In (2010 the Ryder Cup came to the Celtic Manor resort. But there is plenty to do besides golf in this beautiful if often overlooked corner of SE Wales.
This perfect little resort deep in West Wales, has been a destination of distinction since Victorian times.
With the keen eye of tireless sleuths, BBC location scouts have probed every corner of Cardiff, and points across South Wales – for the right settings to film Doctor Who. The writer samples a few.
5 Cwmdonkin Drive in Swansea, birthplace of Dylan Thomas, is one of the prime addresses in British literature. It has been restored to its original state.
National Geographic choses Cardiff as one of its 10 ''out-of-the-ordinary destination for your summer vacation.''
Swansea may be the second city in Wales after Cardiff, but it beats its near neighbour hollow for the magnificence of its setting. February 2011 marked the 70th anniversary or the Blitz, in which much of the centre of the city was destroyed.
The train takes the scenic strain all over Wales. The writer samples some of the best lines.
A caravan site in Wales is a leader in the trend towards green holidays and care of the environment.
A short visit to Gower. The perfectly packaged landscape is one of the wonders of Wales. To of the National Trust "Six breathtaking walks in Wales" are there.