Welsh Coastline by FPV
When in Wales, you take advantage of a deserted, rugged coastline and rip. At least that's what UrbanFPV does in this edit with his 5 inch Aramattan Chameleon. The flight moves from shredding the beach and zipping through ancient ruins, to scenic shots, taken with his DJI Mavic, of an old lighthouse, gorgeous sunsets, and sunlight poking holes through the clouds in the countryside's rocky hills. It will make you appreciate the beauty of this land from a brand new perspective!
Carreg Cannen: 12th Century Welsh Castle
Carreg Cannen is a famous Welsh castle near the town of Trap in the southwestern part of Wales. Surrounded by massive limestone rock formations, the 12th century castle, which has not been functional since the 15th century, has a daunting appearance. Contributor Nethan Jermy shot this impressive aerial video of the great ruins using a DJI Phantom drone. The castle, located in Brecon Beacons National Park, was named by Touropia as one of the top 10 Welsh castles.
Brickworks on Anglesey Island
Angelsey is a large (by Welsh standards) island off the coast of northern Wales. It has an area of just over 700 square km (around 275 square mi.) and a population of about 70,000. It is connected to the mainland of Wales via two suspension bridges. Contributor Follow the Eye used a DJI Phantom 4 Professional drone to create an aerial video of a derelict brickworks in a small secluded cove on Anglesey, an island which is closely associated with the Druids (a sort of Celtic religious order) in Welsh history.
South Stack Lighthouse
The South Stack Lighthouse is built on the summit of a small island off the north-west coast of Holy Island, Anglesey, Wales. It was constructed in 1809 to warn ships of the dangerous rocks below. The lighthouse is located on a small island reached via a descent of 400 steps down the steep mainland cliffs. This video is part of Joshua Paul Gardner's series of drone videos on the iconic landmark, one of the most well known lighthouses in the world and protected under UK conservation statutes.
Conwy: Mighty Welsh Fortress
Conwy Castle is one of the most famous fortresses in Wales. It's situated in a town of the same name, on the north coast. It was built by King Edward I of England during his conquest of Wales, between 1283 and 1289. The castle was constructed as part of a wider project to create the walled town of Conwy. Contributor Joshua Paul Gardner used a DJI Mavic Pro drone and a GoPro ground camera to create this video showing this important medieval landmark from a bird's eye view.
The Elan Valley lies in the Powys region of Wales, which runs along the border with England to the east. It is an area of well recognized natural beauty, and is sometimes referred to as the "Welsh Lake District" by comparison to the Lake District of northern England. Contributor Nathan Jermy used a drone to capture the spectacular beauty of this area, which is home to numerous lakes and reservoirs. Much of the valley is recognized and protected under UK conservation law.
Point of Ayr: Lighthouse of Northeastern Wales
Built in 1776 Point Ayr lighthouse sits at the very northeast corner of Wales at the Dee River estuary. It is only a few short miles from the port city of Liverpool in Northern England, which lies to its north and west. Contributor AS Aerial Cinematics used a 3DR Solo drone to provide a beautiful aerial view of this structure, which has been providing navigation for UK coastal ships for over two centuries, and is one of the country's most well known lighthouses.
Mt. Snowden: Highest Peak in Wales
Snowdonia is a UK national park in the northwest corner of Wales. It is one of the most well known destinations in the region and indeed in all of the United Kingdom. The area contains Mt. Snowden, the highest mountain peak in Wales which reaches an altitude of 1.1k meters (3.6k ft) above sea level. Using a DJI Phantom 4 drone, contributor Joshua Paul Gardner has created a series of drone videos based on this area, of which this is the second installment.
North Wales Region
North Wales is an officially recognized region of the Kingdom of Wales. As its name suggests, North Wales occupies the northern part of the kingdom, occupying much of the kingdom's coastine along the Irish Sea. It contains a number of the most recognized cultural sites in Wales, with two of the three Welsh UNESCO World Heritage sites being located in the region. Contributor Cedric Quillet shot this remarkable video of North Wales using a DJI drone.
Tenby: Town of Southeastern Wales
The town of Tenby lies in Pembrokeshire, Wales, which makes up the southeast corner of this region of the United Kingdom. Tenby played an important role in Welsh history during the centuries-long struggles between Wales and England, although its significance declined after the English Civil War in the 17th century. Contributor DroneStuffbyRich used a DJI Phantom 4 drone to create a beautiful aerial video about this seaside town on Carmarthen Bay.
Tryfan Summit: Snowdonia National Park
Joshua Paul Gardner used a drone to create this video of one of the most well known mountain peaks in the United Kingdom. Tryfan Summit is a mountain peak in the Snowdonia region of northwestern Wales. While it isn't the tallest mountain in the UK (or even in Wales) it has one of the most distinctive peaks. It forms the backdrop for the 2017 movie Legend of the Sword about King Arthur, whose final resting place is thought to possibly be in Snowdonia.
St. Catherine's: Fortress of South Wales
While it's common to associate fortresses from the medieval period or earlier, they continued to play a role in warfare until well into the 20th century. Case in point is the fortress which was built on St. Catherine's Island in Wales, near Tenby. In this video, Vivify Multimedia gives us a bird's eye view of this fortification, which was conceived in the 1850's due to concerns about the possibility of a French invasion led by Napoleon III. However, the danger had passed prior to its completion in 1886.
Brecon Beacon: Mountains of South Wales
Part of what makes Wales so attractive to outdoors-seekers is that it's accessible. Virtually all of the Kingdom's many mountains can be reached by hiking, often in just a few hours. Case in point is Brecon Beacons, a range in South Wales, whose peaks are at an altitude of less than 1k meters (about 2.9k ft). In this video, contributor Jjay51 hiked to the top of one of the peaks with his DJI Mavic Pro drone, creating an epic sunrise view of this stunning corner of the UK.
Criccieth: Famous Welsh Castle
Here's an amazing drone's eye view of Criccieth, one of the most well known castles in Wales. It was built in the 13th century by a Welsh king and then became an English fortress after the English-Welsh wars. It's set beautifully on a peninsula of an inlet of Cardigan Bay in North Wales. Contributor AVEA - Alta Vista Epic Aerials took some amazing aerial footage around the castle, which was recently named by Touropia as one of the top 10 castles of Wales.
Harlech Castle: Snowdonia National Park
Contributor AVEA - Alta Vistic Epic Aerial created this marvelous drone video of a famous fortress in northern Wales. Harlech Castle is situated within Snowdonia National Park in Gwynned County. It was built by King Edward I during his conquest of Wales in the late 13th century. During the War of the Roses in the 15th century, Harlech was the site of a famous seige by Yorkist forces which ended in a Lancastrian surrender in 1468. It's known as the longest seige in British history.
Snowdonia: The UK's Third National Park
Snowdonia National Park in northwestern Wales is known for some of the best hiking trails in the United Kingdom if not the world. The park, which is the third National Park in the UK, was established in the 1950's. It's one of the larger tourist attractions in the UK, and its popularity continues to be boosted as it's used for more movie filming locations. In this video, contributor SamMace used a DJI Mavic Pro drone to aerially film some park travelers enjoying Snowdonia's many hiking trails.
Aerial Shots of Wales
Few regions have captured the imaginations of the world's travelers than Wales, the region of western Great Britain. Unlike Scotland, this Celtic land did come under Roman control, and it came under English control earlier than the lands to the north. Even so, it retained many unique cultural elements, some of which are a function of its spectacularly beautiful geography. In this video, contributor Ixnevin gives us a bird's eye look at some of the fantastic natural scenery for which Wales is famous.
Llandudno: Conway County, Wales
Conwy County in northern Wales may be the most beautiful in the land. While it's perhaps best known for the magnificent Conwy Castle, a sometimes overlooked treasure is the area around the seaside town of Llandudno, which sits on the end of the Creuddyn Peninsula on the Irish Sea. In this drone video by contributor Photographyman, you'll get an amazing bird's eye view of this gorgeous stretch of Welsh coastline, which was listed as one of the top 12 attractions in Wales by Planetware.
Caernarfon Castle by FPV
Check out this amazing first person view (FPV) video of one of the most famous Welsh fortresses, compliments of contributor and FPV pilot Droneruk. Caernarfon Castle situated in County Gwynedd in northwestern Wales. The current structure dates to the late 13th century, and was part of a system of fortresses built by England's King Edward I as part of his campaign to pacify Wales. It also played an important role in the English Civil War which raged in the mid-17th century.
Yurts Campsite in Mid-Wales
Joshua Paul Gardner created this beautiful promotional video for a getaway in the middle of Wales. Its accommodations are an updated form of a "yurt" which is a collapsible tent derived from the nomadic tribes of Central Asia. Much of the video is aerial footage of some of the surrounding attractions in Powsys (one of the counties of Mid-Wales) such as Lake Vyrnwy and Pistyll Rhaeadr, both of which are within a 45 minute drive from the camp near Welshpool.
Glamorgan: The Southern Coast of Wales
Glamorgan is the southernmost of the 13 historical counties of Wales. Originally more of a fringe county, it was one of the most important areas of Wales during the Industrial Revolution due to its iron smelters and its seaports (principally Cardiff), but above all to the opening of the South Wales Coalfields (the largest in Britain) which covers the northern part of the county. In this 4K drone video by contributor Wilman, you'll get a good bird's eye view of Gilmorgan's extensive coastline along the Bristol Channel.
Western Wales: Marloes Sands
Check out this gorgeous drone video of a beautiful beach near the western tip of Wales. Marloes Sands is located near a town of the same name in Pembrokeshire, the county which occupies the westernmost portion of this region of the UK. It's on the southern shore of St. Brides Bay, which forms a nearly perfectly shaped half-moon opening to the Irish Sea. While the Marloes Sands is not easily accessible (it can only be reached on foot), it is considered one of the finest beaches in the United Kingdom.
Solva on St. Bride's Bay
Solva is a town on the northern side of St. Brides Bay, a body of water which resembles a backwards "C" off of the Irish Sea in Wales. It's in Pembrokeshire, one of the 13 counties which make up the Wales region of the UK. Solva's harbor, while small, forms one of the best natural ports in western Wales. The harbor sits at the mouth of the Solva River, a small river which regularly floods the area. In this drone video by Momofoto, you'll get a beautiful bird's eye view of Solva.
Seaside Retreat in South Wales
Check out this drone video of an area of the southern coast of Wales in the UK. Porthcawl is located in the historic county of Glamorgan, the southernmost of the traditional Welsh counties. It is situated roughly halfway between the Welsh capital city Cardiff and the larger port city of Swansea. Porthcawl became a favored seaside retreat for the thousands of coalminers who worked the South Wales coalfields and their families. With the closing of many coal mines, its visitors now come from further afield.
Drone Tour of Pembrokeshire
Top contributor Nathan Jermy created this beautiful drone video of Pembrokeshire, UK. Pembrokeshire is the westernmost of the counties which make up the region of Wales. About a third of the county, and much of its coastline along the Irish Sea, is covered by Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. Given its location at the western extremity of Wales, Pembrokshire was amongst the least Romanized of any county in the United Kingdom; it's something of a Celtic cultural gem.
Snowdonia and Anglesey
Check out these stunning aerial views of northern Wales, compliments of contributor Kasuku Aerial Productions. The video features footage from Anglesey, the largest island of Wales, which sits off the northern coast in the Irish Sea. It also will give you some bird's eye views of the Snowdonia mountain range which covers much of the northwestern part of mainland Wales. The range contains the highest peak in Wales (Mt. Snowdon), which is also the highest peak in the UK outside of Scotland.
DroneStuffbyRich had some two year old footage he put to good use in this aerial video of Tenby, one of the most historically rich towns in Wales. Situated near the western end of Wales's southern coast, it was captured by the Normans in the 12th century and became critical to Norman control of Wales. Virtually destroyed during the English Civil War in the mid-1600's, its fortunes revived as a destination for wealthy English cut off from Europe's spas by Napoleon's conquests in the early 1800's.
Gwynned: Aber Falls
Eye in the Sky Cinematography used a DJI Phantom 4 to create this beautiful aerial view of Aber Falls in Wales. The falls are located near the village of Abergwyngregyn in Gwynedd, the northwesternmost county of mainland Wales. The falls have a total drop of about 37 meters (around 120 feet). The area is part of the foothills of Snowdonia, a mountain range which covers much of northwestern Wales. Visitors to the falls can also see a nearby settlement which dates to the Bronze Age.
Tanygrisiau: Mining Village in Gwynedd,
Check out this aerial of a beautiful spot in northwestern Wales, compliments of alexukexplorer. It's the area around the village of Tanygrisiau, which lies within the town of Blaenau Ffestiniog in County Gwynedd. The village was once a mining town famous for its slate; the mines closed in the 1970's. The villages lies along the southern slopes of the Moelwynion Mountains. The entire area is part of Snowdonia National Park, one of three national parks in Wales.
Southerndown: Dunraven Bay
Contributor Alexukexplorer created this beautiful aerial video of a well-known beach area in Wales. It's called Dunraven Bay, and it lies near the southernmost extent of the region, close to the town of Southerndown. The westward-facing beach is part of the Southerndown Coast Site of Special Interest as well as the larger Glamorgan Heritage Coast protected area. The beach has been used as a filming location for a number of TV shows, including multiple episodes of Dr. Who.