Our Guide To Gorgeous National Parks In Wales

If you're thinking about embarking on a wee trip to one of Wales' protected landscapes, but aren't sure where to start, let us lend you a hand. Whether it's the Brecon Beacons, Snowdonia or Pembrokeshire Coast that's tickled your fancy, we've got the lowdown right here. For recommendations on where to stay, what to do and where to eat, check out our guide to gorgeous national parks in Wales.

Brecon Beacons National Park

Where To Stay

Fronting good ol' country cottage vibes and even boasting its very own pub, The Bear Hotel in Crickhowell is a fabulous choice.

What To Do

Calling all lovers of the great outdoors: The Brecon Beacons National Park in Wales is a sprawling scenic sensation that has pretty trails and cool wildlife excursions. But for those with an adventurous glint in their eyes? There's also paragliding, mountain biking, horse riding and so much more.

Where To Eat & Drink

Looking for a bite to eat or a fun night out? Just a 30-minute drive from Swansea, Peppermint is a great spot for dinner and cocktails. Cardiff is also half an hour away, and is home to party palace Tonight Josephine.

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Make sure to get an early start to catch the stunning sunrises at one of the best Welsh national parks.

Snowdonia National Park

Where To Stay

Found at the gateway to Snowdonia, Royal Oak Hotel in Betws-y-Coed offers grand rooms flaunting views that won't quit.

What To Do

As the highest peak in Wales, Mount Snowdon is the most popular tourist attraction in Snowdonia National Park. On top of that, there are plenty of gorgeous valleys, lakes and falls to visit - so simply pop on those walking boots and head on a hike. And if you're feeling a little brave, venture to Zip World Velocity 2 - the fastest zip line in the world which goes across the Penrhyn Quarry.

Where To Eat & Drink

Showcasing a mega menu of culinary delights and vino aplenty, Yr Hen Fecws Restaurant in Porthmadog (just on the outskirts of the park) is a fantastic find for a bit of wining and dining. But if you're after something lighter, Caffi Colwyn in Caernarfon is a local favourite, dishing out bulging breakfasts and jacket potatoes.

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From the mountainous vistas to the gorge hotels, this Wales national park is a total stunner.

Pembrokeshire Coast National Park

Where To Stay

Sleek and stylish, the award-winning Twr y Felin Hotel is a hot-to-trot choice for resting your head at night. Rooms are decked out with handcrafted furniture and bespoke artworks, plus many have stunning views of the coastline.

What To Do

The Pembrokeshire Coast National Park in Wales is, well, you guessed it - coastal. Boasting miles of golden sands, this is an idyllic plot to bask in the sunshine and enjoy a dip in the sea. A real treat for the eyes, there are also tons of rolling hills, estuaries, valleys and woodlands to discover. Plus, there's plenty of wildlife to be found, from Atlantic grey seals and playful dolphins to wild birds and shy adders.

Where To Eat & Drink

Found just a short walk from the hotel, St. David's Gin & Kitchen embodies the farm-to-fork ethos, whipping up seasonal Welsh tapas and small plates. For those who'd rather grab a takeaway to enjoy on the beach, The Galleon Inn can be found just down the road and is a fabulous choice for comfort food bites.

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You can see why this one's a protected landscape - what a beaut.

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