One minute you're scaling the heights in Snowdonia National Park, the next, you're on a sandy beach
Wales, or rather Cymru, is a country of coastlines and cities, rooted in distinctive traditions, myths and legends.
Snowdonia dominates North Wales with its rugged mountains and medieval castles. South Wales contains noted ecclesiastical monuments such as Tintern Abbey and St. David’s Cathedral. Then there’s Cardiff – once one of the world’s busiest coal ports, it has reinvented itself as a modern capital city.
Finally, to add some further charming oddness to Wales, there is Portmeirion, an Italianate village built as a utopian example of urban planning.
The meaning of Wales is ‘outsiders or foreigners’, but the Welsh name Cymru means ‘companions or friends’. Simply put: a country of captivating contrasts, from mountains to flat, sandy beaches, and bustling with community life. You are guaranteed a warm welcome.
Wales is a vast region and holds much to discover, even if it is not the largest location on the map.