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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

Llanfairpwllgwyngyll, a village on the island of Anglesey in Wales, has the longest place name in Europe

Llyn Gwynant. Credit: Visit Wales

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.

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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.

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Toast Roald Dahl’s 100th birthday this summer

This year marks Roald Dahl’s 100th birthday. Find out how you can celebrate the life and work of the world’s greatest storyteller with events around the UK.

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Celebrate Beatrix Potter’s 150th anniversary

On July 28 the country will mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of Beatrix Potter, one of Britain’s most beloved children’s writers. We find out how you can celebrate.

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25 of the best things to do in Wales

We’ve scoured the length and breadth of Wales to bring you the top 25 things to do, from historic castles to beautiful beaches.

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Review: the perfect Welsh stay with Dioni cottages

This stone-built 17th-century cottage is the ideal base to soak up the beautiful scenery and historical treasures along Wales’ Cambrian coast.

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Old Man in the Trees, Kelly Hall Tarn,  Cumbria was highly commended in the Classic View category. Credit: Chris Shepherd

Landscape Photographer of the Year: the winners

From chalk cliffs to misty lochs, we share some of the most beautiful photographs from this year’s Landscape Photographer of the Year competition…

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Colourful autumn landscape around Pistyll Rhaeadr waterfall. Credit: Simon Kitchin

Spectacular photos of North Wales

The castles, mountains, beaches, lighthouses and waterfalls of North Wales, including its five UNESCO World Heritage sites, have been captured by photographer Simon Kitchin in his new book.

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Harlech Castle, Gwynedd, north Wales

Six magnificent Welsh fortresses

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

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The UK’s top 10 beaches

As we bid farewell to spring, it’s time to start planning summer trips to the seaside. So here are the National Trust’s top 10 spots for a great family day out at the beach
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