'Don't Visit Wales' parody posters encourage would-be visitors to stay away during lockdown

The hashtag #DontVisitWales has been trending on Twitter as people post humorous parody posters encouraging everyone to stay away from Wales during the lockdown.

"Llandud-NO - Stay at Home" reads one about the north Wales town of Llandudno.

Another simply says "Snowdonia: Don't Even Think about it", referring to the Snowdonia National Park, which would normally see tens of thousands of visitors each year.

The pieces of artwork are based on an old-fashioned style of posters encouraging tourism, with a tongue-in-cheek twist.

One reads "Borth, Ceredigion - You're Better off at Home", referring to the fantastic west Wales coastline.

One of the posters says "If you've seen one castle, you've seen them all".

Other mocked-up posters say things like "Gower Way", which when read out-loud sounds like "go away".

It comes after a bank holiday easter weekend described as "peculiar" by a Brecon Beacons National Park warden because there were almost no visitors to the area at all.

People largely followed government advice to stay at home in order to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

Police checkpoints stopped people on the road to enquire as to why people were travelling. Those deemed to be on non-essential trips were asked to turn around or risk a fine or arrest.