Wales is a cozy little country. Of course, what we like the most about this constituent nation of the United Kingdom is that it is very multifaceted, offering more than 600 castles, 3 national parks and many corners that are worth discovering. Special mention deserve its interesting landscapes, being able to find from snowy peaks to wild coastline.
If you have the opportunity to visit Wales, we recommend enjoying the dynamic atmosphere of the cities and especially Cardiff, the capital. In addition, you will not be able to miss its valleys and villages. To make it easier for you to choose, today we want to tell you about some of the most beautiful towns in the nation. Of course, we apologize in advance for all those who have not been included in the list and deserve to be on it. Would you like to join us?
First of all, we want to talk about Conwy, a town protected by gigantic walls that above all surprises with its spectacular castle, considered a World Heritage Site by UNESCO . On the other hand, you should know that the smallest house in Great Britain is located here.
We also want to talk about Portmeirion, a villa built in Italian style that has a very original appearance. For this reason, the town has been chosen as the setting for different films, such as the television series “The Prisoner”. It is important to note that, designed by Sir Clough Williams-Ellis, Portmeirion has become a major destination in Wales.
Facing the waters of the Menai Strait we find Beaumaris, a small fishing village that houses beautiful colored houses and a castle built by Edward I of England, among other buildings of interest.
Another town worth discovering, especially if you are a book lover, is Hay-on Wye. And it is that here you can find numerous used book stores. You can even find books on the same street. In addition, there is a 12th century castle nearby.
Very close to Cowny we find Landudno, a town bathed by the waters of the Irish Sea. Its promenade stands out, which is full of walkways, houses with Victorian facades and hotels. In addition, you should know that in its streets there are statues inspired by "Alice in Wonderland", since here the family of Alice Liddell, the young woman who inspired the writer CS Lewis, used to spend their summer.
We also want to talk about Aberdyfi, a coastal town that offers dunes, beaches and marinas. In fact, many tourists come to this area of the Welsh coast to enjoy its quality sand.
How could it be otherwise, we are also going to talk about Bets-y-Coed, one of the gateway to Snowdonia , one of the most beautiful natural parks in Great Britain. In this town you will find charming stone houses and bridges that skirt the streams.
Another town we want to mention is Chepstow, which is on the border with England. Above all, it is surprising for its castle , the oldest surviving stone in the United Kingdom. In addition, we want to highlight the racecourse, where the Grand National for Wales is held.
In northwestern Wales, in the Snowdonia region, we find Beddgelert, a town famous for its name, which comes from the legendary dog Gelert from the LLewellyn fairy tale and his dog Gelert. In fact, a grave located under a tree is one of the main attractions of the place.
Finally, we want to talk about Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch. Yes! You read that right! It is the longest toponym in the United Kingdom and the third longest on the planet. Of course, it is also known as Llanfair PG. Although it stands out above all for its name, the town is home to attractions such as the Marquis of Anglesey Column.