Category Archives: Heritage, history and legend

Merlin’s Carmarthenshire

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

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St David: A Welsh legend!

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

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Santes Dwynwen – The patron saint of love

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

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Travelling through history with the Archwilio app

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

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Introducing the top 8 historic houses in West Wales

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

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5 Top Heritage Sites To Visit In Pembrokeshire

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

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The Rebecca Riots

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

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Deck the Halls – Celyn ac Uchelwydd

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

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The Three Sarnau

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

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Sheep Dogs and Welsh Cakes: Welsh Museums Festival October 2014

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

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