Known as the country of language and song, Wales offers cosy pubs, some of the UK’s best beaches, fascinating traditions, more castles than you can count and the odd dragon or two.
With an interesting mix of ancient and modern, the capital city has much to offer the visitor. Innovative architecture sits alongside historic buildings and Cardiff Bay offers entertainment for everyone. Over 2000 years of history sits alongside sport, science and the arts to create an eclectic city for visitors.
Found on the River Wye, the city has been a defensive base for centuries. The castle is found on a limestone cliff, guarding the river crossing from England into South Wales. Legend has it that King Arthur and his knights are said to be asleep, waiting to be called back into action when needed.
The first ever UK “Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty”, this is a stunning coastal landscape. The history of the area is marked by the 5500 year old burial chamber at Parc-Le-Breos and the 13th Century ruined castle at Three Cliffs Bay.
Known for its well-preserved castle, which dominates the town. The castle has dungeons and towers to explore.
St David: Known as the birthplace off the Patron Saint of Wales, this is one of the smallest city’s in the UK. The cathedral is very decorative and the nearby ruined Bishops Palace is another interesting stop.
Cynics might suggest that this place has been included just to increase the letter-count, however there is more to the village than having the longest place-name in the world. It has a popular railway station (primarily for photos of the sign) and the nearby Anglesey Sea Zoo.
If you have ever wondered what a Welsh Italianate village might look like, it is probably worth stopping by here. The lifetimes work of one architect, the village is based on the style and colors of Potofino. The town is one of the top tourist attractions in the country.
Snowdonia National Park
With nine mountain ranges and a varied landscape of steep river gorges, waterfalls and green valleys, Snowdonia is one of the most celebrated national parks in the UK, with over 6 million visitors annually. Attractions range from underground audiovisual tours to farm tours, narrow gauge railway trips through breathtaking countryside to white water rafting.