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Reasons to visit Wales
Wales is the land of legends, known for its rugged coastline, mountainous national parks, distinctive Welsh language and Celtic culture.
This is the country that has scenery like no other, from the mountains of Snowdonia down through mid-Wales to the Brecon Beacons in the south. There are mighty peaks, glaciated valleys and abundant lakes all waiting to be explored. Around the coasts there are fabulous coast paths with abundant wildlife. They range from the easy Great Orme to more challenging walk like the Lleyn Peninsula, Pembrokeshire or the Gower Peninsula.
Although the rocky coasts are spectacular, Wales is also blessed with many great beaches. Some are near towns like Swansea, Aberystwyth and Llandudno to provide all the amenities. Others like Caldey Island or Pendine are remote free of people.
The castles of Wales reflect a turbulent past, but today they are a fascinating insight into history. Take Caernarvon, Conway, Pembroke, Oystermouth and Cardiff as just a few examples.
Wales has contributed much to our industrial heritage, and the old industries contribute still. Visit coal mines in the Valleys, slate quarries in Snowdonia or ride one of the narrow-gauge steam railways. It's not all in the past though, and Trawsfynydd power station is an impressive sight from afar. Meanwhile you can get up close an personal with the Dinorwig power station in Snowdonia, and see that modern industry can work in harmony with the environment.