Wales' national flower, the daffodil, bursts into bloom towards the end of February and arrives just in time for the nation's national day, St. David's Day, celebrated on March the 1st. As spring rolls into summer, the Welsh mountains hit their finest and the mild temperatures make them perfect for hiking. Pembrokeshire coast is also great this time of year and ideal for trying out water sports such as kayaking and coasteering. August sees the arrival of Wales' most important cultural festival, the Eisteddfod - an arts competition dating back to medieval times, featuring musicians, singers, dancers, actors, artists and more. As autumn arrives forests become ablaze with colour and make castle grounds perfect for exploring. Winter is cold - though it's rare to see temperatures drop much below zero - and the frosty peaks are the perfect inspiration to pull up a perch in a warm traditional pub, log fire and all!