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Wales is a special place

  1. 1. Wales a special place.
  2. 2. Look at this map of Wales. Can you see where you live? There are a range of mountains running through the centre of Wales. What are they called? Reproduced with permission from the Lonely planet website www.lonelyplanet.com ©2005 Lonely Planet publications.
  3. 3. Here is another map. It shows the main roads called motorways running through the British Isles. Can you see any towns whose names you recognise? Can you see any motorways in Wales? There is only one, can you think of a reason for this?
  4. 4. This map shows the motorways and main roads closest to North Wales. Have you travelled on any of these roads? Roads are given numbers and letters. M stands for motorway. Can you see any here?
  5. 5. On this map you can see some of the main roads running through Wales. Only one of them is a motor way. Can you spot it? What place is it closest to? Map copyright Bernard Wellings www.walesdirectory.co.uk
  6. 6. Let’s take a look at some of the places in Wales. Click on the links to explore. Click on the arrows to get back. Map copyright Bernard Wellings www.walesdirectory.co.uk When you have finished click here for some links to websites to find out more.
  7. 7. Aberystwyth Aberystwyth is on the coast. There is university there and it is home to the National Library of Wales.
  8. 8. Brecon Beacons The Brecon Beacons National Park is a place of rivers and mountains with all sorts of outdoor activities.
  9. 9. Tenby Tenby is a popular seaside resort and also a mediaeval walled town. It has lovely sandy beaches and lots of beautiful places to walk.
  10. 10. Swansea Swansea has a beautiful bay and a large marina. It is the second largest city in Wales. A statue of Dylan Thomas a famous Welsh author who lived in Swansea.
  11. 11. Cardiff Cardiff is the capital of Wales. It has a castle and its new Millennium Stadium has hosted some important football and rugby matches. It is also home to the Welsh Assembly.
  12. 12. Llandudno Llandudno is a Victorian seaside resort situated in a bay between two hills. You can ride a cable car up one, called the Great Orme.
  13. 13. Conwy Conwy is a walled town situated on the mouth of the river Conwy. It has a castle and the smallest house in Wales.
  14. 14. Snowdonia National Park Snowdon is the highest mountain in Wales and is in the second largest National Park, after the Lake District, in England and Wales.
  15. 15. Cardigan Bay Cardigan Bay is home to a huge range of wildlife from skylarks to dolphins. The coastline runs for 40 miles and ancient footpaths wind their way along the edge of the rugged cliffs.
  16. 16. Milford Haven Milford Haven is a seaport. It has a large dock for the tankers to collect the oil from its oil refineries. It is the leading oil port in Britain and the second largest in Europe.
  17. 17. Anglesey Anglesey is an island separated from the mainland by the Menai Strait. You can cross over on one of its two bridges. There is a ferry port on the island from which you can sail to Dublin.
  18. 18. Llŷn Peninsula The Llŷn peninsula is a narrow strip of land only 8 miles wide. It is surrounded by many beautiful beaches that are popular with holiday makers. Most are owned by the National Trust.
  19. 19. Cambrian Mountains The Cambrian Mountains are a large upland area of Mid Wales, that are wild and unpopulated. They are the source of many of Wales’ main rivers.
  20. 20. Vale of Clwyd The Vale of Clwyd is a valley that surrounds the River Clwyd. It is edged by the Clwydian hills.The land is good for farming and is only 40 metres above sea level.
  21. 21. Wrexham Wrexham is the principal town of North Eastern Wales. It is close to the border of England and is a centre for many industries and factories. It also has a busy agricultural market.
  22. 22. Fishguard Fishguard is a major ferry link between Pembrokeshire and Rosslare in Ireland. It has a new high-speed catamaran. A lot of wild life can be found in the sea around.
  23. 23. Porthcawl Porthcawl was originally built as a port to transport coal from the valley mines. It became a popular holiday resort. It has an extensive promenade and several beaches. Four rocky points line the shore.
  24. 24. Newport Newport is the third largest city in Wales (after Cardiff and Swansea). It stands at the gateway of England and Wales, on the banks of the River Usk.
  25. 25. Merthyr Tydfil Merthyr Tydfil is situated high up in the mountains and is famous for producing iron and coal . The last iron foundry closed in 1987. The rugby club, Merthyr Tydfil RFC, are known as the Ironmen.
  26. 26. Try this website to find out more about South Wales. This is a website where you can find out more about North and Mid Wales http://www.searchwales.com/ http://www.croeso.com/ Go here to find out the latest news in Wales http://www.bbc.co.uk/wales/ To find a map of your local area go to http://www.streetmap.co.uk/ Main menu Created by B J Hughes

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