For a place with such exciting landscapes – from snow-capped peaks to wild coastline – Wales is compact and neighbourly. Come to switch off, and explore untouched valleys and sleepy villages. Or come to enjoy raring-to-go towns and the capital Cardiff – packed with Victorian shopping arcades and a vibrant cultural scene.
Wales has epic countryside and heritage to explore, including more than 600 castles. Follow the North Wales Way taking in the magnificent Beaumaris, Caernarfon and Harlech castles – all World Heritage Sites. Trek along the breathtaking Cambrian Way winding through Snowdonia and the Brecon Beacons. Uncover the inspiration to Dylan Thomas’ soul-stirring poetry in Laugharne or feast your eyes on one of the best impressionist collections in Europe at the National Museum Wales.
From London, you can be here in just over 2 hours, and you can reach north- and mid-Wales easily from Manchester, Liverpool or Birmingham by road or rail. Then all the adventure you could wish for, in this enchanting Celtic land, is yours...
Small in size but big on personality, Wales is bordered by England to the east and the Irish Sea to the north and west, and covers less than a tenth of Britain.
From crumbling castles steeped in history to award-winning breweries, there are loads of exciting places to visit in Wales. And with excellent public transport, plus cycling and rambling paths galore, you’ll find it easy to explore too.