Wales is bordered by England to the east and by sea in all other directions: the Irish Sea is to the north and the west, St George’s Channel and the Celtic Sea to the southwest and the Bristol Channel to the south.

Reasons to visit

Wales is a country in southwest Great Britain known for its rugged coastline, mountainous national parks, distinctive Welsh language and Celtic culture. Cardiff, the capital, is a refined coastal city with a nightlife scene and a medieval castle with ornate Gothic Revival interiors. In the northwest, Snowdonia National Park has lakes, glacial landforms, hiking trails and a railway up to the peak of Snowdon. From the late 19th century onwards, Wales acquired its popular image as the “land of song”, in part due to the Eisteddfod tradition.