For the best Wales tourist attractions whether it is beaches, castles and museums, you’ve come to the right place. It is a small country which means finding something to do or see is within reach. Wales is well worth getting to know. The country has nearly 400 castles, numerous heritage railways and stunning sceneries. The Welsh are easy going people, and if you decide to tour the country, you are in right hands.
Snowdonia is stunning mountains and hills located in Gwynedd. It is over 3,000 feet high and contains 14 majestic peaks. If you are travelling to Porthmadog, you can view Snowdonia all the way from here. Snowdonia heavily based on local legends is ideal for travellers looking for popular climbing and hiking destinations, it doesn’t get better than the Snowdonia National Park.
Wales by Rail
A fun way to visit the country is by rails. Wales once had a famed mining operation; however, its quarries and mines have now closed. There are ten heritage railway lines that allow visitors to see as many famous landmarks whether castles, seaside towns or mountains.
Built during the 13th century by King Edward I, Caernarfon Castle was considered one of the largest castles. Caernarfon comprises of 13 towers, two gates and is a well preserved and impressive medieval fortress. The castle is surrounded by Menai Strait and River Seiont and a moat on the other side for its complete protection. The castle has a royal heritage that continues to the present day.
Conwy located on the north coast offers a great tourist spot that includes a fantastic shopping experience, medieval architecture and a stunning castle. With a suspension bridge, Conwy and River Conwy offer the best views found on the town walls built in the 13th century by King Edward 1. Aberconwy House is a merchant’s house built in the 14th century and the only surviving one in Great Britain.
Anglesey is a quaint fishing village separate from mainland Wales and is made up of 100 miles of attractive coastline. A famous landmark that makes Anglesey so remarkable is the South Stack Lighthouse. Holy Island is one of Anglesey’s popular holiday resorts while bird watching on tiny Salt Island is possible.
Pembrokeshire Peninsular is a dramatic coastline in Wales, and everything you need to find in terms of attractive tourists landmarks is right here. Visitors can view Pembrokeshire Castle, a historic castle, St. Davids, a cathedral, Laugharne, a fishing harbour where Dylan Thomas a famous Welsh poet lived most of his life. If you’re an adventurous traveler unique accommodation in the form of gypsy caravans, farm cottages and vintage railcars are available.
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