Wales – a land of natural wonders

Pistyll Rhaeadr Dave Hamster/Flickr

Pistyll Rhaeadr ©Dave Hamster/Flickr

The astonishing country of Wales is home to innumerable tourist attractions of which there are several natural wonders. The country is abundant in fascinating sights, including waterfalls, national parks, lakes, mountains and other natural wonders. In case you are a nature-lover and you would like to visit this wonderful country, I recommend you to read this guide before traveling, especially if you don’t know much about Wales.

Below I will present you the best-known natural attractions of the country, including the Snowdonia National Park, the Gower Peninsula, the Pistyll Rhaeadr Waterfall, the Overton yew trees and the Brecon Beacons National Park. Wales is a land of natural wonders. You’ll surely enjoy the visit.


As the most famous and most attractive natural sight of Wales, the immense Snowdonia National Park is a main tourist attraction of the country. The national park was created to protect the fantastic Snowdon Mountain, considered to be one of the UK’s most beautiful protected areas. Due to its natural beauty and varied outdoor activities, the famous national park attracts millions of visitors every year.

Snowdonia helpingmedia/Flickr

Snowdonia ©helpingmedia/Flickr

The Gower Peninsula

Another important natural area of Wales is the Gower Peninsula. Located in southern Wales, the peninsula is abundant in both cultural and natural attractions, being a very attractive spot for holiday-makers.

The major tourist attractions of the Gower Peninsula include beaches, beautiful bays and historic castles. Some of these attractions are the following: Swansea Bay, Langland Bay, Mumbles Beach, Penrice Castle, Bracelet Bay, Oxwich Castle and so on. Visiting the Gower Peninsula is surely a great holiday idea.

The Gower Peninsula landscape prusakolep/Flickr

The Gower Peninsula landscape ©prusakolep/Flickr

The Pistyll Rhaeadr Waterfall

Also an important and attractive natural wonder of Wales is the wonderful and tall Pistyll Rhaeadr Waterfall. It is an important natural jewel of the country, being actually the tallest waterfall of Wales. The waterfall attracts numerous visitors each year, being located in Powys, west of Oswestry. It is important to mention that Pistyll Rhaeadr makes one of the Seven Wonders of Wales.

Pistyll Rhaeadr Dave Hamster/Flickr

Pistyll Rhaeadr ©Dave Hamster/Flickr

The Overton yew trees

Another natural wonder Wales, the Overton yew trees also make part of the Seven Wonders of Wales. The trees are considered to be some unique sight, making excellent attractions of the country. There are totally twenty one very old yew trees found on the yard of St. Mary the Virgin Church. These trees are about 1,500 – 2,000 years old, being unique and attractive for their age.

The Brecon Beacons National Park

Protected by a national park, the Brecon Beacons are also very attractive for tourists. The park includes beautiful mountains, moorland, waterfalls, caves and even lakes. Tourists can practice different activities in the park, including walking, mountain biking, climbing, rock climbing, caving, horse riding, sailing and others.



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