Wales is home to a whole host of breathtaking landmarks and spectacular scenery – but these stand out above the rest.

Of course with so much on offer, it can be tricky to narrow it down to the highlights.

To give you a helping hand, we take a look at some of the most beautiful places you’ll want to add to your bucket list immediately.

Check out our top picks of Wales’ most beautiful sights and landmarks below…

1. Mount Snowdon

The highest mountain in Wales, Snowdon has long been a hit with hikers and ramblers who go exploring the sweeping landscapes of the surrounding Snowdonia National Park.

It’s basically a dream walking holiday hotspot with trails for all abilities, not to mention there are plenty of cosy B&Bs tucked away nearby for the ultimate retreat from the daily grind.

Mount Snowdon

2. Cardiff Castle

No trip to Wales would be complete without visiting capital city Cardiff – and no trip to Cardiff is complete without visiting Cardiff Castle.

This icon has a history spanning more than 2,000 years, from Roman soldiers to Victorian nobles, so it’s sure to be a hit with culture vultures and history buffs alike!

For a magical step back in time, why not attend one of the traditional banquets held here, with plenty of food, wine and music for a night to remember!

Cardiff Castle

3. Bodnant Gardens

This striking botanical masterpiece is a must-visit whether you’re a nature-lover or simply after a picturesque walk.

The impressive estate includes giant Italian terraces, and of course the beautiful gardens offering a plethora of plants, lawns, ponds and woodlands, all enhanced with eye-catching features from the fountains to the paths.

Bodnant Gardens

4. Pembroke Castle

The birthplace of Henry VII, the medieval Pembroke Castle is steeped in history – not to mention it boasts a picturesque location on the banks of the river estuary.

It makes for an action-packed day out for the whole family too. There are passageways and towers to explore, spectacular views from the Great Keep which sits 75ft high, and even caverns that make for an unforgettable adventure.

Pembroke Castle

5. Brecon Beacons

Brecon Beacons is predominantly famed for being a walking hotspot for hikers and ramblers, but there are plenty of alternative ways to go exploring if you’re not a fan of long walks.

The best part is because of the varying landscapes on offer, there’s ample opportunity to have everything from a countryside retreat to an adventure-packed long weekend.

Brecon Beacons

6. Portmeirion

This beautiful Italian-inspired village looks like something out of the Amalfi Coast! Think intricate architecture, floral features bursting with colours and grandiose fountains that look like they belong in a royal palace.

It makes an ideal romantic retreat destination too – and there are 14 cottages and two hotels to choose from.


7. Rhossili beach

With its picture-perfect sands, turquoise waters and spectacular surrounding scenery, it’s no wonder that Rhossili has repeatedly been hailed as one of Britain’s best beaches.

There are plenty of hotels, bars and restaurants nearby too, making it a popular coastal break hotspot!

Rhossili beach

8. Conwy Castle

This impressive medieval fortress looks like something out of a film thanks to its majestic towers and military fortifications.

While away an afternoon exploring the interiors too from the private chambers and royal chapel to the kitchens and halls – it’s easily to feel like you’ve stepped back in time!

Conwy Castle

9. Pembrokeshire Coast

Pembrokeshire Coast National Park in west Wales boasts breathtaking views, stunning walking trails and a whole host of landmarks and features waiting to be explored. For example, head to Dinas Island, a circular walk where you’ll find plenty of colourful plants that are particularly beautiful during the autumn months.

Pembrokeshire Coast

10. Anglesey

This island off Wales’ northwest coast makes for a brilliant minibreak destination thanks to its beautiful beaches and fascinating historic sites including the medieval town of Beaumaris.

There are plenty of museums, attractions and shops to explore too – ideal if you want a mix of urban and countryside!

Anglesey Lighthouse


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