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Wonderful Wales and its Outstanding Beauty

Updated on October 20, 2012

Unspoilt Meadow in Wales

Picture courtesy Flickr
Picture courtesy Flickr

Beautiful Wales, a Summary

This is just a brief introduction to the beautiful countryside of Wales. Each area is different within its tiny area. It is approximately 300 miles long by 70 miles across and within its boundaries lies a wealth of beautiful places. There are over 600 castles, some in ruins, amazing Roman remains and artifacts going back to prestone age. People have chosen to live in Wales since the beginning of time.

The food sources in Wales are second to none and mainly organic. It is gaining International renown as a destination for the Gourmet. Its proximity to the sea make it a place where the fish is fresh and delicacies like crab, scallops and other shell fish abound. It is also famous for its seaweed dish called Lavabread but don't ask me to recommend that personally, it is an acquired taste. My grandparents ate it regularly and lived a good vigorous life well into their nineties which may point to some of its merits. Welsh lamb fed on the salt marshes near the sea is delightful. Fruit and vegetables thrive with its mild climate and ample rain. Early potatoes and other vegetables are a feature of Pembrokeshire in the west.

The beaches are diverse, from the huge expanse of sand in Pendine and Newgale to tiny coves set in huge cliffs. There are many pastimes for the sea lover, sailoing and wind surfing are popular and there are many safe beaches for children. Pony trekking is offered throughout Wales as Welsh ponies and cobs are a national treasure.

Whatever your vacation dream is, Wales can fulfill it with the exception of hot weather. There is usually a breeze and it has its fair share of rain. Well it has to be that green for a reason! The Lonely Planet Guide states that the Pembrokeshire National Park with its wonderful coastal path is one of the most beautiful places on the planet. What more can I say!

Mountains and Valleys in Wales

Bethesda North Wales
Bethesda North Wales
SkenFrith
SkenFrith
Tintern Abbey
Tintern Abbey
Twmpath
Twmpath
Brecon Beacons
Brecon Beacons
Cader Idris North Wales
Cader Idris North Wales
Brecon Beacons
Brecon Beacons

Views of Wales and its Outstanding Beauty

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      Sheila 7 years ago from The Other Bangor

      Great photos, thanks.

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      Gypsy Willow 7 years ago from Lake Tahoe Nevada USA , Wales UK and Taupo New Zealand

      Thanks for the approval, Teresa. Living as I do in the USA now , I often wonder why I'm not there! (I think it has something to do with the rain!)

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      Not Telling 7 years ago from Eastern Nowhere

      What a gorgeous place! And your new picture is very nice, too.

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      Jodi Hoeksel 7 years ago

      This is lovely... I have just moved to Wales this year... Us born. I am so happy here, it is very beautiful. Have yet to travel north and many other areas.

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      Kushal Poddar 7 years ago from Kolkata,India

      It looks a rich version of heaven. Almost poetic creation of God.

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      Alexander Silvius 7 years ago from beautiful, rainy, green Portland, Oregon

      I have to now officially add this to places I might possibly move to and settle in, I love the rain and the green, the heat is too much for me here in Cali. Thanks for the continued differing yet unified views on Wales.

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      Gypsy Willow 7 years ago from Lake Tahoe Nevada USA , Wales UK and Taupo New Zealand

      Thank you all for your comments. It is God's own country in my opinion and when you throw in the ponies and wild flowers, what more can you ask? I never minded the rain either Alexander, the Ca heat is hard to bear some times. Where abouts have you moved to Jodi? I hope you will be very happy there.

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      Feline Prophet 7 years ago from India

      What a visual delight! :)

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      muley84 7 years ago from Miami,FL

      Very interesting post. Great pictures. I had no idea Wales was so beautiful.

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      Gypsy Willow 7 years ago from Lake Tahoe Nevada USA , Wales UK and Taupo New Zealand

      My next one will be about the amazing coast line, equally as good. Thank you FP and Muley for the comments/

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      Jodi Hoeksel 7 years ago

      Gypsy- Today has been the most beautiful day in Wales, that I have seen (weather wise)! Beautiful clear blue skies and very warn.. Actually got a bit too much sun today, but that is ok. I am in South West Wales.

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      Gypsy Willow 7 years ago from Lake Tahoe Nevada USA , Wales UK and Taupo New Zealand

      Hi Jodi. lucky you! I still have a little cottage in Pembrokeshire that sadly I don't get to visit very often. Wish I was there!

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      James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago

      Absolutely gorgeous photographs!  I have been to Wales.  I visited Caenarvon; Conwy; Beaumaris; Aberystwyth; Cardigan; and quite a few other places, too.  It is a beautiful place and the home of many of my ancestors.  I enjoyed your Hub.  Thanks!

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      Gypsy Willow 7 years ago from Lake Tahoe Nevada USA , Wales UK and Taupo New Zealand

      Yes there were a lot of Watkins at our school, a good Welsh name. Do you sing? Thanks for the comment

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      kiran8 7 years ago from Mangalore, India

      Such a lovely place, am adding it to my list of must visit places before in my life time - thanks for all the useful details :)

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      Gypsy Willow 7 years ago from Lake Tahoe Nevada USA , Wales UK and Taupo New Zealand

      You will not regret it! Thanks for the comment.

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      James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago

      i do sing. I made me living singing for well nigh twenty years.

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      Gypsy Willow 7 years ago from Lake Tahoe Nevada USA , Wales UK and Taupo New Zealand

      Well there you go! It's not called the Land of Song for nothing!

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      KCC Big Country 7 years ago from Central Texas

      OMG....I love the view of Tintern Abbey. My husband took me there one of my first days in the UK. It was breathtaking to me. On my second trip there, he took me to LLangollen. LOL.....I said this in James Watkins' hub, but I sounded like someone choking on a chicken bone trying to pronounce it. My tongue just don't do that stuff. :)

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      Gypsy Willow 7 years ago from Lake Tahoe Nevada USA , Wales UK and Taupo New Zealand

      I'm so glad you have been there to see it in person. You just have to practice to get the pronunciation right. Welsh is fun. Thanks for the comment!

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      IĆ°unn 7 years ago

      beautiful

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      Cindy Letchworth 7 years ago from Midwest, U.S.A.

      Well isn't this just lovely. Enjoyed the photographs. It's nice to know there are places left that are filled with beauty.

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      Gypsy Willow 7 years ago from Lake Tahoe Nevada USA , Wales UK and Taupo New Zealand

      Wales is incredibly beautiful. I hope you get a chance to visit one day. Thanks for the comment.

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      Juliette Kando 7 years ago from Andalusia

      I lived in the Swansea Valley for a couple of years and absolutely loved it.

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      Gypsy Willow 7 years ago from Lake Tahoe Nevada USA , Wales UK and Taupo New Zealand

      So glad you know and love it. Wales is a special place. Thanks for the visit.

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      WriteAngled 7 years ago from Treorci, Cymru

      Sut mae, Gypsy,

      I am a happy refugee, having fled from grey Nottingham to the Rhondda. This is a region that hardly features in Welsh tourism, but it has its own charm. I love to stand in my hillside garden and look over the roofs of Treorci at the ever changing colours of the Bwlch on the other side of the valley.

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      Gypsy Willow 7 years ago from Lake Tahoe Nevada USA , Wales UK and Taupo New Zealand

      So glad you are happy there WriteAngle. I do agree about the my aunt lived in Treorchy and we loved to visit. I bet it's much greener these days. Thanks for dropping by.

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      Kelly Umphenour 6 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Awesome - the photos and the video are terrific. I want to buy plane tickets right now!!!

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      Gypsy Willow 5 years ago from Lake Tahoe Nevada USA , Wales UK and Taupo New Zealand

      Hi RealHousewife, you would not be dissapointed!I love this beautiful country and am proud to have been born there. Thanks for stopping by.

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      Fluffy77 5 years ago from Enterprise, OR

      Makes me want to go visit someday, now more than before. Awesome pictures! Voted you up here.

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      Gypsy Willow 5 years ago from Lake Tahoe Nevada USA , Wales UK and Taupo New Zealand

      Thank you Fluffy77. I hope you do, you won't be disappointed!

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