Small but beautifully formed, Wales is known for its rocky coastline, rolling hills and lush valleys, mountainous national parks, and ancient Celtic culture rooted in mystical folklore.
The UK's only coastal national park is in Pembrokeshire, and throughout the length of the shoreline of Wales there are sweeping, uncrowded beaches offering plenty of water sport activities or simple rock-pooling. Snowdonia, with its Ice Age-formed mountains offers exceptional opportunities for hiking, biking, mountaineering or wild swimming. Or visit the heather-bedecked Brecon Beacons National Park for horse-riding, caving or breathtakingly scenic walks.
Wales is home to over 400 castles, but if you are looking for a more contemporary holiday then a cottage near Cardiff, with its restored waterfront, vibrant nightlife and top-class restaurants is an ideal choice.