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Landscape of Wales


"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