What to do in Wales
The English name of Wales, “Wales”, comes from the Anglo-Saxon “Walas” or “Wealas” (the country of the welsh, ‘outsiders’), probably from the Germanic root *walhaz, meaning “non-Germanic foreigner”. The native name, “Cymru”, was adapted under the form “Cambria” in poetic English.
The 18th century saw the beginning of two changes that would greatly affect Wales, the Welsh Methodist revival – which led the country to become increasingly nonconformist with religion – and the Industrial Revolution. During the rise of the British Empire, southeast Wales, in particular, experienced in the 19th century rapid industrialization and a rapid increase in population as a result of the explosion of the coal and iron industries. These areas were “Anglicized” due to the arrival of immigrants, standing out with the rural territories, where the traditional Welsh culture was more strongly preserved. The area also experienced the influence of Methodist Christianity.
On the other hand, you do not need a visa to travel to the United Kingdom if the purpose of your trip is tourism or to visit a relative. In such cases, you can stay in the country for up to 180 days. Do you have another reason to travel? In that case you can see if you need a visa for the United Kingdom in this link.
Perhaps with the Brexit issue you are wondering: can I use my driver’s license in the UK? Well, you don’t have to worry, as it is still valid in 2021 and this is expected to continue for a long time.
Remember that, due to the current situation, documents and travel requirements may change. At IATI we are constantly updating this information. However, we recommend always checking with official sources.
Train from london to wales
If you live outside the United Kingdom, you may need a UK visa to visit Wales. Wales is part of the UK visa and immigration system. For more information, visit the UK Government’s Visas and Immigration website.
There are three main links between Wales and England. The M4 is the arterial route from London to South Wales, extending to Pont Abraham in Carmarthenshire, West Wales. As you enter Wales, you will pass over one of two spectacular bridges over the River Severn. Tolls have been abolished, as of the end of 2018.
The M50 connects Monmouthshire and mid-Wales with the M5 north-south route, for access to the Midlands, the West Country and beyond. The M6 and M56 provide the fastest route into North Wales from Manchester and the north of England, connecting up to the A55 which runs through North Wales.
Wales has six ports that accept cruise ships, offering a range of services and facilities: Newport, Cardiff and Swansea on the Bristol Channel; Fishguard and Milford Haven in West Wales; and Holydead on Anglesey.
The Embassy has expanded its work in Colombia to support UK interests and identified opportunities for British companies in Colombia in new areas such as infrastructure, science and innovation, higher education, among others. The Embassy provides consular assistance to British citizens in the country. Bogota is home to the UK’s largest visa operation in South America and has now become a hub for Central America.
If you are in Colombia and need urgent assistance (for example if you have been attacked, arrested or lost your passport), please call +57 601 326 8300. If you are in the UK and are concerned about a British citizen in Colombia, please call 020 7008 1500.
If your passport has been stolen, you will need a police report before an ETD can be issued. You can obtain one online. Please print a copy of the report and bring it to the Embassy on the day of your appointment.
If you are a British citizen traveling abroad and need to apply for a visa to visit a particular country or check if you need a visa, visit our travel recommendations to see the entry requirements for the country you plan to visit.