"Trackside" by Walt Jabsco via Flickr Creative Commons

  • Although Welsh is officially the first language, it is highly unlikely you’ll come across locals who don’t speak English
  • Don’t refer to the people of Wales as English, as some see this as offensive
  • If you plan on renting a car, be careful on the country lanes, as they tend to be very narrow and are sometimes blocked by cattle
  • Take waterproof clothing with you even in the summer, as rainstorms are a common occurrence

Contact Numbers

Police: 999 Emergency: 999 Whitchurch Hospital, Cardiff: +44-29-2069-3191 Singleton Hospital, Swansea: +44-17-9256-1155 US Embassy, London (England): +44-20-7499-9000 Canadian High Commission, London (England): +44-20-7258-6600 Australian Embassy, London (England): +44-20-7379-4334 Dragon Taxis, Cardiff: +44-29-2033-3333

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