Places to Visit in Wales this Christmas

Places to Visit in Wales this Christmas

Christmas is around the corner and the festivities and celebration bells are already ringing. This is the best time to have quality time with friends and your family after a whole year of hard work. To enjoy even more and make the Christmas season unforgettable, one of the best ideas is selecting a unique place and a holiday paradise such as Wales.

Today, no one wants to miss a holiday in Wales especially during big holidays like Christmas. Every person who comes to Wales does two things after that; voting it the best holiday destination and planning to come back for more. Here is an account of the best places to visit in Wales this Christmas.     

Kingdom of the Elves at Bluestone National Park Resort

This is an ideal place for merry makers who want the traditional model of Christmas celebrations that include roasted chestnuts, live music, free range activities, and carol singing. This is not all. Visitors will also enjoy enthralling activities such as Rescue Rudolph, Ban Blizzard, Musical Mountain, and Dust Workshop. Book your ticket right away so that you do not miss the thrill.

The Tredegar House in New Port

Celebrate this Christmas with a difference by visiting the Tredegar house in New Port. The households themed Christmas Carol celebrations and is full of enthralling entertainment and Victorian decorations. If you are a family and have kids, this place will deliver more than you can imagine. It has lovely festive arts, crafts, and decorations.

The Chirk Castle

This castle is a magical place over the Christmas because of a lot of events and celebrations. Top celebrities stream to this place for medieval feasting and unforgettable Christmas carol concerts. The celebrations run throughout the Christmas season so that you can enjoy as much as possible.

Royal Welsh Winter Fair

This is the most enthralling Welsh celebration with lots of demonstrations, stands, and exhibitions. Whether you want a unique gift for family or simply want to have some fun after indoor parties, this is one place you cannot afford to miss. Make sure to check for tickets in advance to book your place.

St Fagans National History Museum

Spruce your Christmas by learning some history about Wales and entire Europe at St Fagans National History Museum. Whether you cherish sustainable decorations or want some time with Father Christmas, this is the place to be. The festivities take place throughout the Christmas season so that you can have enough time to celebrate with all the family members.

This Christmas, Wales has all that you need for a unique festive season full of fun and unforgettable thrill. Check out all the available options and select your favourite. Remember to capture every moment in Wales on camera because this Christmas will be like no other.

Brexit

What’s in store for Wales after the UK Brexit?

When the UK went into polls to vote for Brexit, 52% of Wales’s voters expressed their emphasis on leaving the EU. While some countries have been struggling and trying to meet the strict regulations for joining EU, Brexit came when it was least expected. Indeed, most of the suggestions about what would happen after Brexit were speculative. In this post, we focus on the bigger picture and demystify what is in store for Wales after Brexit.

Impact on Wales’ policies

Brexit will perhaps be felt more in Wales than any other part of the UK. The Wales devolution memorandum states that all laws that were passed when the UK was a member of EU had to be in line with EU law. Now that Wales and the entire UK are not part of EU, all the enacted legislation will require some review. Note that; this could get complicated because such changes have to be approved by the assembly. If the Assembly declines, the situation for the Wales administration could become very tricky.

Wales, just like other local authorities was responsible for implementing the EU policies that touched on many areas including rural affairs, environment, education, health, agriculture, food, and Health. Now it will be difficult for EU to continue applying the same policies because Wales is no longer under its jurisdiction. The agreements might require renegotiation or have the roles previously played by the EU transferred to the UK government.

Severing of funding from the EU

Wales was a direct beneficially of funding from the EU especially through Agricultural policy and structural funds for rural areas. Between year 20114 and 2020, the total for the two main areas was £500 million. The amount of these funds that was not relayed is likely to be cut short leaving Wales with a burden of seeking alternative funds.

In addition to the two programs, organizations in Wales were also eligible to apply for various funding programs such as The European Maritime and Fisheries Funds, Horizon 2020, and Creative Europe Programme. This will now be tough to get because the UK is an outside.

Though UK was paying more that it received from the EU, cutting the ties leaves one question; will the government replace the funding that was going to the EU to fund what Wales was getting?

Difficulties trading directly with EU

Approximately 45% of all the products produced in Wales were exported to the EU. In 2015, a total of £5 billion worth of goods were exported to the EU. On the other hand, Wales imported £3.6 billion worth of goods. This demonstrates a robust form of business partnership. Further trade with EU will now be dependent on negotiations between the EU and UK administration. If such negotiations do not bear results or take a long time, there is a risk of products from Wales being subjected to huge taxation to access EU market.