16 hidden gems in Wales you may never have heard of - Llanthony Priory: Overlooked by the guidebooks in favour of Tintern Abbey to the south, Llanthony Priory is set far up into the hills of the Black Mountains and as remote and beautiful as it gets. Giraldus Cambrensis described it in the 12th century.
We did a house exchange with a family that lived in the Cotswolds. The kids got to work on the sheep ranch adjacent to the house, shearing sheep and tagging them. We had picnics in the country outside of towns like this. It was like living in a fairytale.