Snowdonia is a region in north west Wales and includes Wales' highest mountain (Snowdon) and 90 mountain peaks and mountain ranges. Snowdonia also boasts an historic mountain railway that climbs to the summit of Wales's highest mountain at 3,560 feet above sea level
Harlech is located in north Wales in the Snowdonia National park and famous for its clifftop Castle. The Castle was built by King Edward 1st in the thirteenth century at the same time as Caernarfon, Conwy and Beaumaris Castles.
Beddgelert means Gelert's Grave in English and the pretty Snowdonia town is the centre of the legend and tragedy of Gelert the faithful dog and the location of the grave of Gelert.
During September each year, there are two Celebration days, one of Roald Dahl who was born in Cardiff and one for Owain Glyndwr, the last Welsh born Prince of Wales, see below. The history of Wales contains many important days that are now celebrated here in Wales and around the world.
The traditional and most recognisable image of the Welsh ‘national’ dress or costume is that of a woman in a red, black and white woollen cloak with an accompanying tall black hat.
Cardiff is the capital city of Wales. It is Wales's main commercial centre, and is the home of many national cultural institutions, including the Welsh media, the Parliament for Wales (the Senedd) and the Wales rugby team. Cardiff city and the Cardiff Bay area, Europe's largest waterfront development, combines to make an exciting tourist attraction.
The National Flag of Wales is universally known to all Welshmen and women and to many others around the world. The Welsh flag has consistently been judged as one of the most iconic flags of the world, not just being of an arrangement of colours but that of a fiery Welsh dragon – Y Ddraig Goch!
The Preseli Hills are a range of hills in west Wales forming part of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, with Foel Cwmcerwyn being the highest point at 1758 feet.The Preseli Bluestones of Stonehenge are believed to have come from these hills...
The Welsh National Anthem - Hen Wlad fy Nhadau (Land of my Fathers) was composed by father and son Evan and James James in 1856 in Pontypridd. It is an iconic National Anthem and is generally considered to be among the finest anthems of the world. History and lyrics.
Hen Galan – An unusual Welsh celebration
In the tiny wooded Welsh village of Cwm Gwaun near Fishguard in Pembrokeshire, locals are keeping old traditions alive by celebrating the New Year 13 days after everyone else.