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24 Stunning Welsh Locations That Were Made For Instagram

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1. Menai Strait, Anglesey

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The Menai Strait separates Anglesey from mainland Wales. Dotted along the 25km stretch of water are multiple locations that are just begging to be photographed – the Menai Suspension Bridge being just one.

2. Llyn y Fan Fach, Carmarthenshire

It's essentially a giant lake majestically sitting atop a massive mountain. There's a bit of a walk to reach the top but it's more than worth it for the views.

3. The Fairy Glen, Conwy

The aptly named area really does look like something out of a fairy tale. And while there's no promise you'll catch a glimpse of a fairy in action, you're almost guaranteed to come away with some stunning photos of the beautiful gorge.

4. Dan yr Ogof, Powys

You don't even need to be above ground to find beauty in Wales. The National Showcaves consist of three caves open to the general public – the highlight of which being Cathedral Cave.

5. Hay-on-Wye, Powys

A book lover's paradise. Hay-on-Wye is glorious all year round, but especially so during its famous annual literary festival that takes place from May to June.

6. Aberglasney Mansion & Gardens, Carmarthenshire

The grass is greener in Wales and nowhere is that more proudly on display than at Aberglasney Mansion & Gardens.

7. Skomer Island, Pembrokeshire

Home to thousands of puffins, Skomer is a one of a kind location for wildlife lovers. You're going to need a boat to reach the island, which set sail from the nearby Martin's Haven from April to October.

8. Powis Castle, Powys

Close your eyes and imagine your dream home. The chances are that your imagine couldn't match the splendour of Powis Castle. Majestic AF.

9. South Stack Lighthouse, Anglesey

Built in 1809, the lighthouse still operates to this day. Beyond its role in guiding ships to safety, the landmark stands as a beacon of beauty along the Anglesey coastline.

10. Coed Llangwyfan, Denbighshire

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An instagram lover's dream. There's no shortage of photographable locations hidden the forrest of Llangwyfan.

11. Tenby Harbour, Pembrokeshire

The colourful Tenby harbour is a great place to visit on a Summer's day. When the tide's out, the beach offers an extra layer of fun to this postcard-esque location.

12. Tintern Abbey, Monmouthshire

The 12th century ruins radiate a haunting, atmospheric feel you won't find anywhere else – something clearly noticed by J. M. W. Turner who captured the abbey in a painting.

13. Mount Snowdon, Gwynedd

It goes without saying that the largest mountain in Wales offers views to die for. Be warned though, this is not a trek for the faint-hearted.

14. Elegug Stacks, Pembrokeshire

Yet another beauty spot situated along the Pembrokeshire coast. The stacks are home to multiple seabirds, which just adds to their magnificence.

15. Plas Cadnant, Anglesey

While the Georgian house is a beautiful sight, the real attraction here is the gardens. Prepare to experience some serious home envy.

16. Talybont Reservoir, Powys

There's something uniquely calming about a still water reservoir and this one is no exception. The surrounding Brecon beacons help elevate Talybont Reservoir to even greater heights of splendour.

17. Conwy Suspension Bridge, Conwy

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Fun fact: This grade I-listed structure was amongst the first suspension bridges in the world. Oh, and there's a castle here too.

18. Barafundle Bay, Pembrokeshire

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Why travel abroad when there's beaches like this right on your doorstep? The beach also holds the distinction of being named the top picnic spot in the UK, so bring a basket.

19. Green Bridge of Wales, Pembrokeshire

Nowhere does coastlines like Wales. The Green Bridge of Wales is a naturally formed arch that dominates its local surroundings at an incredible 80ft tall.

20. Chepstow Castle, Monmouthshire

You're always a stone throw away from a castle in Wales. This castle's uniqueness comes from its position of towering over a cliff. Game of Thrones, eat your heart out.

21. Denbigh Castle, Denbighshire

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Another in the series of Welsh ruins that somehow still look incredibly beautiful. Despite spending centuries in decay, the fortress still looks awe-inspiring.

22. Pistyll Rhaeadr, Powys

Who doesn't like a nice waterfall? While size isn't everything, this 240ft monster deserves praise for its gigantic stature.

23. Electric Mountain, Gwynedd

Celebrate the rich industrial heritage of Wales at Dinorwig Power Station, and while you're at it, why not take the opportunity to take some killer Instagram snaps?

24. Sygun Copper Mine, Gwynedd

Only in Wales could a former copper mine look like it belongs on the cover of a tourist brochure.