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Historic Buildings       Gardens


 

Historic Buildings

 

Dinefwr Castle and Newton House - Llandeilo

The 'hands-on' Newton House gives visitors an atmospheric circa 1912 experience. Exhibitions on the first floor tell Dinefwr's story and inspire visitors to explore the castle and park.

 

Pembroke Castle

Idyllically set on the banks of the river estuary, this mighty fortress is largely intact, and its endless passages, tunnels and stairways are great fun to explore, plus there are super exhibitions, which tell the tale of its medieval life. Once the seat of a succession of major barons who played leading roles in shaping Britain's history, this historic showpiece is the birthplace of Henry Tudor, father to the infamous Henry VIII and grandfather of Elizabeth I.

 

Carreg Cennen Castle - Near Llandeilo

  In Welsh, Castell Carreg Cennen means, "castle on the rock," which is appropriate considering its roost on a limestone cliff. The surrounding countryside is home to more castles per square mile than anywhere else in the world, but - despite being the only one in ruins - Carreg Cennen is considered the finest for its view of the rolling green fields and moorland.

 

Picton Castle & Gardens - Near Rhos, Haverfordwest

The medieval Picton Castle was modernized in the 1700's and has a Georgian interior. The 40 acres of walles and woodland gardens at Picton Castle are part of the Royal Horticultural Society access scheme for beautiful gardens.

 

Manorbier Castle

Norman castle overlooking the sea at Manorbier, birthplace of Giraldus Cambrensis. With such a splendid setting overlooking a beautiful unspoilt beach, families love to explore Manorbier Castle and bring a little bit of history to life.

Manorbier - A fairytale castle, perfectly secluded little bay, historical, stony streets and welcoming tea room and pub, all cuddled by rich, leafy landscapes - what more could you ask for? What Manorbier lacks in size is makes up for with oodles of charm.

 

Scolton Manor - Bethlehem, Nr Haverfordwest

Pembrokeshire's County Museum is located in a traditional Victorian country house near Haverfordwest, surrounded by 60 acres of park and woodland and is completed by an award-winning eco-centre.

 

Tudor Merchant's House - Tenby

Step back 500 years and discover how the Tudor merchant and his family would have lived in this fascinating three-storey house, situated close to the harbour within the historic walled town of Tenby

 

Llanerchaeron - Nr Aberaeron, Ceredigion

Designed during the 1790s, this villa is the most complete early work by John Nash, whose self-sufficient 18th century gentry estate remains almost fully intact for your enjoyment. Pleasure grounds, walled kitchen gardens, a service courtyard and a working organic farm are just a few of the highlights on offer.

 

Carew Castle & Tidal Mill - Carew, Tenby

The magnificent Carew Castle has a history spanning 2000 years. Set in a stunning location, overlooking a 23 acre millpond, the castle displays the development from a Norman fortification to an Elizabethan country house. The site incorporates an impressive 11th century Celtic Cross, the only restored Tidal Mill in Wales, a medieval bridge and a picnic area all linked by a delightful mile roundwalk.

 

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Gardens

 

National Botanical Gardens - Llanarthne

The Garden covers 568 acres of Carmarthenshire countryside and includes a nature reserve as well as a formal garden, with Lord Foster’s Great Glasshouse as its centrepiece.

 

Aberglasney Mansion & Gardens - Llangathen

Aberglasney Garden has probably been the most facinating garden restoration project underaken. The garden covers an area of 10 acres and destined to become one of the finest gardens in the U.K

 

Llyn Llech Owain Country Park - Llanelli

Llyn Llech Owain Country Park is an area of 73 Hectares (180 acres), managed for your enjoment by Carmarthenshire County Council.

 

Norwood Gardens & Tea Room - Pencader

The gardens, which cover approximately 3 acres, were started in 2003. There is a small Tea Room with patio and gazebo serving light refreshments and teas throughout the day. The Tea Room is accessible without visiting the gardens.

 

Pembrey Country Park - Burry Port

People visit Pembrey Country Park for many different reasons, some to enjoy the freedom to wander around 202 hectares of glorious parkland and some to take advantage of one of the cleanest beaches in Wales.

 

Colby Woodland Garden near Amroth

The perfect place for a picnic or laze, the informal garden at Colby counts rhododendrons, bluebells, butterflies and ducks among its natives. Meadows, a summerhouse and a beach are all nearby, as well as a walled garden and a waterfall walk. A serenely tranquil garden with a proud industrial past.

 

Upton Castle Gardens - Pembroke Dock

Delightful gardens set among thickly wooded slopes overlooking the Milford Haven waterway, in a tranquil, little-known corner of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park.

 

Stackpole Gardens & Visitor Centre - Stackpole

The Garden is managed by the trustees of Pembrokeshire Mencap Ltd (registered charity no 1128982) and you will be able to enjoy the extensive gardens and see first hand the impressive work undertaken by Pembrokeshire adults with learning disabilities , who produce a large range of plants, fresh fruit and vegetables that you can buy in our Garden shop.

 

Hilton Court Gardens and Crafts - Roch, Haverfordwest

12 acres of woodland gardens, island beds and borders containing a wide variety of unusual plants. Expanses of water and ponds, wild areas, a stream and waterfalls all add to the interest of this unique garden.

 

Begelly Park Gardens - Begelly, Kilgetty

The gardens are a combination of water gardens, formal gardens, informal gardens, japenese gardens and woodlands.


Bro Meigan Gardens and Tea Room - Boncath

6.5 acre garden with panoramic views over the Preseli Hills. Wild dingle, orchard and organic wild meadow, various themed herbaceous borders, and formal gardens. Many worldwide and local plants and long seasonal interest.

 

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