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


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

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 gardens,

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 and


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 worki
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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


The magical sculpture gardens at Sculptureheaven reveal not only a Titan Labyrinth and an Angel House surrounded by a large pond but a beautiful rowan grove, lawns, flowerbeds and a working vegetable garden and orchard. Sculptureheaven aims to make traditional and original sculpture accessible to a

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

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 ther
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Cae Hir Gardens

A Welsh Garden with a Dutch History, Cae Hir is a true family garden with real heart and soul. 4 acres of landscaped Welsh hillside provide visitors with a 'proper garden' to explore, meander through, gaze at and sit in. Fully landscaped as one whole garden, Cae Hir boasts a plethora of fabu

Bwlch Y Gueffordd Gardens

A garden like no other. A children’s adventure and fantasy garden, a wildlife garden, a water garden, and sculpture park 1,000 feet up in the hills above Bronant. At the centre is a lake, full of gorgeous water lilies. This is surrounded by a number of diverse sub gardens, ranging from oriental t

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

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.

Cardigan Castle

Cardigan Castle (Castell Aberteifi) is believed to be the first stone castle ever built by a Welshman. To celebrate its completion in 1176, Rhys ap Gruffydd (Lord Rhys) hosted a gathering of bards, musicians and performers: the first Eisteddfod. This was the start of the Welsh tradition of cultural

Penrallt Garden Centre and Nursery

Penrallt Garden Centre at Moylegrove, just west of Cardigan, grows and sells a vast range of plants and also stocks an extensive range of items to suit most gardening and landscaping needs. Set in 70 acres of farmland, woodland and coastal walks, the nursery site has a vast area of glasshouses an