Not a lot of backpackers make it to Wales, which is a small country with a beautiful countryside and quaint little towns. The country boasts its own strong culture and a unique language that has survived after years of influence from its powerful neighbour. The Welsh language, which is related to Breton and Cornish, is spoken on a daily basis by around 600,000 people or around 21% of the population.
Wales' attractions include a large number of preserved steam railways and impressive castles. A lot of people visit Wales for the outdoors, particularly to walk in the Brecon Beacons, Pembrokeshire Coast and Snowdonia National Parks.