Top 10 Most Beautiful Small Towns in Wales

Wales has been a sort of battlefield for quite some time in history and the circumstances have left a mark in the form of beautiful architectural wonders. Let’s have a look at the top 10 most beautiful small towns in Wales.

10. Chepstow

Chepstow is located in Monmouthshire close to the border with England. The town is filled with mighty and magical medieval castles, town walls and fortified walls and is a must-visit for someone enthusiast about architectural beauty.

9. Caerphilly

Caerphilly originally means ‘The fort of St Fili’ and it is a town that dates back to the era of the Roman Empire. It is home to the second-largest castle in the UK and it is the main attraction of the town.

8. Laugharne

Laugharne has been named after Major General Rowland Laugharne who held the most prominent castle of the town back in the days of the Civil War of the 1640s. The town has courts of its own and is home to rich historical wonders.

7. Hay-On-Wye

Hay-On-Way is a town well-known for a number of things. It is located on the Welsh border with England and is the first book-town of the UK. It has also been holding a literary festival since 1988 and also has a medieval castle right in the middle of it.

6. Caernarfon

The town of Caernarfon stands at the shores of the Menai Strait and is one of the most well-known Welsh castle towns. The town is full of fortified walls and castles from the medieval ages and is a part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

5. Portmeirion

Portmeirion has earned a name for itself due to a number of reasons. It is a town that gets a huge number of visitors ad lies on the north coast inland on the River Dwyrd. There are a lot of cupolas, gardens, and piazzas that give the town more of a romantic touch.

4. Criccieth

Criccieth comprises of a ruined castle that is used to identify the town and is famous for it. The towns have remains from the Bronze Age close it and the castles date back to the early 13th centuries.

3. St David’s

St David’s is the smallest city in all of the UK and can be considered a small town due to its puny size. The town was a pilgrimage site in the Middle Ages and has been the center of religious personalities and buildings at quite a few times in the history.

2. Pembroke

Pembroke lies on the southwestern tip of Wales and comprises of prominent ancient walls and a Norman castle that is the most noticed thing about the old town.

1. Crickhowell

Crickhowell is a small town in the Brecon Beacons National Park and lies on the road to Brecon from Abergavenny. The town is famous for activities like fishing and hillwalking for the tourists.