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Waterfall, Tresaith Beach, Ceredigion,Cardigan, West Wales, UK|© ESB Professional/Shutterstock
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10 Photos That Will Make You Change Your Mind About Wales

Picture of Hannah Freeman
Updated: 27 November 2017
Wales is a surprisingly diverse country which offers some very unique experiences. Whether in North Wales, South Wales or the Welsh Borders, visitors can enjoy the exhilaration of white-water sports, fine dining, breathtaking views and more. It’s certainly not all green fields and sheep as this guide will help you discover.

Cardiff Bay

Spend an evening in the beautiful Cardiff Bay. Packed full of restaurants and bars, this cultural centre is a perfect example of ‘Cool Cymru’. Enjoy concerts at The Millennium Centre or be wowed by some of the best food around.

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Pier Head and the National Assembly For Wales, Cardiff Bay, Wales, UK | © ESB Professional/Shutterstock

Tresaeth Beach

One of the most beautiful beaches the country has to offer. West Wales’ Tresaeth Beach is a haven of tranquillity which is overlooked by a rather excellent pub.

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Waterfall, Tresaith Beach, Ceredigion,Cardigan, West Wales, UK | © ESB Professional/Shutterstock

Mid Wales Road Biking

Road Biking is an extremely popular pastime in Wales, and, as you can see, we have some amazing roads with the most stunning views. Hire a bike and spend a few hours exploring at whatever pace suits you.

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Junior Tour of Wales 2016. Penderyn Moor, Brecon Beacon National Park Wales UK. August-29-2016 , Chasing Peloton | © ESB Professional/Shutterstock

Castle Coch

One of the country’s hidden gems. Castle Coch is a fairytale castle located just outside Cardiff. Restored for the Marquis of Bute by the renowned designer William Burgess in the late 19th century, it is an absolute dream to visit.

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Castle Coch, Castell Coch, The Red Castle, Tongwynlais, Cardiff, Wales, U.K. Autumn | © ESB Professional/Shutterstock

Welsh Wine Tasting

Surprisingly, South Wales has an excellent climate for growing grapes and there are several rather good vineyards dotted about the country producing red, white and even sparking wine.

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Close-up of bunch of green grapes hanging from vine in vineyard | © ESB Professional / Shutterstock

White Water Rafting/Canoeing

Wales and water go hand in hand, and white water rafting, or canoeing, is an exhilarating experience not to be missed. Perfect for the adrenaline junkies amongst us.

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Bala Wales United Kingdom – September 17 2016: White water kayakers at the National White Water Centre canoeing through rapids on the River Tryweryn | © ESB Professional/Shutterstock

The National Stadium of Wales

With a 74,000 capacity, this world-famous stadium plays host to internationally renowned musicians as well as national sporting heroes.

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CARDIFF, UK – SEP 9: The Millennium Stadium, national stadium of Wales | © ESB Professional/Shutterstock

Llandudno

Historically one of Wales’ most famous holiday resorts, Llandudno has the longest pier in Wales at 700 m (2,295 feet).

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Llandudno North Shore and the strip of Victorian hotels North Wales Coast | © ESB Professional/Shutterstock

Severn Bridge

The Severn Bridges are the symbolic gateways into Wales; there are two bridges and both carry over 80,000 vehicles a day.

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New Severn Bridge Sunrise | © ESB Professional/Shutterstock

Ancient Burial Chamber

Visitors can experience history hands-on at the many ancient burial sites dotted about the country, many date to the Neolithic or New Stone Age (10,000 B.C.E.)

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Pentre Ifan burial chamber on the Preseli Mountains in Pembrokeshire, the best known prehistoric monument in Wales | © ESB Professional/Shutterstock