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

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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

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

Llanerchaeron

Llanerchaeron is an 18th-century Welsh gentry estate built by John Nash which is now in the care of the National Trust. It is set in the beautiful Aeron valley with extensive estate and parkland walks. It has many unaltered features including the dairy, laundry, brewery and salting house and a ...read more
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Hilton Court Gardens and Craft Centre

Welcome to Hilton Court, one of Pembrokeshire's best keep secrets. Situated in 12 acres of outstanding beauty, in the National Coastal Park to the west of Haverfordwest. There has been a residence listed here from at least 1323, when a Walter de Hilton was in residence. Visitors are drawn to the ...read more

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 ...read more

Colby Woodland Garden

Colby Woodland Garden is home to one of the best collections of rhododendrons and azaleas in Wales. It is an 8 acre garden set in a tranquil and secluded valley which offers a variety of walks along open and wooded pathways and down to a sandy beach. In addition to the beautiful woodland garden ...read more
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Norwood Gardens

The gardens at Norwood extend to about 3 acres and consist of a central path, the 'Long Walk', with individual gardens on either side, each about the size of a large domestic garden. These gardens each has its own character in terms of planting and landscaping and include the Quiet Garden and the ...read more

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 ...read more

Camera Obscura, Aberystwyth

Currently the largest camera obscura in the world, this fascinating attraction is part of a recreated Victorian pleasure park. It consists of a 14 inch lense, with 360 degrees of view around 1000s of square miles of Welsh land and sea, all reflected into a circular viewing gallery below the camera. ...read more