The tiny country of Wales packs in an abundance of treasures in an area smaller than Massachusetts. The country is alive with myths and legends, rugged mountain paths and beautiful beaches. Wales is a hiker's paradise where castles are an inescapable part of the landscape. Head out with a local guide to explore a sheep-dotted landscape bordered on three sides by rugged and windswept coastlines.
The capital city of Cardiff is located in the south of Wales and plays host to a sea of red jerseys when their national team play rugby - almost a national religion - at the impressive Principality Stadium.
Play golf at the prestigious Celtic Manor, host to the 2010 Ryder Cup, or explore the traditional mining towns and valleys which fuelled the industrial revolution.
North Wales is mainly covered by Snowdonia National Park and highlights include the beautiful Bodnant Garden, quaint Victorian seaside resort Llandudno and the UNESCO Heritage Sites of Conwy and Caernarfon Castle. Hike up Snowdon or head to Portmadog on the steam train and enjoy the variety of antique and bookshops on offer.