Famous for its rugby and its rarebit, Wales is a potent mixture of bustling cities, rugged coastline, mountainous national parks, its distinctive language and its Celtic culture. Its capital city of Cardiff is a fusion of buzzing nightlife and gothic architecture, abundant history its famous medieval castle. Meanwhile, its natural beauty in the more rural parts from the Brecon Beacons to the many beaches, and up to Snowdonia National Park with its lakes, glacial landforms, hiking trails and railway to the peak of Snowdon, all make for a varied and joyous experience on holidays here, not to mention an array of backdrops for weddings in Wales. This is a world built on myths and legends, a magical setting with a sense of history about it, so nowhere could really be more enchanting a setting in which to get married. Chief amongst the wedding locations in Wales are its collection of hotels. In Wales, hotels are a wonderful combination of warmth and professionalism with excellent food. Locally reared lamb is a national favourite while cheeses and of course the symbolic leek find their way into many a dish - either way, hearty meals are a staple at the region's destinations, whether it's showcased as part of a fine dining restaurant or in a rustic village. Hotels such as The Lake capitalise on the rural beauty of Wales, while Gliffaes at Crickhowell looks over the magnificent River Usk. Alternatively, Penally Abbey is a wonderful example of the area's coastal hotels and Llys Meddyg in Newport showcases chocolate box perfect style in the form of an old coaching inn.