1. The Isle of Anglesey
Anglesey offers unparalleled beauty, amazing adventures, serious solitude and a warm welcome. Easily accessible; this unique island, with its coastline, varied beaches and historical towns make it a superb base for all the family. Those that have visited need not be told. They just return.
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2. Llandudno & Colwyn Bay
Vibrant Llandudno, the Victorian seaside gem with a history that goes back to the Bronze Age. World Heritage Conwy with its rich maritime past. Waterfront adventure in Colwyn Bay. Year round breaks, filled with family fun, good food, great walking, world-class theatre and a full calendar of exciting events. All within easy reach of Snowdonia.
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3. North East Wales
Less than 20 minutes from Chester, we’re just a short journey from the North West and the West Midlands. From the bustling shops and cultural events of Wrexham to the culinary delights of the Mold Food and Drink Festival to the world-famous Llangollen International Eisteddfod. The area includes Rhyl, one of the best recognized British seaside resorts and the Clwydian Range & Dee Valley, Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. We even have an 11-mile long World Heritage Site - the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal and you can also walk the ancient Offa’s Dyke path running through Chirk out to the coast at Prestatyn.
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4. Snowdonia Mountains & Coast
The outdoor adventure playground of North Wales that includes the Snowdonia National Park, Llŷn Peninsula and Cambrian Coastline. A wide choice of quality accommodation, attractions and activities - castles, narrow-gauge railways, golf, cycling, walking, award-winning beaches, country parks, Wales Coast Path, World Heritage Site, Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Heritage Coast.
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5. Mid Wales My Way
Featuring Brecon Beacons National Park, Dyfi Biosphere, Cambrian Mountains, Lake Vrynwy & the Berwyns and Offa’s Country. Magnificent walks - two national trails, waterfalls and many other breathtaking walks besides. Muddy Wheels - cycling on - and off-road. A great track record - four years with the Tour of Britain, hometo Dyfi Enduro and Beacons Beast. Family traffic-fee routes to extreme mountain biking await. Year round events - from Hay Literary to Machynlleth Comedy, from Green Man to the Royal Welsh and Winter Shows, celebrating our agricultural heritage. Stay in magnificent mansions to wacky wigwams. All topped off with mouth-watering cuisine, local whiskies and marvelous wines. That’s Mid Wales My Way!
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6. Ceredigion - Cardigan Bay & the Cambrian Mountains
Discover the villages and harbours that inspired Dylan Thomas and the expansive landscapes, myths and legends depicted in the gripping TV thriller Hinterland / Y Gwyll. Delve into Wales’s history at Cardigan Castle. Walk gentle or challenging sections of Ceredigion’s coast path from promenade strolls at Aberystwyth to hill fort climbs at Llangrannog. Spot bottlenose dolphins and enjoy family fun at award winning beaches.
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7. Pembrokeshire - Britain’s only Coastal National Park
Rated by National Geographic magazine experts as the second best coastline in the world. With 186 miles (299 km) of magnificent and varied coastline and more than 50 beaches, there’s plenty of space for everyone. Choose between lively Tenby and Saundersfoot or peaceful St David’s and Newport. Perfect for outdoor activities or just relaxing.
8. Carmarthenshire - Carmarthen Bay
The last place that Dylan Thomas called home and the best place to be to celebrate and capture his centenary celebrations in 2014. Carmarthenshire stretches from Carmarthen Bay in the south to western Beacons and the Cambrian Mountains in the north, wondrous Gardens, awe-inspiring Castles and Wales’s longest beach, market towns brimming with local produce and chic shopping.
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9. Swansea Bay - Mumbles, Gower, Afan & the Vale of Neath
Discover Dylan Thomas in Wales’s Waterfront City, birthplace of our poetic hero and playwright. Spend some time in the UK’s first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Gower Peninsula. Unwind on award-winning beaches and explore unspoilt countryside. Bring your board, bike and boots and enjoy watersports, cycling and walking.
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10. The Valleys - Heart & Soul of Wales
World-class mountain biking and other activities on, over and under landscapes that are never short on drama. Proud communities bursting to tell you their stories about Wales’s largest castle, a World Heritage Site, craft beers and ciders and an intriguing cast of heroes from the mythological past to the contemporary music scene. You haven’t visited Wales until you’ve been to the Valleys - the Heart and Soul of Wales.
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11.Cardiff - Capital of Wales
The capital of Wales has unique attractions, top-class entertainment, a wide range of accommodation to suit all needs and quality shopping with a difference. Cardiff Castle, the Millennium Stadium, National Museum Cardiff, the Wales Millennium Centre and famous Doctor Who Experience combined with Cardiff Bay offer indoor and outdoor entertainment for everyone all year round.
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12.The Glamorgan Heritage Coast & Countryside
The dramatic Heritage Coast and popular resorts of Barry Island and Porthcawl are fringed by lovely Vale and Bridgend countryside and green hills. Discover the special character of an area steeped in history - and it’s close to Cardiff, Wales’s cosmopolitan capital.
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13.Wye Valley & Vale of Usk
Fantastic scenery and high-quality food and drink from the Brecon Beacons National Park to the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Explore castles, Roman towns and beautiful gardens; then take in award-winning vineyards bustling market towns and great local pubs. With the renowned Newport and Abergavenny Food Festivals, celebrated restaurants and artisan producers, discover why we're the Food Capital of Wales.
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