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Gower Heritage Centre

Set in the heart of the Gower Peninsula just west of Swansea, South Wales, the Gower Heritage Centre was established in 1990 as a countryside crafts centre situated in historical and beautiful surroundings. The 12th century water powered corn and saw mill was renovated, and experienced crafts people


Just east of Machynlleth in Llanbrynmair, this unique visitor centre is open all year with something for everyone whatever age, interest or need. Machinations is the only permanent exhibition of contemporary Automata (mechanical moving models) in Britain. The hands-on interactive moving model ch

The Coach House

The Coach House is the visitors’ centre of the historic St Dogmaels Abbey. St Dogmael (or St Dogfael) is believed to have lived in the sixth century, but almost nothing is known about him. Dogmael was reputed to have been a cousin of St David. Even less is known of 'the ancient church of St D

Hangar 5 Trampoline Park

Bounce into infinity and get airborne at Hangar 5 – Wales’ first and biggest indoor trampoline park! With a dodgeball court, slam dunk hoops, giant air bag, punch bags and volleyball court amongst over 100-interconnecting trampolines, there is fun for the entire family! Hangar 5 also has a Soft Play

Lampeter Food Festival

Lampeter's annual Food Festival is held in the beautiful grounds of Wales’ oldest university. We now look forward to next summer's festival, usually held in July. This year there were about 70 stands with all sorts of food from ice-cream to wine, vegetables to cheese, water to waffles.

Pembrokeshire Fish Week

Pembrokeshire Fish Week is a seriously fishy festival which celebrates not just the abundance of mouthwatering sea-food of West Wales, but also Pembrokeshire’s breathtaking coastline, culture, great angling and fishing heritage. Jam-packed with more than 250 events, the festival attracted over 22

Fishing and Foraging Wales

A wonderful combination of saltwater lure angling for bass and other species, foraging, food and accommodation awaits you on the Welsh coastline. Fish - Fishing for the European saltwater bass on the magical Pembrokeshire coast. Some of the best Bass lure angling off the shore in Pembrokeshire, W

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

La Calabria

La Calabria is an authentic Italian, family-run restaurant specialising in rustic Italian cuisine. We combine authentic Italian cooking with fresh Welsh produce. Many of our dishes have been passed down from old Italian cooking traditions to bring you simple but tasty dishes. From our homemade p

Pantmawr Farmhouse Cheeses

Situated among the Preseli Hills of North Pembrokeshire in the tiny hamlet of Rosebush, Our family run traditional farm and cheese making business of Pant Mawr Farmhouse Cheeses, has commanding views over the surrounding hills and the south of the County. Established in 1985 our Award Winning cheese

Bubbleton Farm Shop

Bubbleton Farm Shop and Farm kitchen opening in 2015 in Lydstep near Tenby (2 miles) and offers a wide range of local produce and home cooking. We sell many homegrown vegetables including Pembrokeshire new potatoes and also our own farm fresh beef and lamb. Come and sit in our sun room whilst tak

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

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

Chobbles Traditional Sweet Shop

A love of steam rallies, fairgrounds and the preservation of our heritage, with a pinch of sweet memories, was the recipe for Chobbles, which offers everyone a wonderful and nostalgic trip back in time to a traditional sweet shop from the 1940's. We have all of the sweets from your childhood fro

Yum Yum Sweet Shop

Situated in Cardigan on the West Wales Coastline, Yum Yum is an old fashioned sweet shop where you can still buy your sweets weighed out into a bag by the quarter (115g). Find your favourites to bring back memories of yesteryear. With over 500 jars of loose sweets, and cabinets full of chocolates, w

Y Polyn Restaurant

Y Polyn is situated just a mile or so from the National Botanic Gardens of Wales and has become a destination in itself. You’ll need to book a couple of weeks in advance to secure a weekend table. Y Polyn runs a relaxed front of house that complements the dining room with its bare wood tables a

Carmarthenshire Heart Country Markets

Country Markets offer a truly local shopping experience and always a warm welcome! One of the attractions of Country Markets is that they are all different. The range of produce varies according to local skills and, of course, the season, including: freshly-baked cakes, pastries and savouries; ja

Myddfai Country Farmers Market

To be held on the last Wednesday of every month, 9am - 1pm (I’w gynnal ar y dydd Mercher olaf ym mhob mis) Come along and support it- Free entry Dewch i gefnogi If you have any spare produce from the gard

Lampeter Farmers' Market

For fresh local produce from independent Welsh suppliers of organic vegetables, fruit, meat, pastries, jam, free-range eggs etc., visit Lampeter Farmers’ Market on alternate Fridays, 9.00 – 2pm, Market Street, Lampeter, (behind the Town Hall).

Local Produce Market, St. Dogmaels

Every Tuesday at the Coach house in St Dogmaels, a host of local producers come together to sell their wares. Choose from local cheeses and meats, home-baked cakes, 'foraged' berries and leaves, seasonal fruit and vegetables, local caught seafood and bread from the Mill in the village.
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