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One-week Borders and Wales by train itinerary

Explore the Borders and Wales by train on this one-week itinerary, which features the best of the region – from castles and cable cars to steam trains and seaside towns. Starting in Cardiff, the route takes in the unpoilt…

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10 Great British weekend break ideas

Although I love travelling the world, there’s no place like home, and try to get out and explore as much of my own country as I do others. For a small place, Britain really packs a lot in. Within…

A legendary South Wales road trip itinerary
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A legendary South Wales road trip itinerary

South Wales was where I spend my first holidays – long beach days of sandcastle-building, rock-pooling and ice-cream eating. But this part of Wales isn’t just about the beautiful beaches, it’s got plenty of historical, cultural and literary sights…

A festive foodie break at The Angel, Abergavenny
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A festive foodie break at The Angel, Abergavenny

In South Wales, close to the English border, there’s a small town that’s become a big hit with food lovers. Abergavenny hosts Wales’ biggest food festival in September, with hundreds of stalls and over 30,000 visitors. Food is to…

A road trip through Snowdonia National Park in North Wales, with clear lakes, mountain peaks and forests – could this be Wales' most scenic driving route?
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Snowdonia road trip – is this Wales’ most scenic drive?

As Wales’ first National Park and the third most popular National Park in Britain, Snowdonia is something special. It stretches over 827 square miles of unspoilt scenery with rocky mountains, clear lakes and thick forests. It has plants and…

Porthmeirion, where Wales meets Italy
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Portmeirion: Where Wales meets Italy

It was a picture straight out of an Italian holiday brochure. Clear blue sky, a shimmering Mediterranean sea, tropical flowers, pastel coloured buildings, tourists eating cones of gelato, and the lilting tones of… Welsh? Yes in reality this classic…

Harlech Castle, North Wales
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Exploring Harlech Castle in North Wales

Perched on top of a rocky crag and towering over the North Wales countryside, Harlech Castle is one of the country’s most impressive medieval castles. It was built by Edward I in the 13th century during his invasion of…

Cardiff Bay in Wales
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A weekend in Cardiff, Wales: A 48-hour itinerary

The Welsh city of Cardiff is Europe’s youngest capital, with a great mix of history and culture, from ancient castles to Cardiff Bay’s modern architecture and into the future as the home of TV’s Doctor Who. You’re spoilt for…