South Wales Places of Interest

South Wales

Places of Interest - South Wales

South Wales

Carmarthenshire / Dinefwr Park and Castle / Carreg Cennen Castle

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Dinefwr Park and Castle
Llandeilo
Carmarthenshire SA19 6RT
Telephone: 01558 824512

A 12th-century Welsh castle and 18th-century landscape park, enclosing a medieval deer park. Home to more than 100 fallow deer and a small herd of White Park Cattle. Number of scenic walks, including a wooded boardwalk. Country house with some rooms dressed in 1912 style, exhibition rooms, tea-room and NT shop. A National Trust property where charges apply. (Photo: © NTPL / Andrew Butler).

Dinefwr Park and Castle

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The Plough Inn, Llandeilo

.. in the beautiful Towy Valley and Brecon Beacons National Park, surrounded by castles, country houses and the National Botanical Garden of Wales.

.. ..in tranquil surroundings, admiring the glorious views of the Towy Valley, which can be enjoyed from all 14 modern, well-appointed, en suite bedrooms.

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Carreg Cennen Castle
Llandelio
Carmarthenshire

One of the most spectacularly sited Welsh castles is Carreg Cennen. Magnificent views are waiting to be experienced from the sharp hilltop upon which the castle sits.

Located north of Swansea, a few miles south-east of Llandeilo on a minor road off the A483.

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Pembrokeshire / Pembroke Castle / St Govan’s Chapel

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Pembroke Castle
Pembroke
SA71 4LA

One of the best preserved castles in Wales, birthplace of the first Tudor King, later King Henry V11. Explore the towers and passages, visit the superb exhibition rooms. Idyllically set on the banks of the river estuary, this mighty fortress is largely intact.

Tel: 01646 684585

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Cleddau Bridge Hotel, Pembroke

.. ..in a secluded yet convenient location a few hundred yards from one of Pembrokeshire's best known landmarks, the Cleddau Bridge, and enjoys panoramic views over the River Cleddau.

....the town centre is less than a mile away.

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Lamphey Court Hotel & Spa Pembroke

.. in the village of Lamphey, about 2 miles from Pembroke, in this Georgian mansion hotel, classic yet contemporary, located in acres of grounds.

...with a leisure centre boasting a swimming pool, well equipped gym, sauna, jacuzzi, sunbed and treatment rooms.

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St Govan’s Chapel
Bosherston
near Pembroke

A Listed Grade I Scheduled Ancient Monument. 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.
OS Reference: SR967929

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Pembrokeshire / St Davids Cathedral

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St Davids Cathedral
The Close
St Davids
Pembrokeshire SA62 6RH

St. David's Cathedral dominates the tiny village, a place of pilgrimage, beauty and peace. Relics of the Welsh patron saint are kept here. Built upon the site of St David's 6th century monastery St Davids Cathedral has been a site of pilgrimage and worship for many hundreds of years and remains a church serving a living community.

Tel 01437 720199/720204

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Wolfscastle Country Hotel, near Haverfordwest

.. .. in the heart of rural mid Pembrokeshire, this hotel has a long established reputation for excellent cuisine and service and has an AA Rosette for Good Food.

...the hotel is very much a family affair offering the highest standard of service in a relaxed and convivial atmosphere.

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Pembrokeshire / Tudor Merchant's House / Caldey Island

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Tudor Merchant's House
Quay Hill
Tenby
Pembrokeshire SA70 7BX
Telephone: 01834 842279

A late 15th-century authentic Tudor town house, furnished to recreate the atmosphere of family life in Tudor times. Remains of 18th-century seccos on three interior walls. Small garden dedicated to plants and herbs used during Tudor times. A National Trust property where charges apply. (Photo: © National Trust).

Tudor Merchant's House

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Fourcroft Hotel

.. overlooking the old fishing harbour and across Carmarthen Bay, forming part of a listed Georgian terrace.

...one of Tenby's most luxurious hotels, most of the 40 bedrooms overlook the bay, and all of them offer an extensive range of facilities.

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Heywood Mount

.. ... in one acre of mature grounds, only half a mile from Tenby’s golden beaches, with fully licensed bar and an award-winning restaurant.

...in a spacious, comfortable and elegant Visit Wales 4-star hotel with indoor heated pool, sauna, jacuzzi, gym and solarium.

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Caldey Island
(a 20 minute boat trip from Tenby harbour). Boats run to and from the island every 15 minutes from 9.30 am until 5.00 pm Monday to Friday, and on Saturdays from mid May until mid September. Tickets are available from the Caldey Island kiosk at Tenby harbour entrance ( 01834 843545 ).

Caldey Island is owned and run by the Reformed Order of Cistercian monks, who live a simple life farming the island alongside a small village community. They produce a number of famous homegrown items including chocolate, ice cream, clotted cream, shortbread and yoghurt, plus perfumes and hand lotions derived from wild flowers that grow on the island.

The twenty-minute trip leaves visitors at the landing spot on the beautiful Priory beach, the only safe bathing spot on the island. From here it is a short stroll to the village and Monastery.

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Monmouthshire / Tintern Abbey / Chepstow Racecourse

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Tintern Abbey
Chepstow
Monmouthshire

The ruins of Tintern Abbey lie between the River Wye and the A466 road at the southern end of Tintern village. A Cistercian abbey, it was founded in 1131, the remarkably complete abbey church was rebuilt in the later thirteenth and early fourteenth centuries, with extensive remains of cloister and associated monastic buildings

Located just off the A466, about 4 miles north of Chepstow.

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Wye Valley Hotel, Tintern

.. in the heart of the Wye Valley, ideally placed between the historic towns of Monmouthshire and Chepstow.

...with nine en suite rooms, bar and restaurant.

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The Beaufort Hotel Chepstow

.. centrally situated within historic Chepstow, offering a range of single, double and family accommodation.

....within walking distance of Chepstow Racecourse.

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Chepstow Racecourse
Chepstow
Monmouthshire
NP16 6BE
Tel. 01291 622260

Situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty, the picturesque Wye Valley provides a breathtaking backdrop to the impressive racing calendar at Chepstow Racecourse. Ideally located between Bristol and Cardiff, the racecourse is easily accessible being just a few minutes from the Severn Bridge. www.chepstow-racecourse.co.uk.

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Glamorgan / Millennium Stadium / Cardiff Castle

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Millennium Stadium
Westgate Street
Cardiff
CF10 1JA
Stadium Tours: 029 2082 2282

The Millennium Stadium is Cardiff’s most famous landmark. In its relatively short lifetime it has achieved iconic status and is recognisable to most sports fans around the world. The magnificent 74,500 seat, sliding-roof stadium was completed in 1999 at a total cost of £126 million.

www.millenniumstadium.com

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M L Lodge, Cardiff

.... only two minutes walk from the magnificent Millennium. The property's location is ideal for shopping and nightlife.

...a family-run business with good service and a friendly atmosphere.

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Sandringham Hotel

.. in the heart of Cardiff city centre, with the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff International Arena and all of the city’s other attractions within easy walking distance.

....please note that the hotel has 4 floors, but unfortunately does not have a lift.

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Angel Hotel, Cardiff

.. located next to Cardiff Castle and the Millennium Stadium, a hotel perfect for exploring this great city.

.. ...steeped in history, the hotel dates back to 1883 and has been restored to its former Victorian elegance.

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Cardiff Castle
Castle Street
Cardiff
CF10 3RB
Tel: 029 2087 8100

Cardiff Castle is one of Wales's leading tourist attractions. Situated in the very heart of the capital, alongside city centre shopping and the magnificent Bute Park. Enchanting fairytale towers. Cardiff Castle is open every day, all year round, except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day. Regrettably, the Castle apartments are not accessible for wheelchair users.

www.cardiffcastle.com

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More places of interest and areas of outstanding beauty include:

Brecon BeaconsThe Brecon Beacons is a National Park with a dramatic, colourful landscape of mountains, lakes, rivers, valleys and waterfalls. There are ancient monuments, iron hillforts, churches, museums and castles to explore, showcaves and mountian railways.

Pembrokeshire Coast PathThe beautiful coastline of Pembrokeshire is part of the only coastal National Park in Britain.Visitors can enjoy the 299km Pembrokeshire Coast Path and some of the best beaches in the world.

islands of RamseyOff the Pembrokeshire coast are the islands of Ramsey, home to grey seals, porpoises and dolphins, Skomer and Skokholm with 150,000 pairs of Manx Shearwaters, and Grassholm with gannets, puffins, cormorants, peregrine falcons and much more

Devil's BridgeFamous for its waterfalls and Narrow Gauge Steam Railway, Devil's Bridge Aberystwyth is situated at the head of the Rheidol Valley.

TenbyNestling on the Pembroke coast is Tenby, an old walled town with a historic Tudor Merchant's House and two beautiful beaches.

St Govan's ChapelTiny, isolated St Govan's Chapel is tucked beneath the cliffs of St Govan's Head, near Bosherton.

Royal Welsh ShowThe historic town of Builth Wells is positioned on the banks of the River Wye.It is the aannual host to the biggest Welsh agricultural show - the Royal Welsh Show.

Rheidol Narrow Gauge RailwayAberystwyth, with its award-winning beach, is one of Wales' favourite traditional seaside resorts. The Vale of Rheidol Narrow Gauge Railway links Aberystwyth to Devil's Bridge.

LlanidloesLlanidloes is a pleasant town where rolling countryside meets high mountains, its famous 16th century half-timbered hall the only one in Wales.

Llanthony PrioryLlanthony Priory, hidden in the mountains south of Hay-on-Wye, still possesses that same sense of sanctity and remoteness sought by the medieval monks who founded it.

Montgomery castleMontgomery sits beneath the ancient ruins of its castle. An architectural gem, the whole town is a conservation area with well-preserved Georgian buildings and cobbled paving.

National Botanic Garden of WalesPaxton Tower, west of Llandeilo, overlooks the National Botanic Garden of Wales. Set in 568 acres, it is the first new botanic garden in the UK for over a century.

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