You can’t go far in Wales without experiencing great views, but if you’re set on seeking out some of the very finest scenery, try these drives.

Wye Valley

Savour the wooded gorge of the River Wye on a journey from Monmouth past Tintern Abbey to Chepstow.

Gospel Pass

Take the narrow road over the roof of the Black Mountains from Abergavenny past Llanthony Priory to Hay-on-Wye.

Elan Valley and Cwmystwyth

From Rhayader take the mountain road up past the reservoirs of the Elan Valley up to the blasted landscapes around Cwmystwyth and down past Devil’s Bridge into the Vale of Rheidol.

Abergwesyn Pass

Follow the ancient drovers’ road over the spectacularly remote moorland of the Cambrian Mountains from Llanwrtyd Wells to Tregaron.

Marine Drive

A short but wonderfully scenic loop around the Great Orme.

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