Mwnt makes top-ten special place shortlist

Roy Noble and National Trust coastal project manager Richard Neale (8651507)

Roy Noble and National Trust coastal project manager Richard Neale (8651507)

First published in News

Mwnt is among the National Trust Wales’ top ten Special Places shortlist announced last week.

It has been over six weeks since the Welsh public were first urged to nominate their favourite locations across Wales as part of National Trust Wales’ Special Places campaign.

The shortlist was launched at the Royal Welsh Agricultural Show by National Trust’s Coastal Project Manager Richard Neal and legendary broadcaster and Special Places judging panel member, Roy Noble.

The conservation charity’s Special Places campaign has sparked a national conversation that has seen people talking about, and voting for, their own ‘special place’ in Wales – now the public are being asked to vote online by August 3, or in person at ballot boxes at the shortlisted locations by July 31, to help choose their winner.

The campaign aims to celebrate unique places and help preserve them for all to enjoy.

The shortlist was chosen by a panel of official judges, a mixture of travel and heritage experts including broadcaster Roy Noble, travel journalist and TV Presenter Simon Calder and TV wildlife presenter Iolo Williams, who are spearheading the campaign and calling on the public to join in and vote for their favourite place to be crowned Wales’ official Special Place.

Speaking at the launch, National Trust’s Richard Neale said: “As a conservation charity, we know there are a huge number of treasured areas across Wales, and we realise there are many which extend beyond our own fantastic properties and grounds. This campaign really does show just how many diverse special places there are across Wales, and how important it is to celebrate and help to preserve them for all."

Vote via Twitter using #lleoeddarbennig /#specialplaces @NTWales, or on Facebook at

The winning Special Place will be given help and support by The Trust to help preserve and promote it in Wales alongside campaign partners Cadw, Cynnal Cymru and Visit Wales.

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