1. What is the capital city of Wales?
2. How many National Parks are there in Wales?
3. How many Great Little Trains of Wales are there?
4. How many free entry National Museums are there in Wales?
5. In which year was The Ryder Cup first staged in Wales?
Answer: 2010 - The Twenty Ten Golf Course at the Celtic Manor Resort was specifically designed to host The Ryder Cup
6. What emblem is on the Welsh flag?
7. What is the name of the highest mountain in Wales?
8. How many castles have been recorded in Wales?
Over 600 castles have been recorded in Wales. Many are still standing or in ruins and 44 of them are in the care of Cadw. Did you know that Wales has more castles per square mile than anywhere else in Europe?
9. How long is the Wales Coast Path?
Answer: 870 miles / 1,400km
Wales is the first country in the world to have a dedicated footpath around the entire coastline, find out more about the Wales Coast Path.
10. Who is the Patron Saint of Wales and on which date are they celebrated?
Answer: Saint David or Dewi Sant in Welsh is the Patron Saint of Wales. St David's Day or Dydd Dewi Sant in Welsh is celebrated on 1 March each year.
11. Which town in North Wales saw the local Kashmiri goats wandering around the streets during the COVID lockdowns?
The original Kashmiri goats were a gift to the town from Queen Victoria.
12. Which castle is the largest in Wales?
It is also the second largest in Britain, after Windsor Castle. Caerphilly Castle also has a leaning tower, which leans at more of an angle than Pisa. The construction of the castle began in 1268 and was mostly completed three years later.
13. In which town is The National Library of Wales?
The National Library of Wales is located in the seaside town of Aberystwyth and looks out over Cardigan Bay. It has the legal right to a copy of every publication in Britain and Ireland and has over six million books and newspapers in its collection.
14. How many Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs) are there in Wales?
15. What is known as Europe's largest music and poetry festival?
Answer: The National Eisteddfod of Wales
The Eisteddfod celebrates Welsh music, culture and language and is held annually at a different location in Wales.
16. How many cities are there in Wales?
Cardiff (the capital city of Wales), Newport, Swansea, Bangor, St Davids (UK's smallest city), St Asaph and Wrexham (given city status to mark the Queen's Platinum Jubilee in 2022).
17. Where was the famous novelist Roald Dahl born?
Answer: Llandaff, Cardiff
Roald Dahl is a famous author who's works include Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach and The BFG. He was christened at the Norwegian Church Arts Centre in Cardiff Bay. In 2016, Cardiff came alive for 'Roald Dahl's City of the Unexpected' as it marked the centenary of his birth.
18. Who wrote the play 'Under Milk Wood' later adapted into a film starring Richard Burton?
Answer: Dylan Thomas
Born at No 5 Cwmdonkin Drive in Swansea, Dylan was a famous poet and his life and works continue to be celebrated in Wales. He also wrote a collection of short stories. Dylan Thomas' boathouse and writing shed are located in Laugharne, as does his favourite drinking hole, Brown's Hotel. We have a wide range of itineraries which include Dylan Thomas attractions.
19. The slate landscape of North West Wales was officially named what in 2021?
Answer: UNESCO World Heritage Site
The prestigious award was given as a result of 15 years hard work to ensure the site was safeguarded, recorded and recognised for future generations. It became the fourth UNESCO World Heritage Site in Wales, the others being:-
- Blaenavon Industrial Landscape
- Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd (Beaumaris, Conwy, Caernarfon & Harlech)
- Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal