With more castles per square mile than any other country in the world, Wales’ proud connection to its history is unmistakable, like a symbol of national identity stamped upon landscape after landscape. And what beautiful landscapes they are; Wales is blessed with not one, not two, but three National Parks nestled within its borders.
Among the smoky mountains and surf-smashed coastlines you’ll find many secret corners to call your own in Wales. For ultimate isolation, try the smattering of idyllic islands off the coast, where you’ll find lighthouse strewn clifftops and porky puffins sat upon the grassy seaside slopes. Or, for a dose of excitement, head to Wales’ biggest city: Cardiff. Boasting modern quays and traditional Victorian arcades, it’s a retail hotspot that comes up trump on culture.