This is Wales
Welcome to Wales! It's a country with a warm heart, a rich history, and an exciting future.
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Celebrating Welsh icons
What do dragons, wooden spoons and leeks all have in common? They're all symbols of modern Wales.
A land for all seasons
Enjoy Wales all year round with our guide to the best of Wales in each season.
Poets, singers and stars: Wales’ national anthem
Evoking passion and pride the Welsh National anthem is key to Welsh identity.
A history of Wales in 10 objects
From medieval fortresses to scientific breakthroughs. Find out more about Wales' history through 10 iconic objects.
A true Welsh underdog story
In 100 years, the Welsh corgi has morphed from a trusted farm dog into a symbol of the royal family.
Take me there
Find out the essential information needed to help you travel to, in and around Wales, by road, sea and air.
Cities in Wales
Find out more about what cities Wales have to offer: Cardiff, Newport, Swansea, Bangor, St Davids, St Asaph and Wrexham.
Welsh literary greats
Discover some of Wales' great poets, playwrights and authors, past and present.
Celtic connections: the story of folk music in Wales
The musical connections between the Celtic nations run deep. Charles Williams explores the history of Welsh folk music and its modern expressions.
Heart of the nation
National Poet Ifor ap Glyn explains how language is at the heart of Welsh daily life.
Facts about Wales
Find out about the population, climate, symbols, national anthem and more interesting facts about Wales.
Why rugby unites our nation
Journalist Carolyn Hitt explores how Welsh rugby is linked to Welsh identity and values.
A past to cherish
Learn about Wales' fascinating history and discover a country full of rich culture, heritage and tradition.
What’s in a name?
Discover the origins and meanings of some of Wales' unique place names.
Putting on a show
There’s nothing we like better in Wales than a live performance. Discover more about Welsh festivals and events.
Christmas and New Year Traditions
When Welsh people wish you 'Nadolig Llawen', they’re not just thinking about ordinary festivities. They're thinking about horses’ skulls, 3am hymn-singing, odd apples, mountain races and seaside swims too. Jude Rogers dips into the deep Welsh midwinter traditions
The midwinter majesty of the Mari Lwyd
Jude Rogers uncovers the origins of one of Wales' most eerie midwinter traditions, the Mari Lwyd.
These sublime Celtic canines have become part of famous families and starred on the silver screen.
The cultural links between Wales and Japan
There are strong links between Wales and Japan, from arts and culture to sport and business
Crossing the Atlantic: the links between America and Wales
The Welsh were among the first to settle in the USA and Canada in the late seventeenth century, and the links between Wales and North America are still strong.
Patagonia: a small slice of Wales in South America
The incredible tale of why 150 people set up a remote Welsh settlement in South America.
Sophie Howe, Future Generations Commissioner for Wales
Wales' Well-being of Future Generations Act is the first law in the world that addresses global problems like climate change, poverty health and inequalities. Commissioner Sophie Howe tells us more.
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