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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The Tourist Industry in Wales

The Tourist Industry in Wales

Then decline of heavy manufacturing in the UK in the late 20th century was experienced no greater than it was in Wales. The with drawl of major employers left whole communities is a downward spiral of economic down turn, and this was particularly the case in the mining towns where the collieries were once the dominant industry. A lot of these regions have...

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The Cities and Towns of Wales – Part 2

The Cities and Towns of Wales – Part 2

South Wales has a number of large settlements that have seen big numbers of people concentrating in these areas. The reasons for the growth of these settlements have been variable but many have experienced both good and bad times as the economy in the region has changed. One of the region’s major towns that has gone through great transformation over the years...

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The Cities and Towns of Wales – Part 1

The Cities and Towns of Wales – Part 1

Wales is famous for having Cardiff as its Capital City but there are a number of other cities and large towns that have been prominent in the rise of the country and are still important locations in modern day Wales. The sparest area of the country is in the middle which is dominated by the highlands. The only populations tends to be situated in the valley...

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