Traditions and history of Wales

Mother nature shaped Wales as a country full of visual drama and splendour. Then human beings added a million stories – of druids, castles and conflict; of industry and innovation. This is a country steeped in history with a vibrant 21st century culture; and there’s nowhere else in the world quite like it.

Mari Lwyd entering a bar as part of Christmas celebrations in Llantrisant

Welsh myths & legends

Ghost-haunted lakes, defeated giants and wizards: myths and legends await you around every corner.

Welsh Flag

National symbols of Wales

The story of Wales is long. Explaining why emblems include a dragon, spoon and funny-shaped ball.

St David's Day parade with Cardiff Castle in rear

St David's Day

St David’s Day the day when Wales unites in spectacular style. Where to enjoy the celebration.

Bi-lingual road signs in Powys, Mid Wales

Discover Welsh language

Where did Welsh begin, who uses it now and how can you order a pint?

Homemade Welsh cakes

Traditional Welsh recipes

Welsh cooking is top-quality ingredients, lamb from mountains, Welsh beef, and abundant seafood.

Carreg Samson neolithic burial chamber, near Abercastell

Prehistoric Pembrokeshire

Go back in time and discover a treasure trove of ancient Pembrokeshire wonders.