Cardiff & Around
In AD 75 the Romans built a fort where Cardiff Castle now stands.
North Coast & Borders
The northeastern counties of Denbighshire, Wrexham and Flintshire are a baffling jumble of the gritty and the gorgeous.
Brecon Beacons National Park
Rippling dramatically for 45 miles from Llandeilo in the west all the way to the English border, Brecon Beacons National Park (Parc Cenedlaethol Bannau Brycheiniog) encompasses some of the finest scenery in South Wales.
Snowdonia National Park
Wales' best-known and most heavily used slice of nature became the country's first national park in 1951.
Small villages, quiet market towns and an abundance of sheep litter the undulating hills and moorland of rural Powys, by far Wales' biggest county.
West of Snowdonia
Swansea, Gower & Carmarthenshire
Fancy a stroll? We asked the Coastal Access Project Officer for the Countryside Council of Wales to tell us about the Wales Coast Path (www.
Isle of Anglesey
At 276 sq miles, the Isle of Anglesey is Wales' largest island and bigger than any in England.
Bordered by the vast expanse of Cardigan Bay on one side and the sparsely-populated Cambrian Mountains on the other, Ceredigion (pronounced with a dig not a didge) is an ancient Welsh kingdom founded by a chieftain called Ceredig.
Wales' biggest seaside resort straddles a flat peninsula, with long sandy beaches on either side.
Pembrokeshire Coast National Park
The Pembrokeshire Coast National Park (Parc Cenedlaethol Arfordir Sir Benfro), established in 1952, takes in almost the entire coast of Pembrokeshire and its offshore islands, as well as the moorland hills of Mynydd Preseli in the north.
Dylan Thomas called Swansea an 'ugly, lovely town', and that remains a fair description today.
Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)
Castle-dotted Carmarthenshire has gentle valleys, deep-green woods and a small, partly sandy coast.
Jutting out into the Irish Sea from the mountains of Snowdonia, the Llŷn (pronounced 'khleen' and sometimes spelt 'Lleyn') is a green finger of land, some 25 miles long and averaging 8 miles in width.