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January 30, 2021 2 min read

Welsh Flags

The National flag of Wales, the Welsh Dragon or Y Draig Goch is recognisable by all Welshmen or women, worldwide. Many national flags are merely an arrangement of colours  - the Wales National flag image is one of a confident, fiery Welsh dragon – Y Ddraig Goch or the Welsh dragon flag!

Wales wins the World Flag Tournament - 2021

The flag of Wales has consistently been judged as one of the most iconic and striking flags in the world. In 2021 in a worldwide poll, Y Ddraig Goch, or the Red Dragon flag, beat Scotland's white cross on blue background, by a margin of 1,401 votes. The two Celtic nations had fended off a 256 strong field, in the knock-out vote competition, to battle it out for the title.

National Flags of Wales

From 1959 to current 1807 to 1953 1953 to 1959
Current flag of Wales since 1959 Welsh flag - 1807 to 1953 Flag of Wales 1953 - 1959
Flag of St David 1702 to 1807 St David with Welsh Dragon Welsh Colony Patagonia
Flag of St David Flag of St David with a Welsh Dragon Welsh Colony in Patagonia Flag


The Welsh colony in Patagonia, Argentina known as Y Wladfa began in 1865. It occurred mainly along the coast of the Chubut Province in Patagonia. The Welsh-Argentine community is centred on Gaiman, Trelew and Trevelin.

Welsh Royal Standards

Owain Glyndwr Aberffraw Dinefwr
Owain Glyndwr Royal Standard House of Aberffraw House of DInefwr
Llywelyn ab Gruffudd Mathrafal Powys Fadog
House of Llywelyn ab Gruffudd House of Mathrafal House of Powys Fadog


Flags of Counties and Cities

Anglesey Caernarfonshire Cardiganshire
Anglesey County Flag Caernarfonshire County Flag Cardiganshire County Flag
Flintshire Glamorganshire Meirionydd
Flintshire County Flag Glamorganshire County Flag Meirionydd County Flag
Monmouthshire Pembrokeshire Cardiff City
Monmouthshire Flag Pembrokeshire Flag Cardiff City Flag


 Battle, Religious and Other Flags Flags

Battle Flag
Cross of Neith
Battle Flag
Golden Dragon
Religious Flag
St David
Cross of Neith - Y Groes Nawdd Golden Dragon St David's Flag
Religious Flag
Church in Wales
Nationalist Flag
The White Eagle
National Flag
The Black Dragon
Church in Wales The White Eagle The Black Dragon
Nationalist Flag
Government Flag
Welsh Tricolour Senedd Cymru Ensign

Why is the Welsh flag not in the Union Jack?

The official answer is that it is! The Welsh dragon does not appear on the Union Flag because when the first Union Flag was created in 1606, the Principality of Wales by that time was already united with England and was no longer a separate principality. Sounds a bit like 'gobbledygook' but let's remember, the Welsh flag has just been voted the best flag in the world...

About FelinFach

Our company, FelinFach Natural Textiles is located in the heart of the Preseli area of Pembrokeshire near to Boncath. We design Welsh blankets and the iconic Welsh Tapestry blankets which are traditionally woven at Welsh mills. We also design and make natural hand dyed yarn, cotton, silk and wool scarves and other handmade products. We also offer Sheepskin Rugs, Gift Cards and tools and books for crafters and knitters - Cocoknits, Laine, Amirisu and Making to name a few!. We are a proud supporter of the Campaign for Wool and Global Welsh.

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Last update 23rd January 2021

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