Attractions

Top Choice Cathedral in St Davids (Tyddewi)

St David's Cathedral

Hidden in a hollow and behind high walls, St David's Cathedral is intentionally unassuming. The valley site was chosen in the vain hope that the church would be overlooked by Viking raiders, but it was ransacked at …
Top Choice Village in Porthmadog

Portmeirion Village

Set on its own tranquil peninsula reaching into the estuary, Portmeirion Village is a fantastical collection of colourful buildings with a heavy Italian influence, masterminded by the Welsh architect Sir Clough Will…
Top Choice Castle in Caernarfon

Caernarfon Castle

Majestic Caernarfon Castle was built between 1283 and 1330 as a military stronghold, seat of government and royal palace. Designed and mainly supervised by Master James of St George, from Savoy, its brief and scale …
Top Choice Canal in Llangollen

Pontcysyllte Aqueduct & Canal World Heritage Site

The preeminent Georgian engineer, Thomas Telford (1757–1834) built the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct in 1805 to carry the canal over the River Dee. At 307m long, 3.6m wide, 1.7m deep and 38m high, it is the most spectacular…
Top Choice Landmark in Machynlleth

Centre for Alternative Technology

A small but dedicated band of enthusiasts have spent 40 years practising sustainability at the thought-provoking CAT, set in a beautiful wooded valley 3 miles north of Machynlleth. Founded in 1974 (well ahead of its…
Top Choice Castle in Conwy

Conwy Castle

Caernarfon is more complete, Harlech more dramatically positioned and Beaumaris more technically perfect, yet out of the four castles that comprise the Unesco World Heritage Site, Conwy is the prettiest to gaze upon…
Top Choice Area in Aberdaron

Braich-y-Pwll

The rugged, ethereally beautiful extremity of the Llŷn Peninsula is where the medieval pilgrims set off to reach the holy island of Bardsey: one glimpse of their destination, rising out of the gunmetal-grey sea beyo…
Top Choice Castle in Beaumaris (Biwmares)

Beaumaris Castle

Started in 1295, Beaumaris was the last of Edward I’s great castles of North Wales and today it's deservedly a World Heritage Site. With swans gliding on a water-filled moat and a perfect, symmetrical design, it’s w…
Top Choice Mine in Llandudno

Great Orme Mines

Sitting unobtrusively near the top of the Great Orme is the largest prehistoric mine ever discovered. Nearly paved over for a car park, this site of tremendous historical importance has been developed as a must-see …
Top Choice Farm in Bodnant Estate

Bodnant Welsh Food

On the west side of the vast Bodnant Estate, a collection of lavishly restored 18th-century farm buildings now operates as Bodnant Welsh Food. One of the big attractions here is the Farm Shop, a wonderful showcase f…