The charming port and walled town of Chepstow has an intriguing heritage. Nestled within some of the finest scenery in Wales, it's just a few minutes' drive from the English border, across the Severn Bridge.
The first thing you'll see perched on the cliffs is Chepstow Castle. This well-preserved landmark is one of the oldest surviving stone castles from Norman times.
The history continues in the Forest of Dean as the ruins of Tintern Abbey - an abandoned monastery that features in the poetry of William Wordsworth - are also within striking distance of the town.
Both are in the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. You can even begin to canoe your way along the River Wye or join the start of the Wales Coast Path on foot from Chepstow.
And if you time it right, and you can visit the famous Hay-on-Wye literary and arts festival, or go to Chepstow Racecourse for a flutter on the Welsh Grand National.
International sport, shopping and watersports have made the Welsh capital of Cardiff a must-visit destination.
While it now has the feel of a modern, European city, there are still landmarks like Cardiff Castle, a Norman fortress built in 1106, reminding you of its rich history.
In recent years, the waterside development of Cardiff Bay has seen bars, restaurants and businesses revive the old dock areas.
From here, you can take a cruise or go yachting at the Cardiff Bay Water Activity Centre or tear down the Cardiff International White Water Centre rapids.
If you prefer watching to taking part, the Millennium Stadium is one of five stadiums in the city. It has hosted major sporting events, such as the Six Nations, as well as music gigs by global stars.
All the big name retailers can be found at St David's Shopping Centre, but if you want smaller, independent shops, try the Victorian Royal Arcade opposite.
The revitalised city is popular with TV and film crews and you can visit the Tardis set at The Doctor Who Experience, which is shot in the city.
Everything about the landscape is vast in Snowdonia, the biggest national park in Wales.
At 1085 metres, Mount Snowdon is the highest peak in Wales and England. But if you don't feel like climbing it, there's always the Snowdon Mountain Railway for a more laidback ascent.
Mountain biking is huge here and there are specialist trails throughout the area as well as gentler traffic-free cycle routes like the nine mile Mawddach Trail.
Alternatively, you can go trampolining in an underground cave which was once a slate mine at Bounce Below in Blaenau Ffestiniog - "the town that roofed the world".
The cult 60s TV show The Prisoner was filmed in Portmeirion, and as well as wandering among the villas you can take a coastal walk or stroll along the beach and enjoy the views.