The Wales Coastline is a beautiful landscape that stretches 170 miles from North to South and 60 miles from East to West and is of course on the West of Great Britain surrounded on three sides by the Sea.
Gower, Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire and Cardin Bay are really beautiful with wonderful clean beaches to visit. In Wales you are never far away from both the Mountains and the Sea. Visitors to these shores include Dolphins, Basking Sharks, Porpoises, Atlantic Grey Seals and Leather Back Turtles.
The Gower peninsula was the first to be acknowledged by the British Government as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in 1956.
There are many islands off the Welsh mainland, Ynys Mon (Anglesey) is the largest. The highest peak in Wales is 3,560 ft high and called Snowdon and the highest mountains are dark and craggy.
If you travel down South, as you move along the land starts becoming softer, but is still very hilly. The South of Wales is the place where industrial revolution did take place. It has a totally different feel than the rest of Wales. Here are steep sided valleys, once home to the coal-mines crafted by the three rivers of Rhymney, Rhondda Taff and Cynon.
It is said Welsh people like talking, and of course love telling stories and singing. To celebrate their proud Literature they organize a Literature Festival each year in Hay-on Wey. It attracts lots of big shots from the Literary world from all over the planet.
In Wales everybody sings to celebrate victory. During the Rugby matches you can see the people chanting the National Anthem, Hen Wlad Fy Nadhau (Land of my Fathers). The Harp and pibgorn (wooden pipe).can be heard at many places. Many new rock bands have also come up recently like Manic Street Preachers, Frizbee and some of the oldies like Bryn Fon, Meic Stevens and Dafydd Iwan are still going strong.
If you are a foodie or just looking for a hearty meal then Wales will please you in all these ways and more. Give your taste-buds a treat and be adventurous and visit the various eateries around offering the locally prepared dishes fresh. You will find many Restaurants boasting Michelin-starred perfection here.
World renowned Welsh Lamb and the Welsh Black Beef are not the only good things to taste, but others like Laverbread (a seaweed) often fried into crisp patties with eggs, bacon and fresh cockles for a traditional Welsh breakfast.
If you love cheese, Wales is a place that makes 600 different types of cheese dishes. For those who love cooking, a visit to one of the farmer’s market or farmer shops is a must.
You can also go to a Food Festivals, which happen all throughout the year, and you can meet the actual food producers, meet top chefs and watch them prepare exquisite dishes and sample some right yummy treats.
Wales will be a perfect destination for all you food buffs and Tourists with tantalizing tastes.