Caernarfon Castle, North Wales, UK. Photo by syxaxis photography.
Tourism in Wales is mainly about visiting dramatic castles – and there are around 600 of them scattered around this small country – and hiking, horse-riding or driving around/up and down (!) the spectacular, green countryside.
Two of the most popular castles are Caernarfon Castle (a massive fortress in northwest Wales with spectacular views) and Conwy Castle (one of the finest examples of 13th century military architecture in Europe), both of them conveniently close to Wales’ most dramatic green space – Snowdonia National Park, a spectacular and popular area for climbing, hiking and horse-riding.
The United Kingdom – which comprises England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland – has 5, 000 years of world-changing history and a brilliant variety of things to see and do, culture to nature, old to new, silly to serious, whatever suits the tourist, apart from serious sunbathing or skiing.