Attractions in Wales

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There are plenty of places to see and visit in Wales. Whether you love hiking or cycling, Wales is a region where 20 hidden gems are waiting to be explored and visited. Check the top places to visit in the region and plan your next adventure today.

The top 20 Attractions in Wales

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    Snowdon Summit

    Hiking Highlight

    The views from Snowdon's summit can be spectacular on a clear day—you just shouldn't expect to be rewarded with them on your trip. As typical in this part of the …

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    Pen y Fan Summit

    Hiking Highlight

    At 886 metres, this summit might not be a particularly high one, but the views from the top are amazing. As the highest peak south of Snowdonia, you can really …

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    Afan Valley

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    Afan forrest is very well known for its mountain biking and well there is a lot of it. There are trails for all abilities but the main focus here is …

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    Llanberis

    Hiking Highlight

    Once a tiny peasant village, Llanberis grew up in the early 1800s, when the workers of the surrounding slate quarries moved in. Today the drowsy village is a popular destination …

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    Sgwd Yr Eira Waterfall

    Hiking Highlight

    Sgwd Yr Eira is the star attraction of the Brecon Beacons' much-loved 'Waterfall Country' walk. Meaning 'fall of snow' in Welsh, it tumbles over the 50 foot (15.2 metre) tall …

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    Cwmcarn MTB Trail Centre

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    Cwmcarn Forest in South Wales consists of two red graded singletrack trails and 2 DH tracks.
    Both the singletrack trails contain lots of long technical climbs as well as some …

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    Corn Du Summit

    Hiking Highlight

    Corn Du is rarely climbed for its geography alone, but as a starter peak before heading on to Pen y Fan. The climb up is a great one, though, and …

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    Steam train to the summit

    Hiking Highlight (Segment)

    Instead of a lame cablecar, the Snowdon can be reached by a beautiful oldfashioned rack and pinion train. Beside four diesel engines build in the late 1980s, there are several …

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    Pyg Track

    Hiking Highlight (Segment)

    A good way to walk up Snowdon. Shorter but steeper than the more common Llanberis track, but also far fewer people. Depending on the wind direction can also be an …

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    Barafundle Bay

    Hiking Highlight

    With soft and golden sand, crystal-clear waters, and backed by dunes and trees, Barafundle Bay has been voted as one of the best beaches in Britain time and time again. …

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    Dan
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    Sugar Loaf

    Hiking Highlight

    The hike to the peak is a surprisingly tough one considering it’s height. The views from the top are spectacular, however; you can see across to the Brecon Beacons National …

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    Cader Idris

    Hiking Highlight

    Cadair Idris is a small range of mountains, well worth a look by any active hiker. The climb is relentless but you are rewarded with some cracking views, personally i prefer these views compared to some of the 3000s.

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    Devils kitchen

    Hiking Highlight

    The moment you arrive at Devil's Kitchen it is easy to see why the dark crack which splits the rock of Clogwyn y Geifr (Cliff of the Goat) between Y …

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    The Gap

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    Lying in the saddle between Pen y Fan and Fan y Big, the Gap has long been a focal point for mountain biking in the Brecons.

    Best ridden from south …

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    The first waterfall most hikers encounter when exploring 'Waterfall Country' in the Brecon Beacons is Sgwd Uchaf Clun-Gwyn, meaning ‘upper fall of the white meadow’. Comprising two sets of falls, …

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    Dan
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    Castell Dinas Brân

    Hiking Highlight (Segment)

    Castell Dinas Brân is an enchanting ruin sat atop a rugged and prominent hilltop above Llangollen. You are afforded wonderful views from the summit that are framed by the ruins. …

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    Swallow Falls

    Hiking Highlight

    The best way to see this spectacular waterfall on the Afon Llugwy is from the northern bank. You follow a narrow, dramatic path with crags overhead and a forbidding abyss …

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    Constitution Hill

    Hiking Highlight

    Well worth the walk up to the top, the views over Aberystwyth, the cafe, the viewing platform. There is a cliff railway that is available should you wish to use it.

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    Llyn Idwal

    Hiking Highlight

    The name of the small lake Llyn Idwal refers to an old Welsh legend. In the 12th century, Owain, Prince of Gwynedd, gave his only son Idwal into the care …

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    Wye Bridge

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Spanning the River Wye in Chepstow, the Old Wye Bridge is a beautiful example of 19th century cast iron engineering, although a bridge would have existed here since Norman times. …

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