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Cardigan Castle

Cardigan Castle is one of the most important castles in Wales - the first stone castle built by a Welshman and the birthplace of the first eisteddfod in 1176.

In or near Cardigan

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St Davids Cathedral

St Davids is one of the great historic shrines of Christendom. Nowhere in Britain is there a more ancient cathedral settlement, for it reaches back fourteen centuries.

In or near St David's

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Picton Castle

The medieval Picton Castle was modernized in the 1700's and has a Georgian interior. The 40 acres of walled and woodland gardens at Picton Castle are part of the Royal Horticultural Society access scheme for beautiful gardens.

In or near Haverfordwest

 
Gower Heritage Centre

A 12th Century Water Powered Cornmill,the Heritage Centre has Tearooms,craft workshops for,pottery,weaving,food foraging,artisan bread,blacksmith,guided walks,coach tours of the Gower,indoor childrens playareas,Woollen Mill & animals.

In or near Swansea

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Gwili Steam Railway

Join the train at Bronwydd Arms Station and take a trip into the past, on a living full-size steam railway. A new 1.75 mile long extension to Abergwili Junction opened on 1 July 2017, increasing the route length to 4 miles.

In or near Carmarthen

 
Llawhaden Castle

A fortified palace of the bishops of St David's, first created as a ringwork in the twelfth century and totally rebuilt mainly in the fourteenth century.

In or near Narberth

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St Davids Bishop Palace

This imposing medieval palace stands in a grassy hollow next to purple-stoned St Davids Cathedral. Largely the work of Bishop Henry de Gower(1328-47), no expense was spared in creating this grand residence with lavish stone carvings.

In or near St David's

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Swansea Castle

Remains of the Braose castle dating to the late thirteenth century.

In or near Swansea

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Oxwich Castle

Remains of a sumptuous, mock-fortified manor built by the Mansel family during the sixteenth century.

In or near Swansea

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Carreg Coetan

Neolithic tomb with large capstone supported by two of the four surviving upright stones.

In or near Newport (Pembs)

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Oystermouth Castle

On a forty foot high limestone ridge overlooking the pretty village of Mumbles Oystermouth Castle is a spectacular location. The earliest building remains at Oystermouth Castle, the keep in the central block, date from the early 12thC

In or near Swansea

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Lamphey Bishop's Palace

The extensive remains of this lavish country retreat provide a glimpse of the lifestyles enjoyed by the medieval bishops of St Davids, worldly men who enjoyed the privileges of wealth, power and status.

In or near Pembroke

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St Dogmaels Abbey

The site takes its name from Dogmael a 6th century christian Saint, reputedly the cousin of St David, Wales's very own patron saint.

In or near Cardigan

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Weobley Castle

The 14th Century Weobley Castle is perched on the Gower's wild north coast with a commanding view over the nearby marshes. Built by the de Bere family, Weobley served more as a fortified manor house than a serious military stronghold.

In or near Swansea

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Carswell Old House

The stone ruin of Carswell Medieval House currently stands amid a complex of modern farm buildings, once formed part of the estate of the earls of Pembroke.

In or near Tenby

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Castell Henllys

As a resource for understanding the Iron Age, Castell Henllys is second to none, providing a unique combination of Scheduled Ancient Monument, archaeological excavation and experimental archaeology.

In or near Crymych

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Parc le Breos

Neolithic tomb belonging to the so-called Severn-Cotswold group. The bones of up to forty people were found during excavations.

In or near Swansea

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Haverfordwest Priory

Excavated remains of early thirteenth-century Augustinian priory with the only surviving ecclesiastical medieval garden in Britain.

In or near Haverfordwest

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