When you are thinking about places to spend leisure time and vacation time, Wales probably doesn’t usually come anywhere near the top of that list, right? My late brother lived in Wales and I loved to visit him there. I think it’s about time that Wales was given the respect that it deserves! Sure, it doesn’t offer the same kinds of experiences as Spain, France, or Italy, but what it lacks in Mediterranean flare, it more than makes for in other areas! Here are ten of the most stunning places to visit in Wales!
The crowning jewel of Wales, Mount Snowdon is the central point of Snowdonia National Park and a must-visit destination for anyone with a passion for sweeping landscapes, hiking, rambling, and general exploring! There’s a cute tourist railway and the trails are dotted with little B&Bs and cosy pubs, so you get the best of all worlds!
If your tastes are more regal, than head to Cardiff Castle. It boasts history going back 2000 years from the Romans to Victorians, and the trust that run it offers lots of fun immersive historic experiences.
This is a botanical garden that really has to be seen to be believed. It features a picturesque walk that includes giant Italian terraces, plants, ponds, lawns, and woodlands. A really amazing place to wander around and get lost!
Another fabulous Welsh castle, Pembroke was actually the birthplace of Henry VII. It is located on the banks of the river estuary for that extra picturesque touch, and the 75-foot-high views from the Great Keep are extraordinary!
This is my favorite of all the beautiful places in Wales. The Beacons are a famous walking spot for avid hikers and ramblers from all over the world. The Beacons offer sensational landscape views no matter which path you decide to take, and there is more than one countryside retreat nestled along the routes for your eating and drinking pleasure!
You’ll think you are in the Mediterranean rather than the UK when you visit this amazing Italian inspired village! It boasts intricate architecture and floral features all over, with more than a few grand water fountains to add to the atmosphere.
This is one of Wale’s best kept secrets. With perfect yellow sands and turquoise waters, not to mention stunning hill landscapes in the other direction, Rhossili beach is a must visit from anyone visiting that side of the country. Plenty of hotels and restaurants nearby too.
This is a really impressive medieval fortress that looks like something out of Game Of Thrones! It features cool towers and military fortifications and makes for a really interesting and immersive afternoon of tourism fun.
One of the most beautiful places in Wales, visit the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park if you want to see some of the most breath-taking views that the country has to offer. It is filled with walking trails that will lead you to one natural beauty after another.
This is an island of the northwest coast of Wales that makes for a wonderful minibreak. It boasts lovely beaches and an interesting history including the medieval town of Beaumaris. It’s also home to the place with the longest name in the UK – Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch. More than enough attractions to keep you entertained!
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