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History and ancestry

Tintern Abbey

On these pages you will find out about the history of Wales. Take a look at our history timeline, learn about our castles, museums and our patron saint, St David. 

We've also provided links out to a number of history related websites.

 

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History of Wales
The story of Wales begins with the Celts - our timeline gives a snapshot of Wales' history...
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Welsh castles
We've got more castles in Wales per square mile than anywhere else in the world...
Museums

Our national museums will give you a showcase of our past and present culture. And best of all they are free to visit.

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World heritage in Wales
There are three United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) world heritage sites in Wales.
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St David
On 1 March each year we celebrate our patron Saint, Dewi Sant or St David who died on that day in 589AD.
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Ancestry
Wales has a history of descendants across the globe. There are a number of websites that can help you trace your Welsh roots.
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Myths and legends
Everywhere you go in Wales someone will point out a hill, church or a standing stone that has a story of its own.