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Aberaeron named winner of Wales' 'best place' competition

Aberaeron, Ceredigion Image copyright Dianne Browne
Image caption Aberaeron is known as the "Jewel of Cardigan Bay"

Aberaeron has been named as the winner of a competition to find Wales' most attractive and inspiring place.

The contest, organised by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) Cymru, celebrates places protected or improved by the planning system.

Nearly 5,500 people voted on a shortlist of 10 places, with the Ceredigion seaside resort emerging as the most popular.

Tenby and Gower came second and third respectively.

RTPI President Phil Williams said: "Aberaeron is a truly deserving winner.

"The impact of planning is obvious here as you walk through the town which has been carefully planned in the Georgian style around the harbour."

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