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

Visit Wales VAQASNational Trust

 

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

 

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

 

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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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.

Visit Wales VAQASCadw Welsh GovernmentNational Trust

 

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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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

 

A prime piece of real estate. Wow-factor views are part of Llansteffan’s appeal.

In or near Carmarthen

Cadw Welsh Government

 

Cilgerran is one of the most spectacularly sited castles in Wales. Its two great round towers loom high above the deep gorge of the River Teifi and the fast-flowing stream of the Plysog.

In or near Cardigan

Visit Wales VAQASCadw Welsh Government

 

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

 

Idyllically set on the banks of the river estuary, this mighty fortress is largely intact.

In or near Pembroke

 

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

Cadw Welsh Government

 

Skeletal remains of a Neolithic tomb in haunting location

In or near Newport (Pembs)

Cadw Welsh Government

 

Century-spanning ruins of a significant religious settlement

In or near Cardigan

Cadw Welsh Government

 

High-society home with its very own watchtower

In or near Swansea

Visit Wales VAQASCadw Welsh Government

 

A castle in name only but hugely impressive!

In or near Swansea

Visit Wales VAQASCadw Welsh Government

 

A bishop’s tipple

In or near Pembroke

Cadw Welsh Government