Wales is home to some of the most exquisite scenery in the whole of the British Isles, making it the perfect place to visit for those with a love of Instagram. From rustic landmarks and seaside towns to towering castles and breathtaking National Parks, this small but mighty holiday destination really does have it all when it comes to beautiful landscapes. If you’re a keen photographer in search of some stunning locations to capture for the ‘gram, these Welsh wonders are sure to be a hit with you and your camera:
1. Whiteford Point Lighthouse, the Gower Peninsula
Located on Whiteford Sands, this beautiful cast-iron lighthouse was built in 1865 and is the last one left in Britain, making it a worthy subject for the ‘gram. Being sea-locked most of the time, the likelihood is that you won’t get a closeup shot of Whiteford Point Lighthouse. However, a walk on the nearby beach and headlands will enable you to capture some spectacular views of this metal structure as well as the surrounding scenery of the Gower Peninsula all in one shot! A must-visit location for lovers of all things nautical and rustic.
2. Llyn y Fan Fach, Brecon Beacons
Nestled between the mountainous ridges of the Brecon Beacons, Llyn y Fan Fach is one of Wales most enchanting lakes for several reasons. Not only are the panoramic views surrounding it absolutely breathtaking, but the lake itself is also steeped in ancient Welsh legend and was once believed to be the home of the mythical ‘Lady of the Lake’, who returned here after being mistreated by her farmer husband. Those wanting to capture an Instagram-worthy shot of Llyn y Fan Fach can do so by exploring the water’s edge or trekking up the crests either side of the lake to snap some photos looking down.
3. Aberystwyth, Ceredigion
A popular hotspot with visitors and locals alike, Aberystwyth seafront is a postcard-perfect scene that will look great on the ‘gram. As well as being home to a beautiful promenade that’s ideal for a stroll, the waterfront is also dotted with pastel-coloured houses, shops and eateries, all making for a classic seaside setting. While you can get some great pictures of Aberystwyth from down by the water, a trip up Constitution Hill via the cliff railway will allow you to capture the beauty of the town from high up. We recommend heading up the summit during late afternoon to guarantee some gorgeous sea views at dusk!
4. Pembroke Castle, Pembrokeshire
While Wales is home to an array of beautiful castles, Pembroke Castle is undoubtedly one of the most exquisite and a visit here is sure to stick in your mind for many years to come. Built in 1093, this traditional fortress has barely changed and includes some beautiful features including large stone turrets, narrow tower windows and a beautiful waterway on one side, all great elements that are sure to make for a captivating photograph. While a guided tour will enable you to see the best of this striking castle from close up, those wanting to capture a more panoramic shot can traverse the castle’s edges and venture across the stunning landscape that surrounds it.
5. Castell y Gwynt, Snowdonia
Being one of Wales’ many natural wonders, visitors to the Snowdonia National Park will never be short of Instagrammable subjects to capture. However, while this mountainous region is filled to the brim with beautiful scenery, there’s something exceptional about the summit of Castell y Gwynt. For those who are willing to tackle the 972-meter climb to the top, the surrounding views are more than rewarding, and the limestone that has moulded into a craggy rock split into shards resembles a work of art, so don’t forget your camera!
6. Three Cliffs Bay, the Gower Peninsula
For those looking for some dramatic coastal scenery to snap while glamping in South Wales, Three Cliffs Bay is a must. Situated on the stunning south coast of the Gower Peninsula, this picturesque bay is home to a spectacular shoreline which consists of rocky headlands, crisp white sand and, of course, the three iconic cliffs that give the bay its name. Follow Pennard Pill – the meandering stream that flows through the bay into the sea – or explore the jagged outcrops for a more adventurous photography experience.
While these are just six of the most Instagrammable places in Wales, there are plenty more to discover, so why not book a glamping trip here today? Whether you want to cosy up as a couple in one of our gorgeous cabins, escape with friends for an eco-pod experience, or live under canvas with the family in your very own safari tent, here at Quality Unearthed, we have a range of fantastic glamping abodes that you can retreat to after a busy day of exploring! Contact us today to find out more.