Top 10 announced in search for Wales' 'best loved' place

Tenby, Pembrokeshire Image copyright Gary Lovering
Image caption Tenby: The Pembrokeshire town is one of the finalists

Organisers of a competition to find Wales' most attractive and inspiring places have announced 10 finalists.

More than 200 nominations were made to the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) Cymru for the competition that also recognises town planners in shaping communities.

Finalists include Aberaeron in Ceredigion, Caernarfon in Gwynedd, Cardiff Bay and Tenby in Pembrokeshire.

The public vote closes on 30 September.

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Image caption Aberaeron: Boats at low tide
Image copyright Simon Wilkin
Image caption Gower: Simon Wilkin captured this view while walking from Oxwich Bay to Three Cliffs
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Image caption Denbigh: Denbigh Castle overlooked by the summit of Moel Famau in Denbighshire
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Image caption Llandudno: The resort's pier covered in fog

Also in the final are Denbigh in Denbighshire, Gower in Swansea, The Hayes in Cardiff, Llandudno Promenade and High Street, Conwy, Merthyr Tydfil town centre and Snowdonia.

The finalist were announced at the National Eisteddfod in Abergavenny.

RTPI Cymru chairman Peter Lloyd 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."

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