Rough Guides has recently named Wales as one of the top ten countries to visit for 2016, defining it as “one of the finest natural playgrounds in Europe”. Our appealing nation for visitors has been awarded eighth spot in the list, appearing alongside the likes of Nepal, Colombia, Cuba, Romania, Jordan, Albania and El Salvador. In this year’s entry the Guide enlightens its readers, saying: “There’s no better time to explore one of the finest natural playgrounds in Europe. “Many still underestimate this small country, often overshadowed by its neighbours. “But these are exciting times for Wales – the country is winning accolades for its extraordinary beauty and remarkably preserved historical sites. “Culture vultures, foodies, festival junkies, adventurers, hikers and extreme sports enthusiasts will be spellbound here, be it amid the rugged peaks of Snowdonia, on the sandy beaches of the Gower Peninsula or in the quaint rural towns and villages.” Jim Jones, the newly appointed boss of North Wales Tourism, much like us here at Lyons, isn’t surprised that Wales has made it into the top ten. Jim was quoted as saying: “It really isn’t a big surprise to me, as North Wales is fast becoming the outdoor capital of Europe. “But we have to continue to work to make the region into an all year around and all weather destination. “Getting kudos like this is fantastic.” If you’re looking for a trip to Wales this year, then why not look at what our North Wales caravan holidays can offer you? Image: Mike Peel under Creative Commons.