Wales: A Short Guide to the Sights
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In the video, you will discover various things to see and things to do in Wales.
Wales and the Industrial Revolution
Wales was a centre of the Industrial Revolution. In fact, Wales was the birthplace of the first steam-powered train. Even today, you can see and ride many historical trains, such as the Snowdon Mountain Railway, which is over 100 years old, and the Blaenavon heritage railway, which takes you on a trip through a UNESCO World Heritage site.
You can also take a boat trip on the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, which was built in 1805 and is still the highest canal aqueduct in the world. Wales is full of amazing works of engineering from this time.
The Castles of Wales
Wales is known as the castle capital of the world, as in this small area there once stood over 600 castles. Even today, you can still visit over 100 castles. Some of the castles are almost 1000 years old, and many are easy to visit, standing near the center of major towns and cities.
The Welsh Corgi
The small, cute Welsh Corgi, often known as simply “the Corgi,” originated in Wales. There are two separate breeds: the Pembroke Welsh Corgi and the Cardigan Welsh Corgi. The Cardigan corgi is larger than the Pembroke Corgi, both in weight and in height, but the Pembroke is the more popular of the two. Queen Elizabeth II has owned more than 30 corgis!