Wales is the best place to live in the UK – fact! Well, we’d say so anyway, although we might be pretty biased.
We’ve got stunning beaches, picturesque mountains, miles upon miles of rolling countryside – there’s so much natural beauty here in our homeland.
Then there are the people. The Welsh are said to be the ‘most fantastic people on earth’, known for friendliness. We won’t argue with that.
And while we at Wales Online will quite happily blow our own trumpet and champion our native country, people all over the UK can too. Wales is in the running to be named the UK’s Favourite Place over on our sister site 2Chill, where we’re currently sitting comfortably at second place.
But that could all change so we need the people of Wales to show their support and vote to send us to the top of the leaderboard to beat the current number one Newcastle.
Although it’s early days in the competition, with voting closing at 9am on Friday, September 10, the Welsh people have been coming out in their droves to back Wales to win.
One of those people is Portia Jones. She said: “In Wales, we have a Welsh word – Hiraeth – that has no direct English translation, but to us it means a nostalgic longing for our homeland.
“To me, it beautifully encapsulates how many of us feel about the glorious place we live that has the most extraordinary beauty as well as a rich heritage of myths and legends and Celtic history.
“It’s easy to fall in love with Wales, with its unique mix of towering mountains, medieval castles, thriving cities, historic market towns and the roar of passionate rugby crowds singing Calon Lan.”
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And many were quick to agree with Portia.
Commenting on one of our Facebook posts, Audrey Smith said: “Wales is not only the best place on earth to live but we have the most fantastic people on earth as well.”
Someone who’s experienced those ‘fantastic people’ is Michelle Power.
She said: “Love Cardiff Wales. I settled here from Ireland 16 years ago and I love it here and I love the friendliness and welcoming from the Welsh people.”
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In reply to someone who prefers the Cotswolds, Marcus Morgan said: “The Cotswolds is a beautiful area. But Wales is God’s Country and that can’t be taken away! The grass is greener, the mountains are higher, the air is fresher and the people are much nicer.”
We couldn’t agree more!
But while Wales as a whole is in the running to be crowned the UK’s Favourite Place, many people named their favourite towns and cities in the country as their favourite.
Jeanette Savill said: “Merthyr Tydfil definitely.”
Kimi Elizabeth Lamerton-Halkoutsaki said: “Ystalyfera South Wales.”
Shirley Lloyd Evans commented: “West Wales coastline.”
“Cardiff is my favourite place in Wales. So much to see and do,” said Alison Richards.
Naomi Bree simply put: “Wales…..anywhere in Wales!”
Where is your favourite place in Wales? You can leave a review of the best places to eat and drink on 2Chill, as well as the best things to do and places to stay. And don’t forget to vote for the UK’s Favourite Place.