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Top places to photograph in South Wales in 2023

These are the very best South Wales Instagram spots, curated by the PhotoHound team. If you've got limited time here, these are the must-see locations to shoot while you're in South Wales!

Caerphilly Castle

Caerphilly's historic castle was recently voted Wales's top tourist sight. It is one of the best photography sites in all of south Wales.
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Penarth Pier

A Victorian era pier which was opened in 1898 and was a popular attraction at the time. Pleasure boats once operated from the end of the pier. Nowadays you're more likely to find residents enjoying a stroll, and fishermen angling at the end of the pier.
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Skomer Island - The Wick

Skomer is an island off the coast of Pembrokeshire, accessible only by boat. It is one of the UK's most significant wildlife watching locations, incredibly popular with birdwatchers from all over the world.

The Wick is a region at the south of Skomer with steep cliffs which is notable for its puffins, which reside here in the summer months in their thousands.
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Carreg Cennen Castle - South Viewpoint

A spectacular castle dating back to the 13th century perched upon a limestone cliff in the west of the Brecon Beacons National Park, and the county of Carmarthenshire. This viewpoint south of the castle, along a mountain road, provides a wonderful composition with a telephoto lens.
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Llyn Y Fan Fach

A stunning, scenic lake at the Western edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park.
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Green Bridge

A natural sea arch on the Pembrokeshire coast which is a popular location for landscape photographers.
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Pontneddfechan - Four Waterfall Walk

Pontneddfechan is a village in the Brecon Beacons which is the source for many waterfalls, river and woodland scenes with amazing photo opportunities and good walking routes. Four major waterfalls are found on this woodland walk.
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St David's Cathedral - Exterior

St David's is the UK's smallest cathedral city and is well worth a visit. There has been a church on the site of the cathedral since the 6th century and the current cathedral was started in 1181.
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Margam Country Park

Margam Country Park is an estate in Wales, of 800 acres with a large country house, woodland trails, a lake, and its own deer herd. The variety and number of shooting opportunities all year round make this one of the best photography locations in all of Wales.
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Tenby Harbour - The Norton Viewpoint

The stunning viewpoint overlooks picturesque Tenby harbour. Tenby is a town and seaside resort in Pembrokeshire, popular with locals and tourists alike.
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National Botanic Garden of Wales

The National Botanic Garden of Wales is a visitor attraction set in the beautiful Carmarthenshire countryside. Its centrepiece is the Great Glasshouse, the world's largest single-span glasshouse, which has a year-round display of plant species sourced from around the world. Other notable points include Plas Pilipala (butterfly house), the Bee Garden, and the Bird of Prey Centre.

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