Beddgelert, a magical little village in the heart of Snowdonia. Some of the best Christmas discos ever were held years ago at the Royal Goat Hotel there. A beautiful drive from Caernarfon in the moonlight and with a light covering of snow.
I loved visiting Portmeirion in Wales because it's made from a collection of odd bits and architectural fragments, rescued from places all over Europe. It was the brainchild of Sir Clough Williams-Ellis who built it during the period from 1925 to 1975. His daughter Susan was the designer of Portmeirion china.