Wales is well blessed with it's own culture and history.
Publicly funded museums are free to enter. A good example is the National Woolen Museum
which is just a few minutes drive from our holiday cottages.
You are never far from a castle in Wales, many are in the care of Cadw
The National Trust
has a number of attractions providing days out from our holiday cottages
Professor Hywel Wyn Owen, whose area of interest is in historic Welsh place names, contacted us to express concern that we keep the name Cwm March as it has an impressive history:- the name is old: Cummarch 1342-4, Cwm March 1803, Cwmmarch 1819
The Aberystwyth town war memorial is one of the finest in Britain.
The Memorial was built between 1921 and 1923.
The top figure represents Victory and the figure at the base represents Humanity emerging from the effects of war.
There has been a castle here for over 2,000 years and the tidal mill dates back to the time of Henry VIII.
There is a flat 1-mile circular walk from the castle around the mill pond and across the causeway to the mill and back to the castle.
1 Hours 10 Mins
Situated in the unlikey setting of a small housing estate close to the centre of Newport Carreg Coetan Authur is a Neolithic tomb with large capstone supported by two of the four surviving upright stones.
Situated in the unlikey setting of a small hous
Derry Ormond Tower looks out of place in its rural hilly setting 3 miles north of Lampeter above the road heading for Tregaron.
Laugharne, Carmarthenshire a nice coastal village with castle and Dylan Thomas’ boat house, where he wrote overlooking the estuary
Learn about Dylan’s Ceredigion connections from the 'Dylan Thomas Trail
Characters and locations in the famous ‘play for voices’ are said to be inspired by stories, people and places in and around New Quay and Ceredigion
Henry Richard is chiefly known as an advocate of peace and international arbitration, having been secretary of the Peace Society for forty years (1848–84).
The National Coracle centre overlooks the falls at Cenarth and houses an exhibition on the history of coracle fishing and coracle construction
Paxton's Tower is a Neo-Gothic folly erected in honour of Lord Nelson, the site is managed by The National trust.
Iron Age settlers, back around 400BC, used the hilltop called Pen Dinas to build a huge fortification, which dominates the skyline as you approach Aberystwyth from the south
Pen Dinas Llochtyn was occupied in the Iron Age around 500BC.
Pen Dinas Lloctyn was a well-defended fort and an important settlement.
Pentre Ifan is the name of an ancient manor and gives its name to the largest and best preserved neolithic Burial Chamber (dolmen) in Wales.
It takes its name from Dogmael, a 6th-century Christian saint, reputedly the cousin of St David, Wales’s patron saint.
Admission to the ruins is free and dogs are allowed on a lead.
The sculpture a bronze statue of the Saint, standing on the headland above the beach was designed and built by the Internationally Renowned sculptor Sebastien Boyesen.
Crannog came to Llangrannog, in 500AD and founded a religious community.
Strata Florida Abbey is a beautiful, and historically important site
Strata Florida translates from Latin simply as the Vale of Flowers. It is in an impressive setting with wonderful views and a large sculpture made of railway sleepers on the overlooki
Tafarn Sinc is unique, there is sawdust on the floor, it maintains its nostalgic originality and traditional old world charm.
The monastery, which was founded by Rhys ap Gruffydd in or about 1185, is in the care of Cadw
The ruinous tower is surrounded by steep wooded hills, and it can be reached by a circuitous lane from the main road.
The stories are set in West Wales, and a central theme is the intense relationship between the heroine and her beloved Carningli -- the Angel Mountain of the title.
The National Library of Wales houses vast collections and archives, as well as galleries and displays for visitors.
Restored for use as a community and arts centre is run by volunteers.
Originally the building was a hydroelectric scheme turbines situated below the building in the Teifi River generated electricity which powered much of the village
A pleasure pier the first to open in Wales in 1865. After a series of storms, it is now a much shortened version of its originally constructed length of 242 metres.
Twm Sion Cati is a popular Welsh hero similar to Robin Hood, known for robbing the rich, tricking the unscrupulous and for his kindness to the poor.