The Music of Wales

The Music of Wales

There is no doubt that music is part of the Welsh identity. Any national occasion not only has the crowd passionately singing the national anthem but will also see many people turning up early to sing along with a choir, or a group, that has been invited as the pre event warm up. The tradition of singing emanates from the church with many songs sung in churches...

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The Cuisine of Wales

The Cuisine of Wales

Wales is a rich agricultural country. The country has lowland areas near the coastline that had rivers depositing rich alluvium that has resulted in strong soils. Farming in the country is helped by being exposed to the region’s maritime climate that means that crops can grow for long periods and there is never any shortage of rainfall. These are ideal...

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The Cities and Towns of Wales – Part 3

The Cities and Towns of Wales – Part 3

The largest settlement on the west coast of Wales is Aberystwyth which has a population of just over 13,000. The town is situated where the Rivers Ystwyth and Rheidol meet before entering the Irish Sea. The town is one of the most isolated settlements with the closest town, Swansea, being a 1 hour 45 minute drive away. The town is both a university town and a...

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