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Top places to photograph in South Wales in 2022
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'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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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.
Learn more about Penarth Pier
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.
Learn more about Skomer Island - The Wick
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.
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.
Learn more about Carreg Cennen Castle - South Viewpoint
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.
Learn more about Pontneddfechan - Four Waterfall Walk
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.
Learn more about St David's Cathedral - Exterior
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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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.
Learn more about National Botanic Garden of Wales
We hope you enjoy photographing these great South Wales Instagram locations. We love seeing your images of the most Instagrammable places in South Wales, so make sure to share your images on PhotoHound and tag us on Instagram @photohound and hashtag #photohound for a chance to be featured.
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