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Folly Farm

Folly Farm Adventure Park and Zoo is one of the top paid-for visitor attractions in Wales and winner of the Best Family Day Out in Pembrokeshire. Located near Tenby in the beautiful Pembrokeshire countryside, Folly Farm offers affordable fun days out for the whole family. There are six ...read more

National Botanic Garden of Wales

Set in the beautiful Carmarthenshire countryside, the Garden is a fascinating blend of the modern and historic. Here you’ll find an inspiring range of themed gardens, the world’s largest single-span glasshouse, play areas and a national nature reserve, all set in a Regency landscape which ...read more

Aberglasney House and Gardens

Aberglasney Gardens have been an inspiration to poets since 1477. The house and 10 acres of gardens set in the beautiful Tywi valley are being restored and offer the visitor a chance to see an extensive range of rare and unusual plants set in a world-renowned garden. There are three walled ...read more

Mwnt Beach

Mwnt is a sheltered sandy cove, owned by the National Trust and although it is off the beaten track it is very popular in the summer. Perfect for families, it offers safe bathing, rock pools to play in and the chance to spot seals and bottle-nosed dolphins in the bay. Birdwatchers may see Chough, ...read more

Pembroke Castle

Pembroke Castle is idyllically set on the banks of the river estuary. This mighty fortress is largely intact, and its endless passages, tunnels and stairways are great fun to explore. Pembroke Castle has a long and fascinating history, dating from 1093; notably, Henry Tudor (Harri Tudur), who ...read more

Bwlch Nant-yr-Arian

Bwlch Nant-yr-Arian is a forest recreation centre famous for the daily Red Kite feeding which can be seen in the afternoon from around the lake and from the award-winning Visitor Centre. Here there are also restaurant facilities and a gift shop. Outside are an adventure playground, a virtual bird ...read more

Pembrokeshire Falconry

Pembrokeshire falconry offers hands on experiences with birds of prey for individuals and small groups at popular Pembrokeshire tourist locations. From a tranquil walk in the picturesque countryside and through beautiful woodland with your hawk flying alongside you, to flying a falcon to the lure ...read more

Dolaucothi Gold Mines

These gold mines were worked 2000 years ago by the Romans and mining resumed there in the 19th century and carried on through the 20th century. Their underground workings are now open to visitors to this National Trust property. There are guided tours, an exhibition about the history of gold mining ...read more
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Poppit Sands

Poppit Sands at the mouth of the Teifi Estuary is an extensive sandy beach backed by dunes: one of the most popular beaches in the area for swimming, beach games and water sports. There is a huge expanse of sand, so it never seems crowded. From Poppit you can start the 186 mile long Pembrokeshire ...read more

Dinefwr Park and Castle

Dinefwr Park and Castle is an important place in the history of Wales and is managed by the National Trust. The 12th century Dinefwr Castle looks out over the 10th century designed landscape which encloses a medieval deer park, home to over 100 fallow deer and to a small herd of White Park Cattle. ...read more
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Barafundle Beach

Barafundle has been voted many times as one of the best beaches in Britain and if you take the half mile walk down the cliff path from the National Trust car park at Stackpole Quay you will see what makes it so popular. A secluded bay backed by sand dunes and pine trees with limestone cliffs at ...read more

Vale of Rheidol Railway

Travelling on the Vale of Rheidol Railway is the finest way to see the stunning Rheidol Valley as you journey through wide open fields, woodland and rugged mountain scenery. The line is a masterpiece of engineering, opened in 1902 to carry lead ore, timber and passenger traffic. The narrow ...read more

St Davids Cathedral

St Davids is a beautiful 12th century cathedral set in Britain’s smallest city. It is built on the site of the monastery founded by Dewi Sant (St David), the patron saint of Wales. There are guided tours available or you may explore the cathedral by yourself. Check the website for special events ...read more

St David’s Bishop’s Palace

Visit St David’s Bishop’s Palace, view the beautifully decorated ruins, and learn about an important site in West Wales’ Christian landscape. Also find out how these lovely indicators of status portray the wealth and power of its former owners. Found next to the Cathedral and Cathedral ...read more

Lamphey Bishop’s Palace

This splendid palace, built in the 13th and 14th centuries, lies in pretty countryside near Pembroke. The medieval buildings and grounds were a private retreat for the bishops from everyday life and there is a still a sense of this serenity today. The estate included orchards, gardens, fishponds ...read more

Kidwelly Castle

Kidwelly Castle, an imposing Norman castle now in the care of Cadw: Welsh Historic Monuments, is very well-preserved. The Great Gatehouse, completed in 1422, still stands almost to its full height. Walk around the outside of the half-moon shaped outer walls to fully appreciate the dominating ...read more
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Devil’s Bridge

Devil’s Bridge is a village in the foothills of the Cambrian Mountains 12 miles from Aberystwyth which is famous for its three bridges, built one on top of the other, and the cascading waterfalls of the River Mynach. It is also known for the Vale of Rheidol narrow gauge steam railway which takes ...read more

Cenarth Falls

The falls are a stretch of greenery-covered rocks on the River Teifi, interspersing several small waterfalls and pools in drier seasons, turning to a dramatic view of amazing floodwaters in the rainy season. They are also well-known for the salmon leap, when the salmon travel to their spawning ...read more

Llangrannog Beach

Llangrannog beach is a sheltered, sandy bay known as ‘Traeth y Pentref’ – the village beach. It is popular with families and surfers and is a great place to relax and watch for dolphins out at sea. There is a distinctive rock on the shore called ‘Carreg Bica’ which according to legend ...read more

Tenby Castle Beach

Accessed from the harbour or down a steep flight of steps off The Paragon, this lovely, sandy beach, sheltered by cliffs can disappear altogether at high tide. The boats to Caldey Island leave from Castle Beach at low tide when the harbour is dry. Car parking: The multi-storey car park is ...read more
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