5 Most Beautiful Buildings in Wales

Wales is known for its glorious landscapes, endless countryside’s, impressive mountain ranges and walking tails, as well as buildings that have been designed by many an architect in North Wales, South Wales and everywhere in between. The man-made wonders found across Wales are truly unique; whether they are 18th Century Georgian country or a more modern architectural development, Wales has got everything when it comes to beautiful buildings. Below we have compiled a list of some of the most beautiful buildings in Wales!

1. Old College at Aberystwyth University – Before it became the Old College for Aberystwyth University, this grand building was known as Castle House. An architect called John Nash replaced Castle House with the Gothic style Old College. However, in 1885 the building was damaged by a fire and was redesigned by the architect JP Seddon.

2. Bodysgallen Hall in Llandudno – This 17th Century house has been restored with great care by the Historic House Hotels Limited, which began in 1980 but has since been given to the National Trust in 2008. Its early life was as a watchtower for Conwy Castle, which would warn of a surprise attack on the quayside town.

3. Arcades in Cardiff City – These Victorian era arcades attract shoppers and visitors alike throughout the year. There is a fascinating contrast between the brand new St David’s Shopping Centre and the beautifully crafted arcade, home to many independent businesses.

4. Galeri in Caernarfon – The Galeri in Caernarfon is the home for events and performances in the area, both professional and amateur alike. This modern design has become a landmark for the area and a beacon for the Caernarfon areas regeneration scheme.

5. Snowdon Summit Visitors Centre – In 2009 the Snowdonia National Park Authority finished the visitors centre at the summit. Designed by Ray Hole Architects, the building was opened by first minister Hywel Rhrodri Morgan.

These truly remarkable buildings situated across Wales are only a handful out of the hundreds of others that are available to visit. No matter where in Wales you are based, be sure to contact your local architectural firm to learn more about the unique architecture in your area.