Seven Wonders of Wales
A Welsh nursery rhyme from the late 18th or early 19th century describes the Seven Wonders of Wales:

Pistyll Rhaeadr and Wrexham steeple,
Snowdon's mountain without its people,
Overton Yew-trees, St. Winifred wells,
Llangollen Bridge and Gresford bells

All of them are located in the same area, and if you base yourself in Wrexham, they can all be visited in a day or two. For more information and details on each, go to Britannica for more info.

Cardiff Castle

Cardiff Castle was first a Roman fort, built 2,000 years ago. A thousand years later, Normans constructed a solid stone keep on a steep mound and added several medieval dwellings. Then the castle was transformed into a Victorian mansion by the Marquess of Bute in the 19th century. Cardiff Castle is richly decorated and there are many beautiful rooms with varying themes to explore. Guided tours are available. Visit for more details.

Other castles to consider: Conwy, Caernarfon, Caerphilly and Carmarthen.

Anglesey Golf Club
The Anglesey Golf Club established in 1914 is the oldest club on the Isle of Anglesey. This 18 hole links course is renowned for its excellent greens and numerous streams. For non-golfers in the group, nearby sandy beaches and coastal walking areas provide an excellent diversion. Windsurfing and sailing are also popular alternatives. The golf club’s website has lots of information about the course, the surroundings and accommodations in the area .

Some other noteworthy golf courses: Wentwood Hills, Royal Porthcawl and Nefyn.

Brecon Beacons National Park

Brecon Beacons National Park has many attractions to suit all the family, including wet weather options such as museums, theatres and family activity centers. There are also artists and craft-makers in their galleries and workshops offering local products and artwork for purchase.

Wales has two additional national parks: Snowdonia and the Pembrokeshire Coast.

A favourite small town is Llandeilo, a pretty place surrounded by green, green hills. Nearby is the National Botanic Gardens and also Aberglasney gardens - a 'garden lost in time' and now renovated to its former glory. For more information, visit:

There's perfect camping available too - try the Hillend campsite on the beach at Llangennith. A three mile stretch of sand with great surfing - and rock pools for the kids!

For more outdoor activities see:

And if you're looking for a more luxurious stay there are a fantastic range of small hotels and restaurants offering beautiful rooms and top-knotch food.

And lastly, Wales has an incredibly rich cultural heritage, from the likes of Dylan Thomas to the writer of the new series of Dr Who, Russell T. Davies: