Wales may be small in terms of size, but its stunning beaches, secluded valleys, and modern cities allow for extraordinary diversity. Much of the country is covered in a rich green of forests and farmland, but the southern coast has 2 vibrant cities – Swansea and Cardiff, the capital – which are as modern and forward-thinking as many other major European urban centres. Travel to Wales’ northern coast to explore several of the UK’s best-preserved Medieval castles and visit the dramatic landscape of Snowdonia National Park.

The proud traditions, history and language of the Welsh can be seen and felt instantly. You will see road signs and civic buildings display the Welsh language above English, and the nation’s flag flies proudly wherever you go. The locals are famously outgoing and sociable, so you’ll be making new friends in no time… but the melodic accent may take some getting used to.

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  • Cardiff

    Cardiff makes a charming first impression with its ever-bustling, restaurant-lined waterfront and elegant, Edwardian Baroque-style City Hall. Imposing medieval churches serve as a striking counterpoint to modern architectural marvels like the copper-domed Wales Millennium Centre, while the city's restored Victorian arcades are today filled with hip boutiques selling quirky local fashion and artisan homewares. Its dining scene runs the gamut from...

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  • Cardiff Travel Essentials

    Our Cardiff Travel Essentials lays out the essential information you need to help planning your trip to one of the most popular destinations in the UK. No matter how frequently you travel, some questions will always need answers: What’s the weather like? How can I get from the airport to my hotel? What currency and type of plug do I...

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