Where to stay: The historic Hotel Portmeirion has hosted guests such as H.G. Wells and George Bernard Shaw.
What to do: Visit in September and catch Festival Number 6 - this year’s line up includes Beck and the Pet Shop Boys, or just explore the multicoloured village.
Where to stay: The National Trust has this adorable cottage in the grounds of Bodysgallen Hall, which sleeps 4 and allows dogs.
What to do: Take in the gorgeous coastline - you could even drive along the coast to Talacre Beach. Or visit the Welsh Mountain Zoo.
3. If you’re a festival goer, visit Crickhowell.
Where to stay: The Bear Hotel is cosy and well-located.
What to do: Pop by in August for Green Man Festival - Beirut and Neutral Milk Hotel are playing this year. Or, explore the Brecon Beacons.
Where to stay: This cottage sleeps two, and offers views over Snowdonia, and also allows dogs to stay.
Where to stay: The Byre is a pretty bolthole, not too far from the village. They’ll also greet you with tea and homemade cakes.
What to do: There’s the Hay Festival of course, and over 30 bookshops to visit. Perfect for bookworms.
Where to stay: Indulge in the spa at a this hotel, if you want to splash the cash.
What to do: A Victorian town, with an alternative lifestyle twist. Visit in August to take part in their annual Victorian Festival.
Where to stay: Rumours holiday rental in Saundersfoot comes highly recommended, and comes complete with a heated pool.
What to do: If you’re travelling with a family, you could visit Heatherton World of Activities, or chill out by one of the beautiful beaches.
Where to stay: For the real deal, go camping in the heart of Snowdonia National Park.
What to do: Enjoy Snowdonia National Park, including the Aberglaslyn Pass and the Nant Gwynant valley.
What to do: Follow in Wordsworth’s steps and pay a trip to Tintern Abbey.
10. If you want breath-taking landscapes, visit Llandeilo.
Where to stay: This boutique hotel is in a Grade II listed building.
Where to stay: If you’d like to stay somewhere tucked away, try this National Trust cottage, with views over Moel Siabod.
What to do: Betws-y-Coed isn’t known as the Gateway to Snowdonia for nothing. Incredible, breathtaking mountain views and hikes.