Happy St David's Day! 8 outrageously stunning images of Wales that could be mistaken for Thailand, New Zealand or Bali
A series of remarkable photographs have captured the true beauty of Wales in celebration of Saint David's Day - and you'd be forgiven for thinking they've been snapped in Bali, Italy or even Iceland.
To commemorate the feast day of Saint David, Premier Inn has rediscovered the rolling hills, legendary valleys and beautiful beaches of Wales - creating a definitive list of the most amazing places you need to see to believe.
The images which back the rising trend in UK staycations, depict tranquil turquoise waters, sun-drenched beaches and palm trees right here in Britain.
1. Tenby, Pembrokshire
With over two miles of sandy beaches, Tenby is also home to several 13th century medieval towns
Tenby is probably the most iconic seaside town in Wales for quaintness and charm and, although it looks like it dwells on the coast of Bali, it doesn’t.
It boasts three great beaches; North, South and Castle, each with its own character - but, if you fancy a little culture head to Tenby Museum or the National Trust owned Tudor Merchant’s House.
For something a little different you could try evening ghost walks before you fall into bed close to Tenby Town Centre.
Here are 10 more ways to enjoy a weekend in Tenby.
2. Gower Peninsula, CefnSidan, Carmarthenshire
CefnSidan beach is eight miles long - and part of Pembrey Country Park - famous for its dry ski slope
Just a short drivef rom Swansea, and taking on the guise of the Great Salt Lake in Utah, the Gower Peninsula was designated as the UK’s first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty back in 1956.
It has a rich and varied environment of wild moors and limestone cliffs to huge golden, sandy beaches. But, stay on dry land, and you will be missing out.
The beach enjoys some of the most impressive waves in Britain, and sandy Llangennithhas been popular amongst surfers for decades.
Here are 30 of the best Carmarthenshire cottages as rated by TripAdvisor.
3. Three Cliffs Bay, Gower Peninsula
The hotspot takes its name from the three sea cliffs that stand out into the bay
Three Cliffs Bay beach offers a spectacular shoreline of sand dunes, salt marshes and of course, the signature three limestone cliffs.
This photogenic part of the Gower Coast Path is a perfect place to stop for a picnic too and for accommodation close to this area of outstanding natural beauty, look towards Swansea – where you can get your fill of nightlife too.