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Visitor attractions and information - Aberystwyth

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Attractions ABERYSTWYTH CASTLE, Aberystwyth. It is late 13th century castle, now ruined, near the sites of three earlier castles. Aberystwyth castle was built as a diamond-shaped concentric fortress, with a gatehouses at each point. It was captured by the Welsh in 1404 and then slighted in the Civil War. Open all year. Location: In the centre of Aberystwyth.

ABERYSTWYTH CASTLE

Attractions Aberystwyth Cliff Railway, Cliff Terrace, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY232DN. Tel: 01970 617642. The Aberystwyth Cliff Railway opened in 1896 and operated on a water balance system until electrification in 1921. It is the longest electric cliff railway in Britain. As the train climbs steadily its passengers are treated to breathtaking views over the seaside town of Aberystwyth and the surrounding West Wales landscape. In the mid-section of the journey the railway is in a deep cutting where 12,000 tons of rock were excavated during construction to allow the winding footpath to cross overhead on a series of bridges. www.aberystwythcliffrailway.co.uk. Location: On the outskirts of Aberystwyth.

Aberystwyth Cliff Railway

Attractions The National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion SY23 3BU. Tel: 01970 632 800. Founded in 1907, the National Library of Wales is one of Britain's six copyright libraries, and is entitled to recieve a copy of every book published in the United Kingdom. The result is a vast collection of nearly four million books that has required the building, situated on Penglais Hill, to be extended a number of times to avoid running out of room. www.llgc.org.uk. Location: In the centre of Aberystwyth.

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Visitor attractions and information - Cardigan

Attractions St Dogmaels Abbey, Cardigan Bridge, Dyfed, west Wales. Founded sometime around 1115, the ruins of St Dogmaels is now surrounded by fields and modern housing. Extensive walls and arches remain. Location: On the outskirts of Cardigan.

St Dogmaels Abbey

Attractions Cilgerran Castle, nr Cardigan, Pembrokeshire SA43 2SF. Tel: 01239 615007. Striking 13th-century ruined castle. Situated overlooking the spectacular Teifi gorge. In the guardianship of Cadw: Welsh Historic Monuments. National Trust. Charges apply. www.nationaltrust.org.uk. About 3 miles south of Cardigan.

Cilgerran Castle
The National Coracle Centre and 17th Century Flour Mill

Attractions The National Coracle Centre and 17th Century Flour Mill, Cenarth Falls, Carmarthenshire, SA38 9JL. Tel: 01239 710507. Set in the grounds of a 17th Century Flour Mill beside the beautiful Cenarth falls famed for its Salmon Leaps and 200 year old Bridge over the Teifi River. The Museum, apart from its fine collection of coracles covers the history of coracles and the techniques and tools for building them. www.coracle-centre.co.uk. About 6 miles east of Cardigan.

The National Coracle Centre and 17th Century Flour Mill

Attractions Felinwynt Rainforest and Butterfly Centre, Rhosmaen, Felinwynt, Cardigan, Ceredigion SA43 1RT. Two miles from Blaenannerch on the A487 - follow the brown signs. Tel: 01239 810882. Rainforest - Tropical House, Waterfalls ponds and stream. Stick Insects. Cafe / Shop. www.butterflycentre.co.uk. About 4 miles east of Cardigan.
Felinwynt Rainforest and Butterfly Centre

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Visitor attractions and information - Carmarthen

Attractions Carmarthenshire County Museum, Abergwili, Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire SA31 2JG. Tel: +44 (0)1267 228696. History of Carmarthenshire's rich and varied past. Archaeology, Egyptology, pottery, portraits, landscape paintings, Welsh furniture, costume, a Victorian schoolroom, life on the farm and the homefront in World War 2. Location: On the outskirts, east of Carmarthen.

Carmarthenshire County Museum

Attractions The National Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanarthne, Carmarthenshire, SA32 8HG. Tel: 01558 668768. one of the most fascinating gardens in the UK. The Garden is accessible to all visitors whatever their ability. There are several motor powered and manual wheelchairs available at our Gatehouse free of charge but it is advisable to ring 01558 667148. www.gardenofwales.org.uk. About 7 miles east of Carmarthen.

The National Botanic Garden of Wales

Attractions United Counties Showground, Nantyci, Carmarthen, SA33 5DR. The showground is home to many events throughout the year including - The Homes & Gardens Show. Welsh Dairy Show. antiques and collectors shows. Cross Country competitions. Welsh Dairy Show and more...www.unitedcounties.co.uk. About 2 miles west of Carmarthen.

 United Counties Showground

Attractions Gwil Railway Co. Ltd, Bronwydd Arms Station, Carmarthen, SA33 6HT. Tel: 01267 238213. The journey starts at Bronwydd Arms Station, and the steam train follows the route to a delightful halt at Danycoed. The Gwili Railway is set in the breathtaking Carmarthenshire hills. www.gwili-railway.co.uk. About 4 miles north of Carmarthen.

Gwili Railway

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Visitor attractions and information - Fishguard

Attractions Llangloffan Farmhouse Cheese Centre, Castle Morris, Nr Fishguard, Pembrokeshire, SA62 5ET. Tel: 01348 891241. Llangloffan Farmhouse Cheese has now been established 28 years, and is a traditional unpasteurised full fat hard cheese. You can come to see it being made. Tides Retaurant & Coffee Shop. www.welshcheese.co.uk. About 5 miles south west of Fishguard.
Llangloffan Farmhouse Cheese Centre

Attractions Fishguard. Fishguard is a major ferry link between Pembrokeshire and Rosslare in Ireland which boasts a new high-speed catamaran and excellent new terminal facilities. Location: In the centre of Fishguard.

Fishguard

Attractions The Ocean Lab, Fishguard. Tel: 01437 775760. Visit our new and exciting exhibition, featuring Ollie the octopus's garden, where children can participate in many hands-on activities, while learning about creatures that live in the ocean. The exhibition is free! www.ocean-lab.co.uk. Location: In the centre of Fishguard.

The Ocean Lab

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Visitor attractions and information - Goodwick

Attractions Llangloffan Farmhouse Cheese Centre, Castle Morris, Nr Fishguard, Pembrokeshire, SA62 5ET. Tel: 01348 891241. Llangloffan Farmhouse Cheese has now been established 28 years, and is a traditional unpasteurised full fat hard cheese. You can come to see it being made. Tides Retaurant & Coffee Shop. www.welshcheese.co.uk. About 5 miles south west of Goodwick.
Llangloffan Farmhouse Cheese Centre

Attractions Fishguard. Fishguard is a major ferry link between Pembrokeshire and Rosslare in Ireland which boasts a new high-speed catamaran and excellent new terminal facilities. Location: In the centre of Goodwick.

Fishguard

Attractions The Ocean Lab, Fishguard. Tel: 01437 775760. Visit our new and exciting exhibition, featuring Ollie the octopus's garden, where children can participate in many hands-on activities, while learning about creatures that live in the ocean. The exhibition is free! www.ocean-lab.co.uk. Location: In the centre of Goodwick.

The Ocean Lab

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Visitor attractions and information - Haverfordwest

Attractions Pembrokeshire Agricultural Society, Show Office, County Showground, Withybush, Haverfordwest, SA62 4BW. Tel: 01437 764 331. The Pembrokeshire County Show is the second largest agricultural Show in Wales, second only to the Royal Welsh. Three days of action packed fun and entertainment. The County Showground contains a business park which supports the economy of The Agricultural Society throughout the year. www.pembrokeshirecountyshow.co.uk. About 2 miles north of Haverfordwest.

Pembrokeshire Agricultural Society

Attractions Pembrokeshire Motor Museum, Simpson Cross, nr Haverfordwest, SA62 6EZ. Tel: 01437 710950. A unique and interesting range of locally owned veteran, vintage and classic cars, motorcycles and bikes on display. Restoration workshop and licensed restaurant on site. About 4 miles north west of Haverfordwest.

 Pembrokeshire Motor Museum

Scolton Manor Museum and Country Park Spittal

Attractions Scolton Manor Museum and Country Park Spittal, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, SA62 5QL. Tel: 01437 731328. Early victorian manor housing a museum and visitor centre. Beautiful gardens and a nature reserve set in 60 acres of grounds. The history of Pembrokeshire. Country trails. Picnic sites. Play areas. About 5 miles north of Haverfordwest.

Scolton Manor Museum and Country Park Spittal

Picton Castle & Woodland Gardens

Attractions Picton Castle & Woodland Gardens, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire. Picton Castle is managed by the Picton Castle Trust - a charitable trust established in 1987, putting in hand a repair, conservation and refurbishment programme to secure the Castle's long term future. See website for Events and Exhibitions. www.pictoncastle.co.uk. About 6 miles east of Haverfordwest.

Picton Castle & Woodland Gardens

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Visitor attractions and information - Llandeilo

Attractions Carreg Cennen Castle, nr Llandelio, Carmarthenshire. A trip to Carreg Cennen is worth while if only for the spectacular views. It is situated down a minor road and dominates the area around it. About 3 miles south east of Llandeilo.

Carreg Cennen Castle

Attractions The National Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanarthne, Carmarthenshire, SA32 8HG. Tel: 01558 668768. one of the most fascinating gardens in the UK. The Garden is accessible to all visitors whatever their ability. There are several motor powered and manual wheelchairs available at our Gatehouse free of charge but it is advisable to ring 01558 667148. www.gardenofwales.org.uk. About 8 miles west of Llandeilo.

The National Botanic Garden of Wales

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Visitor attractions and information - Llanelli

Attractions The Heart of Wales Railway Line is part of the main rail network. Travellers will be impressed by the rugged beauty, tranquil villages and picturesque Victorian spa towns along the 121 miles between Swansea and Shrewsbury. There are many wayside stations and halts where you can get off and explore the villages, quiet valleys, forests and hills. Train enquiries and ticket sales line - Tel: 01597 822053. Llanelli provides main line connections to Carmarthen and West Wales. www.howlta.org.uk.

The Heart of Wales Railway Line

Attractions The National Wetland Centre Wales. Located on the Ramsar site of the Burry Inlet, WWT's innovative centre at Llanelli is at the frontend of wetland conservation in Wales. Its newest feature is the Millennium Wetland complex, home to wildlife as diverse as dragonfly and Little Egret. www.wwt.org.uk. The National Wetland Centre Wales is situated 1 mile east of Llanelli and 5 miles north west of Swansea..
The National Wetland Centre Wales

Attractions Millennium Coastal Park, Llanelli. 22km of industrial and derelict coastal plain turned into a major centre for dozens of different leisure activities. The smooth, flat cycle track has been described by Sustrans as "one of the finest stretches of the whole National Cycle Network". Location: On the outskirts of Llanelli.

Millennium Coastal Park, Llanelli

Parc Howard Museum & Art Gallery

Attractions Parc Howard Museum & Art Gallery, Felinfoel Road, Llanelli, SA15 3LJ. Tel: 01554 772 029. 27 acre park. The museum houses a collection of Llanelli Pottery and an art collection. History of Llanelli. Disabled Access. Location: In the centre of Llanelli.

Parc Howard Museum & Art Gallery

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Visitor attractions and information - Newcastle Emlyn

Attractions Cilgerran Castle, nr Cardigan, Pembrokeshire SA43 2SF. Tel: 01239 615007. Striking 13th-century ruined castle. Situated overlooking the spectacular Teifi gorge. In the guardianship of Cadw: Welsh Historic Monuments. National Trust. Charges apply. www.nationaltrust.org.uk. About 6 miles west of Newcastle Emlyn.

Cilgerran Castle

The National Coracle Centre and 17th Century Flour Mill

Attractions The National Coracle Centre and 17th Century Flour Mill, Cenarth Falls, Carmarthenshire, SA38 9JL. Tel: 01239 710507. Set in the grounds of a 17th Century Flour Mill beside the beautiful Cenarth falls famed for its Salmon Leaps and 200 year old Bridge over the Teifi River. The Museum, apart from its fine collection of coracles covers the history of coracles and the techniques and tools for building them. www.coracle-centre.co.uk. About 3 miles west of Newcastle Emlyn.
The National Coracle Centre and 17th Century Flour Mill

Attractions Felinwynt Rainforest and Butterfly Centre, Rhosmaen, Felinwynt, Cardigan, Ceredigion SA43 1RT. Two miles from Blaenannerch on the A487 - follow the brown signs. Tel: 01239 810882. Rainforest - Tropical House, Waterfalls ponds and stream. Stick Insects. Cafe / Shop. www.butterflycentre.co.uk. About 9 miles north of Newcastle Emlyn.
Felinwynt Rainforest and Butterfly Centre

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Visitor attractions and information - Pembroke

Attractions Pembroke Dock Community Web Project, C/O Pater Community Hall, Lewis Street, Pembroke Dock, SA72 6DD. Tel: 0700 5802315. Pembroke Port is based at the former Royal Naval Dockyard. Today Pembroke Dock is constantly attracting new industry and looks set to continue in the future, there has been much talk recently that Pembroke Dock will soon get a marina. www.pembroke-dock.co.uk. Location: In the centre of Pembroke.

Pembroke Dock Community Web Project

Attractions Carew Castle, Carew, NR TENBY, Pembrokeshire, SA70 8SL. Tel: 01646 651782. The magnificent Carew Castle has a history spanning 2000 years. Set in a stunning location, overlooking a 23 acre millpond, the castle displays the development from a Norman fortification to an Elizabethan country house. The site incorporates an impressive 11th century Celtic Cross, the only restored Tidal Mill in Wales, a medieval bridge and a picnic area all linked by a delightful mile roundwalk. www.carewcastle.com. About 6 miles east of Pembroke.

Carew Castle

Attractions St Govan’s Chapel, Bosherston, near Pembroke. Access to the cliff-top path leading down to the chapel is dependent upon the Firing Range being open to the public. One of the most picturesque 6th century hermits' chapels in Britain, measuring 18 by 12 feet. About 6 miles south of Pembroke.

St Govan’s Chapel

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Visitor attractions and information - Saundersfoot

Attractions Tudor Merchant's House, Quay Hill, Tenby, Pembrokeshire SA70 7BX. Tel: 01834 842279. Late 15th-century town house. Furnished to recreate the atmosphere of family life in Tudor times. Remains of early frescoes on three interior walls. National Trust. Charges apply. (Photo ©National Trust). nationaltrust.org.uk. About 3 miles south of Saundersfoot.

Tudor Merchant's House

Attractions Dinosaur Experience, Great Wedlock, Gumfreston, Tenby, Pembrokeshire, SA70 8RB. Tel: 01834 842668. Twenty two life size dinosaurs in the woods with animation. Mini theatre. Puppet shows. Adventure playground. Indoor activities centre. Restaurant, takeaway and shop. Play area. About 3 miles south west of Saundersfoot.

Dinosaur Experience

Attractions Manor House Wild Animal Park, Saint Florence, Tenby, Pembrokeshire, SA70 8RJ. Tel: 01646 651201. Manor House Wild Animal Park is situated by the unique and beautiful coastal resort town of Tenby in the county of Pembrokeshire. snake experience. Falconry displays. www.manorhousewildanimalpark.co.uk. About 4 miles south west of Saundersfoot.

Manor House Wild Animal Park

Attractions Carew Castle, Carew, NR TENBY, Pembrokeshire, SA70 8SL. Tel: 01646 651782. The magnificent Carew Castle has a history spanning 2000 years. Set in a stunning location, overlooking a 23 acre millpond, the castle displays the development from a Norman fortification to an Elizabethan country house. The site incorporates an impressive 11th century Celtic Cross, the only restored Tidal Mill in Wales, a medieval bridge and a picnic area all linked by a delightful mile roundwalk. carewcastle.com. About 6 miles west of Saundersfoot.

Carew Castle, Carew

Attractions Colby Woodland Garden, Amroth, Narberth, Pembrokeshire, SA67 8PP. Tel: 01834 811885. One of the best collections of rhododendrons and azaleas in Wales. Open and wooded pathways through the valley offer lovely walks. National Trust. Charges apply. nationaltrust.org.uk. About 3 miles north of Saundersfoot.

Colby Woodland Garden

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Visitor attractions and information - St Clears

Attractions Dylan Thomas Boathouse, Dylan's Walk, Laugharne, SA33 4SD. Tel: 01994 427420. Laugharne was the home of Dylan Thomas and the Boat House (where he wrote Under Milk Wood) is now a Heritage Centre of world repute. He and his wife Caitlin are buried in the local churchyard. Unfortunately this venue is unsuitable for wheelchair access but the Writing shed can be viewed from the pathway. www.dylanthomasboathouse.com. About 4 miles south of St Clears.

Dylan Thomas Boathouse

Attractions Museum of Speed, Pendine, Carmarthenshire, SA33 4NY. Tel: 01994 453488. The sands at Pendine are used for land speed attempts and racing. The museum, which opened in 1996, exhibits record breaking vehicles. Gift shop. Car parking available nearby. Wheelchair access. About 7 miles south west of St Clears.

Museum of Speed

Attractions United Counties Showground, Nantyci, Carmarthen, SA33 5DR. The showground is home to many events throughout the year including - The Homes & Gardens Show. Welsh Dairy Show. antiques and collectors shows. Cross Country competitions. Welsh Dairy Show and more...www.unitedcounties.co.uk. About 6 miles east of St Clears.

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Visitor attractions and information - Tenby

Attractions Tudor Merchant's House, Quay Hill, Tenby, Pembrokeshire SA70 7BX. Tel: 01834 842279. Late 15th-century town house. Furnished to recreate the atmosphere of family life in Tudor times. Remains of early frescoes on three interior walls. National Trust. Charges apply. www.nationaltrust.org.uk. Location: In the centre of Tenby.

Tudor Merchant's House

Attractions Dinosaur Experience, Great Wedlock, Gumfreston, Tenby, Pembrokeshire, SA70 8RB. Tel: 01834 842668. Twenty two life size dinosaurs in the woods with animation. Mini theatre. Puppet shows. Adventure playground. Indoor activities centre. Restaurant, takeaway and shop. Play area. About 1 mile west of Tenby.

Dinosaur Experience

Attractions Manor House Wild Animal Park, Saint Florence, Tenby, Pembrokeshire, SA70 8RJ. Tel: 01646 651201. Manor House Wild Animal Park is situated by the unique and beautiful coastal resort town of Tenby in the county of Pembrokeshire. snake experience. Falconry displays. www.manorhousewildanimalpark.co.uk. About 3 miles west of Tenby.

Manor House Wild Animal Park

Attractions Carew Castle, Carew, NR TENBY, Pembrokeshire, SA70 8SL. Tel: 01646 651782. The magnificent Carew Castle has a history spanning 2000 years. Set in a stunning location, overlooking a 23 acre millpond, the castle displays the development from a Norman fortification to an Elizabethan country house. The site incorporates an impressive 11th century Celtic Cross, the only restored Tidal Mill in Wales, a medieval bridge and a picnic area all linked by a delightful mile roundwalk. www.carewcastle.com. About 6 miles west of Tenby.

Carew Castle

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