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.

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Welsh Flag
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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
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St David's Day

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

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Homemade Welsh cakes
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Traditional Welsh recipes

Modern Welsh cooking is about the top-quality ingredients, lamb from mountains and saltmarshes, Welsh beef, Carmarthen ham, and abundant seafood.

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Picturesque landscape of Nant Gwynant in Snowdonia, with the Snowdon mountains and Llyn Gwynant in the background
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A royal North Wales

Follow in the footsteps of princes and discover hidden castles, tranquil churches and royal abodes. 

Raglan Castle
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King Arthur’s Wales

Plan your own early medieval adventure by visiting our ancient hill forts and standing stones.

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