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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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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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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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Wiston Castle

Well-preserved motte-and-bailey castle, probably begun by the Flemish settler, Wizo, sometime in the first half of the twelfth century. Remains of a later stone shell-keep also survive.

In or near Haverfordwest

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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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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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Dolaucothi Gold Mines

Gold mines in use from Roman times to the 20th century. These unique gold mines are set amid wooded hillsides overlooking the beautiful Cothi Valley.

In or near Llandeilo

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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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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

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Lamphey Bishop's Palace

A bishop’s tipple

In or near Pembroke

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Pentre Ifan

Pentre Ifan is a Bronze-Age megalithic site dating from at least 4000 B.C. It is probably the finest Welsh hilltop megalith (mega-lith = large stones). It is said to have been originally constructed as a burial chamber.

In or near Newport (Pembs)

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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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Teifi Valley Railway

The Teifi Valley Railway was created from a branch line of the Great Western Railway which served the West Wales rural area.

In or near Newcastle Emlyn

 
Dryslwyn Castle

Situated in majestic hilltop locations above the Tywi Valley, Dryslwyn Castle not only occupies a place of great affection in the minds and traditions of the Welsh people but also majestic hilltop locations above the Tywi valley.

In or near Llandeilo

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Tudor Merchant's House

Step back 500 years and discover how the Tudor merchant and his family would have lived in this fascinating three-storey house, situated close to the harbour within the historic walled town of Tenby.

In or near Tenby

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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

 
Carreg Coetan

Neolithic tomb with links to Arthurian myth.

In or near Newport (Pembs)

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