beacons National Park. From the 25th May – 4th June come and celebrate writing at what has been called ‘The Woodstock of the mind’. This year celebrates 30 years of the Hay festival bringing together a wonderful variety of writers from around the world. There’s a huge selection of events to choose from during the course of the festival including events specifically designed for young children. So with something for everyone, don’t miss out on this exceptional festival.
2. Three Castles Trophy
If you’re a classic cars enthusiast be sure to make your way to Llandudno on the 9th June for the Three Castles Trophy. This brilliant one-day event welcomes classic cars from 19921 – 1985 and consists of a 160-mile route covering some of the best roads in Wales. The format of this course makes it ideal for all abilities. There will be various stops for lunch, tea and coffee, and both a pre and post-event dinner. The drive itself is set to make an enjoyable day out and there will be plenty of opportunities to meet others partaking in the event. Alternatively, if trains are your thing, check out the Vale of Rheidol Railway.
3. BBC Cardiff Singer of the World
If you prefer classical music to classic cars, this event is the one for you. A whole week of classical music from 11th – 18th June marks the prestigious BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition. This globally recognised award gives the floor to opera and concert singers earlier in their careers. Many of the winners of this event have gone on to have gone on to be very successful. As part of this competition, there will be many other related events across Cardiff from talks to recitals and films. It is set to be a musical week to remember.
4. Drovers’ Walks
For a chance to enjoy unspoilt Wales head to Llanwrtyd Wells on 24th June and take part in the Drover’s Walk. There are several distances to choose from, including 10, 15, or 25-mile walks. These walks will take you across the lush Welsh countryside where many years ago Drovers would drive their livestock from the mountains where they grazed to the market towns in England. It is a rural idyll that you will be able to experience first hand on this day out, and one of the checkpoints will even take you to a Drovers’ inn which will open for this special day.
5. Man V Horse Marathon
For something a little more unusual, check out the Man V Horse Marathon, and yes, it’s just as crazy as it sounds. Even if you don’t wish to participate it’s set to be a great day out. Head to Llanwrtyd Wells on the 10th – 11th June to see runners take on horses in a contest that man has only ever won twice. Man V Horse started in 1980 off the back of a pub conversation and the stakes have reached £2,000 for whoever can beat a horse. It will increase by £500 for each year the horses go unbeaten!