by Coast and Country Holidays
We have selected ten of our favourite views from across Wales.
Aberystwyth from Constitution Hill in Ceredigion is a well visited view point overlooking Aberystwyth Town and the seaside. You can journey to the view via the Aberystwyth Cliff Railway or make the journey on foot via the Ceredigion Coast Path. This is a relatively steep climb and can take upward of 30 minutes to traverse the 1.5 miles – it is also rated as hard in the local guide books.
Newport Pembrokeshire from Fordd Bedd Morris is a favourite amongst visitors in north Pembrokeshire. From the Town of Newport head west towards Fishguard and take the Gwaun Valley road up onto Carningli Mountain. After you cross a small bridge pull in just before the road swings round to the left and look back towards the direction you came in. There is a grassy area here also which makes it perfect for picnics.
Symonds Yat in the Wye Valley, Monmouthshire is a must for those visiting the Wye Valley, offering fine views over the Valley and River Wye which is situated well below you.
Views of Ceredigion, Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire from Llanllwni Mountain in Carmarthenshire – a lesser known view point in Wales but deserves to be high up in anyone’s lists of views to visit. There is a small car park and view point, unfortunately not in the best position. To get the best view, continue up the hill past the car park and on to the first farm track on your right, to the left of the farm track is a twmp (small mound) – climb up on this mound for fine 360 degree views as far reaching as Carningli Mountain in Pembrokeshire, The Brecon Beacons in Powys and on a really clear day to the Snowdonia National Park in north Wales.
Ogwen Valley heading north on the A5 towards Bethesda. A fine view down the Ogwen Valley is found by all that travel north along the A5 towards Bethesda. As you pass Llyn Ogwen on your right and pass over the bridge the valley opens up in front of you. This is a glacial valley so it is open and wide and provides a valley vista that we think is second to none.
Caernarfon Castle from Coed Helen Road. Caernarfon Castle is striking from wherever you view it – most see it from the car park right below it, but if you want to know where all the photographers head to grab great shots then head out of Caernarfon on the A487 and after you cross the round about and bridge take the next right and then immediately right again – follow this road until it opens up opposite the Castle for the best view just out of Town.
View of Barmouth and Snowdonia from above Llywngwril. Known to very few, this offers probably one of the best views of this area that you can find. From Llwyngwril on the A493 take the unclassified road near the bus stop in Llwyngwril. Follow the road around to the left and keep heading up. There are great views from almost all of this little road but the best view (in our opinion) is after you have passed through the gated area of the road and the road heads down hill a little. In front of you will be the Snowdonia range and to your left a fine view of Barmouth and the river Mawddach.
Pembrokeshire from Foel Drygarn near Crymych. A special site indeed, not just offering some of the best views of the Pembrokeshire tundra but also an ancient burial site and a more recent (iron age) fortification site. From Crymych follow the A478 towards Tenby, before exiting Crymych take the road sign posted Mynachlogddu. Follow this road until you get to a gravel lay by opposite a gravel track with a footpath sign. You can park in the lay by. Head up the gravel track and through the gate onto the moorland. Foel Drygarn is the hill in front of you.
View from Fan Foel towards Llyn y Fan Fach in the Brecon Beacons. This view is iconic amongst walkers and offers not just a great view of Llyn y Fan Fach but also of the rest of the Beacons (weather permitting). Two options for approach here – either via the unclassified road on the left after the National Show Caves for Wales heading north on the A4067 or from the car park at Llyn y Fan Trout Fishery and Salmon Hatchery.
Carmarthenshire Countryside from Carreg Cennen Castle. At one of the most spectacularly situated castles in Wales the views are simply amazing. Scare yourself by looking out to the south through one of the castle windows! Which ever direction you look out to from Carreg Cennen Castle we are sure you will be impressed.
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