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. Article Welsh myths & legends Ghost-haunted lakes, defeated giants and wizards: myths and legends await you around every corner. Article National symbols of Wales The story of Wales is long. Explaining why emblems include a dragon, spoon and funny-shaped ball. Article St David's Day St David’s Day the day when Wales unites in spectacular style. Where to enjoy the celebration. Related items Royal Wales Visit the Welsh castles and mansions which have a special connection with the British Royal Family. Related items King Arthur’s Wales Plan your own early medieval adventure by visiting our ancient hill forts and standing stones. Related items The Royal Family In Wales A celebration of the strong connections between Wales and the British Royal Family. Related items A royal North Wales Follow in the footsteps of princes and discover hidden castles, tranquil churches and royal abodes. 3000 Article Discover Welsh language Where did Welsh begin, who uses it now and how can you order a pint? Article Traditional Welsh recipes Welsh cooking is top-quality ingredients, lamb from mountains, Welsh beef, and abundant seafood. Historic Regions Wales’ amazing history Roman ruins, concentric castles, steam trains & industrial mines, Wales is the place to be inspired. Historic Regions The story of North Wales From Viking beginnings to craftsmen, harpists and sunbathers, north Wales has quite a history. Historic Regions The history of Mid Wales Visit a landscape as old as time and venture along the paths of sailors, miners and steam pioneers. Historic Regions History in action Ice Age mammals, embattled Kings, coal and pre-eminent poets, West Wales’ heritage is inspiring. Historic Regions South Wales history The Big Bang, castles built on shifting sands, the rise of industry and the call of the collieries. 3000 St David’s Day activities Keep your kids entertained on St David’s Day with our crafty ideas. Daffodils Welsh Flag Make a Daffodil Make a Red Dragon Make a Welsh flag View full list Unique buildings in Wales The tiniest house, the oldest inn, the oddest wall and other intriguing places to visit in Wales. Animal Wall Cardiff Garth Pier Bangor Chepstow Port Wall and Town Gate Dylan Thomas Boathouse Llanfair PG Station Norwegian Church Cardiff Bay Portmeirion Snowdonia The Skirrid Inn The Smallest House in Great Britain Ty Mawr Wybrnant View full list Horrible History Deadly dragons A tale of two dragons, the famous Welsh red dragon and the Saxon English white dragon. Horrible History The Revolting Peasants Discover why the peasants elected Owain Glyndŵr as their leader. Horrible History 880: Lovely Laws Discover how Hywel the Good created the first National Eisteddfod. Horrible History The wild women of Wales Jemima Nicholas’ story of deafting the French and the Pembroke Mum’s Army. Horrible History 600: Heads You Win Discover the tale of the famous beheading of St Gwenfrewi in around 600AD. 3000 Article Prehistoric Pembrokeshire Go back in time and discover a treasure trove of ancient Pembrokeshire wonders.