Wales's best scenic drives

Wales's best scenic drives

The best driving routes in Wales, including journeys through the Brecon Beacons and Snowdonia.

 

A4069 Black Mountain Road, Powys

The road twists, dips and climbs through the Brecon Beacons National Park. Five of the most memorable miles you can drive in any country. Read our guide to the Brecon Beacons National Park.

 

Abergavenny to Penderyn

Stop off at Blaenavon iron works and admire the views of Pen y Fan on this pleasant drive along the south edge of the Brecon Beacons national park.

 

Abergwesyn Pass

Ascend the aptly named "Devil's Staircase" on this not-for-the-road-shy drive from the town of Tregaron towards the attractive Llyn Brianne reservoir. Expect hairpins bends, straights, bridges, crests and spectacular views, as well as the odd sheep.

 

A470 from Conwy to Merthyr Tydfil

Take in such roadside beauties as the Coed-y-Brenin Forest before climbing 1,170ft to the summit of the bleak Oerddrws Pass in the Cambrian Mountains on this road that stretches much of the length of Wales.

 

A5 Chirk to Bethesda

Enjoy the views around Capel Curig on this stretch across the north of Wales in Snowdonia National Park, and don't miss the "Ugly House" beyond Swallows Falls, which is said to look like it was built "by a goblin with a warped sense of humour".

Source: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/europe/uk/wales/11077090/Waless-best-scenic-drives.html