Things to do and see when on holiday in Wales
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Things to do in West Wales



Stiwdio 3

Stiwdio 3 is a community space on Cardigan high street. Café / Caffi Call in to our licensed café for quality coffee and freshly prepared, wholesome and locally sourced food. Everything available to eat in or take away. Workshops / Gweithdai Join like minded creatives and become fully abs

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 provides

Xcel Bowl

Xcel Bowl is about more than just bowling. We love Carmarthen and the people who live here. We wanted to create something to help Carmarthen thrive! So we came up with the Xcel Project. At its centre a Bowling Alley, bringing jobs and investment into Carmarthen as well as a community gathering spac

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 bec

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
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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 and

Ultimate Xscape Aberystwyth

Are you ready to escape from Aberystwyth’s newest visitor attraction? Enter our immersive Escape Rooms and work your way through an exciting array of cryptic clues to solve your escape! With 60 minutes on the clock, you and your team must work your way through a variety of clues, crack the codes and

Milford Waterfront

Here at Milford Waterfront, we’re building a future upon our history and creating a vibrant waterfront destination to welcome the world! Milford Waterfront is a great place for a day out! With boutique shopping, leisurely coffees with a great view, delicious food at one of the many cafés or restaur

Aberystwyth Cliff Railway

Climb aboard the Aberystwyth Cliff Railway for breathtaking views over the seaside town of Aberystwyth and the surrounding West Wales landscape. Gaze down the steep slope to the sea as the carriages are hauled up to the summit of Constitution Hill. Opened in 1896 and operated on a water balance s

Llanelly House

Found near the centre of the town of Llanelli, this Georgian town house was once the residence of Sir Thomas and Lady Stepney. The grand and beautiful home and its inhabitants, through interactive exhibits, allows you to step back in time and experience life in the Georgian era. Daily tours in En

Carew Castle and Tidal Mill

On a flat site by the Carew river, the castle changed from a fortress to a grand Elizabethan mansion. The castle was begun after 1100 by Gerald of Windsor with a stone tower, unusual in these first castles. This remains amid later additions made for the de Carew family in the 1280s on the east side

Tudor Merchant's House

The Tudor Merchant’s House is a late 15th century town house furnished to recreate the atmosphere of family life in Tudor times. It is located near the harbour in Tenby and is characteristic of the area at the time when Tenby was a thriving trading port. There are Tudor costumes for children to try
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Picton Castle

Picton Castle comprises 40 acres of some of the most beautiful woodland gardens and grounds in West Wales. The estate is situated close to the Cleddau Estuary, known locally as the ‘hidden waterway’. Picton Castle is a most unusual ancient building being in design half fortified manor house and

Gwili Steam Railway

There’s something about travelling by steam. It brings a nostalgic smile to our older visitors and young children are fascinated by the sight and sound of a coal fired steam engine. Stop off at the Gwili Steam Railway and remember when life went at a gentler place. Just outside Carmarthen town yo

New Quay Honey Farm

New Quay Honey Farm has an indoor live bee exhibition, the largest of its kind in Wales. Bees can be seen working in a variety of natural habitats and also in man-made hives which open to show the mysteries of the bees' nest. All these displays can be viewed behind glass in complete safety. Ther

Museum of Internal Fire

The museum, dedicated to the internal combustion engine, includes many examples of early British oil engines, gas turbines, petrol and diesel. Many of these preserved engines are working, thus allowing visitors the opportunity to appreciate the sound and feel of the engines at work, evoking a f

Dylan Thomas Boathouse, Laugharne

Ten minutes from Laugharne, the Boathouse was home to Dylan Thomas for the last four years of his life. With views across the Taf estuary where seabirds, seals and otters make their home, the Boathouse has a tearoom, exhibition room, furnished parlour, shop and facilities. Above it was the Writing S

National Showcaves Centre for Wales

The National Showcaves Centre for Wales at Abercrave, Swansea offers the experience of a lifetime. Dan-yr-Ogof Show Cave was first discovered in 1912 and has since proved to be an important cave complex with over 10 miles of cave and possibly more yet to be discovered. Enter through Cathedral Ca

Oriel y Parc

Oriel y Parc is a striking, award-winning ‘green’ building, worth visiting in its own right. Owned and managed by the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority, Oriel y Parc includes a Visitor Centre, Artist in Residence Studio, a Discovery Room, which hosts family friendly art and nature activit

Tenby Museum and Art Gallery

Tenby Museum is the oldest independent museum in Wales, serving the community since 1878, when the National School (built in the 1830s) became vacant, allowing the museum trustees to acquire the building for the collections. The former school building was adapted as a museum by Lewis John, a local