Places To Visit in Wales

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FAQs on Wales

What is the currency of Wales?

Visa, MasterCard and Bank of America cards are widely accepted in many locations; some small cafes and shops may accept American Express. Always have some cash handy incase cards donÍt work. Cards with chips have replaced the common swiping cards throughout the country so some people, especially Americans, may have trouble. They might have to sign for a new chip card. British pound sterling is the only acceptable currency in the country. No other currency, including Euros, is accepted. It has to be exchanged into GBP to become usable.

What is the history of Wales?

An independent Celtic nation initially, Wales came under EnglandÍs jurisdiction after the invasion of 1066. It was granted autonomy initially but was assimilated into EnglandÍs system of laws and parliamentary representation after the acts passed by Henry VII came into existence. Initially a sparsely populated country dependent on local agriculture and trade, it underwent an industrial revolution due to the discovery of large amounts of coal in the South Wales valleys. The population expanded and WalesÍ economy grew. While coal mining and heavy industries in Wales have declined in the recent years, the countryÍs spectacular sceneries and rich history has given way to a thriving tourism industry as commerce and industry continue to flourish in Cardiff and Swansea. These two areas are attracting positive attention, large investments and increased political power due to their steady progress.

What is unique about culture of Wales?

Despite being a part of the United Kingdom, Wales has managed to retain its own distinctive culture by having its own language, holidays, customs and music, even making contributions to the politics and culture of the UK. King Henry VII, actress Catherine Zeta-Jones and poet Dylan Thomas are among some of the famous personalities of Wales. Known as ñthe land of songî, Wales is popular for its harpists, male voice choirs and a number of solo musicians. The annual festival of poetry and music is called the National Eisteddfod. Traditional music and dance in Wales is huge and widely supported by many socities. The biggest religion in Wales is Christianity but thereÍs also a strong tradition of non-conformism in the country including Methodism. The Church in Wales is the major religious body and is self-governing. The national language of Wales is Welsh but English is widely spoken throughout the country, making it easier for tourists to travel. Common words in Welsh - Bore Da (Good morning), P'nawn da (Good afternoon), "Os gwelwch yn dda" (Please) and Diolch (Thank-you).

How is Wales divided into regions?

North Wales: majorly a rural area with some of the highest mountains of the United Kingdom; offers great staying options near the coast. South Wales: Eastern-half houses most of the population whereas the western-half is mostly coastal and hence, scenic; most urbanised and populated part of Wales. Mid Wales: offers delightful natural beauty with a magnificent coastline near the Irish Sea and wide river valleys as well as huge mountains and moorlands; population is sparse.
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