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Flag of Wales Wales
Language: English, Welsh
Capital: Cardiff
Population: 3,004,600
Currency: Pound Sterling (GBP £)
Hitchability: from
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Wales (Welsh: Cymru) is a country that is part of the United Kingdom.

Hitchhiking in Wales is fun! You won't be very fast, but people are very friendly, even the ones who don't pick you up will likely make positive gestures. There are not many motorways, but the A-roads are almost the same, except that they are interrupted by roundabouts in every town. This can make perfect places for hitchhiking for you, although it doesn't have to, as hard shoulders aren't too popular in Wales - aim for bus stops.

Wales is an important through route from Ireland to England, as two major ferry lines use Welsh harbours. The southern line (Rosslare to Fishguard and Pembroke) is mainly used for traffic going towards Cardiff, Swansea and the South of England, although there is the odd car going to North Wales or Liverpool/Manchester. Try your luck and ask around. For North Wales and Liverpool/Manchester, the second line is more promising, though - the one from Dublin to Holyhead. Neither of these lines is hitchable, prices for a single foot passenger are currently around 33€ (for Rosslare to Fishguard on Stena Lines).



Constituent countries and affiliations of the United Kingdom

Constituent countries: EnglandNorthern IrelandScotlandWales

Overseas Territories: AnguillaBermudaBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBritish Virgin IslandsCayman IslandsFalkland IslandsGibraltar

Crown dependencies: Channel IslandsGuernseyIsle of ManJersey