8 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Skip a Visit to Wales


6. Snowdonia National Park

Mountains, lakes, beaches, castles, villages… all are found in Snowdonia National Park, Wales first national park, and the third largest in Great Britain. Popular with locals and tourists, this park receives nearly six million visitors each year, and it is not hard to see why. The landscape is sprawling and dramatic; from the harsh coastline, to thick forest to mountainous peaks, this park has it all. It is popular with hikers and mountain climbers; there are three thousand feet summits that require expert training, and there are simple, beautiful trails perfectly suited for a fun afternoon in the park. If visiting, bring a rain jacket, as Snowdonia is the wettest spot in all of the United Kingdom- chances are, you will get wet!

Snowdonia National Park

5. Brecon Beacons National Park

Rolling hills, mountains, moorlands, lush valleys, sprawling fields, AND centuries of tradition and history. If you can believe it, all of that and more are overflowing in a 42 mile wide national park, located in the South and Mid Wales. During the summer months, or the winter, miles of trails are available, from easy beginner strolls to hardcore multi-day treks and everything in between. While the stunning scenery leaves nothing to be desired in the park, this national site is home to over 200 archaeological sites, including prehistoric and Roman castles, stone circles, burial chambers and camps. And, if none of the above entices you to visit this beautiful landscape, Brecon Beacons was given International Dark Sky Reserve Status for its endless stargazing opportunities.

Brecon Beacons National Park
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