Published on : Thursday, August 10, 2017
Wild and woolly Wales — where sheep are more than humans, 3 to 1, has always been Britain’s one of the most unseen tourist attractions. This semi-autonomous entity remained as a country until the reign of King Henry VIII, presents an obstruction free store house of rich historical past along with cultural and outdoor opportunities for Americans interested to explore the traditional tourist paths.
Remember, Welsh is a Celtic language whose origination can be found in the Roman invasion. It’s highly phonetic. Sadly, in this language, many letters are not pronounced as in English. However, all official signage like road signs can be found in both languages. Side by side, everyone speaks English fluently.
Out of total 641, Wales has the highest density of castles in the world, though majority of them are in remnants and act only as romantic punctuation to the beautiful landscape.
However, there are lots that stand among the most architecturally noteworthy in the whole Europe. The 13th century moated and partly revamped Caerphilly located close to Cardiff is second in size after Windsor in terms of castles in the United Kingdom. Raglan, situated in southeastern Monmouthshire dates back to the 15th century.
In the fourth position, the 12th century northern coastal “Iron Ring” castles — Caernarfon (investiture site of the Prince of Wales), Conwy, Beaumaris and Harlech — were constructed by English King Edward I to ward off the rebellious Owain Glyndwr.