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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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    1

    Snowdon

    Hiking Highlight

    Snowdon is perhaps the most ascended mountain in the world, and with good reason. This is a majestic mountain, as is befitting of Wales' highest point.

    Its glory lies in …

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    Pen y Fan

    Hiking Highlight

    At 886 metres (2,907 ft), 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 …

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    3

    Corn Du

    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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    Cribyn

    Hiking Highlight

    At 2,608 feet (795 m), the summit of Cribyn boasts bold and dramatic views over Pen-y-Fan, looking towards the steep cliff that forms its eastern flank. When the weather is …

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    5

    Fan y Big

    Hiking Highlight

    Fan y Big might have had its mountain status revoked in 2018 - but don't let that put you off. This is a superb peak that forms part of a …

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    Cadair 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 …

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    7

    Glyder Fawr

    Hiking Highlight

    The summit of Glyder Fawr is magnificent. On a clear day you will see incredible views of Snowdon, Crib Goch and Garnedd Ugain. At 3,284 feet (1,001 m), it is the highest peak in the Glyderau range.

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    Tryfan

    Hiking Highlight

    An incredible rocky adventure playground that rises like the ancient spine of a petrified leviathan, Tryfan is without doubt one of the UK's premier mountains. The north ridge is an …

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    9

    Carnedd Dafydd

    Hiking Highlight

    After a steep push to the summit, your effort is rewarded with spectacular views over to the Glyders, Tryfan, Carnedd Llewellyn and Anglesey to the north. At 3,425 feet (1,044 …

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    10

    Pen Yr Ole Wen

    Hiking Highlight

    There are two options to tackle Pen Yr Ole Wen. The first route from the Youth Hostel is the most challenging; a steep, technical and scree-filled ascent to the 3,209 …

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    11

    Glyder Fach

    Hiking Highlight

    At 3,261 feet (994 m), Glyder Fach is the sixth highest mountain in Wales. It is a challenging push to the summit but you a rewarded with astonishing views once …

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    12

    Fan Brycheiniog

    Hiking Highlight

    Poised and elegant, Fan Brycheiniog is the climax of a striking escarpment edge in the Black Mountain range of the western Brecon Beacons. From sculpted valleys to pretty tarns, the …

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    13

    Pen Cerrig Calch

    Hiking Highlight

    This remote and little visited summit is perfect for explorers keen to escape the crowds. Standing at 2,300 feet (701 m), the summit boasts spectacular views over the River Usk valley, Crickhowell, and further afield.

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    Carnedd Llewelyn

    Hiking Highlight

    Carnedd Llewelyn is a rugged and wild summit that boasts incredible views of the lake Ffynnon Llugwn. With bracing mountain air to reinvigorate the senses, this peak is a must-climb …

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    15

    Y Lliwedd

    Hiking Highlight

    The three tops of Y Lliwedd - Lliwedd Bach, the East Peak and West Peak - are all challenging in their own right and boast magnificent views. There is a …

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    16

    Crib Goch

    Hiking Highlight

    The Crib Goch scramble from Pen-y-pass is one of the best ridge scrambles in the UK. Renowned for hair-raising drops on either side, the thin and rocky ridge is the …

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    17

    Skirrid Fawr

    Hiking Highlight

    Long steep climb up but the rewarding views are amazing.

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    18

    Moel Siabod

    Hiking Highlight

    The eastern sentry to Snowdonia, Moel Siabod stands guard over the village of Capel Curig. A variety of ascent options including easy grass slopes, historical quarry tracks and a gentle …

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    19

    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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    20

    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, though. You can see across to the Brecon Beacons National …

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