Castell Dinas Bran is on a shortlist of mighty landmarks, outstanding national parks, beautiful nature reserves and finest rural pubs from around the UK, for the seventh BBC Countryfile Magazine Awards 2018.

The shortlist, which includes several Welsh locations, opened to the public vote on Friday, January 19.

Bodnant Garden in Conwy, is on the list for Garden of the Year. Adventurous mountaineers can vote for the impressive peaks of Snowdonia in the National Park of the Year category, or the beautiful sands of Newborough in Anglesey as Beach of the Year.

An expert judging panel, including Countryfile presenter John Craven, BBC Countryfile Magazine Editor, Fergus Collins, BBC presenter and naturalist Miranda Krestovnikoff, Editor of BBC Wildlife Magazine, Sheena Harvey, author and rural affairs journalist Mark Rowe and adventurer Phoebe Smith gathered to review all the submissions, whittling down the vast number of nominees down to a shortlist of five contenders in each category.

Voting is online at and will close at midnight on March 5. Winners will be announced in the May issue of BBC Countryfile Magazine.