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Rhossili, Worm's Head & Visitor Centre

Breathtaking Rhossili bay, with its three mile long sandy beach, is overlooked by the Old Rectory, the most popular National Trust holiday cottage. Visible on the beach at low tide are the remains of the Helvetia, a ship wrecked in 1887

In or near Swansea

National Trust

 
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.

Visit Wales VAQASNational Trust

 

Paxton's Tower is a Neo-Gothic folly erected in honour of Lord Nelson. It is situated on a hilltop near Llanarthney in the Towy Valley, Carmarthenshire and was built sometime between 1805 and 1808.

In or near Llandeilo

National Trust

 
Dinefwr Castle and Park ( Newtown House)

Historic Newton House surrounded by Natural Nature Reserve and 18th century landscape with deer park and cosy cafe.

Visit Wales VAQASNational Trust

 
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.

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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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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

Cadw Welsh Government

 
Carreg Coetan

Neolithic tomb with links to Arthurian myth.

In or near Newport (Pembs)

Cadw Welsh Government

 
Kidwelly Castle

See Kidwelly Castle rising above the river Gwendraeth on a misty morning and prepare to be amazed. This is the medieval fortress of everyone’s dreams.

In or near Kidwelly

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Loughor Castle

It’s easy to see why Loughor was built here. The ruins are those of a castle that commanded what was once a low-tide fording point across the Loughor Estuary.

In or near Swansea

Cadw Welsh Government

 
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

 
Wiston Castle

Well-preserved motte-and-bailey with a turbulent history

In or near Haverfordwest

Cadw Welsh Government

 
Lamphey Bishop's Palace

A bishop’s tipple

In or near Pembroke

Cadw Welsh Government

 
Llawhaden Castle

It’s worth taking the short detour off the busy A40 as you drive through Pembrokeshire to visit this little-known castle.

In or near Narberth

Cadw Welsh Government

 
Swansea Castle

Urban remnants of a once-mighty fortress

In or near Swansea

Cadw Welsh Government

 
Picton Castle

The medieval Picton Castle was modernised 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

 
St Davids Bishop Palace

Magnificent medieval palace that rivalled its cathedral for glory.

In or near St David's

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