Top Architectural Attractions in Wales

There are many historically beautiful and significant buildings in Wales. Sadly, due to time and circumstances, many are now in ruin, but Wales is also home to modern structures with interesting architecture as well. For instance, don't miss the city of Portmeirion, the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, the Millennium Centre and much more. In this video, checks out some of the top architectural attractions you need to see while visiting Wales. Footage courtesy of Visit Wales.

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Historical Landmarks

Once the land of King Arthur, Wales today is a living relic of its history. Unfortunately, many of the country’s most notable pieces of architecture lie in ruins today, having been destroyed or simply worn away by time. However, it is also a modern country filled with contemporary touches. Wales’ architecture reflects these differences, and the country is home to a number of beautiful and significant buildings.

Wales Millennium Centre

The Wales Millennium Centre is one example of modern architecture in the city. Located in the public plaza know as the Roald Dahl Plass, the arts centre is made with local Welsh materials and is noteworthy for its glass water tower.


The Italian-style architecture of Portmeirion is a big attraction for tourists. The village has also earned a place in pop culture as a popular filming location.

Tredegar House

Tredegar House in Newport is one of the UK’s best examples of a seventeenth century country mansion that was owned by Charles II.


Bridges of note in Wales include the wrought iron Britannia Bridge and the Menai Suspension Bridge, which was one of the world’s first modern suspension bridges. It connects the Welsh mainland to the Isle of Anglesey.


Other key examples of Welsh architecture can be found in Blaenavon, as the town’s industrial landscape is noteworthy. Meanwhile the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct is northeast Wales is a feat of nineteenth century engineering.

Varied Architecture

Wales is home to an assortment of architecture from its early days to more modern times, which can be seen in various parts of the country. Whether it’s a contemporary construction or a more ancient and historically significant structure, the architecture of Wales is sure to wow experts and novices alike.

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