Things to do and see when on holiday in Wales
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Centre for Alternative Technology

Welcome to Europe’s leading Eco Centre The Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) is a nationally and internationally renowned visitor centre. With over 7 acres of hands-on displays and beautiful organic gardens, CAT inspires thousands of visitors every year. Based in beautiful mid-Wales, the C

Corris Mine Explorers

Hidden in the hills above Corris are miles of tunnels and vast caverns, the surviving workings of a once thriving, Welsh Slate Mine. Discover things abandoned by the miners when they left, from winching machines, candles and cigarette packets and feel the mine come alive as stories of life in the mi

1940s Swansea Bay

Visit the 1940s Swansea Bay museum to discover for yourself what life was like for civilians on the ‘Home Front’ during World War II. 1940s Swansea Bay tells the story of the impact of the German Luftwaffe bombing raids on the area, and how the local people managed to cope with the devastation. S

National Wool Museum

The National Wool Museum is housed in the former Cambrian Mills in the village of Dre-fach Felindre which used to be the centre of a thriving woollen industry. Visit the restored listed mill buildings and see the historic machinery. Families can have fun following the specially designed trail, 'A Wo

Solva Woollen Mill

Solva Woollen Mill is one of the hidden treasures of Pembrokeshire, a delightful family-run woollen mill 1 mile along the valley from Solva. The mill has been on this site in Middle Mill for over 100 years, where the water from the River Solfach powered the looms to weave woollen rugs, blankets and

Clerkenhill Adventure Farm

A warm welcome awaits you at our working family farm, nestled in a picturesque Pembrokeshire valley. Clerkenhill Adventure Farm is a great value day out for everyone. Follow the safe adventure trail through the spooky woodland with lots of interesting swings and slides and sights along the way, w

The Talyllyn Railway

The Talyllyn Railway is a historic narrow-gauge steam railway, set in the beautiful Mid-Wales countryside. Running from Tywyn to Abergynolwyn and Nant Gwernol, the line passes the delightful Dolgoch Falls and there are excellent forest walks at Nant Gwernol. As the World's first preserved railw

The Corris Railway

The Corris Railway was the first narrow Gauge railway in Mid-Wales and dates back to the 1850’s. It was initially built as a horse-and-gravity-worked tram-road to carry slate from the quarries until the 1860's when the line ceased to deliver direct to shipping, and instead transhipped its slate

The Creative Cafe

The Creative Café is a paint-your-own pottery studio with a difference - where YOU can be the artist... whether you're artistic or not! Come and create your very own ceramic masterpiece in either of our two studios in Narberth and Haverfordwest. We also have a studio in St Davids which is open

West Wales Museum of Childhood

The Museum of Childhood has several exhibitions of toys including displays of costume and Welsh traditions and an old-fashioned toyshop. The 'Oriel Amser' (Gallery of Time) features a 100-year timeline from 1900 to the present day as well as themed displays of dolls, soft toys and many others. An ol

Perryn Butler Open Studio

Perryn Butler Internationally collected Artist and Sculptor Carvings, small bronzes, assemblages, paintings, prints, seconds and cards. Whatever the design and whatever the material, she uses an intuitive organic method, producing inspired and tactile sculpture. In her studio in Haverfordwes

Corris Craft Centre

Traditional wooden toys, jewellery, pottery, leatherware, hand decorated cards, candles, glassware, rustic furniture and herbal lotions and remedies are all made at the Craft Centre. Come along and see the Craftspeople at work and find some really inspiring products. Also, have a go at making your o

The Hive

The Hive is situated in an historic, converted wharf located in the centre of Aberaeron, with stunning views over the river Aeron and picturesque harbour. The Hive has recently been taken over by the Davies family and owners Rhys and Rhodri run the successful Ice Cream Parlour, Café and Licensed Re

The National Cycle Collection

Whilst visiting Llandrindod Wells, you can journey through the lanes of cycle history and see bicycles from 1819, such as the Hobby Horse, Boneshaker and Penny Farthing, up to the most modern Carbon Fibre machines of today. Walk along our historic street complete with country garage including a 1

Cwmcerrig Farmshop

At Cwmcerrig Farm Shop we are passionate about producing and sourcing good food. The shop gives us an outlet for our Hereford Beef and Texel lambs, reared in the traditional way on a family run farm. 80% of the produce that we sell within the shop are sourced locally in Carmarthenshire. We have a po

The Lovespoon Workshop

The Lovespoon Workshop was opened in 1975 and is a family business providing an opportunity to learn about the Welsh lovespoon tradition. The woodcarver and his son use their skills to hand carve spoons in a variety of different woods. Talks and demonstrations are given providing an insight

Melin Tregwynt

Melin Tregwynt is a delightful white washed wool mill to be found in a remote wooded valley on the Pembrokeshire coast. There has been a mill on this site since the 17th century, when local farmers would bring their fleeces to be spun into yarn and woven into fine wool blankets. Owned by our family

GDH Leather Courses

GDH Leather Courses makes hand-sewn leather goods using traditional techniques. Come and watch us at work and perhaps be tempted to have a go yourself! We’re always happy to welcome you and give brief demonstrations. Why not come along to an open day or book a half-day taster session for all th

John and Victoria Jewellery

All our jewellery is designed and made by us in our own workshop near Cardigan, where visitors can see and buy the finished pieces in the showroom as well as watch work in progress. Here you are welcome to browse or if you have questions about how we work, the techniques involved or the design proce

Moriath Glass

Kiln-fired glass – studio-gallery My work hopefully reflects my passion for glass, the endless ways it changes in light, its myriad colours. Living close to the land on a smallholding in west Wales I am immersed in the landscape – from big skies of shifting shadows to a small beetle hiding under a
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