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Ynys Lawd South Stack, Holyhead

One of the most spectacular and exciting locations on Anglesey. Watch the sea birds at close quarters and learn about the history of the lighthouse.

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Y Gaer, Aberyscir, Brecon

The earliest fort was built about AD 75 with defensive banks of clay which rested upon a cobbled surface. A wooden palisade would have protected the defenders. The buildings inside, one of which may have been stabling, were also constructed in wood. At this time the troops at Y Gaer included Vettonian cavalry from Spain. The fort was rebuilt in stone during the second half of 2nd century AD by the...

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Vale Crucis Abbey, Llangollen

The abbey was built by the Cistercians around 1201.  The cloisters were updated about 1400 and you can see a examples of medieval sculptures and monuments.

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Ty Mawr Wybrnant, Penmachno

Set in the heartland of the beautiful Conwy Valley, Ty Mawr Wybrnant represents centuries of Welsh country living. In 1545, it was the birthplace of Bishop William Morgan, the first translator of the Bible into Welsh. The house has been restored to reflect this time and also offers a delightful circular woodland walk.

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Tretower Court and Castle

Set against the beautiful background of the Brecon Beacons, a visit to Tretower Court and Castle is a unique journey through history that dates back to Norman times. The great 13th century stone keep surmounts a small mound, the remains of Tretower's original earthwork castle built around 1100 to control a strategic route through the Black Mountains.

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Tredegar House

Located with 90 acres of beautiful gardens in Newport, Tredegar House was home to many to wealthy local land owners. Visitors often come to enjoy the gardens but there are also many events and activates thorough the year. 

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The Welsh Triangle

Interestingly, during the 1970s Broad Haven made its name known by becoming a prime spot for UFO sightings. It dubbed the name ‘Broad Haven Triangle’ after the Bermuda Triangle, following an article written in ‘The Sun’ titled ‘Spaceman Mystery of the Terror Triangle.’ In February 1977 it is reported that 14 schoolchildren saw a UFO craft in the field beside their school and when asked...

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The Welsh Crannog Centre, Llangorse

Crannogs are a type of ancient lake dwelling found throughout Scotland and Ireland; they were built out in the water as defensive homesteads from 5000 years ago. The Crannog on Llangorse Lake is the only Crannog to be found in Wales or England. It is situated in the waters of Llangorse Lake, which is the largest natural lake in south Wales. The Crannog was constructed in 916ad, probably by the Kin...

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The Hall At Abbey Cwm Hir, Llandrindod Wells

The Hall is Grade II* listed as one of Wales's finest examples of Victorian Gothic Revival architecture. Built in 1834 by Thomas Wilson, the great Victorian improver, the house was doubled in size by the Philips family in 1869, who then added the billiards room in 1894. The owners offer tours for individuals, couples or groups in a unique family atmosphere.

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The Cambrian Woollen Mill, Llanwrtyd Wells

The Cambrian Woollen Mill boasts a state of the art exposition which takes visitors through 700 years of weaving history in "The Wonderful World of Welsh Wool, tea and gift shop and crafts studio. 

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