We like a good story in Wales.
You'll hear tales of King Arthur and Merlin the Magician, of kingdoms lost beneath the sea and battles between dragons, of haunted castles and knightly deeds.
These captivating tales don't just spring from a fertile Celtic imagination. They are also inspired by Wales's wonderful landscapes and seascapes. Which may explain why Pembrokeshire in West Wales is still proud to be known as Gwlad hud a lledrith - 'The land of magic and enchantment'.
King Arthur regularly appears in Welsh mythology.
The Benedictine monk Geoffrey, a 12th century resident of Monmouth, was the first to popularise the Arthurian legend with his book ‘Historia Regum Britanniae’. Nearly a thousand years later, Wales is still a leading source of Arthurian literature. The County Library at Mold in the north east of the country is currently home to the world’s largest collection of books on Arthur, comprising nearly 2,000 volumes.