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Steffan Rhys & Branwen Jones

47 totally understandable reasons no one likes Wales

1. First off, it's really ugly

Llynnau Mymbyr, Gwynedd (Getty Images)

2. It's just vile

Pen Y Fan and Corn Du, Brecon Beacons (Jonathan Wakelin/Getty Images)

3. It gets even worse in winter

Snowdonia's mountains in the winter (valdisskudre/Getty Images)

4. Seriously, don't ever come here in winter

Cardiff Castle and Bute Park (Jon Candy)

5. There's no history

The statue of Owain Glyndwr in Corwen. He was the last native Welshman to hold the title Prince of Wales who fought against the English with the aim of ending English rule in Wales (Ian Cooper/Daily Post Wales)

6. Oh, apart from those castles they're always banging on about - but they're nothing special

Carreg Cennen Castle in Carmarthenshire (leighcol/Getty Images)

7. If you want culture, you'll have to go to London

Welsh band Candelas performing live on stage during the Eisteddfod Genedlaethol in Tregaron 2022 (Aled Llywelyn / Yr Urdd)

8. The towns are all depressing

New Quay in Ceredigion (Getty Images)

9. They all look the same

Llandeilo town in Carmarthenshire (Richard Szwejkowski/Flickr)

10. With boring streets

Stryd y Plas or Palace Street in Caernarfon (Daily Post Wales)

11. And horrible houses

Penrice, Gower (Carol Smith/Flickr)

12. The cities are even worse

An aerial view of Cardiff City centre showing the Principality Stadium, formerly the Millennium Stadium, and Cardiff Arms Park (Getty Images)

13. They're just full of hideous 1960s office blocks

The National Museum Cardiff and City Hall (Matthew Dixon/Getty Images)

14. It's hard to say anything good about them at all

Swansea and Meridian Quay (John Myers)

15. The Valleys are famous for being depressing

Stanleytown Farm and the spur of the Rhondda (Wayne Carter)

16. And the rest of the country is just fields and sheep, isn't it?

Tenby (Upyanose/Getty Images)

17. There's no other wildlife at all

18. Maybe the odd fish

A dolphin near Mwnt, Ceredigion (Karen Burns/Flickr)

19. It's really hard to drive around

The Llanberis Pass, Snowdonia (Denis Egan)

20. And going by train is a nightmare

Cynghordy Viaduct, Carmarthenshire (Ben Salter/Flickr)

21. There's nothing unique about Wales at all

Signs in Welsh at the Eisteddfod (Aled Llywelyn)

22. Welsh people mainly just eat seaweed

Food at The Grove, Narberth (Grove)

23. So you'll never find anywhere nice to eat

Llangoed Hall, Llyswen (Llangoed Hall)

24. Just the same chain restaurants as everywhere else

Ynyshir Restaurant and Rooms in Eglwys Fach, Machynlleth was ranked 9/10 in the Telegraph review of the top 50 best hotels to go for a summer break in the UK (Richard Swingler)

25. The pubs are crap too

The Boat Inn, Penallt, Monmouthshire (The Boat)

26. They're just bland chain pubs serving lager and warm bitter

Ty Coch Inn, Porthdinllaen on the Llyn Peninsula (Ian Cooper/North Wales Live)

27. If you like beaches, you'll need to go to Cornwall

Barafundle Bay in Pembrokeshire (Matt Gibson/Getty Images)

28. There are no nice beaches in Wales

Three Cliffs Bay, Gower (leighcol/Getty Images)

29. The whole coastline is drab actually

Llanddwyn Island, Anglesey (Daniel Kay/Getty Images)

30. There's nothing to see

Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire (jax10289/Getty Images)

31. Nothing to do

A zip safari at Zip World (Zip World)

32. And nowhere to go

Castell Dinas Bran, near Llangollen (Backyard Production/Getty Images)

33. No one talented has ever come from Wales

Jess Fishlock of Wales celebrates (Huw Evans Picture Agency)

34. And just struggling through their miserable lives

A Welsh fan celebrating at Vale Sports' fanzone in Cardiff after Aaron Ramsey scores the opening goal during the Turkvey v Wales in Euro 2020 (Gareth Everett/Huw Evans Agency)

35. And no one important has ever visited

Nato leaders pose for a family photo at Cardiff Castle in 2014 (Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire)

36. Come to think of it, nothing important has ever happened in Wales

Rhondda Heritage Park (Mark Pont)

37. There's nowhere nice to stay

The Roch Castle hotel, Pembrokeshire (Roch Castle)

38. And we never get any good festivals

Green Man Festival in Crickhowell near Abergavenny in Powys (Chris Fairweather/Huw Evans Agency)

39. Wales is really small so there are no unspoilt open spaces

Snowdonia (Getty Images)

40. It's just a polluted, concrete jungle

41. So you'll never be able to gaze at the night sky

The Milky Way over Gower (Jonathan Myers)

42. Or catch a morning sunrise

Sunrise from the summit of Snowdon (Lloyd Horgan/Getty Images)

43. Or watch the sun go down

Sunset over Pen Y Fan in the Brecon Beacons (Jonathan Wakelin/Getty Images)

44. It rains all the time in Wales

Tythegston, near Bridgend (leighcol/Getty Images)

45. Which is why Welsh people mostly stay indoors

46. The Welsh are constantly claiming it's a beautiful country

Cwm Idwal, Snowdonia (Getty Images)

47. But they're just so obviously wrong

Monknash beach, Vale of Glamorgan (milangonda/Getty Images)


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