More About Wales, United Kingdom
Wales is a country in southwest Great Britain known for its rugged coastline, mountainous national parks, distinctive Welsh language and Celtic culture. Cardiff, the capital, is a refined coastal city with a nightlife scene and a medieval castle with ornate Gothic Revival interiors. In the northwest, Snowdonia National Park has lakes, glacial landforms, hiking trails and a railway up to the peak of Snowdon
In the late 13th century, King Edward I conquered the western Principality of Wales, claiming it as a territory of England. ... Under King Henry VIII, England passed Acts of Union extending English laws and norms into Wales. This was the first major political union in what would become the U.K.