Wales

With Snowdonia, the Pembrokeshire Coast and the Brecon Beacons, almost 20 per cent of Wales is National Park. The Welsh coastline has over 40 Blue Flag beaches including Oxwich bay, voted the most beautiful beach in the UK.
Plus, the country’s young capital, Cardiff, is one of the trendiest modern cities in the UK and its 75,000-seat Millennium Stadium is an exciting sporting venue
Brecon Beacons National Park, Powys

Welsh escapes: the best places to stay in Wales

Explore historic sites, empty beaches and wildlife-rich coastal paths, before staying in one of these inviting boltholes, writes Carol Davis

Harlech Castle, Snowdonia, north Wales. Snowdonia National Park

Stunning photos of Snowdonia

Discover Snowdonia, the ancient heart of Wales – a land rich in myths and legends

St David’s Cathedral, StDavids, Pembrokeshire, Wales. St David‘s Day

Patron Saint of Wales: The story of St David’s Day

The first day of March is known as St David’s Day, a celebration of the Patron Saint of Wales, who is believed to have died on this date in 589AD

Harlech Castle, Gwynedd, north Wales

The most magnificent castles in Wales

There are more than 600 castles in Wales – a legacy of King Edward I and his determination to subdue Welsh dissidents. Here are some of the most majestic castles in Wales

The Swan at Hay-on-Wye signpost, cosy inn in the literary town of Hay-on-Wye, Wales

Review: The Swan at Hay-on-Wye, Brecon Beacons, Wales

Calling all bibliophiles: with book shops a plenty, cosy pubs, and riverside walks, the town of Hay-on-Wye in the Welsh Brecon Beacons is a great weekend destination

Llansteffan Castle in Wales

Who was Llywelyn the Great? Which Welsh castles did he conquer?

Llywelyn ap Iorwerth was the greatest Welsh statesman of the Middle Ages. He ruled from 1195-1240

River Mawddach, Barmouth, Gwynedd, Snowdonia, Wales. 10 facts about Wales

10 fascinating facts about Wales

Think you know all there is to know about the castle capital of the world? Here are 10 facts about Wales that may have passed you by…

North Wales ‘one of best locations in the world’

North Wales named in top 10 of the prestigious Lonely Planet Best in Travel 2017 list – and it is the only British region included.

Manorbier Castle, Pembrokeshire

In photos: Perfect Pembrokeshire

In the new issue we take a tour of Pembrokeshire in West Wales. Famed for its coastal beauty, it is also steeped in history, from spectacular castles to the birthplace of the Tudor dynasty.

Toast Roald Dahl’s 100th birthday this summer

This year marks Roald Dahl’s 100th birthday. The country will be spending this year celebrating the work and life of the world’s greatest storyteller with festivals and celebrations across the UK.