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Why Snowdon? – Part 1

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Why Snowdon? – Part 1

With a height of over one thousand metres above sea level, the huge rock formation known as Snowdon is the largest mountain in Wales and in fact the British Isles. Formed by volcanic ruptures in the Paleozoic era around 485 million years ago, this gargantuan mountain sits proudly atop a beautiful landscape of green hills and wet lakes. (more…)

The Music of Wales

Posted by on Jul 22, 2018 in Blog | Comments Off on 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. (more…)

The Cuisine of Wales

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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. (more…)

The Cities and Towns of Wales – Part 3

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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. (more…)

The Tourist Industry in Wales

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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. (more…)

The Cities and Towns of Wales – Part 2

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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. (more…)

The Cities and Towns of Wales – Part 1

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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 areas and many were created as a result of the minerals that were mined from the hills during the industrial revolution. (more…)

The National Parks in Wales

Posted by on May 29, 2018 in Blog | Comments Off on The National Parks in Wales

The National Parks in Wales

The National Parks in Wales were first created in 1951 with the creation of Snowdonia, then in 1952 with the Prembrokeshire Coast, and finally in 1957 the Brecon Beacons were awarded similar status. The timing coincided with the country establishing a more adventurous tourist industry that was now exploring foreign fields, and there was a desire from the government to showcase the natural landscapes that the country possessed. (more…)

The Capital City of Wales – Cardiff

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The Capital City of Wales – Cardiff

Cardiff is the Capital City of Wales and is home to a population of just over 360,000. The city is famed for its sporting venues, its tourist sites, its educational institutions, its retail centers and its entertainment industries. The city is also home to the Welsh National Assembly, which is a devolved parliament that has the power to make legislation in Wales. Archaeological evidence from around the city shows that man has lived in the area since around 6000BC. (more…)

The Other Sports of Wales – Part 2

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The Other Sports of Wales – Part 2

The Welsh have always produced top athletes and there is not an international competition taking place that does not have a host of Welsh athletes representing Great Britain. One of the most famous athletes to have represented Wales and Great Britain was Lynn “the Leap” Davies. At the 1964 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Davies jumped 8.07 meters to win the gold medal in the long jump. In the same games he also took part in the 100 meters and the 4 x 100 meters relay. In his career he also became the European Champion in 1966 and twice won the Commonwealth gold medal. (more…)