South West

Aberglasney House and Gardens
Aberglasney House is being restored by a team of experts and still holds many secrets, its origins shrouded in obscurity. The gardens also have an impressive history, and have inspired poets since 1477.

Cardigan Castle
The first National Eisteddfod was held in Cardigan Castle in 1176. Restoration works is currently taking place, with the aim of opening the castle as a centre for community and recreational use.

Carew Castle
Carew Castle has a history spanning 2,000 years. Set in a beautiful location, overlooking a 23-acre millpond, the castle displays the development from a Norman fortification to an Elizabethan country house.

Carmarthen Amphitheatre 
One of only seven surviving examples of Roman amphitheatres in the UK, this site offers visitors the opportunity to stand in the footsteps of Roman citizens thousands of years ago as they took part in gladiatorial contests, military parades and executions. 

Carmarthen Castle
Once the heart of government in medieval south and west Wales, visitors can experience the legacy a series of attacks over the centuries on this castle and the prison cells inside.

Castell Henllys 
A unique Iron Age hill fort recreated with fantastic replica Iron Age roadhouses, built right on top of the excavated remains of an existing hill fort, dating back over 2,000 years.

Dinefwr Park and Castle
This 12th century castle sits on the outskirts of Llandeilo, and boasts spectacular views. Guided tours of the nearby nature reserve, cottages and ponds are available.

Dolaucothi Gold Mine 
Walk in the footsteps of Roman soldiers who guarded this ancient site 2,000 years ago. Explore the underground workings of the Roman mines and understand more about the 1st Century mining technology that extracted gold from the hillsides of north Carmarthenshire. Wander through the beautiful and diverse habitat of the Cothi Valley, a gateway site to the incredible story of the 'Romans in Carmarthenshire'. 

Hafod Copporworks Swansea 
12 restored listed buildings and walking trails around the site which focuses on the importance of the copper industry to Swansea, Wales and the world. New artwork, information and interpretation has also been installed at the site.

Llanerchaeron is a working farm with two restored walled gardens producing fruit and vegetables. There are extensive walks around the 18th century estate and parkland, as well as activities for families over the peak season.

National Waterfront Museum  
Over 300 years of Welsh industry is on display at this museum in Swansea. Interactive technology, traditional displays and large objects aim to teach visitors about Welsh industrial and maritime heritage.

Oystermouth Castle 
Standing tall with a magnificent view over Swansea Bay, visitors can learn and enjoy this first class heritage attraction on the Swansea coast. 14th century graffiti art, magnificent views and the medieval maze of deep vaults are among some of the highlights that await visitors to this castle.

Pembroke Castle
Originally built around 1093 by Arnulf de Montgomery, the castle was reconstructed by William Marshall, son in law of Strongbow, conqueror of Ireland the late 12th/early 13th centuries. Visitors can enjoy exploring the labyrinth of passageways and towers, take in the views from the 75ft high Great Keep,  and descend into Wogan Cavern.

St David's Cathedral
A church has been standing on this site since the 6th century, and the long and varied history of the cathedral seen today is fascinating. Founded by Saint David himself, parts of the building have over the years been destroyed for various reasons, before being restored by conservation experts.

The Black Mountain Quarries trail
A self-guided multimedia heritage trail around the fascinating remains of the lime industry in the stunning landscape of the Black Mountain in the Brecon Beacons National Park. The trail uses way markers, an audio guide and a mobile app to uncover the secrets of the ‘white gold’ hidden in the Black Mountains. A display about the site can be visited at the nearby Black Mountain Centre in Brynaman.