- Stargazing is one of West Wales’ most romantic activities!
- West Wales Holiday Cottages is supporting Cardigan foodbank this summer
- Check out our dog-friendly beaches map!
- West Wales Holiday Cottages present award at Carmarthenshire Tourism Association ceremony
- A walkers’ paradise: Delights along the Pembrokeshire Coast Path
Category Archives: Heritage, history and legend
Merlin, or Myrddin, the magician and foreteller of prophesies, has tales about him from across West Wales, linking him with Arthurian legend and prominent sites in the landscape. There are a variety of sites to visit where you can explore … Continue reading
Dydd Gŵyl Dewi hapus i bawb! That’s Welsh for Happy St David’s Day to all! To celebrate, we want to tell you the story of St David. Said to have been born around 520, St David is the patron saint of … Continue reading
Did you know that 2017 is Wales’ official year of legends? Throughout this year we are going to tell you stories about the legends and myths of Wales that are guaranteed to leave you feeling enchanted. West Wales has many … Continue reading
If you are exploring Welsh archaeology, researching a site you have visited, or are out and about and want to know what lies under and above ground around you, this new app will come in handy! An online mobile introduction … Continue reading
While on holiday here, it’s well worth visiting some of our many historic houses to absorb some of the area’s history. Here are our recommendations of the 8 top historic houses to visit in West Wales. Each house has a unique … Continue reading
Whether you’re in West Wales for a winter break or a summer holiday, visits to our historic sites are a real highlight – a wonderful day out whatever the weather. Here are our top 5 of the must-see heritage sites in … Continue reading
An interesting period of Welsh history which had a major impact is the four years of the The Rebecca Riots, when men dressed as women and attacked toll gates in many areas of West Wales in the mid-19th Century. Turnpike Trusts, made … Continue reading
The wonderful Christmas Carol, Deck the Halls has a Welsh melody dating back to the sixteenth century from a winter carol, Nos Galan. The English lyrics first appeared in 1862. It is easy to see why there is a song … Continue reading
Sarn Gynfelyn, Sarn-y-Bwlch and Sarn Badrig If you’re walking the Wales Coast Path, look out for these interesting geographical phenomena. Described as shallow sub-tidal reefs, the three Sarns (sarnau is the plural in Welsh) extend as long, narrow strips west … Continue reading
2014 is the year of the first ever Welsh Museums Festival, to be held from 4 – 12 October at museums across Wales. See below for those in the West Wales area. Exhibitions, events and activities will include exclusive access … Continue reading