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Sheep and lambs in fields and meadows of Welsh hill farm with mountains in the distance (photo via BackyardProduction / iStock / Getty Images Plus)


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Wales is a country on the western edge of England embraced by the Bristol Channel to the south, St. George's Channel on the west and the Irish Sea to the north. All of the craggy coastlines, brilliant beaches and magnificent mountains, including Snowdon Mountain, make Wales a great place for you to get outside and enjoy your surroundings. Nearly any outdoor or adventure sport you can name is yours for the experiencing in Wales: walking, hiking, cycling, fishing, rock climbing, abseiling, caving, coasteering, windsurfing, kite surfing, paragliding, land yachting, jetskiing, skiing, snowboarding, paintball, archery, high ropes courses and even more than 200 golf courses.

Populous South Wales incorporates the capital Cardiff, the cities of Swansea and Newport, Carmarthen Bay and two national parks, Pembrokeshire Coast and Brecon Beacons. The Cambrian Mountains and the attractive coastal resorts of Cardigan Bay are highlights of mid-Wales, while the North has popular seaside towns like Llandudno and Conwy. In addition, North Wales boasts the scenic delights of Snowdonia National Park and the Isle of Anglesey.