Famous Sporting Venues in Wales

Wales is a great place for sport. The Welsh love their Rugby and 2012 was a good year for them, winning their 3rd Grand Slam in eight years weeks after their 20th Triple Crown Success. Aside from rugby, Wales was the birthplace of many famous figures in the world of sport, including Colin Jackson (110m hurdles), David Broome (showjumping), Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson (wheelchair racing) and Mark Williams (snooker).

If you want to follow in the footsteps of some sporting heroes, there are a number of great sporting venues to inspire you..

Celtic Manor Resort, Newport

The Celtic Manor is one of Europe’s leading golf resorts, playing host to the prestigious Ryder Cup in 2010. For golf lovers, this is the place to come, especially in May this year as Golf Live will be there from Friday 10th – Sunday 12th. For the first time ever, Golf Live will feature The Celebrity Cup, featuring 24 celebs from the home nations who will battle it out over the course of the three day culminating in Sunday’s grand final.

The Millenium Stadium, Cardiff

Open from 31st December until the end of July, tours of the Milennium Stadium will allow you the chance to walk on the footsteps of Ryan Giggs, hear the noise of the crowd, visit the dressing rooms and walk down the players ‘Tunnel’.

The Millenium stadium is an impressive icon of modern Wales and one of the UK’s top event and sporting venues. It makes a great trip in Cardiff out for the kids and there is accommodation nearby to suit every budget, such as the M L Lodge, Royal Hotel Cardiff and Radisson Blu.

Terry Griffiths Matchroom, Llanelli

Terry Griffiths famously won the World Snooker Championships at his first attempt in 1979, uttering those now immortal words “I’m in the final now, you know!” to David Vine after his late night semi-final victory over Eddie Charlton.

He set up The Matchroom in 1987 and today it is arguably one of the most famous privately owned snooker clubs in the world. Visitors are welcome at the club but there are also a number of coaching packages available for those wanting to improve their game.

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