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...

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The Capital City of Wales – Cardiff

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...

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The Other Sports of Wales – Part 2

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...

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The Other Sports in Wales – Part 1

The Other Sports in Wales – Part 1

Despite Wales being known around the world for the passion of its rugby union, it is not the only sport that is played and followed in this sport mad nation. Wales regularly produces international sports men of the highest caliber, and while the national team may not be able to compete with the very best international sides, those individual players are held in...

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Rugby in Wales – Part 2

Rugby in Wales – Part 2

A good example of the relationship between the close-knit communities of Wales and their rugby tams was at LLanelli RFC, the club that produced both Phil Bennett and JJ Williams. It was a hard working steel town which was dominated by the rugby club. Men would finish a hard week’s work and go down to Stradey Park and support their workmates playing for the...

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Rugby Union in Wales – Part 1

Rugby Union in Wales – Part 1

The national sport of Wales is Rugby Union. It is the dream of nearly every child growing up in Wales  to one day wear the famous red shirt and run out onto the pitch at the National Stadium, before handing out a good old fashioned thrashing to their fiercest rivals, England. It has been the case for many years and any miss-justice that the Welsh feel has gone...

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