You are visiting the UK and are excited to see the beautiful places to visit in Wales. That's awesome because Wales has some of the most stunning locations to visit. It doesn’t matter whether you are more of a beach person or an adventurer who loves to hike. Wales has it all.
You'll find white sandy expanses of beach and beautiful crystal oceans which need to be photographed. You can also walk and climb in some of the most rural spots with incredible nature and stunning landscapes. Aside from a bustling capital city in Cardiff, Wales has many market towns, villages, seaside resorts, and hilltop escapes, there are some incredible places to explore.
One thing you will definitely fall in love with is the beautiful scenery. So here are some of the most beautiful places in Wales that you just have to see.
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Portmerion, North Wales
This area is unique and oh, so beautiful. Unlikely to find a similar location anywhere else in the whole of the UK. It was built to replicate an Italian village. You might walk around and feel, just for a moment, that you could be strolling around the Amalfi Coast in Italy.
There are colourful buildings in pastel shades and plenty to see and do while you are here. It is a great opportunity to experience something a little different and it is certainly a beautiful place to be. Many people come here for the day, but it is possible to stay over if you wanted to experience the location at night, which gives you a different perspective.
Brecon Beacons, South Wales
If you want to find a place that has real beauty, a perfect location for walking and hiking, then look no further than the Brecon Beacons. It has to be one of the most stunning parts of Wales and defines what rural and country settings are all about.
There are plenty of walking trails that are suitable for people of all ages, so you are bound to find something suitable. Whether it is a nice scenic, leisurely walk, or if you are more experienced with rigged terrain, the Brecon Beacons are the place to go. They’re also great opportunities to go camping, so it is a location that is suitable for people wanting to get close to nature.
Snowdonia, North Wales
Snowdonia in North Wales is one of the most well-known places to visit in Wales with hikers coming here from all over the world. Trust us though, it is still a fantastic location and one you should add to your travel bucket list for Wales.
The Snowdonia National Park has plenty that you can explore. You can hike up Snowdon, the largest mountain in England and Wales, or take the old Victorian train for a quaint ride. Reaching the summit will give you far-reaching views on a clear day, and is definitely a highlight and reward for the epic trip to the top. It is a fantastic location and one of the most beautiful opportunities for photos in Wales.
Hay-On-Wye, Brecon, Mid Wales
Hay-On-Wye is a town that sits on the Welsh border and is famous for books and its annual literature festival. Hay-On-Wye may only have a small population, but people in their thousands come here each year for the festival and to experience the beautiful surroundings. It all started with one book shop back in the 1960s, but this has increased to more than 20 now, making it a fabulous place to visit for people who are truly in love with literature and reading.
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Monknash beach, Vale of Glamorgan
This beach is by far one of the lesser-known beaches in Wales, and as the country has so many beautiful coastal options, it is one that is usually bypassed. But that would be a mistake. While the access to the beach is a little tricky, meaning you need to take a river walk and head through woodland with the direction of the coast in mind, it is worth the journey to get there. When the tide is out, you have a big expanse of sandy beach, perfect for sunbathing and building sandcastles. There are also incredible cliffs and rocky areas to explore. A hidden gem that is simply beautiful in Wales.
Betws-Y-Coed, Conwy Valley, North Wales
A community and village feel to it in the Conwy Valley, Betws-Y-Coed is a little more known than some of the other locations mentioned above, however, it is a beautiful spot in North Wales. The woodland area, the brooks, streams, and nature is a stunning location to walk through, and there is plenty to keep you occupied. There is a real Alpine feel to the area because of the surrounding forest. In the area, you will find not only lots of scenic things to do, but it is close to other fabulous locations in the Northern area such as Snowdonia and Conwy.
Rhandirmwyn, North East Wales
Nestled in the North East of Wales and a hidden beauty spot is the little village of Rhandirmwyn. While there isn’t much in the way of shops and restaurants, it more than makes up with the magical Dinas Nature Reserve. The spring is a blanket of bluebells and during the other seasons, you can experience wildlife and nature at its finest. Many people know about a secret spot, but should be added to your list of beautiful places to visit in Wales.
Llandeilo, South Wales
Llandeilo is a quaint town in a stunning location. There is a real village and community vibe to the place, but there is also a lot to see and do in the surrounding areas. You can head off for walks or even take in some historic sites, like Llandyfeisant, one of Wales’ most peaceful churches.
It can only be reached by a private dirt path and across fields, but it is worth the extra effort to witness something so special. In the village, there are many independent shops, lovely restaurants and places to stay. So while it may feel like it is a hidden gem of Wales, there is plenty to keep you occupied and happy once you are here. A beautiful spot in Wales to add to your must-visit list.
There are so many incredible and beautiful places in Wales that it is hard to collate only a few of them. But hopefully, this has given you plenty of inspiration for some beautiful places you can visit in Wales.