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1.
A place of ancient Celtic culture that was flourishing long before the English even existed. Much of the culture is long lost but there is wealth of mystery, richness, beauty and fame connected to Wales that most people have no idea about.
To look beyond the sheep jokes, daffodils and rugby and it is important to recognise it was one of the first literary cultures on Earth. Celtic way of life was overflowing with poetry and great legends some little known and some world famous and more often than not, very wrongly, attributed these days to England.
They lived, on the whole peacefully, believing in nature, song, literature, dance... basically life just being fun. It was actually one of the first nations where women were treated in many ways equally to men! They even lived at peace with the Romans after the Roman invasion into Britain developing a sophisticated, ahead of its time nation!
Unfortunately the English (at that point Normans, Germans, French) i.e. the Anglo Saxons came to Britain and ruined most of it.

Wales has so much to be remembered for, namely some of the greatest legends, such as that of King Arthur and his round table which yes, was Celtic (WELSH) legend - though it is thought much of the legends are based on true figures. Though nowadays people tend to think King Arthur was English when what he did was in fact fight the Anglo-Saxons, he was in fact half-Celtic, half Roman.
Wales has many other great stories, A welsh Indian tribe existed in America long before Columbus ever arrived, thus proving that the Welsh were in fact the first to sail to America. In fact on the American declaration of independance 13 of the 17 signatures are signed by Welsh men, and America was very nearly going to be a Welsh speaking country!
A land with stories of great people, Owain Glynd, Aneurin Bevan, Richard Burton, Dylan Thomas, David lloyd George, JPR Williams!, Roald Dahl... the list is endless...Many great singers, actors, artists and writers have come from the small country of Wales (can't forget Tom Jones, Tina Turner, Anthony Hopkins for modern legends, even Kylie who is half Welsh!)
Not to forget it is a country of great beauty, much of the countryside breathtaking but unseen by many.
It is a nation, of what i have seen, (and that is much!), of polite, kind, talented people. This is of course a generalisation but i do not know how Cardiff can be accused of being violent fans when England are world-renowned for the behaviour of their football fans!!
There is a national Eisteddfod each year bringing together talent from all over Wales, yet the contest is not publicised or known to many outside Wales... a great shame.
I could go on and on, Wales is far too over stereotyped and it is by people that have no idea about the truth at the core of this remarkable country.
WALES rules so do not knock it until you have been there (preferably further than the South East) and KNOW about its history!
by girl50 March 16, 2006
 
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Welsh-speaking people from the wonderful country of Wales. Wales is often forgotten, or only referred to as "that place by england with the sheepshaggers". This is a real shame, as Wales has some of the most breathtaking natural beauty in the world, including Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon) and Pen y Fan. By contrast, Cardiff, the capital city, has the third biggest TopShop in the world!

There are many famous Welsh faces, including the likes of Tom Jones, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Rhod Gilbert, Marina and the Diamonds, Rob Brydon, Ruth Jones....I could go on forever!

Welsh is the oldest language in Europe, and it upsets me that more people living in Wales don't lear it. Not even hello, goodbye, thank you, simple things! We learned English, why shouldn't you learn Welsh?

Wales is a country of ledgends and history- From Buddug (Boudicca) to Brenin Arthur (King Arthur) to Owain Glyndwr, to Llywelyn ein Llyw Olaf (Llywelyn our Last Ruler) to Nia Ben Aur (Nia With Golden Hair - rough) and Bendigeidfran, Cilwch ag Olwen, and so much more! My only wish is that more people visit Wales, and reads these wonderful stories as a result of my writing this. Thank you very much for reading - Diolch yn fawr iawn am ddarllen.
Some Welsh people: Tom Jones, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Rhod Gilbert, Marina and the Diamonds, Rob Brydon, Ruth Jones....I could go on forever!

Wales....lush:)
by Y Cymraes Bach Twt x February 05, 2010
 
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The greatest place on earth
Foreign bloke: So you're a tourist! You from englishland yes?
Welshman: No im from Wales
Foreign bloke: And that is english yes
Welshman: No.... it's anything but english
by Becksssssss May 03, 2008
 
24.
A country which is actually quite good apart from the fact the Welsh won't shut up about the fact they think the world hates them.
1st Welsh person: "We're a minority don't ya know?"
2nd Welsh person: "I know. Everyone hates Wales."
1st Welsh person: "Lets continue to push people away by being very patriotic and making sure people know that we resent all strangers."
by Ruth1993 April 30, 2008
 
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A small country of which half the people can't actually speak their own language or talk in a welsh accent, this may seem like a stereotype but it is pretty true.

Sadly though most people in Wales hate the English, when Welsh people are born it's told to them to hate the English, you can also see graffiti about it everywhere.

There are lots of mountains in Wales including Snowdon and Tyrfan, it's a good place to go for hiking and is also a good place for climbing (it has a mountain training center).

Unfortunately, there are sheep, EVERYWHERE. You have to watch where you put your feet to make sure you don't stand in sheep crap. And no, Welsh people don't shag them.

Wales is a good country, very nationalist though.
City in wales:

Group of 10 year olds walks up to group of English men.

Welsh girl: Get out of our country!
by doorbell October 06, 2007
 
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The most geographically beautiful country on Earth. Full of rich history, culture, and the nicest people in the world.
Wales is so awesome their flag has a fucking DRAGON on it.
by Beatlesman October 24, 2011
 
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Wales is a small country to the southwest of the United Kingdom. Contrary to popular opinion, Mr Englishman, we do NOT make love to barnyard animals, call our children Gwyneth (At least spell it right if you're gonna insult us), we aren't full of homosexuals or gingers and we aren't clones. In fact, we'd like to carry on with our own lives without the constant nagging and bitching coming up from the annoying next door neighbours that God situated us with when we were created. Am I speaking/writing in words that are too sophisticated to understand? They're not hard. Wales is a country filled with great people, with great accents, a wonderful history and a beautiful language that has sadly been poached from and destroyed by English. It's the land of my fathers - and the land of my children's father, too.
When I move out, I'm gonna settle down somewhere in Wales. Why leave my own country?
by Skoji March 17, 2008
 
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A place this is often mistaken for another part of England, but is actually a country just like England, Scotland and Northern Ireland. They all make up The UK. The Welsh accent can be adorable, and if you're ever going to visit Wales (which you should) then it wouldn't harm you to learn the word 'hello' -Bore da or 'Thanks' -Diolch. It isn't vital to learn welsh before you go to Wales as many people don't speak it. Mistaking a Welsh person for an English person is like mistaking a Canadian for an American or a New Zealander for an Australian, WE GET IT ALL THE TIME, but we are used to it. The majority of Welsh people are kind hearted and talkative. While the minority are big brother wannabes :(. Welsh is compulsory in all Welsh school (I'm learning it) and Welsh is the oldest language in Europe :). We would love to have a Hetalia character.

I love being Welsh XD
Random Tourist: "Bore da. How are Welsh people so kind?"
Welsh Person "Bore da (inward jump for joy at use of Welsh). We try our best!"

Ignorant person: "You're English, I hate the English."
Me: "Actually, I'm Welsh, I come from Wales."
Ignorant Person: "Sheepshager!"

Me: *shoves already typed list of reasons why welsh people aren't sheep shagers* AND WE'RE KING OF THE SIX NATIONS TOO!
by WelshFandomEmbassay February 24, 2014