Famous for its mountain valleys, verdant hills and pasture, Wales is an open expanse of untamed natural beauty. The spacious landscapes and fresh country air instil a sense of peace and freedom.
Small village inns dotted between the fields and farmland offer a warm welcome to travellers, serving traditional rustic meals and local ales and ciders.
This is a country where nature and history blend together. Meltwater rivers run down from the peaks, past the remains of Norman castles, and Victorian spa towns nestle in the foothills. View it all from the Heart of Wales Line as the train rolls through the countryside, crossing the bridges and viaducts that span the valleys.
Brecon Beacons National Park stretches across the south of Wales, from the English border to Llandovery in Carmarthenshire. A wild expanse of mountains and moorland, the Brecon Beacons plays host to a whole range of activities. Walking, cycling and horseback riding are popular ways to explore the parkland. Further into the heart of the National Park, more adventurous activities are on offer, from canoeing or kayaking the glacial lakes to rock-climbing the mountainsides.