Even among the inhabitants of the Sceptered Isle, Wales is esteemed for its wild beauty, as wild as the red dragon - its national symbol. Wales juts from the mainland of Britain into the Celtic and Irish Seas and is distinguished from England by its Celtic history, language and culture. Tour across Wales and travel from the ancient castles to the craggy mountains. Often referred to as The Land of Song, indulge in the rich musical and lyrical traditions, especially notable for its harpists. It also lays claim to one of the oldest continuous literary traditions in Europe; Welsh poetry having survived from the Dark Ages. Rocky coastlines, quaint fishing villages and sheep-speckled landscapes make Wales a picturesque vacation destination for visitors to the British Isles.