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Tourist Attractions

Attractions

Penderyn Distillery
Penderyn, Rhonnda Cynon Taff CF44 0SX
A unique opportunity to see the only whisky distillery in Wales.  Penderyn nestles in the foothills of the beautiful Brecon Beacons.  You can tour the distillery, see the whisky spirit being distilled, and taste the award winning Penderyn Single Malt Welsh whiskies. Go to website
Caws Cenarth Cheese
Fferm Glyneithinog, Lancych, Carmarthenshire, SA37 0LH
Big name chefs Rick Stein and Jean-Christophe Novelli are among those to have visited this fine traditional cheesemaker. You'll understand why when you taste the specialities from this idyllic farmhouse. A multiple award winner. Go to website
Gwili Steam Railway
Bronwydd Arms Station, Carmarthen, SA33 6HT
A throwback to Britain's golden age of rail, the Gwili operates on a section of the former Carmarthen-Aberystwyth line that closed for passenger traffic in 1965. Its densely wooded valley setting makes for a delicious slice of nostalgia. Go to website
National Botanic Garden of Wales
Llanarthne, Carmarthenshire, SA32 8HG
This beautiful gem was the first national botanic garden to be created this millennium. Wales' most visited garden, its mission is to inspire, educate and conserve. Across 560 acres, it boasts 8,000 plant varieties – and the world's largest single span glasshouse.Go to website
The Lyric Theatre
King Street, Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire, SA31 1BD
An historic arts venue benefiting from an elegant refurb. Home to drama, comedy, ballet, musical theatre and candle-lit cabaret. A showcase for national, touring and local talent.Go to website

Castles & Defences

Carreg Cennen
Tir y Castell Farm, near Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire, SA19 6TS
Rooted in the 12th Century, these breathtaking defences cling to sheer cliff-faces on all sides.  Carreg Cennen exploited the natural environment to great effect - attackers scaling the steep cliffs might as well have signed their own death warrants.Go to website
Kidwelly
Castle Street, Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire, SA17 5BQ
If you want a truly medieval moment, catch a glimpse of Kidwelly Castle shrouded in early morning mist. Supremely well-preserved, it's a match for any of the great castles of Wales.  Its glorious little estuary town was established around 1115 AD.Go to website
Llansteffan
Off Church Road, Llansteffan, Carmarthenshire, SA33 5JX
With a majestic position high above the confluence of the jaunty Taf, Towy and Gwendraeth rivers Llansteffan Castle has commanding views over the expansive, sandy Carmarthen Bay. Origins: 12th Century. Spectacularly beautiful. Go to website

Historic Buildings

Caldey Abbey
Off Tenby, Pembrokeshire, SA70 7UJ
The Cistercian monks of Caldey continue a tradition which began there in Celtic times.  More than 1,000 years of prayer have made this remote and beautiful holy island a haven of tranquillity. The monks welcome day visitors to share their home.Go to website
St David's Cathedral
The Close, St David's, Pembrokeshire, SA62 6RH
There has been a church on this site since the 6th Century. The building of today's inspirational cathedral began in 1181. St David, patron saint of Wales, taught his followers to "be joyful, to keep the faith and to do the little things."Go to website
St Govan's Chapel
Near St Govan's Head, Pembrokeshire
Snuggled against the sheer, storm-beaten Pembrokeshire cliffs, St Govan's is one of the UK's most unique places of worship. Dozens of narrow stone steps take you down to the simple 13th Century chapel measuring around 5m x 4m. Nearby is a holy well.Go to website
Newton House
Llandeilo Dinefwr Park, Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire, SA19 6RT
Those looking for an atmospheric early 20th Century experience should head for this house set in a superbly designed 18th Century landscape. Exhibitions tell Dinefwr's powerful story; it's been an area of Welsh power and influence for 2,000 years.Go to website
Scolton Manor House and Country Park
Bethlehem, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, SA62 5QL
A splendidly maintained Victorian manor house and museum in 60 acres of country park and woodland. Period rooms, displays, exhibitions, arts and crafts along with idyllic picnic areas.Go to website
Tudor Merchant's House
Tenby Quay Hill, Tenby, Pembrokeshire, SA70 7BX
Step back 500 years and discover how the Tudor merchant and his family lived in this fascinating three-storey abode. Attractions include a fine round chimney and the original roof trusses.Go to website

Museums, Monuments & Galleries

National Wool Museum
Dre-fach Felindre Dre-Fach Felindre, near Newcastle Emlyn, Carmarthenshire, SA44 5UP
Wool was once Wales' most important industry.  The village of Dre-fach Felindre in the beautiful Teifi Valley was once the centre of a thriving trade. Shirts and shawls, blankets and bedcovers, woollen stockings and socks were all made here - and sold to the world.Go to website
Pendine Museum of Speed
Pendine, Carmarthenshire SA33 4NY
Pendine's incredibly long and flat Sands of Speed were once well used to witnessing daredevil world land speed records by the one and only Malcolm Campbell. Many other motor aces also visited – and this museum enjoys saluting them all.Go to website
Tenby Museum and Art Gallery
Castle Hill, Tenby, Pembrokeshire, SA70 7BP
The oldest independent museum in Wales, this treasure chest has served the community since 1878. Natural history, geological specimens, archaeological finds, social and cultural history, it's all here. Family history research facilities. Go to website
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