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Top 10 attractions in Wales to know the beauty secret of the country

By Shamanthika - July 30, 2020
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In spite of being the smallest country in Britain‘s Mainland, Wales never disappoints its visitors. The historicity of the country and its heritage buildings have several stories to tell. From Mount Snowdon in the North to beautiful caves in the South, Wales is a natural paradise. In addition to this, there are several castles built with old stones, yet look surreal. There are several other top attractions in Wales which can make your holiday the best. More than the scenery and attractions, warm hospitality and service are other highlights of the destination. Visit top cafés and restaurants to taste local cuisine and music. We present to you the top attractions in Wales.

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Top 10 attractions in Wales

  1. Snowdonia National Park
  2. Devil’s Bridge and Hafod Estate
  3. Brecon Beacons National Park
  4. Wales by Rail
  5. Caernarfon Castle
  6. Cardiff Castle & National Museum in Cardiff
  7. Portmeirion
  8. National Slate Museum
 

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1.Snowdonia National Park

Snowdonia National Park is synonymous with the state of Wales. Because, whenever you are in Wales, never miss visiting Snowdonia. What’s so special here? Oh, everything is! With a majestic range of mountains, the park stretches to about 823 miles in the State. Snowdonia National Park also boasts the highest mountains in the whole of England. You can involve yourselves in other popular adventure acts like mountain biking and horse riding. You can also access the summit of Snowdon, through a train journey, that takes to all the way up. Once you reach the summit, enjoy amazing views and treat your eyes.

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2.Devil’s Bridge and Hafod Estate

Devil’s Bridge is a package of 3 bridges, one upon another. Did you know that the oldest bridge was built in the 11th century? Yes, although it was built years ago, the bridge looks beautiful. The Devil’s Bridge stretches on the Rheidol Gorge and you can soak in the beauty of River Mynach. You can choose between two walks namely Nature Trail and Punchbowl. These walks let you explore Devil’s bridge and takes you to the falls. You can also prebook your tickets.

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3. Brecon Beacons National Park

This is another beautiful national park on the list, yet it has its own significance. Brecon Beacons National Park is the place to visit if you love to hike. The National park is also famous for its wild ponies, you can take several pictures posing with them. In addition to this, the park also has several caves and waterfalls to entertain its visitors. Do not miss to visit the Henrhyd Falls. So, yes do wanna hike a mountain and enjoy some adventure. Brecon Beacons National Park is the place you have to be in.

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4. Wales by Rail

The best option to roam around a city is taking a train journey. There is a rail experience in Wales, which you should never miss. The narrow-gauge railways in the outskirts of the State, which was once used to transport goods is a tourist attraction now. There are more than 10 heritage railway lanes, which takes around the state. Enjoy Wales by Rail and etch the memories deep in your heart.

 

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5. Caernarfon Castle

Caernarfon Castle is the main attraction in the country of Wales. The yesteryear residence of the honourable Prince of Wales is a well-preserved heritage site. It was built in the 13th century, overlooking the River Seiont. The royal castle looks very beautiful in the night. It has about 13 towers and two gates. Being one of the well-preserved castles in Europe, the Caernarfon Castle is a notable attraction.

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6.Cardiff Castle & National Museum in Cardiff

Undoubtedly, the most beautiful castles of Wales, Cardiff Castle is a must-visit in the country. When you are here, you will be lost in the beauty of the Castle. This building was constructed 1000 years ago and there are several notable features. From the architectural style to attractive interior designs to murals on the walls, there is much to enjoy here. You can take a guided tour to observe all these highlights of the Castle. From the Castle, you can also head to the National Museum in Cardiff. There are several collections and exhibits here on topics like botany, zoology and archaeology. Designed and curated by top artisans of the past, the museum is a unique place to visit in Wales.

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7. Portmeirion

Being the most photogenic attraction in Wales, Portmeirion pulls in a lot of tourists. Its a hotel resort and a visitor attraction which is also a famous filming spot. This attraction is located on the Northern side of Wales. It was built by Sir Clough Williams-Ellisa in the 20th century. You can also choose to stay one night here when you are in Wales. Alternatively, you can take a day trip to explore the fountains, church and beautiful gardens. A visit to Wales is not complete if you don’t visit Portmeirion.

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8. Anglesey

The Isle of Anglesey is separated from Wales by a Suspension bridge. Anglesey is a collection of several beautiful and little fishing villages. Along the shining sandy beaches, these villages are lined up in a row. The bridge is called the Menai Suspension bridge. Anglesey has a perfect climate for visitors to camp and relax. With holiday resorts and other entertainment options, Anglesey is a perfect choice for a day trip from Wales. So, why wait? Add Anglesey to your bucket list and explore it your own way.

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9. National Slate Museum

The National Slate Museum is located in Caernarfon in Wales. The country has a mining past. There is a deep history of how mining began in Wales, about the types of equipment used etc. If you want to know about it all, the museum is indeed a fascinating place. So, explore the museum and observe all the amazing exhibits inside.

So, when you are in Wales, do not miss to visit these top attractions. This curated list will help you explore the country in your own pace. Read more travel stories on our United Kingdom travel blog and get inspired. Plan an amazing vacation to the United Kingdom. Check out the Pickyourtrail website to customise your vacation. Did you know that the uber-cool Pickyoutrail app will answer your travel queries on the go? You can download the app on Playstore. Also, Whatsapp our travel experts and we are at your service!

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