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
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Welsh myths & legends

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

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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Bi-lingual road signs in Powys, Mid Wales
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Discover Welsh language

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

Homemade Welsh cakes
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Traditional Welsh recipes

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

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Carreg Samson neolithic burial chamber, near Abercastell
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Prehistoric Pembrokeshire

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