Welcome to the Wales edition of my UK Photo Essays series! 

Devon & Cornwall | Scotland | Northern Ireland

When most travellers think of Wales, they think of the rain. Isn’t that a crying shame? (Pardon the accidental rhyming couplet just then). First things first, I want to dispel a common myth once and for all: it does not always rain in Wales.

Yes, it rains a lot. There’s no point denying that. But it does not ALWAYS rain in Wales. I hope these 16 photos will be proof of that, as well as a way of showcasing the natural beauty of this unique little country.

From hiking through the Brecon Beacons, to chilling out on various beaches, to trampolining inside underground caves, there is a lot of fun to be had in Wales (whatever the weather). If you find yourself roaming through this charming country, my recommendations would be to:

  • Picnic by the side of Pontsticill Reservoir
  • Ramble through the Bodnant Gardens
  • Walk the Four Waterfalls Trail near Ystradfellte
  • Hike the Brecon Beacon mountain plains
  • Trampoline inside caves near Porthmadog

I know I still have a lot to learn about Wales and I know there is a lot more to discover. Yet, I can assure you, embarking on the above activities will most definitely show you several incredible (and varied) sides to Wales.

So, sit back, grab a cup of tea and let me take you on a journey with these 16 photos that will most definitely inspire wanderlust for Wales…

Pontiscill Reservoir, Wales
Pontiscill Reservoir, Wales

Bodnant Gardens, Wales

Bodnant Gardens, Wales

Wales Bodnant Gardens

Deep in Bodnant Gardens

Waterfalls at Bodnant Gardens

Flowers at Bodnant Gardens, Wales

More Flowers at Bodnant Gardens, Wales

Bodnant Gardens

Wales Castle

Porthmadog Beach

Wales Porthmadog

Wales Caves

Super Slides in Wales

Driving Through Wales

Your turn now – where else should I see in Wales? Have you had the chance to ramble through this cool little country yet? If so, what did you do, what did you see?

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16 Photos to Inspire Wanderlust for Wales


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