Wales has an ancient landscape with a Celtic heritage that dates back over 2,500 years. It has Europe’s highest concentration of castles and fortified sites at just over 400 including Caerphilly Castle one of the largest medieval fortresses in Britain, and the mighty showpiece fortresses of Caernarfon, Conwy, Harlech and Beaumaris, which make up 4 of Wales’ 5 World Heritage Sites.
It is also home to some breathtaking national parks. Snowdonia National Park, named after Wales’ highest peak, is the country’s finest. Other’s which shouldn’t be missed include Brecon Beacons National Park in the east of the country and Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, Britain’s only coastal National Park.
The city’s capital Cardiff has an elegant city centre packed with a host of museums, many of which are free, while Swansea, Wales’ second largest city, a dockland city with a population of approximately 190,000 people.