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Sat navs are sending tourists and lorry drivers trying to find Wales 186 miles off course to a Yorkshire village due to a post code mix-up.
Foreign visitors expecting the beautiful rolling countryside and lush Welsh valleys, are instead coming to a small quaint south Yorkshire village.
The confusion occurs because of a postcode mix-up meaning the village of Wales, in south Yorkshire, comes up before the country of Wales in a number of satellite navigation systems searches.

Ee by gum! Sat navs are sending foreign visitors trying to find Wales 186 miles off course to a Yorkshire village... due to a post code mix-up

Confused lorry drivers and tourists are being sent 186 miles away from Wales
Instead of getting to Wales the country they are ending up in Wales, Yorkshire
The small village has had to explain to many visitors they have come too far
The mix-up occurs because the postcode for the village comes up before the country of Wales

By JOE MIDDLETON FOR MAILONLINE
2 September 2018
Sat navs are sending tourists and lorry drivers trying to find Wales 186 miles off course to a Yorkshire village due to a post code mix-up.
Foreign visitors expecting the beautiful rolling countryside and lush Welsh valleys, are instead coming to a small quaint south Yorkshire village.
The confusion occurs because of a postcode mix-up meaning the village of Wales, in South Yorkshire, comes up before the country of Wales in a number of satellite navigation systems searches.

The village of Wales in South Yorkshire, where people are being guided to by sat nav rather than taking them to the country of Wales


Jill Cranson, owner of The Duke Of Leeds pub in the village, often has to give confused tourists advice on how to get to Wales the country

The resplendent St John the Baptist Church in the village of Wales in south Yorkshire

This map shows the 186 mile different between being in Wales the country or the Wales the small Yorkshire village, near Sheffield

This has caused some unfortunate mishaps such as in the 2016 prior to the Wales v Belgium match in the Euro 2016 qualifiers, a bus load of Belgium supporters showed up.
Resident Jean Drakett told the Sunday Express: 'We first realised something was up when we were walking home from a New Year's Eve party.
A young couple pulled up in their car and asked, 'Can you tell us which part of Wales we're in? We're here to celebrate New Year.'
'They couldn't believe it. All we could do was tell them to head to the M1 and look out for signs to the Brecon Beacons.'
The mishap has become such a regular occurrence the local garage owners Michael and Diane Whiteley keep a map ready to give directions to befuddled lorry drivers.

Michael and Diane Whiteley who own Whitelea Garage in the picturesque village and often guiding confused lorry drivers who are looking for Wales the country
Other confused visitors will often head to the village's only pub, The Duke of Leeds to get advice from Landlady Jill Cranson.
She said that in one instance an elderly Australian couple came into the pub who were hoping to tour around Wales.
They were unimpressed with the meagre size of the country, before finding out they were in the wrong place and leaving to start their walking holiday.
Are Wales and Wales, Yorkshire, really so different?
Wales (the country)

Population: 3.6 million
Highest point: Snowdon (4,411ft above sea level)
Local delicacy: Welsh cakes
Politics: 60 assembly members
Pubs: Hundreds
Sport: Rugby Union is a national obsession and played extensively throughout the country. But they aren't averse to a buit of football, with Gareth Bale their star player
Famous people: Crooner Tom Jones, actor Michael Sheen and politician and former Paralympic athlete Tanni Grey-Thompson

The road leading through village of Wales in South Yorkshire, with the village's only pub on the left
Wales, South Yorkshire

Population: 588
Highest point: Church Street (1,000 ft above sea level)
Local delicacy: Henderson's relish
Politics: 11 parish councillors and three borough councillors
Pubs: One, The Duke of Leeds
Sport: Kiveton Park FC play at the local High School in Division One of the Sheffield and Hallamshire County League
Famous people: 2007 World Superbike Champion James Toseland grew up in the neighbouring village of Kiveton Park

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