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Features | July 6th 2016

5 reasons to love Wales

As Wales enter their first ever major tournament semi-final in the Euros tonight, we’re all excited for the Welsh side. Whether you’re actually Welsh, got a Welsh relative, have a Welsh dragon in your house or have simply got a Welsh dresser, there are plenty of reasons to get behind this very impressive team. We’ve rounded up our five favourite things about the country to get us warmed up for tonight’s match.

Dame Shirley Bassey: She is arguably the most famous Welsh woman and strongly associated with high glamour and Bond themes. Who can forget that time she wore diamond encrusted wellies at Glastonbury? Add a touch of sparkle to your festival wardrobe with these glitter wellies (£25) from ASOS.

Doctor Who: Since Doctor Who returned to our screens in 2005, the whole world has been glued to this BBC series. Whilst Doctor Who himself isn’t necessarily Welsh, they film the series in Cardiff and it has put the Welsh city firmly on the TV map. Why not check it out for yourself with this Doctor Who tour for two (£55) from Very?

Gareth Bale: Ever since he scored the opening goal for Wales against Slovakia we’ve all been hooked on this Welsh star and his man bun. Support Bale and all of the Wales team with this official football shirt (£55) from JD Sports. Easy returns with CollectPlus means it’s easy to get the perfect fit.


Welsh food: From Welsh Rarebit to Glamorgan sauages to Welsh cakes, we can’t get enough of the local food. Indulge yourself or someone else with this Taste of Wales hamper (£35) from John Lewis.

The mountains: Ever climbed Snowdon or just taken the train to the top? Either way, you’ll know that the Welsh mountains are beautiful and well worth shouting about. We love this Kelly Hall mountain print (£10) from John Lewis.

July 6th 2016 - by @CollectPlus