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Wales

Southwestern United Kingdom with castles and plenty of coastline.

If you want to visit here, it is very easy to get to.  Cardiff is just a 3 hour drive west of London. Or, you can take the train in about 2 1/2 hours from Paddington Station.

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Cardiff

Capital and largest city with over 1 million in the metro area. (1/3 of the entire nation).  Known for its castles, there are a half dozen of them within a few miles of the city.

Welsh Countryside

Beautiful country in the 3 national parks of Wales...Snowdonia, Pembrokeshire Coast and Brecon Beacons.  You will get a lot of rolling hills, but not any true mountains.  The highest point in Wales is Mount Snowden at 3560 feet (1085 meters)

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Cardiff

The highlights of Cardiff are definitely Cardiff castle, the Victorian Shopping Arcades, and The National Museum.

Of course, if you want to hang out in a pub on the Bay, or catch a match in Principality Stadium, that is here also.

Finally, day trips to castles such as Castell Coch or Caerphilly Castle since Wales has the largest concentration of castles in the UK.

Cardiff Castle

Right in the center of town, overlooking the Rover Taff, and Bute Park; castles have bene built here since the 11th century.  The history of the castles includes extensive expansions and rebuilds.      

Caerphilly Castle

13th century castle, with moat, located just 8 miles for Cardiff center.

Castell Coch

The baby of the castles having been built in just the 19th century.  this castles is surrounded by woods, and was built in gothic revival style.

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