Picture of ZipWorld and Pontcysyllte Aqueduct
ZipWorld and Pontcysyllte Aqueduct

Wales 101

  • The World’s first £1 million cheque was signed in Cardiff.
  • Robert Recorde of Tenby invented the = (equals) sign.
  • Wales is the first Fair Trade Nation.
  • Canned beer was invented in Wales.
  • Pontcysyllte Aqueduct is one of 3 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Wales
  • Eddie Bowen of Swansea invented artificial rain.
  • The longest and fastest zip wire rides in Europe are in Bethesda, North Wales

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