Wales

The English words “Wales” and “Welsh” derive from the same Germanic root (singular Walh, plural Walha), meaning a “foreigner”, or “stranger”, who had been “Romanised”. The Ænglisc-speaking Anglo-Saxons used the term Waelisc when referring to the Celtic Britons, and Wēalas when referring to their lands.The modern names for some Continental European lands and peoples have a similar etymology.

Historically in Britain, the words were not restricted to modern Wales or to the Welsh but were used to refer to anything that the Anglo-Saxons associated with the Britons, including other non-Germanic territories in Britain (e.g., Cornwall) and Germanic territories particularly associated with Celtic Britons (e.g., Walworth in County Durham andWalton in West Yorkshire),as well as items associated with non-Germanic Europeans (e.g., the walnut).

Although not very well known destination like England or Scotland, Wales is one of the most interesting land which would need to be fully discovered. Castles, lands and landscapes which surely are not second to the rest of the country.
And if you are in Wales, then you are certainly into the right direction for the most beautiful of our destinations: Cornwall

We would like to give you 10 good reasons why you should visit Wales:

1. Visit mysterious ancient sites shrouded in myth and legend – the court of King Arthur, the prehistoric resting place of Welsh chieftains, the Isle of 20,0000 Saints, the holy spring with magical healing powers or the hidden cave of Twm Sion Cati, the Welsh Robin Hood.
2. Count all the castles. There are over 400, ranging from world class heritage sites at mighty Conwy and Caernarfon (where Prince Charles was invested as Prince of Wales in 1969) to atmospheric ruins deep in the mountains.
3. Appreciate the cultural difference. Wales is a Celtic country with its own language and heritage. Visit an eisteddfod held throughout the country in the summer months.
4. Take a narrow gauge train ride to the summit of Snowdon, the highest of all the mountains in England and Wales. This rocky pinnacle used as a training ground by the team that first conquered Mount Everest, gives its name to the magnificent SnowdoniaNational Park.
5. Experience the new spirit of Wales. It’s expressed in Cardiff Bay’s reborn waterfront, at the futuristic National Botanic Garden of Wales and in the work of singers, artists and actors like the Manic Street Preachers, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Ioan Gruffudd.
6. Enjoy festivals and events ranging from one of the world’s leading literary festivals to fun local gatherings, agricultural shows to jazz in the streets, storytelling weekends to folk festivals.
7. Keep active. Ride a pony to the top of the hill or pedal down on a mountain bike. Go walking in the woods or on long distance footpaths. Fish for salmon and trout, play golf in superb surroundings or take to the water on a canoe, sailboard or dinghy.
8. Explore some of Britain’s greenest, most peaceful countryside. Wales has hundreds of sites specially protected for their nature and wildlife.
9. Swim with the dolphins and seals in the clear waters of Cardigan Bay. Go island-hopping and bird watching in Pembrokeshire or relax on the North Wales coast.
10. Finally, prepare yourself for a warm welcome. People are genuinely friendly and naturally hospitable and they like to talk, as you’ll discover when you enjoy good drink and good conversation in a local inn.