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12 Breathtaking Places In Wales You Need To Visit

Go west.

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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.

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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.

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Where to stay: This cottage sleeps two, and offers views over Snowdonia, and also allows dogs to stay.

What to do: Aside from the beaches, you could visit Plas Newydd Country House and Gardens. Or, if you're a Wills and Kate fan, you could try and seek out their newlywed cottage.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Where to stay: You have plenty of options, but this B'n'B in St Dogmaels is affordable. And The Priory Hotel in Newport dates back to 1180, and has some design features from that time still intact.

What to do: Take it all in.

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