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From 17 – 25 April 2021 National Park Week celebrated the beauty of National Parks in Britain.

Facts about National Parks in Wales

  • 3 of Britain’s 15 National Parks are in Wales; Snowdonia, Brecon Beacons and Pembrokeshire Coast
  • Over 20% of land in Wales is made up of these 3 National Parks
  • In total, 12 million visitors visit Welsh National Parks each year
  • Although Pembroke Coast is on of the smallest UK National Parks, it covers almost all of the coastline in Pembrokeshire
  • You can get married in ‘The Catherdral Cave’ in Brecon
  • Snowdonia is home to the highest mountain in Wales (3,560 ft!)
  • According to The Environment Act 1995, the role of a national park in Wales is:

“To conserve and enhance the natural beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage of the National Parks and promote opportunities for the understanding and enjoyment of the special qualities of the National Parks by the public.”

Brecon

Brecon

Pembrokeshire Coast

Pembrokeshire Coast

Snowdonia

Snowdonia