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The Pales is a Historic Meeting House, built in 1717, and burial ground with a Warden’s Cottage attached. It is the oldest Quaker Meeting house in continuous use in Wales.

In or near Llandrindod Wells

 

A charming 18th-century Round House and Naval Temple standing proudly atop a prominent hill, the Kymin and its nine acres of pleasure grounds overlooks Monmouth and the beautiful Wye Valley.

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Set in a beautiful 90 acre park, Tredegar House is one of the best examples of a 17th century Charles II mansion in Britain. With 3 walled gardens and 90 acres of parkland to explore, Tredegar House is a full day out for all the family.

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Llandrindod Wells, or 'Landod' as it is known to locals, is the administrative centre of Powys and one of its largest towns. As the name suggests, it owes its origins to the spring waters that were recognised to have healing properties.

In or near Llandrindod Wells

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Ruined castle with a regal history. It’s a surprise to find this ruin, tucked away as it is in a lane off Monmouth’s main shopping street.

In or near Monmouth

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Significant medieval fortress with a substantial central tower

In or near Abergavenny

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Tintern Abbey is a national icon – still standing in roofless splendour on the banks of the River Wye nearly 500 years since its tragic fall from grace.

In or near Tintern

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The shape of things to come? An early glimpse of Edward I’s Welsh castle-building project

In or near Abergavenny

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Step back in time at the National Roman Legion Museum in Caerleon and explore life in a far-flung outpost of the mighty Roman Empire.

In or near Newport City

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The line is the highest and steepest in the country, climbing through the Blaenavon World heritage site and the wild and dramatic moorland landscape under the brooding Coity mountain

In or near Pontypool

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A well-preserved moat protecting a vanished manor

In or near Abergavenny

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It would be remarkable enough on its own. But Tretower is two wonders in one. Just across the castle green lies an entire medieval court that became a byword for magnificence.

In or near Crickhowell

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The unmistakable silhouette of Raglan crowning a ridge amid glorious countryside is the grandest castle ever built by Welshmen.

In or near Raglan

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DUE TO THE ONGOING COVID-19 PANDEMIC, USK CASTLE IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED. Usk Castle nestles on a promontory overlooking the lovely town of Usk, hidden from sight most of the time, but just waiting for you to explore the ruins.

In or near Usk

 

Beautifully preserved Chepstow Castle stretches out along a limestone cliff above the River Wye like a history lesson in stone.

In or near Chepstow

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Big on the border. Grosmont is a member of an illustrious trio of strongholds.

In or near Abergavenny

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Final remains of a significant waterfront fortress. Newport Castle is closed for the foreseeable future for health and safety reasons.

In or near Newport City

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Although now a 900-year-old ruin, it’s easy to see from these extensive remains that Llanthony was one of Wales’s great medieval buildings.

In or near Abergavenny

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