South Wales

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In South Wales, one doesn't have to travel far to see the very best of the Welsh culture and lifestyle, or its 60+ golf courses.  With history around every corner,  their are hundreds of castles and abbeys, manor homes and medeival sites to stop and photograph or spend an off day discovering.  It is amazing to the first time visitor, how close things are from the main resorts and city hotels, and the M4 Expressway makes this an even easier option to play and explore your way around the region from East to West. In Chepstow, home to the Marriott St.Pierre,  their are 3 castles and historic abbeys within a 5 minute drive (Don't miss an evening at Caldicot Castle, with true welsh fare and drink for that medeival themed evening).   The city of Newport hosts the golfing world in October with the Ryder Cup Matches at Celtic Manor,  its harbour with marina and dozens of restaurants to enjoy apres golf is a must.   Just 15 minutes further East is the capital City of Cardiff, no longer that big industrial city of the last century,  it is now home to Hi Tech companies, a revitaized wharf area and International quality venues for sports and the arts.   Castles abound through out the region with each town/city having its own unique charm, atmosphere and seemingly a lore of medeival tales to tell. Swansea and the Gower Peninsula are a must for any visitor, not just for the pictursque rolling countryside leading to its coastal inlets and bays, but for discovering the picturesque communities, their historic sites and charm.  To see the advancement of change from their Industrial past to their new century vision of Hi-Tech and enviromental ways of life,  Wales is the place to be for many years to come.

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