16. South Stack Lighthouse
Soaring 28 metres above the Irish Sea, South Stack Lighthouse stands atop a rugged islet off Anglesey’s Holy Island. Its bright beacon has been in operation for over 200 years, warning vessels of treacherous rocks and guiding them safely along coastal routes.
17. Porth Wen
Resembling a scene from an old black and white film, Porth Wen is a curious bay tucked away on the coast of Anglesey. Most famous for the Porth Wen Brickworks, the site creates a fascinating yet eerie backdrop to the cove.
18. Pen y Fan
Located in the Brecon Beacons National Park, Pen y Fan is the tallest peak in South Wales, standing at 886m. From its summit, there are sweeping views over reservoirs, towns and glacial valleys, and on a clear day you can even see over to the Bristol Channel, the Black Mountains and the Cambrian Mountains.
19. Henrhyd Falls
Owned by the National Trust, Henrhyd Falls is the tallest waterfall in South Wales. Thundering 90ft down a steep gorge, the falls are an incredible sight, particularly after heavy rainfall. It’s also one of the only waterfalls in the country where you can walk behind the cascade. The falls are easy to reach on a well-made path from Henrhyd and its beautiful setting is featured in the Batman Film Dark Knight Rises.
20. The Gower Peninsula
The Gower Peninsula was the first place in Britain to be named an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. With vertiginous limestone cliffs, wild moors and verdant woodlands ringed by exquisite beaches, the Gower Peninsula is one of Wales' most scenic regions.
21. St Catherine's Island
Located just below Castle Beach in Tenby, St Catherine’s Island is a tidal island on the Pembrokeshire Coast. Commonly known as St Catherine’s Rock, the island is home to a Victorian fort and a 13th-century chapel that tell of its intriguing past.
Pembrokeshire is a heady concoction of coastline, islands and ancient castles. The 186-mile coast is punctuated by more than fifty beaches with pretty inlets and towering cliffs. In the summer, the beaches come alive with water sports such as kayaking and surfing. Anyone with a love for nature can set off on a journey of discovery along the Pembrokeshire Coast Path where wildlife abounds.
23. Twr Mawr Lighthouse
With the peaks of Snowdonia rising in the distance, a short walk along the sweeping, sandy beach of Llanddwyn Bay takes you to the picturesque Twr Mawr Lighthouse. Meaning ‘great tower’ in Welsh, Twr Mawr stands at 35ft tall and is built in a conical style, inspired by the design of Anglesey's windmills.
Set inside 13th-century walls, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Conwy is home to some magnificent sights. The charming harbour, medieval castle and Telford Suspension Bridge stand against a silhouette of the Snowdonia Mountains. As you’d imagine, the market town is filled with history dating back 700 years.
Beneath the legendary ‘Chair of Idris’ (Cader Idris), the market town of Dolgellau stands on the River Wnion in Gwynedd and is the gateway to the Mawddach Estuary. The town is an ideal base for exploring the Snowdonia Mountains and local beauty spots along the Mawddach Trail, which follows the river for almost 10 miles to Barmouth. The Precipice Walk is another of the famous routes as it passes through woodlands and meadows, showcasing spectacular views of the estuary along the way.
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