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Finalists for Wales’s Best Place competition announced

Words: Laura Edgar

The RTPI Cymru has announced the top 10 nominations put forward by the public in its competition to find Wales’s Best Place.

The competition aims to celebrate some of Wales’s most attractive and inspiring places and the role planners have played in helping to protect or shape them for Welsh communities.

The Wales’s Best Places Judging Panel whittled down more than 200 nominations put forward by the public to 10.

The finalists are:

  • Aberaeron, Ceredigion

  • Caernarfon, Gwynedd

  • Cardiff Bay Inner Harbour, Cardiff

  • Denbigh, Denbighshire

  • Gower, Swansea

  • The Hayes, Cardiff

  • Llandudno Promenade and High Street, Conwy

  • Merthyr Tydfil Town Centre, Merthyr Tydfil

  • Snowdonia, Conwy and Gwynedd

   • Tenby, Pembrokeshire Coast National Park

The public can now vote for their favourite, which will be crowned Wales’s Best Place.

Peter Lloyd, chair of RTPI Cymru said: “The competition has reminded us of the passion we have for places we love. The finalists, places clearly loved by the public, have been protected, carefully planned or improved by the planning system. I encourage everyone to get behind their favourite place to ensure it wins!”

The voting for Wales’s Best Places will be launched today by RTPI Cymru at this year’s National Eisteddfod in Abergavenny.

Voting is open until Friday 30 September.

Votes can be submitted online, in both English and Welsh. Alternatively, email it to walesbestplace@rtpi.org.uk or tweet it to @WalesBestPlaces.