6 Must-Visit Places in Wales
For such a small land, the map of Wales is truly jam-packed with amazing places, awe-inspiring landscapes and interesting historical and cultural heritage. Especially in autumn, a short trip to Wales is a great idea that offers so many opportunities to experience and see some wonderful places and to enjoy the local quirky traditions, met the friendly and cool people of Wales. With such a great diversity of charms and beauty, it is truly surprising how it comes that there are still many undiscovered and not that popular hidden gems in Wales. Today we are going to talk for these special and unique places exactly, so make sure to keep on reading and we guarantee to provide you with some wonderful ideas for your next visit to Wales.
The Tywi Valley, South Wales
It is really hard to not notice a whole valley, right? Especially if it is that beautiful as The Tywi Valley in South Wales. Surprisingly, not many people know about this wonderful place. However, now when you know about it, do not miss to head southwest next time you are in Wales, where you will discover this amazing nature place, a home to a magical scenery and most probably a home to the great wizard Merlin as the legend says.
If you are looking for a place that looks like straight out of a movie, make sure to visit the Tywi Valley and enjoy its luscious green hills with a dozen on ancient castles dotted around, Carreg Cennan being one of the highlights and most romantic ones with great views over towards the Black Mountain. The legend surrounding the castles is even more magical because it says that Carreg Cennan is built by the knights of King Arthur. If you are not that much into castles and ancient legends, then you may find the National Botanic Garden of Wales much more of an attraction with the much more Mediterranean climate under the roof of the breath-taking glasshouse.
Strumble Head, Pembrokeshire
Located right on the amazingly beautiful Pembrokeshire coast, here you can discover and explore the winding country lanes of Strumble Head. In fact, this is, arguably, the best place in Wales for sea-bird spotting and we are sure that once you visit the area, you will be delighted with its rough and quirky, but very mesmerising charm and beauty. Despite the wind, Strumble Head is a very peaceful and relaxing spot. The best way to reach to the mainland is by a more than wonderful walk along the Coast Path that offers you some really astonishing cliff-top views and an access to the lovely little beaches Aber Mawr and Aber Bach.
Right at the heart of the luscious and fertile Vale of Clwyd, Ruthin is a truly special and magical little town sitting on a hilltop and overlooking the astonishing surrounding hills. This little town stands out not only because of the amazing scenery surrounding its nice little houses and streets but also with the amazing and very delicious food. The majority of the interesting and old buildings of the town are surrounding the St Peter’s Square, where you can start your wander around the town from and go with the flow exploring the labyrinth of nice little streets around. On the southern edge of the town is where you will find the delightful red-sandstone castle.
If you are looking for a truly special and one-of-a-kind spot in Wales, then you cannot allow yourself missing the tiny seaside village of Rhoscolyn, located on the Holy Island that is a part of the Anglesey island, connected to Bangor by bridges. The little town is truly the perfect spot for chilling out and relaxation for a few days and the sandy peaceful beaches are contributing to the whole relaxing and laid back atmosphere even more. The coast here is also a perfect spot for kayakers, in case you are into some more extreme activities. But what makes this little-hidden place even more wonderful is the local pub White Eagle, which offers a huge deck to its visitors, where you can enjoy the amazing views from.
Llanarmon Dyffryn Ceiriog, Glyn Ceiriog Valley
Sitting on the edge of the quiet Glyn Ceiriog Valley, Llanarmon Dyffryn Ceiriog is a truly simple place and here is where its charm comes from, because of its atmospheric and peaceful setting that offers an escape from the dynamic and hassle of the city. The peaceful valley makes it a great spot for wandering around, relaxation and enjoying, as a part of the wider exploration of the country of Wales. Although the place is very small, here you can find two wonderful old and charming inns. Combine the relaxation at the inns with some lovely walks around and admiring the luscious landscape and thank us later for the great idea!
One of the biggest uniqueness, which makes it to a good charm of the place, is that Porthmelgan is accessible only by foot and probably this is an explanation why the spot is still not overcrowded with tourists. A tiny and extremely beautiful beach, Porthmelgan is surely going to make you fall in love with the nature of Wales. Just a 15-minute walk along the coast from the popular amongst the surfers Whitesands Bay will lead you to this much quieter and more atmospheric hidden beach and its sheltered coves that are just perfect for paddling and rock pooling.