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Scenic Driving in Wales

Driving in Wales

Published 1 March 2017


Enjoy a scenic and exhilarating drive in Wales

Wales offers some of the most picturesque drives in Britain. You can’t travel far without experiencing great views that include dramatic mountains and pretty coastlines. It’s an attractive country, full of attractive scenery and breathtaking views.

The best way to explore Wales is by car, especially as many of the roads make the journey an exciting adventure, with twisting and dipping roads. In fact, the UK voted the A470 through Snowdonia National Park and the Brecon Beacons as their favourite drive. In a 2014 poll of UK drivers, the EVO Triangle and Black Mountain Pass (A4069) in North Wales also made it into the top 10 drives in the UK.

Try some of these drives and see for yourself.

Brecon Beacons


Just five miles long, the Black Mountain road which goes through the Brecon Beacons, only takes around 20 minutes to drive. However, it promises to be one of the most exciting drives you have ever had. The road dips and twists through the mountains, making it five of the most thrilling and unforgettable miles you will drive.



The coast

Wales might be a small country, but the variety of countryside and roads means that you will probably feel like you have driven through a number of different countries in one journey. You will particularly notice this when you drive along the Welsh coast. From beach to mountain, waterfall to moor, this drive will act as a wonderful window to Wale’s beautiful landscape. The recommended route for drivers to follow is taking the coast along the A493. This narrow road will give you spectacular views of the countryside and the sea and the cliffs that dominate the coastline.


Abergwesyn Pass

Driving-in-wales-If you really want to get your adrenaline pumping, then drive down the Abergwesyn Pass, which is also known as the Devil’s Staircase. The road will take you on an adventure with twists and turns before it winds down at the town of Tregaron, taking you to the lovely Llyn Brianne reservoir. You’ll find yourself whizzing down hairpin bends, along straights, and bouncing over bridges. All of this while also being able to take in the most stunning views of the countryside. This road is infamous with motor enthusiasts and when you drive it yourself, you’ll soon understand why.


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