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Lampeter University

After Oxford and Cambridge, Lampeter (now know as University of Wales, Trinity St David) is the 3rd oldest degree awarding institution in England and Wales. It is one of the smallest Universities in Europe but also know as one of the friendliest. 

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Kidwelly Castle

Kidwelly Castle is an Norman castle overlooking the river Gwendraeth that was won by Welsh hero and legendary figure Owain Glyndwr during his march for Welsh independence in the 12th century.  The present remains of the castle include work from about 1200 to about 1476. It was originally created as a defence by the English against the local Welsh population. 

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Inigo Jones Slate Works Nr Caernarfon

Inigo Jones is open all year and offers a craft showroom, gift shop and cafe on site. There is also a self guided tour of the slate works which includes a video and walkman presentation. Founded in 1861 to produce school writing slates, the company now prefabricates architectural, memorial, craft and landscape items from Welsh slate.

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Howell Harris Museum, Trefeca, Brecon

This small museum depicts the life and work of Howell Harris, the first Methodist (converted 1735) and the self-sufficient Christian community (Teulu Trefeca - the Trefeca family) founded on the site in 1752. The museum is housed in part of the Grade II* Listed Building built by the community.

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Holyhead Maritime Museum, Holyhead

The museum is a fascinating experience for the whole family. Step back in time at the oldest lifeboat station in Wales (circa. 1858), which houses a wonderful collection of exhibits that tells the fascinating maritime history of Holyhead.

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History Of Broad Haven

Little is known of the history of Broad Haven before the 1800s and there are no indications towards settlements in ancient times. Yet by 1800 it had become a popular coastal village and by 1937 it was thriving as a seaside resort. In 1882 the first shop opened, soon to be followed by several others as Broad Haven became more popular. However, surprisingly, its prime industry was coal, which was ex...

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Haverfordwest Castle

Situated in the centre of the town  Haverfordwest Castle along with many in the area has an interesting history as it saw a lot of action during several wars. 

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Harlech Castle

Spectacularly sited Harlech Castle seems to grow naturally from the rock on which it is perched. Like an all-seeing sentinel, it gazes out across land and sea, keeping a watchful eye over Snowdonia. The English monarch Edward I built Harlech in the late 13th century to fulfil this very role. It was one of the most formidable of his 'iron ring' of fortresses designed to contain the Welsh in their m...

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Gwynedd Museum and Art Gallery, Bangor

Discover a fascinating collection of items relating to the history of North Wales. Enjoy a varied temporary exhibitions programme in the art gallery. Browse around the shop with its wide variety of pottery, jewellery, paintings and many other local crafts.

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Gwydir Uchaf Chapel, Llanrwst

A lovely little 17th-century family chapel in the woods above Llanrwst, noted for its remarkable painted ceiling.

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