Wales, travel and what to visit in the nation of the United Kingdom
Useful information for holidays in Wales, natural beauty, features landscapes, places iteressanti, monuments and museums to see.
Travel Guide Wales
Wales is a nation that is part of the United Kingdom, located on a peninsula that juts into the Irish Sea, in the south west of Britain. To get to Cardiff, the Welsh capital, it takes about two hours from London, the language spoken is English, but the Welshman at the base of the culture of the people, one of the oldest languages in Europe.
The landscape is surprising for its natural beauty, mountains and moors, the open beaches and wild cliffs, charming villages, monuments and castles that fuel legendary stories. Its territory is largely mountainous, crossed from north to south by the chain of the Cambrian Mountains, whose highest peak is represented by the Snowdon Massif, 1085 m above sea level, from which it takes its name from the mountainous region of Snowdonia, declared a national park since 1951 .
A South West Wales, the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, occupies one of the most charming coastal Britain, thanks to the wonderful coastal scenery and Campania County of Pembrokeshire. In South Wales, the Brecon Beacons, is the hub of the national park of the same name, another very interesting natural area where the Llangorse Lake, considered a site of special scientific interest.
In the south Wales coast, the Gulf of Swansea, stretches the famous Gower Peninsula, with long beaches subject to tides and spectacular cliffs, near Cardiff and the Glamorgan Heritage Coast, which is distinguished for its beautiful beaches, jagged cliffs and secluded bays.
What to visit in Wales
– Cardiff, the Welsh capital, is located in the County of Glamorgan, at the mouth of the River Taff in the Bristol Channel. The city was built around a Norman castle dating back to 1090, built on the foundations of an ancient Roman settlement. In the nineteenth century, with the industrial revolution, the city expanded considerably thanks to the coalfields of South Wales. The port was adequate to allow the export of coal and various works were created urban and connecting with the English industrial cities. With the transformation of the market of energy sources, Cardiff, has been renewed through a further urban regeneration, making the most of all its resources.
-The Cardiff Castle, located in the heart of the capital is a site that contains within
its towers and its walls the history of Wales.
-The Cathedral, Llandaff Cathedral, built in the twelfth century on the site of an earlier church.
-The National Museum, which allows you to discover the art, archeology and the geology of Wales.
-The Wales Millennium Centre, located in Cardiff Bay, is a complex that houses shows dedicated
opera, dance, comedy and musicals.
-I Parks, Bute Park and Roath Park.
– Taff Trail, a bike path along 89 km., Which follows the course of the River Taff, Cardiff Bay to Brecon.
– Castell Coch is near Cardiff. The name in the Welsh language, translated in Italian, means Red Castle, for the color of its walls. The castle, fairy-tale is located on top of the hill, is of medieval origin and was transformed in the late nineteenth century Gothic-Victorian architect William Burges.
– St. Davids, is a town that is located in West Wales, on the peninsula of the same name in the national park of the county of Pembrokeshire. In the small village stands the cathedral dating from the late twelfth century dedicated to Saint David, the patron saint of Wales, and a native of the place. The saint lived in the sixth century, embraced the monastic life and evangelized Britannia, but the monastery and the church, which he founded in Menevia, the current Saint-David, nothing remains. During the Middle Ages his tomb became a pilgrimage and to him were headed many churches in Wales, England and Ireland.