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North Wales 'one of best locations in the world' to visit

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North Wales has been chosen as one of the best places in the world to visit.

Travel guide Lonely Planet named it fourth in a list of best regions to visit in 2017.

Surf Snowdonia, Penrhyn Quarry's zip lines and the underground trampoline in Blaenau Ffestiniog are all mentioned in the guide as attractions in the area.

Tom Hall, Lonely Planet's editorial director, said: "It's a stunning area with a vast array of activities on offer to keep travellers entertained."

North Wales was ranked higher than areas including Aysen in Chile, the Tuamotus in French Polynesia and coastal Georgia in the USA - Choquequiro in Peru took the top spot.

Mr Hall added: "We included north Wales in this year's list of top 10 regions because it deserves to be recognised on the global stage. North Wales is a gem and should be on every traveller's radar."

Top 10 regions

1. Choquequirao, Peru

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2. Taranaki, New Zealand

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3. The Azores, Portugal

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4. North Wales

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5. South Australia

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6. Aysen, Chile

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7. The Tuamotus, French Polynesia

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8. Coastal Georgia, USA

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9. Perak, Malaysia

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10. The Skellig Ring, Ireland

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