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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: 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: 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.