World-renowned choirs. Championship rugby. And some of the most spellbinding scenery Britain has to offer. From trendy capital Cardiff, with its independent shops, restaurants and quirky galleries, to the snow-capped peaks and adventure sports of Snowdonia, a lot is going on in Wales. With five designated areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and three National Parks, you can wander through landscapes straight from a fairy tale on The Wales Way. Spot native seals and fluffy puffins along 1,400 miles of accessible coastal path, or explore flower-filled havens such as Bodnant Garden in Conwy. And with more than 600 historic castles, an incredible “foodie scene”, and a local language that’s as ancient and as beautiful as the country itself, and you’ll find it’s cracking for culture buffs too. For a place with such exciting landscapes – from snow-capped peaks to wild coastline – Wales is compact and friendly. Come to relax and explore untouched valleys and sleepy villages. Or come to enjoy bustling towns and the capital Cardiff with its castle, Victorian shopping arcade and a vibrant cultural scene. Wales has beautiful countryside and much 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.