Wales
Wed, 27/04/2011 - 11:40 — johnnydoefacereturns
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There are so many ways Wales will enchant you
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There are so many ways Wales will enchant you
From castles to coalmines, Wales is steeped in history, while the Arthurian legend also has strong links to its stunning landscape. Today’s Wales is just as fascinating. It has three national Parks, over 600 castles and more than 40 Blue Flag beaches.

The craggy Pembrokeshire coastline is home to the exhilarating activity of coasteering, and there are many opportunities for abseiling, climbing, surfing, diving, fishing and golf.

With the Eisteddfod, Brecon Jazz Festival and Wakeboard Music Festival, Wales is a cultural oasis for everyone.
 

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<p><strong>Big Pit, Blaenavon</strong><br /> This is one of Britain&rsquo;s leading mining museums. Take the famous underground tour and see a section of the original workings.</p> <p><strong>National Wool Museum, Dre-fach, Felindre</strong><br /> Enjoy a fascinating tour of this old mill and discover the process from fleece to fabric, see historic machinery in action and view the textile gallery.</p> <p><strong>Barafundle Bay, Pembrokeshire Heritage Coast</strong><br /> This remote stretch of soft, golden sand can only be reached via a cliff-top path and steep decent through woodlands and dunes owned by the National Trust.</p> <p><strong>Ellin's Tower RSPB Seabird Centre, Goferydd, Holyhead, Isle of Anglesey</strong><br /> See thousands of breeding seabirds including peregrine falcons and chough. Displays, information and wonderful views.</p> <p><strong>Snowdon, Snowdonia National Park, Gwynedd</strong><br /> Snowdon (Welsh: Yr Wyddfa) is the highest mountain in Wales. Choose your route to the summit, pack a picnic and, weather-allowing, enjoy a day of spectacular scenery.</p>

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