Photos from Wales

The English name Wales comes from the Germanic words Walh, meaning 'foreigner' or 'stranger', while the Welsh name Cymru means 'fellow-countrymen'. During the Iron Age and early medieval period, Wales was inhabited by the Celtic Britons and their distinct Welsh identity, very much alive today, emerged after the Roman withdrawal from Britain. In the 13th century, the defeat of Llewelyn by Edward I completed the Anglo-Norman conquest of Wales which was subsequently bound to England in 1535-1542. Much of Wales's diverse landscape is mountainous, particularly in the north (Snowdownia) and central regions. The coastline of Pembrokeshire is particularly wild and impressive.

strumble head pembrokeshire

Strumble Head and the lighthouse from the ferry Rosslare-Fishguard


fishguard harbour

The old Fishguard harbour



Cliffs of the Pembrokeshire coast at Ceibwr


cardiff castle

Cardiff castle at night


severn bridge

The Severn Crossing towards England (more bridges)



Aberaeron (Pembrokeshire) - see also a painting based on this photo


Caernafon castle

Caernafon castle (more castles here)


snowdonia landscape

Snowdonia scenery of lakes and hills


Bala to Llyn-Erfyrn

on the road from Bala to Llyn-Erfyrn



Aberytswyth sea front



Pembrokeshire coastline


Devil's bridge wales

Waterfall at the Devil's bridge
(see more waterfall photos)



Snowdonia mountains


st david's head wales

The tip of Pembrokeshire : St David's Head from the sky
(more photos from the plane here)


Caerphilly castle

Caerphilly castle
(more castles here)





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