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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

Caldey Island

A pleasant boat trip from Tenby Harbour takes you to this beautiful, fascinating island. Caldey has been inhabited since the Stone Age and home to various orders of monks since Celtic times. It is now owned by monks of the Cistercian Order, whose picturesque monastery dominates the village with it

Skomer Island

Skomer Island is the spectacular island home of one of our most accessible seabird colonies. The most popular bird is the puffin but there are numerous other seabirds to be seen there, too. You can take a boat trip and cruise around the island or land there and walk around the island paths. There is

Tenby South Beach

Tenby South Beach is a two mile stretch of golden sand, between St Catherine's Island and Giltar Point. Backed by sand dunes it leads to Tenby Golf Club, the oldest established golf course in Wales and looks out toward Caldey Island. The beach can get busy close to the town and harbour but there

Pendine Sands

Pendine sands is a flat 7 mile long beach in Carmarthen Bay and is well known as the site where Malcolm Campbell and J.G. Parry-Thomas set the world land speed record five times between 1924 and 1927. The beach stretches from Gilman Point in the west to Laugharne Sands in the east. It is a sand

Aberystwyth Castle

The original castle was built on the present site by Llywelyn the Great, it changed hands several times before finally became useless against new weapons. The last castle built at Aberystwyth was considered to be among the greatest in Wales, but today lies entirely ruined. As early as the 14th c

Heatherton Sports Country Park

Heatherton Sports Country Park is open all year as an 'All Weather Attraction' with most activities under cover. Admission to the theme park is free, we operate a credit pass system, pay as you play or pre booked packages. You can also use our new gift vouchers This provides unique tailor

St Govan's Chapel

The tiny 13th-century St Govan’s Chapel is perched on the cliff at St Govan’s Head, the most southerly point on the Pembrokeshire coast. A tiny cell measuring 18 by 12 feet, dating from the thirteenth century, but parts of it - the altar and a seat cut in the rock - may be much earlier. The saint re

Pembrey Country Park

Pembrey Country Park boasts 202 hectares of glorious parkland and one of the longest beaches in Wales, Cefn Sidan. It offers excellent family attractions including horse riding, dry ski slope, toboggan run, train rides on the miniature steam locomotives, pitch and putt, adventure playground, picnic

Lydstep Haven

Lydstep is a small village in south Pembrokeshire between Tenby and Manorbier. The beach is sand and shingle with wooded cliffs at each end, caves and dramatic views towards Caldey Island. Lydstep Beach Village Holiday Park has paid facilities including amusement arcades and an indoor swimming pool

Cefn Sidan Beach

Cefn Sidan has been described as one of Europe’s best beaches and its eight mile stretch of golden sand is one of the treasures of Pembrey Country Park. The flat sands and excellent access make it a safe and friendly beach for disabled visitors and young children. The beach faces southwest towar

A Bay To Remember

Fully-guided marine tours suitable for all ages using a modern purpose built vessel with all the latest equipment. Trips of between 1 and 1 1/2 hours exploring Cardigan Island, Mwnt, Aberporth and Cemaes Head. Bottlenose Dolphins, Atlantic Grey Seals and a variety of bird life, together with a

SeaMor Boat Trips

Do something different this holiday! Hire a commercially coded and licensed motorboat Islander for a fabulous day out for the whole family. Let us make your holiday a little more special. Observe seabirds, seals, porpoises and dolphins with a marine biologist and experienced skipper. Take part in d

Carew Castle and Tidal Mill

On a flat site by the Carew river, the castle changed from a fortress to a grand Elizabethan mansion. The castle was begun after 1100 by Gerald of Windsor with a stone tower, unusual in these first castles. This remains amid later additions made for the de Carew family in the 1280s on the east side

Llansteffan Castle

Llansteffan Castle is situated high above the Towy estuary and an especially good view can be seen from the Carmarthen train. A Norman castle established after 1100, it was insecure for generations. The de Camville lords gradually rebuilt it in stone but lost it to Llywelyn the Great in 1215 and

Tudor Merchant's House

The Tudor Merchant’s House is a late 15th century town house furnished to recreate the atmosphere of family life in Tudor times. It is located near the harbour in Tenby and is characteristic of the area at the time when Tenby was a thriving trading port. There are Tudor costumes for children to try
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Manorbier Beach

Manorbier beach in South Pembrokeshire is a popular surfing beach overlooked by the 12th Century Castle. The shoreline is surrounded by cliffs and dunes and the beach is mostly sand and pebbles with plenty of fine sand and rock-pools at low tide. A stream runs down the northern end of the beach.

Cardigan Island Farm Park

Cardigan Island Coastal Farm Park is a wonderful natural tourist attraction with superb panoramic views over Cardigan Island, the estuary of the River Teifi, the Pembrokeshire National Park, Poppit Sands and Cardigan Bay. Atlantic Grey Seals inhabit

Laugharne Castle

Set low by the estuary of the Taf, Laugharne Castle is still dramatic with its red stone walls. The Normans chose a site that could be reinforced from the sea when they arrived just after 1100. In the centuries of war it fell to the lord Rhys in 1189, to Llywelyn the Great in 1215 and Llywelyn the L

Gigrin Farm Red Kite Feeding Centre

Wild Red Kites are fed at Gigrin Farm, Rhayader, every day of the year. The number of kites visiting the feeding station can exceed 600, depending on weather and time of year. Bad weather attracts greater numbers of birds. You can witness fantastic feats of aerial piracy as red kites compete with bu
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