January 09, 2021 5 min read
Santes Dwynwen, St Dwynwen's Day is Wales' St Valentine’s Day, celebrated on 25th January and is the most romantic day in the Welsh calendar year. It is celebrated with the giving and receiving of cards and presents and by saying "I Love you" in Welsh, "Rwy'n dy garu di". Show your proud Welsh heritage and point of difference by celebrating St Dwynwen's Day as opposed to Valentines Day!!
January 05, 2021 8 min read
Largest national park in Wales covering an area of approximately 823 square miles. High mountains, historic castles, unspoilt beaches and fantastic scenery. It also claims the highest mountain in both England and Wales, and it has the largest natural lake in the whole of Wales. More than half the population are Welsh speakers.
December 30, 2020 5 min read
The Pembrokeshire Coast Path is 186 miles long, much of it at cliff-top level, with a total of 35,000 feet of ascent and descent. The Coastal Path commences at Amroth in the south and finishes at St Dogmaels in the north with some of the most breath-taking coastline views in Britain. It covers almost every kind of maritime landscape from rugged cliff tops to wide-open beaches and winding estuaries.
December 28, 2020 3 min read
There are three Nation Parks in Wales, the Pembrokeshire Coast, Snowdonia, and the Brecon Beacons. National Parks are areas of outstanding beauty. These parks are protected and managed to ensure that they are able to be safely enjoyed by everyone; because of this the Brecon Beacons has an authority and planning office to ensure that resources are appropriately allocated across the National Park.
December 24, 2020 4 min read
The Welsh Dragon is the heraldic symbol of Wales, and is, almost without doubt the country’s most recognisable symbol. The image is most notably seen on the flag of Wales. The flag, a proud and ancient battle standard of the Welsh consists of a red dragon, passant (which in heraldry terms indicates that the animal has its right foot raised), on a green and white background.
December 20, 2020 3 min read
The story begins with Ceridwen, the mother of the Welsh 6th century Bard, Taliesin. According to the Mabinogion legends, the bard begins life as Gwion Bach, a servant boy on the shores of Bala Lake, where the giant Tegid Foel and his witch wife Ceridwen live. Tegid and Ceridwen have two children, a beautiful daughter, Crearwy, and Morfran, their stupid, ugly son.
September 28, 2020 3 min read
September 27, 2020 4 min read
Michaelmas, or the Feast of Michael and All Angels, is celebrated on the 29th of September every year. As it falls near the equinox, the day is associated with the beginning of autumn and the shortening of days; in England, it is one of the “quarter days”. Traditionally, in the British Isles, Michaelmas is celebrated with a well fattened goose family dinner.
September 01, 2020 2 min read
Daffodils and Leeks - At the top of the list of 50 flowers and herbs (and some weeds) is the National flower of Wales, the daffodil which is traditionally worn on St. David’s Day. The vegetable called a leek is also considered to be a traditional emblem of Wales.
September 01, 2020 3 min read
The population of Wales at the last Census in 2011 was 3.1 million people, or 4.8% of the UK population. This usually resident population of Wales was a five per cent increase since 2001. Nearly one in five (18 per cent, 563,000) of residents were aged 65 or over.
April 14, 2020 3 min read
Cawl, or Welsh cawl is a Welsh word, also known as ‘lobscows’ in north Wales, and is recognised as a Welsh National dish. It is used to describe a hearty stew of meat and vegetables - the nearest English translation of the word is a soup or a broth. However, cawl is a meal rather than a soup. When accompanied by freshly made bread and Caerphilly cheese, it is a definitely a meal and not a just a ‘starter’!
March 09, 2020 3 min read
Cardiff has been the capital city of Wales since 1955. It is the most important administrative, shopping, and cultural centre in the country. It is also the headquarters for many national organisations and government departments including the Senedd (the Wales Parliament). Here are 25 points in the history of Cardiff in the two hundred years from 1800 to 1999.