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Wales continues to get recognition from overseas and the UK

Wales continues to get recognition from overseas and the UK

Harlech Castle
Harlech Castle


Countries from around the World are sitting up and taking notice that Wales is a destination to visit.


Following on from Lonely Planet naming North Wales in their top 10 regions to visit in 2017, the San Francisco Chronicle has also recognised Wales as a destination to visit in 2017. It states that our “castles, beaches, wilderness and people deserve more attention” and that it is “a great time to go now when the exchange rate benefits the US dollar”.

It also highlights that our “extensive networks of paths makes Wales a hiker’s paradise” especially with the Wales Coast Path tracing the 870 mile long Welsh coastline with easy access to our coastal towns and cities.  It then continues to praise our food, involving foraging for mushrooms and wild food.


Passport Magazine is America’s only Gay and Lesbian Travel Magazine. It has named Barafundle Bay in Pembrokeshire as one of the 25 best beaches in the World describing it as “a luxuriant curve of sand, toped by dunes and grasses on hills to make if feel immensely private”

Three national daily newspapers have also honoured Wales in their Travel Guides.

The Guardian Travel includes the Brecon Beacons as a place to go on holiday in their 2017 hotlist. The National Park is an International Dark Sky reserve, perfect for stargazing. It celebrates its 60th anniversary this year so there is plenty going on from adventure activities, festivals, waterfalls, and stunning walks.

The Telegraph has named walking along the Pembrokeshire coast path on their top 20 bucket list. With 186 miles (299km) to explore with a coastal bus service provided, there’s plenty of landscape and wildlife to admire.

And last but most certainly not least, The Mirror lists North Wales in their top 10 Travel Hotlist which boasts Europe’s longest and the World’s fastest zip lines. White water rafting, Victorian sea towns, Mount Snowdon and Michelin starred restaurants prove why North Wales is a ‘must visit’ destination.

With easy access to Wales by Road, Train and Air from around the world it is plain to see that Wales is the place to visit during our Year of Legends 2017 and beyond.

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Published 13 January 2017

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