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18 Breathtakingly Photographic Locations In Wales

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1. The Wye Valley

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County: Monmouthshire

Why it's worth going: An Instagram lover's dream. The sprawling forrest borders England and Wales, and there's plenty of opportunities to capture a unique part of nature.

2. Caerfai Bay

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County: Pembrokeshire

Why it's worth going: Because it looks more like a beach you'd see in the Mediterranean than one you'd expect to find in Wales.

3. Penrhyn Castle

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County: Gwynedd

Why it's worth going: One of the many beautiful castles that Wales has to offer, but even amongst strong competition, this Norman castle manages to stand out due to its gorgeous, leafy exterior.

4. Cardiff Bay

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County: Cardiff

Why it's worth going: From The Senedd to the Wales Millennium Centre, there's plenty of beautiful buildings to keep all lovers of modern architecture happy.

5. Llyn Y Fan

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County: Carmarthenshire

Why it's worth going: It looks like something straight from a postcard. The place even comes with its own legend involving a lady emerging from the lake.

6. Dinorwig Power Station

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County: Gwynedd

Why it's worth going: It's nickname, the "Electric Mountain", alone is attention grabbing, but that's nothing compared to the views the power station and its surrounding area have to offer.

7. Mount Snowdon

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County: Gwynedd

Why it's worth going: It offers the highest views in Wales, allowing you to see miles of the the national park's stunning scenery.

8. Skomer Island

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County: Pembrokeshire

Why it's worth going: Puffins. Whose Instagram feed would't be improved by puffins?

9. Hay-On-Wye

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County: Powys

Why it's worth going: Known as "the town of books", Hay-on-Wye offers a myriad of photo opportunities for all. You don't need to be a lover of literature to appreciate this town's beauty – after all, a picture paints a thousand words.

10. Llandaff Cathedral

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County: Cardiff

Why it's worth going: Because it's one of the best cathedrals in the country. The cathedral was constructed in the 12th century and is home to the head of the Church in Wales.

11. Red Kite Feeding Station, Wales

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County: Carmarthenshire

Why it's worth going: You're pretty much guaranteed to get a great snap of one of Britain's most majestic birds.

12. Valle Crucis Abbey

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County: Denbighshire

Why it's worth going: Sometimes old ruins can make for some haunting beauty spots, and Valle Crucis Abbey is just that.

13. Pen y Fan

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County: Powys

Why it's worth going: Standing at 886 metres above sea-level, Pen y Fan is the highest peak in the Brecon Beacons, giving you a great vantage point over the surrounding area.

14. Aberglasney Mansion & Gardens

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County: Carmarthenshire

Why it's worth going: Put simply, it's a dream house. Stunning both inside and out, the restored mansion is a must see.

15. Stack Rocks

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County: Pembrokeshire

Why it's worth going: Just look at these things. Hell, you could pretty much point your camera anywhere off the Pembrokeshire coast and get a stunning photo.

16. Lake Vyrnwy

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County: Powys

Why it's worth going: Because as far as lakes go, this is a pretty sexy lake. The gothic tower standing on the lake adds a nice touch to the view.

17. Llechwedd Slate Caverns

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County: Gwynedd

Why it's worth going: Parts of this visitor attraction, which details the history of slate quarrying in the area, look like they come from a dream. It's also worth mentioning that the place is home to "the world's largest underground trampoline".

18. Pontcysyllte Aqueduct

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County: Wrexham

Why it's worth going: Who doesn't like a good, solid bridge? The Aqueduct serves as a canal, but also has a path you can walk along to cross. If you're scared of heights, it's probably best not to look down.