We celebrate this wonderful country with some top sites.

From Dylan Thomas and Tom Jones to Terry Jones and Rhys Ifans, Wales is not only one of the most beautiful countries to explore in the British Isles but a great producer of talent. This St David’s Day, we thought it about time we celebrated this wonderful place with some top Welsh websites. Gobeithia feddi 'u!

WELSH TRAVEL

FreeRein has over fifteen years' experience organising trail riding in Wales. The majority of tours are unescorted, but it can also arrange guided tours. Trails last from two to seven days and there are over 400 routes to choose from. Each trail is individually arranged, with thirty farms, inns and hotels where you can put your feet up at the end of a day in the saddle. The website suggests trails, offers courses to beginners and guided rides. The perfect excuse to get away from it all. www.free-rein.co.uk

Wales in Style helps you to find special places to stay in Wales – from romantic weekend breaks to full blown family holidays and not a bland chain hotel in sight. Picked by a panel of independent experts, a range of rustic B&Bs, self-catering cottages, boutique Welsh hotels and five-star luxury accommodation can be found in locations as diverse as the country itself. From harbourside to mountainside, from small traditional villages to modern city centres, you’ll find places to stay in Wales that will make sure your visit is an extra special one. www.walesinstyle.com

WELSH FOOD

Food & Drink Wales aims to celebrate Welsh food, its distinctiveness and quality through a series of targeted programmes, designed to ensure that Welsh food meets the needs of the market at home and abroad. From unique cheeses and wines, famous Welsh beef and lamb, to fresh fish and seafood, Wales has it all, and where better to find the best Welsh produce, recipes and food events than on this site? businesswales.gov.wales/foodanddrink

Bacheldre Mill is the excellent site of Matt and and Scott, who quit their jobs in Portsmouth to take over a 427 year old watermill on the Welsh border. Despite no milling experience, the Scotts set about transforming the mill from a working museum grinding a paltry tonne of grain a month into a fully fledged business, currently producing 50 tonnes of award-winning stoneground flour for Waitrose, Sainsburys, John Lewis, Harvey Nichols and many more small delis across the country. www.bacheldremill.co.uk

THE LANGUAGE

BBC Learn Welsh is a comprehensive site that does its bit to help preserve the Welsh language by providing a dedicated online resource for Welsh language learners. Find a number of recommended websites for those at beginner, intermediate and advanced levels as well as an online dictionary, grammar guide, mutation checker and spell checker. Visitors can also find links to Welsh courses and Welsh tutors; listen to Welsh audio clips; and watch video clips to help improve their Welsh. Before you know it you’ll be chatting away in a language, growing to the extent that it was given official status in December 2010. www.bbc.co.uk/wales

THE COUNTRY

Wales.com celebrates all things Welsh, a portal that pays homage to its rich culture and history, from world-famous arts to jaw-dropping scenery. Visitors to the site will find inspiration and information about Wales as a place to invest, work, visit or study.
wales.com

Other useful links, include the Welsh Government's website, gov.wales

Emily Jenkinson

Udpdated 2019