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~ Wales has about 400 castles ~ there are more castles per head than any other country in the world ~

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Map of Welsh castles. The castles of Wales were not only built by the English as part of their conquest and control of the local population, many were built by the Welsh Princes themselves. Internal feuding between them led to weakness and made conquest that much easier. How many other places in the old British Empire fell for the exact same reason ? rjp

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As part of our summer road-trip season we have researched some of the best trips you can do by car. Here’s our guide to one of Europe’s ultimate road-trips: the ‘Grand Tour’, featuring France, Switzerland and Italy. This trip takes in picture-postcard French villages, snow-covered alpine mountains and the glitz and glamour of Monaco and Milan!

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100 Great British walks – interactive map

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Illustrated map showing major cities of France including Paris, Rennes, Nice, Dijon, Lille, Marseilles. Commissioned by France Today.

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Over the years, we have walked sections of the Thames Path. In recent times even more sections have been opened alongside the river which is our favourite place to walk.

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