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Landscape of Wales

Snowdonia
Snowdonia

"Landscape creates nations, and nowhere is this truism truer than in Wales, Cymru. Almost everything about Wales has been decreed by its terrain; certainly if the countryside had been different, the Welsh people as we know them would never have existed."

Welsh writer Jan Morris ‘The Matter of Wales’

We're a country that looks to the sea and wherever you go in Wales, you're rarely far from it. Take a look at some of our favourite beaches.
Shaped by the last Ice Age, some 10,000 years ago, our landscape is mountainous. Find out more about Snowdon, the highest peak in Wales and England.
We've got 398 natural lakes in Wales, so it's no wonder that we enjoy our watersports. Learn more about our lakes, rivers and waterfalls.
There are more than 107,000 plant species in gardens throughout Wales. Have a look at some of our favourite public gardens to visit.
The path is a world first; it’s currently the only country in the World to have a continuous coastal path stretching its entire length.
Wales may be a small country but we have three national parks: Pembrokeshire coast, Snowdonia and Brecon Beacons national parks
We have five Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) - Wye Valley, Isle of Anglesey Coast, Llŷn Peninsula, Gower Peninsula and Clwydian Hills
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Solva Harbour, Pembrokeshire
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Mawddach River, Penmaenpool, Snowdonia
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Foel Fenlli, Clwydian Range
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Cemlyn Bay, Isle of Anglesey
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Llynnau Mymbyr & Snowdon
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Narrowboat on Pontcysyllte Aqueduct
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Tenby Harbour
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Pen-y-fan, Brecon Beacons
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Wye Valley from Upper Wyndcliff
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Aerial view of Three Cliffs Bay, Gower Peninsula
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Dylan Thomas' Boathouse in Laugharne
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Couple walking along Trwyn y Witch headland overlooking Traeth Mawr beach and cliffs, Southerndown part of the Glamorgan Heritage Coast.
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Conwy Castle, one of Wales’ World Heritage Sites.
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Craig Goch dam and reservoir in autumn, Elan Valley
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Tryfan and Llyn Ogwen, Snowdonia
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Bwa Gwyn, White sea arch. Near Rhoscolyn, Holy Island, Anglesey
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Walkers enjoying Foel Fenlli, Clwydian Range, one of Wales’ areas of outstanding natural beauty
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Freshwater East,Pembrokeshire
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Angling on River Dysynni
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Barmouth Bridge with view of Cadair Idris
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Black Mountains, Brecon Beacons
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coast path Borth to Ynyglad towards Aberdovey
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Cardiff Bay
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Lake Vyrnwy
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Mount Snowdon
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Bwa Gwyn, White sea arch, Near Rhoscolyn, Holy Island, Anglesey
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Lllandudno view from Great Orme
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Taf Fechan stream, Brecon Beacons
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Beaumaris Castle with view of mountains of Snowdonia
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Barafundle Bay, Pembrokeshire
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Porthmadog, Llyn Peninsula, north west Wales
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Towy (Tywi) River and Valley in snow, Near Dryslwyn, Carmarthenshire
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Wye Valley in autumn near Builth Wells, Powys, mid Wales
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Aerial view of Worm's Head at low tide, near Rhossili. Gower Peninsula, south west Wales
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Pistyll Rhaeadr waterfall, north east Wales
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Tin Man Sculpture, Llanbedrog. Llyn Peninsula, Gwynedd, north west Wales
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Walker, Pen-y-fan from Cribyn, Brecon Beacons
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Three Cliffs Bay, Gower Peninsula, south west Wales
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Clwydian Hills, area of outstanding natural beauty, Bwlch Pen Barrow Mountain Road
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Rhossili, Gower peninsula, south west Wales
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Wye Valley near Erwood, Powys.
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Carrog and River Dee in snow, Denbighshire, North Wales
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View down Conwy river to estuary and Great Orme, north Wales
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Couple walking Near Aberdaron, Llyn Peninsula with Bardsey Island in the background
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Mountain bikers looking over Llangorse Lake to Pen Y Fan, Mynydd Llangors, Brecon Beacons
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Lake Vyrnwy, Powys
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Lake Vyrnwy, Powys
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Castell Coch in the autumn
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Whitesands Bay, near St Davids, in spring with bluebells in foreground
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Lliw Valley, south west Wales
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Llyn Brianne, Ceredigion
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Teifi Estuary, mid Wales
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Aberystwyth
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Nr Dolgellau, Snowdonia
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Tresaith, Ceredigion
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Mawddach from Dolgellau
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Mwnt, Ceredigion
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Cadair Idris, Snowdonia
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Porth Iago beach, Llyn Peninsula