Welcome - A bit about what you’ll find in Wales…

Around every corner, experience the unexpected. You’ll stumble across colourful fishing villages, mountain vistas and cliff-top trails, sandy bays, bustling cities, cozy inns, and restaurants.

Wales is home to over 641 castles, more than any other country in Europe. You’re encouraged to visit them: climb towers, walk ancient walls and explore dungeons. This is the land of magic, myth and dragons.

Wales is where Prince Charles was invested as the Prince of Wales in 1969. Royal connections abound, and everyone can be spoiled by staying in hotels formerly owned by kings and queens. Across the country, the art of hospitality is thriving, albeit with modern amenities and a contemporary Welsh style.

Most of all, you’ll experience a friendly “croeso.” That’s Welsh for “welcome,” and you’ll feel it everywhere you go in Wales.

Escape to a country full of breathtaking views, quaint towns, Celtic heritage and endless culture. We speak Welsh, but we speak English too.

Two hours from London by train or car you’ll find Cardiff, our capital city of more than 300,000 people. Four universities and a vibrant population fuel a cosmopolitan city atmosphere. Cardiff Castle stands at the heart of downtown and Edwardian shopping arcades (Britain’s first malls) house charming one-of-a-kind shops..

Llyn Llydaw, Snowdonia

Llyn Llydaw, Snowdonia

It’s rare to find three national parks in a country the size of Massachusetts. But in Wales you’ll discover unique landscapes and a world of outdoor adventure. In the Snowdonia National Park, climb Snowdon - the tallest mountain in both England and Wales - or take a historic steam railway to the summit. Explore the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park taking in sandy coves, fishing villages, cliff-top walks and see the rich nesting grounds for millions of seabirds. Spot dolphins in Cardigan Bay, or journey between islands watching seals basking in the sun. Tour the Brecon Beacons National Park on horseback, bicycle or on foot to really be at one with the enchanting landscape.

641 castles, 3 million people, 11 million sheep, 3 national parks. Countless adventures. Welcome to Wales!

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