For a small country, Wales has endless incredible land to discover. Stepping outside of the bustling cities, you can find landscape views that are out of this world. It has magnificent mountains to hike in iconic places like Snowdonia, lots of picturesque lakes, and gorgeous stretches of awesome sandy beaches that are renowned for surfing, swimming and rock pooling. The Wales Coastal Path is the world’s first uninterrupted route along a national coast, and comes recommended as one of the world’s top regions to visit, and luckily if you come to study English in Wales you’ll be here long enough to spend weekends exploring the 870 mile path of beaches, cliffs, city waterfronts, parks, woodlands and historic castles.
As well as a great quality of life, living in Wales could actually be good for your health! Well, so its current residents say. In 2009, Cardiff was actually awarded the ‘Healthy City’ status by the World Health Organisation, which has been an important development for Wales, as the country strives to have a healthy nation. Assisting to promote a healthy nation, you can find really great sports and recreational activity facilities all over the country. If you choose to study one of the English courses in Cardiff, you’ll be at the heart of these sports facilities, as the city is home to countless sports pitches and gyms that are dotted all over, of course including the home to international Rugby, The Millennium Stadium, as well as the 2012 Olympic swimming pool & ice rink at the International Sports Village.
On top of the beautiful scenery of the countryside, Wales boasts modern cosmopolitan vibes in its cities. Cardiff was recently voted as the best city in the UK to live in due to its high quality of life, and was among the top cities in Europe to live in. And it’s no wonder why Cardiff, the Welsh capital, is so popular; the thriving city combines all of the advantages of a cheap and compact location with the attractive cultural and social facilities of a modern city. Home to 28,000 students, the city is both vibrant and cool, pulsing with award winning shopping centres & markets, a vast variety of creative & cultural experiences and electric nightlife. Also, with more green spaces per person than any other UK city, you’re never far from relaxing landscapes, the world famous Brecon Beacons are only about a one-hour’s drive from the city.
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Lets take a look at some fun facts about the internationaldestinations we offer Language Courses
English has not always been the first language. From 1066 to 1362 the official language was French. Thats a period of almost 300 years.
"Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwyll-llantysiliogogogoch" is a real place in Wales and is believed to be the longest place name in the world.
In 1860 the oldest of the 4 major golf tournaments was created at Preswick golf club in Ayshire making the Scottish Open the oldest golf competition in the world. The famous claret jug however was not the original trophy, the original winners prize was a a leather belt with a silver buckle
The Irish consume a whooping 131.1 litres of beer per year, only the Czechs consume more beer per year than the Irish so make sure you have a solid breakfast before you hit the pubs.
Thomas Edison was not the original creator of the light bulb. In fact Englishman Joseph Swan created the original electric light, he later set up a partnership with Edison to perfect his invention.
The Welsh flag is the only party of the United Kingdom not to be represented on the Union Flag.
Scotland has only 6 major cities Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness and Stirling.
The smallest person in history was Irish. Raymond O'Brien was only one foot eleven inches tall.