Further Information on Welsh Ferry Services and Operator Information
Rosslare - Pembroke - Irish Ferries offer 14 crossings a week on their Rosslare to Pembroke route with each crossing taking around 3 hours and 45 minutes.
Holyhead - Holyhead - This Popular route (also offered by Stena Line) offers 3 crossings a day from Irish Ferries with each crossing taking 2 hours on board Irish Ferries' high speed vessel.
Irish Ferries operates on the Holyhead Port (North Wall) - Holyhead route, and from Rosslare Europort to Roscoff, Cherbourg, and Pembroke. MS Oscar Wilde operates between Rosslare Europort - Cherbourg and Roscoff. She entered service in December 2007 on the Holyhead - Holyhead line, then the Rosslare - Pembroke Dock and finally to her selected route, Rosslare - Cherbourg and Roscoff.
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Stena Line was founded in, and is still operated from, Gothenburg, Sweden by Sten A. Olsson when he acquired Skagenlinjen between Gothenburg, Sweden and Fredrikshavn, Denmark in 1962. Today Stena Line is one of the world's largest ferry operators
Rosslare - Fishguard - Stena Line offer both a conventional and a high speed ferry service on this route. Stena Lines' Superferry crossing time takes around 3 and a half hours where as the Express crossing time takes around 2 hours.
Holyhead - Holyhead - Stena Line offer a standard ferry service for this route (A high speed service is offered by Irish Ferries). This service is for passengers traveling with vehicles only. Crossing time is around 3 hours and 15 minutes.
Dun Laoghaire - Holyhead - Stena Line offer a high speed service between these two ports with each crossing taking just under an hour and 45 minutes.
With ferry services connecting Ireland with Wales and many other European countries. Stena Line doubled in size in 1990 with the acquisition of Sealink British Ferries from Sea Containers Ltd. This first became Sealink Stena Line, then Stena Sealink Line and finally Stena Line (UK), which now operates all of Stena's ferry services between Great Britain and Ireland. Stena Line has moved its Belfast Terminal from Albert Quay to the new VT4 during May 2008. This has reduced the length of the crossing to Stranraer by 10 minutes.
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Wales has 750 miles of coastline. Beautiful countryside. Spectacular food and drink. 641 castles. It also has it's own language - one of the oldest in the world.
Wales is a constituent country within the United Kingdom, located in the west of Great Britain, sharing a land border with England to its east and the Irish Sea and Atlantic Ocean to the west. Wales has a population estimated at three million and is a bilingual constituent country, with English the language spoken by the majority
You can go to Wales and not see a person for miles. Go to Cardiff to see thousands. 319,700 in fact. That’s why we have 149 pubs, bars and nightclubs (18 on the waterfront). 73 restaurants. 125 hotels. And a 75,000 seat Millennium stadium. Makes a nice change if you get bored of all the green.
Rhossili Bay in Swansea has the 7th most photographed sunset in the world. It’s the ‘British supermodel of beaches’. Picturesque
Mumbles village and pier nearby take a great photo too. And Gower
Peninsula was Britain’s very first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
About 65% of Snowdonians speak Welsh. So it helps to know a few common words, like ‘arddunol’ (beautiful),
‘syfrdanol’ (stunning), and ‘hyfryd’ (lovely). Once you’ve got the hang of it, test your skills on the
first written Welsh on a stone at Tywyn Church. It says: ‘Cingen celen tricat nitanam’
Wales is primarily represented by the symbol of the red Welsh Dragon, but other national emblems include the leek and daffodil. The Welsh words for leeks and daffodils are closely related and it is likely that one of the symbols came to be used due to a misunderstanding for the other one, though it is less clear which came first.
The most popular sports in Wales are Rugby Union and football. Wales, like other constituent nations, enjoys independent representation in major world sporting events such as the FIFA World Cup, Rugby World Cup and in the Commonwealth Games (however as Great Britain in the Olympics). As in New Zealand, rugby is a core part of the national identity, although football has traditionally been more popular sport in the North Wales, possibly due to its close proximity to England's north-west. Wales has its own governing bodies in rugby, the Welsh Rugby Union and in football, the Football Association of Wales (the third oldest in the world) and most other sports. Many of Wales' top athletes, sportsmen and sportswomen train at the Welsh Institute of Sport and National Indoor Athletics Centre in Cardiff, the Wales National Velodrome in Newport and the Wales National Pool in Swansea. However the Cardiff International Swimming Pool is the only Olympic standard pool in Wales.