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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 spectacula…
Top Choice Castle in Pembroke (Penfro)

Pembroke Castle

This spectacular and forbidding castle was the home of the earls of Pembroke for over 300 years and the birthplace of Henry VII, the first Tudor king. A fort was established here in 1093 by Arnulph de Montgomery, bu…
Top Choice Historic Building in Isle of Anglesey (Ynys Môn)

Plas Newydd

When you pull up into the car park, don't get too excited by the impressive building you can see in front of you – that's just the stables! The grand manor house of the Marquesses of Anglesey is set well back from t…
Top Choice Modern British in Bala (Y Bala)

Tyddyn Llan Restaurant

The glowing reputation of this Michelin-starred country restaurant is well-deserved. We are still salivating at the memory of our last visit – some dishes went beyond merely good and approached extraordinary. The pa…
Top Choice Bistro in Beddgelert

Beddgelert Bistro & Antiques

An eccentric gem, this hybrid bistro/antique store offers exceptional home cooking. By day it's more like a tearoom, but at night the tiny dining room at the heart of the 17th-century cottage fills up with happy din…
Top Choice Modern British in Ruthin

On the Hill

The low ceilings and exposed beams of this 16th-century house near the square make a memorable setting for sophisticated country cooking. Classics such as duck breast with celeriac and redcurrant, or sole stuffed wi…
Top Choice Mountain in Brecon Beacons National Park


Ascending Pen-y-Fan (886m), the tallest peak in the Brecon Beacons, is one of the most popular hikes in the national park (around 120,000 people each year make the climb, giving it the nickname 'the motorway'). The …
Top Choice Gardens in The Mumbles (Y Mwmbwls)

Clyne Gardens

Spanning 20 hectares, these magnificent gardens are particularly impressive in spring when the azaleas and rhododendrons are at their most spectacular. Plus there are bluebell woods, wildflower meadows and a bog gar…
Top Choice Cafe in Pembroke (Penfro)

Food at Williams

Pop into this bright and cheerful cafe in the morning for a cooked breakfast or in the afternoon for a glass of wine and Welsh cheese platter on the terrace.
Top Choice Fish & Chips in Llandudno Junction


Customers come from miles around to sample the offerings at nautically themed Enochs, a fish-and-chip joint dedicated to sustainable fishing. The mains are a perfect blend of tender fish and crispy batter, unless yo…