I just got back from a 2 1/2 week tour including Wales, London, Paris and Rome and Venice. A total Rick Steve's fan ALL THE WAY. I was surprised though that the Great Britain book didn't include Tenby, Wales. It was AMAZING! Imagine a welsh version of Vernazza in Cinque Terre. It has breathtaking beaches, great pubs with fish and chips that rock your world, and a lovely island called Caldey just off the coast with a monastery and lovely paths with breath taking views of the coast line. It was a 5 hour train ride from London. I went there to visit an elderly aunt and WAS BLOWN AWAY, truly a gem of a place, Rick you really need to check it out!!
Thanks for all your recs, they served us well in all our travels!