|Wales heritage travel guide
A guide to historic and scenic Wales, highlighting attractions, history, and visitor information.
Wales - Historic attractions and History
Wales is a land of contrasts, from secluded mountain valleys to crowded cities, with a heritage spanning the gamut from rich poetry and song to the grit of the coal mines. We've tried to create a guide to Wales that takes in all those aspects, from the practicalities of getting there to history and culture.
For a quick overview of what to see and do in the various regions of Wales, we suggest you start with our Virtual Tour. Or jump right to a specific region or topic by clicking on the map below or the menu to the right. To find accommodation, explore our Wales Hotel Guide where you can find a special selection of castle hotels or browse our Bed and Breakfast or self catering cottages directory. And if you'd like some background on the rich heritage and culture of Wales, browse our History of Wales. See also our Castles of Wales photo gallery
ATTRACTIONS IN WALES BY REGION
Photo courtesy of Joanne Paul
Name the Historic attraction
British Heritage Awards
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British History Quiz
This architect was responsible for the design of the Bank of England building and the Dulwich Art Gallery
His most famous legacy is his own house in Lincoln's Inn Fields
His house is now a museum named after him
This Day in British History
20 December, 1192
Richard I captured and imprisoned by Leopold V of Austria
Richard (the Lionheart) and Leopold had become enemies on the 3rd Crusade. Richard was only freed after payment of a heavy ransom.