Best Things to Do In Wales in September

From exploring the amazing castles and historic homes of Wales to walking festivals that take you through breathtaking landscapes to feasting on some of the best food and drink Wales has to offer, September is a brilliant month to be in Wales. The weather is mild (with a chance of rain) and the crowds have mostly gone. Here is my list of the best things to do in Wales in September:

Open Doors | 1st-30th of September 2022. 

More than 150 historic homes, castles, and manor houses throw open their doors to the public for free throughout September, giving people the opportunity to explore some of Wales’ most magnificent historical buildings and sites.

Photo courtesy of Man vs Mountain

Man vs Mountain | Caernarfon | 3rd of September 2022

Starting at Caernarfon’s stunning medieval castle, this tough 20-mile (32-km) race takes participants over and around land and water obstacles on their way up the mountains of Snowdonia.

Photo courtesy of The Big Cheese Festival

Caerphilly Little Cheese Festival | Caerphilly | 3rd-4th of September 2022   

Since The Big Cheese Festival can’t take place this year due to developmental works taking place at Caerphilly Castle, the Little Cheese will take place with music, food stalls, craft sessions, and funfair rides for the children.

Gower Walking Festival | 3rd-11th of September 2022 

Celebrating the tenth anniversary of the Wales Coastal Path this year and offering a large variety of walks for all ages and abilities.

Photo courtesy of The Vale of Glamorgan Walking Festival

Vale of Glamorgan Walking Festival | 6th-11th of September 2022 | 

This year’s walk includes 30 walks and several themed walks with local history, geology and more.

Photo courtesy of The Sandman Triathalon

Sandman Triathalon | Anglesey | 10th-11th of September 2022  

Takes place throughout the Newborough Forest. It starts and finishes in the 700 hectare woods next to Llanddwyn Beach. There’s also a Duathalon and a Sandman Torchlight Trail.

Photo courtesy of Wales Online

Amgueddfa Cymru Food Festival | Cardiff | 10th-11th of September 2022  

Held at the amazing St. Fagan’s Natural Museum of History. Has over 80 food, drink and craft stalls, cooking demos, family friendly foodie activities and music.

Photo courtesy of Ironman Wales

Ironman Wales | Pembrokeshire |11th of September 2022  

A 2.4 mile (3.8km) swim, a 112 mile (180km) cycle, followed by a marathon, with only 17 hours to complete it all. The super-fit take on a swim, cycle, and marathon in the coastal town of Tenby.

Photo courtesy of Camp Good Life Festival

Camp Good Life Festival | Deeside | 16th-18th of September 2022

Festival takes place in the Hawarden Estate, Deeside. Enjoy three days of music, food, fire and ideas and a chance to get together at this small festival. There’s the option of camping, with food provided, or day tickets are also available.

Photo courtesy of Abergavenny Food Festival

Abergavenny Food Festival | 17th-18th of September 2022

Welsh food producers, farmers, and chefs come together at Wales’ biggest food festival, which takes over the market town of Abergavenny on the eastern fringes of the Brecon Beacons. This is the food event of the year, featuring the region’s finest chef demonstrations, tastings, workshops, talks, special masterclasses, and hands-on children’s cookery lessons.

Photo courtesy of the LLandovery Sheep Festival

Llandovery Sheep Festival | 17th-18th of September 2022

Held in the rural market town of Llandovery on the edge of the Brecon Beacons. Enjoy sheep shearing demos, sheepdog trials, wool-related crafts and food and drink.

Brecon Beacons Dark Sky Festival | Brecon | 23th-25th of September 2022

The Brecon Beacons has some of the highest quality dark skies in the UK. In 2012 it became an International Dark Sky Reserve, only the 5th destination in the world to become one. The Brecon Beacons Dark Sky Festival features three days of solar gazing, storytelling, children’s activities, bat watching walks, and paddleboarding under the stars.

Photo courtesy of Visit Wales

Porthcawl Elvis Festival | 23rd-25th of September 2022

At the end of September, thousands of fans descend on the seaside town of Porthcawl to celebrate the life and music of Elvis Aaron Presley. It is the largest festival of its kind in the world. There are tribute artists, an Elvis competition, Elvis Gospel show, and a full-on Vegas show.

Photo courtesy of the Narbeth Food Festival

Narbeth Food Festival | 24th-25th of September 2022

Foodies love this intimate festival celebrating Welsh food and drink in the quaint Pembrokeshire town of Narbeth. There are food stalls, tastings, live music, chef demos, workshops, free children’s activities, street theatre and a licensed bar.

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