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.

Aerial view of Caernarfon Castle and town

Celebrate St David's Day

Epic things to do on St David's Day
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.

Welsh rugby fans make their way to the Principality Stadium, a Welsh flag is hanging in the foreground

Dragon spotting in Wales

Some ideas for spotting dragons in Wales...

Welsh Flag

National symbols of Wales

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

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?

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.

Homemade Welsh cakes

Traditional Welsh recipes

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