Wales Removal Company Near Me

Wales is a country in the United Kingdom, bordering England to the east. The Irish Sea separates it and Ireland. According to the 2011 census it has a population of 3,063,456 and has a total area of 20,779km. There are over 1,680 miles of coastline in Wales and the majority of mainland Wales is very mountainous, with higher peaks in the north and central areas, including Snowdon. The south of Wales is the birthplace of the industrial revolution, spewing up coal that would power a revolution in the modern world.

Wales is most frequently entered via the M54 and the M50, however there are many other roads that can be taken to enter. There are two airports in Wales, Aberporth Airport and Cardiff Airport.

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Things to do in Wales

The majority of Wales is countryside and mountainous areas, which makes it popular with those who like to hike, climb, cycle, and run. Mount Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales, attracts many tourists a year and is the third most visited attraction in Wales. There are many beautiful beaches to visit in Wales, some to note are Harlech Beach, Rhossili Beach and Barafundle Bay.

For adrenaline junkies, Zipworld in Snowdonia National Park is a super fun place to go for all ages. There you can go down the longest zip line in the northern hemisphere or the fasted zip line in the world. If that sounds a bit too much, they also have treetop nets, Quarry Karts, Quarry tours and family friendly roller coasters. You can also find caverns here which you can either just explore, experience them by bouncing on trampolines or do a thrilling high wire experience through them.

For sport lovers, Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium hosts football matches during the Olympics. It’s also the home for various international football, rugby matches (including the 6 Nations), and even Moto X. Cardiff even has a cricket pavilion near the centre of town, and a separate rugby and football stadium.

Schools and Education

The education system in Wales is very similar in structure to the English one. Most schools follow the National Curriculum. However, since 2011/2012 the curriculum for Key Stage 1 did get replaced in Wales by a new Foundation Phase for all three- to seven-year-olds. The age of a child on the 1st of September will determine when they need to start primary school.

The Welsh Government feels quite strongly that children can be educated in Welsh if there is a demand for it, so Welsh is taught in schools up to age 16 as part of the curriculum. There are ‘Welsh-medium’ schools available where children are taught in Welsh, but also learn English language skills, however these schools are not required by law to teach English in year 1 and 2.

Wales has 8 universities, with the most famous being Swansea university, Bangor University and Swansea University.

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Cost of living in Wales

The average housing price in Wales is cheaper than in England at £201,000. Since last year, the average property price in Wales has increased by 8%. The average price of an establish property is £199,0000 whereas new build property is around £247,000. There were 29,000 property sales in the last year and most were sold within the 100,000 to 150,000 range.