Wales is a small and proud country with beautiful coastal and mountain scenery. There has been much investment and development over the past 30 years however Wales has kept much rich architectural heritage . The arts and sport are well represented in the life of the nation and the popular Welsh attributes of eloquence, warmth and imagination are still very evident.
Wales is part of the Celtic fringe of Europe. Together with Brittany, Galicia, Ireland, Cornwall, Scotland and the Isle of Man, Wales has a rich and distinctive history and culture and has been described as one of the oldest countries in the world. Evidence of human habitation has been found to stretch back nearly 200,000 years.
Wales has 3 National Parks, the Brecon Beacons to the south, the Pemrokeshire Coast National Park to the south-west and the Snowdonia National park to the north.
Go walking along the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path, part the National Park or maybe discover a new sport like coasteering, surfing or kayaking. The deep coastal waters around Pembrokeshire make it a wild life hotspot so keep and eye out for passing seals and dolphins.
Further afield is the Snowdonia National Park in North Wales, home to Mount Snowdon, Wales' highest mountain which is 1,085m at its summit. Prepare yourself for some spectacular scenery and some serious walking. If all that walking seems like too much hard work - you can take the train to the top during the summer months.