2 Caerphilly Castle Castell Caerffili 1Caerphilly Castle is one of the great medieval castles of western Europe. Several factors give it this pre-eminence - its immense size (1.2h), making it the largest in Britain after Windsor, its large-scale use of water for defence and the fact that it is the first truly concentric castle in Britain. Of the time of its building in the late 13th century, it was a revolutionary masterpiece of military planning.
3 Rugby is a very popular sport in Wales. Welsh RugbyShane WilliamsJames HookSam WarbutonStephen JonesLeigh HalfpennyLee Byrne
4 Welsh CakesWelsh cakes are served hot or cold dusted with caster sugar. Unlike scones, they are not usually eaten with an accompaniment, though they are sometimes sold ready split and spread with jam, and they are sometimes buttered. They are often eaten accompanied by a pot of tea.
5 Welsh National AnthemMae hen wlad fy nhadau yn annwyl i mi, Gwlad beirdd a chantorion, enwogion o fri; Ei gwrol ryfelwyr, gwladgarwyr tra mâd, Dros ryddid collasant eu gwaed.Gwlad, gwlad, pleidiol wyf i'm gwlad.Tra môr yn fur i'r bur hoff bau,O bydded i'r hen iaith barhau.
6 Capital City of WalesCardiff has been transformed into a sporting capital since the completion of the Millennium Stadium, hosting events such as the Six Nations, the FA Cup and the Wales Rally GB. Worldwide attention on Cardiff is set to increase further however, with the development of a £700 million sports village, featuring a snow dome and Olympic size pool. Cardiff is also a popular shopping destination with the development of the St Davids Shopping Centre.
7 Big CheeseThe Big Cheese weekend is a free annual event held at Caerphilly Castle during July. It celebrates Welsh culture and traditions and over 80,000 people are expected to attend in 2012.
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