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Known for its breath-taking landscapes and gorgeous coastline, Wales is one of the best places to sample the very best of nature and take some time to reconnect with yourself and your loved ones in the beauty of the outdoors. But how much do you actually know about this stunning location? To ensure you’re clued up before heading off on your Welsh glamping trip, we’ve listed just eight facts about the region that are sure to make your stay here even more memorable:

1. What is the Population of Wales?

A herd of sheep standing together in the Welsh countryside.

The Welsh populace is just over three million people, many of whom live in beautiful villages, towns and cities dotted across the country, as well as amongst the stunning countryside and coast. However, while Wales has an impressive number of human residents, the country’s sheep population is even greater and is thought to be four times larger at around 12 million!

2. What Percentage of the Welsh Population can Speak Welsh?

Surprisingly, only 21% of those living in Wales can actually speak the native Welsh language. However, the opportunity for both locals and visitors to learn is always available, so why not practice before going glamping in Wales?

3. How Many National Parks are in Wales?

A headland stretching out into the wavy blue sea in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park.

Known as one of Britain’s most scenic regions, it will come as no surprise that Wales is home to three of the UK’s ten National Parks. These include the Brecon Beacons National Park, Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, and Snowdonia National Park, all of which are equally as stunning as the next and encompass everything from luscious green countryside to strikingly rugged coast.

4. What is the Highest Mountain in Wales?

A view looking down on the Snowdonia National Park from the top of Snowdon.

While the Snowdonia National Park is home to several large mountains, the highest peak amongst them and in the whole of Wales is Snowdon, which stands at a towering 1,085m. However, while this stunning mountain is far smaller in comparison, Wales also has links with the world’s highest mountain – Mount Everest – which was named after Sir George Everest, a British geographer from Breconshire.

5. How Many Castles are in Wales?

The ancient ruins of Conwy Castle in Wales.

Often referred to as ‘the land of castles’, Wales is home to around 427 ancient fortresses, many of which are still visited today. In fact, there are so many in the region that it is thought to have more castles per square mile than anywhere else in the entire world, making it a great destination for history lovers! Discover just four beautiful castles in Wales here.

6. What are the Seven Wonders of Wales?

Water streaming down the Pistyll Rhaeadr Waterfall in Wales.

Although Wales is home to many beautiful sites, some of the most spectacular are comprised in a list which was compiled in the 18thcentury known as the ‘Seven Wonders of Wales’. These include Pistyll Rhaeadr Waterfall, St Giles’ Church, Snowdon, The Yew Trees (Overton-on-Dee), St Winefride’s Well, Llangollen Bridge and Gresford Bells.

7. Does Wales Hold the Longest Place Name in the World?

Located in North Wales, the village of Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch – which translate as ‘St Mary’s church in the hollow of the white hazel near to the rapid whirlpool of Llanstysilio of the red cave’ – was once believed to be world’s longest name place. However, this ancient Welsh village no longer holds this title, being beaten by a small hill settlement in New Zealand with a place name consisting of 92 letters!

8. Can You Go Glamping in Wales?

While there are a variety of fantastic glamping locations throughout the UK, Wales is undoubtedly one of the best, so why not plan your visit today? Not only does Wales offer the perfect surroundings for you to immerse yourself in nature, but it’s also home to some great attractions that will make your stay in this desirable location even more memorable! From the Welsh Wildlife Centre to the National Botanic Garden of Wales, there’s something for everyone to enjoy during their stay!

If you’d like to experience glamping in Wales, contact our team here at Quality Unearthed today to start planning your dream escape!

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