Rough Guides asked travellers to vote for the countries they believed to be the most beautiful in the world and Wales was voted in the Top 10.
The guide says of Wales: “There’s a lot of love for this country amongst our readers – and many of us have nostalgic memories of summer holidays along the coast of Wales”.
“With beaches that could rival the Mediterranean (on a sunny day at least), plus a slew of historic castles, mountains to climb, coast paths to walk, and of course buttered Welshcakes to eat, there’s a host of entertaining ways to spend your days”.
“Twitter user @Dylan1969 recommends visiting for the castles and history, while we think a walk along the Pembrokeshire coastline, followed by a hearty lunch in a cosy coastal pub is quite hard to beat”.
Pembrokeshire’s beaches are amongst the best you will find anywhere in the world with many such as the stunning sandy Barafundle Bay, Whitesands, Freshwater West and Tenby regularly winning awards.
Wales is, of course, renowned for its castles and among some of the best you can visit are Pembroke, Manorbier and Carew. As well as taking in our history during tours, the bigger castles have a year-round programme of events, including music gigs, festivals, outdoor plays, re-enactments and even film screenings.
The top 20 most beautiful places in the world
3. New Zealand
5. South Africa
9. The United States of America
If you are thinking of holidaying in Wales and looking for an informal yet luxurious farmhouse bed and breakfast, look no further than Pembrokeshire Farm B&B. We specialise in homemade, homegrown and top quality local produce and, with prior notice, are happy to cater for gluten free, dairy free or vegetarian diets. We have been inspected and selected by Sawday’s Special Places to Stay and have won the Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence ever year since opening. Do give Rayner and Carol a call on 01834 860338. http://www.pembrokeshirefarmbandb.co.uk