Important Historic Welsh Figures

St David For those that don’t know St David is the Patron Saint of Wales and a beloved figure in the country’s history. He was born sometime between the years 462 and 515 CE in Pembrokeshire near a city that has since been named after him. He was born into nobility, his father being Sandde, […]

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Welsh Legends and Where to Find Them Part 3

Gelert the Dog Location: Beddgelert The quiet and stunning village of Beddgelert will certainly be a welcome place to rest your bones (especially after hiking up the nearby Dinas Emrys in search of dragons. With a calm river running through it, cosy stone houses and friendly residents will have you wanting to spend more than […]

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Welsh Legends and Where to Find Them Part 2

The Red Dragon of Wales Location: Dinas Emrys Ever wondered why the Welsh flag has Red Dragon on it? Well that’s because according to legend two dragons were found in Snowdonia here at the peak of Dinas Emrys. Visit there now and you will find a tranquil walk that takes you through trees, past streams […]

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Welsh Legends and Where to Find Them Part 1

The Devil’s Bridge Location: Ceredigion Even without the story that accompanies it, Devils Bridge is a sight to behold. You’ll immediately notice that there is not one but three bridge placed above each other, each getting new as they go up. This peculiar sight is accompanied by some absolutely breath-taking scenery to boot, with the […]

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The Story of the Welsh Pirate Black Bart

When you talk about the pirates of the 18th century, during the golden age of piracy, it’s likely that names like Blackbeard, Jack Rackham and Anne Bonnie come to mind but in actuality none of these famous criminals were anywhere near as successful as the Welsh pirate Bartholomew Roberts, better known as ‘Black Bart’. In […]

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The United Beauty of Plants and Paintings – Cedric Morris

Flowerbeds and feathery flowers were not just for the viewing pleasure of Cedric Morris; they were his life. The painter is known for being an avid plant lover and an extravagant painter who brought his love for plants and flowers onto the canvas.

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The Welsh Love of Leeks

When Wales is mention there are a few things that may first come to mind, rugby, red dragons, rolling fields or even sheep but for many the first thought will be that fragrant member of the onion family, the leek. Despite the daffodil being the national flower, it would seem that the leek still takes […]

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The Promising Future of Junior Players in Welsh Rugby

Rugby is a contact sport, reserved only for the athletic and the heavily built. Rugby is a sport loved by many and has the trickiest of moves and the most stressful moments. Every part of the game is a challenge. Many countries participate in this violent grade game, and the audiences love it. Almost a […]

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Misconceptions About Wales and The Welsh Lifestyle

Others often misinterpret cultures because of opinions formed by the media or through sources of history that highlight irrelevant pieces of data. The Welsh have been thought to carry a stigma based on historical facts and often because of a few media personnel. The English who are the closest neighbors to Wales, tend to have […]

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The Unique Cultural Significance of Welsh Funeral Traditions – Welsh Culture

Every culture has its significant history when it comes to honoring the dead. From ancient times, several countries have been known to have their ways of conducting funeral rites. The Welsh traditions are very different from the norm of how funerals are performed in the western world. While individual beliefs and family traditions may vary, […]

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