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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

Kidwelly Castle

Kidwelly Castle, an imposing Norman castle now in the care of Cadw: Welsh Historic Monuments, is very well-preserved. The Great Gatehouse, completed in 1422, still stands almost to its full height. Walk around the outside of the half-moon shaped outer walls to fully appreciate the dominating positio
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Devil’s Bridge

Devil’s Bridge is a village in the foothills of the Cambrian Mountains 12 miles from Aberystwyth which is famous for its three bridges, built one on top of the other, and the cascading waterfalls of the River Mynach. It is also known for the Vale of Rheidol narrow gauge steam railway which takes one

Cenarth Falls

The falls are a stretch of greenery-covered rocks on the River Teifi, interspersing several small waterfalls and pools in drier seasons, turning to a dramatic view of amazing floodwaters in the rainy season. They are also well-known for the salmon leap, when the salmon travel to their spawning groun

Llangrannog Beach

Llangrannog beach is a sheltered, sandy bay known as ‘Traeth y Pentref’ – the village beach. It is popular with families and surfers and is a great place to relax and watch for dolphins out at sea. There is a distinctive rock on the shore called ‘Carreg Bica’ which according to legend was once a g

Cilborth Beach

Cilborth beach is a small sandy beach sitting under steep cliffs to the north of Llangrannog. The beach is sheltered and a distinctive large rock on the shore’s edge, Carreg Bica (Giant’s Tooth) marks the entrance to Llangrannog main beach to the South. There are a few smaller sandy coves beyond Ci

Tenby Castle Beach

Accessed from the harbour or down a steep flight of steps off The Paragon, this lovely, sandy beach, sheltered by cliffs can disappear altogether at high tide. The boats to Caldey Island leave from Castle Beach at low tide when the harbour is dry. Car parking: The multi-storey car park is

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 North Beach

Aberystwyth's North Beach and seafront is a focal point of the town and a favourite attraction for visitors and locals alike. The mile-long promenade is popular with walkers, joggers, skaters, roller-bladers, bikers - and those who just want to relax by the seaside. Close to the town, the clean

Aberystwyth South Beach

Quieter than the town’s North Beach, Aberystwyth’s long South Beach can be found between the town’s castle and the harbour breakwater. The southernmost part of the sheltered sand and shingle beach is a great favourite for experienced surfers and body boarding. It is a good place to spot Cardigan

Clarach Beach

Clarach Bay is a small sand and shingle beach about one mile north of Aberystwyth and looks out across Cardigan Bay. The beach is flanked by cliffs and the river, Afon Clarach flows into the sea on the north side. The valley behind the beach is populated by hundreds of caravans and holiday chal

Borth Beach

Borth has a three-mile stretch of sandy beach, backed for the most part by a pebble storm beach. There are rock pools at the south end of the beach where there is also a Lifeboat station and a small slipway. The beach then extends for approximately 3 miles northwards. The first two miles or so are i

Penally Beach

Penally is a sand and shingle beach backed by dunes and protected from the wind by Giltar Point headland. It is an extension of Tenby South beach rather than a separate bay with a quieter feel and popular with dog walkers all year round. At low tide, it is possible to walk all the way to Tenby S

Carreg Cennen Castle

Carreg Cennen Castle and Farm is open 364 days a year. As Wales’ most dramatically situated castle perched on top of a limestone crag, it offers visitors the chance to appreciate some truly spectacular panoramic views. You can lose yourself for an hour or so whilst you peer through every arrow hole
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Llanrhystud

Llanrhystud is a half-mile long sandy beach at low tide, backed by a storm bank of shingle. Heading south the shore becomes rockier, backed by low cliffs where you will find the remains of five historic lime kilns next to the path. To the north is the Afon (river) Wyre, and the shore beyond here is

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 worki
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National Wetland Centre, Llanelli

The National Wetland Centre stretches over 450 acres on the Burry Inlet and is a magnificent mosaic of lakes, pools and lagoons. It is home to numerous species as diverse as dragonflies and Little Egrets. There are hundreds of ducks, geese, swans and flamingos to see as you wander the landscaped pat

Cors Caron Nature Reserve, Tregaron

This wild and beautiful wetland reserve is on the upper reaches of the River Teifi and is a great location for wildlife. It includes areas of raised bogs, wet grasslands and reedbeds, all interspersed with streams and ponds, and small areas of woodland. Used for peat extraction until the mid-20t

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
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