The landscape of Wales is dotted with many amazing landmarks. From ancient roman sites to medieval castles, this place has something to offer to everybody. Many of these landmarks are in the UNESCO World heritage lists so they are definitely worth visiting. The people are very welcoming and generous and the natural landscape is truly amazing. We have selected some of the most beautiful landmarks in order to make your visit even more interesting.
Beaumaris Castle is one of the oldest in the region. It was built in the 13th century and it is located in the Isle of Anglesey. Built under the rule of King Edward I, this castle served a military purpose. It is listed in the UNESCO World heritage thanks to the amazing condition. Caerleon is a Roman fortress and the oldest site in Wales. It was built under the occupation of the Romans and it dates from 75 AD. It features an amphitheatre, baths and barracks. It had both a military and social purpose. Near the site it is a museum that displays artifacts found near the fortress.
Caerphilly Castle is the largest in the area and rated one of the most beautiful in Wales. This amazing castle preserves the interior that was displayed during medieval times. It was also the host of the TV show called Merlin. The lavish interior design contrasts with the harsh, military exterior, making this castle even more breathtaking.
Big Pit Museum
Big Pit is the National Coal Museum. It has a major role in the history of the region. Wales based a huge part of the economy on the coal mining and this place presents this particular part of history. You can even go in the mine itself to see the harsh working conditions that men and women had to endure. It has special tours for children too, making this place perfect for a family trip.
St Illtud’s Church
St Illtud’s Church is one of the oldest in the country. This place is a tribute to St Illtud, a Celtic Christian Saint that lived 1500 years ago. This church presents the perfect merge between local traditional culture and Christianity. There are many other similar churches in the area that are worth visiting. The interior has a very beautiful Celtic architecture combined with time-washed wall paintings.
Pierhead building is one of the most interesting industrial places. It has a marvelous architecture and displays many clues about the origin of this place. It had a major role in the local economy and maritime trade. Located right near the water, this place is simply amazing to see. The red brick exterior has a wonderful charm.
Tinten Abbey has an amazing mixture between the 12th and 15th century architecture. This Cistercian abbey is simply marvelous. You will be amazed by the architecture, the large windows and the fact that many buildings are left in a very controlled decay. The abbey was modified in the 15th century and it features many details that present the evolution of this place throughout the years.