Lonely Planet describes Wales as ‘wild west’ with names that are ‘impossible to pronounce’

The wild and unpronounceable Tenby is one of the recommended destinations

An introduction to Pembrokeshire in the Lonely Planet has suggested that Welsh place names are “impossible to pronounce”.

In a guide to the 10 best travel experiences in the UK, the travel guide book publisher suggests Pembrokeshire as one of its recommended destinations.

“There’s more to Wales than sheep, drizzly valleys and place names that are impossible to pronounce for outsiders,” it says.

“If you haven’t been to the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park in the country’s ‘wild west’, you are missing a trick.”

It suggests Tenby, Barafundle Bay, Freshwater, Marloes and St Davids as locations within Pembrokeshire that are worth visiting.

The article has been written by Kerry Walker, who describes herself on her online biography as a “based in the middle of nowhere in Wales”.

Three other Welsh locations are included in the top 50 – Snowdon is number 45, the Gower peninsula is number 47 and the Millennium Stadium is number 48.

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