Wales is a land of history and heritage, why not explore what is on offer?

Wales is a land of legends and myths, rich in culture and deeply immersed in its history and heritage. Our very own small village of Laugharne surrounds the ruins of Laugharne Castle. At the site, two giant medieval stone towers stand guard over the remains of a magnificent Tudor mansion, all set on the grounds of a 19th-century ornamental garden. Open to visitors daily this amazing site is within walking distance from our lovely country home. But if you stay with us this isn’t the only historical site that’s worth exploring, here are our top must-visit historical attractions.

Pentre Ifan Burial Chamber

Pentre Ifan Burial Chamber, in North Pembrokeshire, is the site of the most extensive and striking set of Neolithic tombs anywhere in Wales. This mesmerising stone monument is a must-see for history lovers.

Castell Henllys Iron Age Village

Now this one is for all the family, especially the kids! Enjoy a prehistoric day out at Castell Henllys and immerse yourself in Britain’s only Iron Age Village, which has been reconstructed on the same site where roundhouses would have stood over 2000 years ago.

Dolaucothi Gold Mines

This incredible find is the only known Roman goldmine in Britain. These unique goldmines are set amid the wooded hillside of the Cambrian mountains, overlooking the beautiful Cothi Valley. 2,000 years ago the Romans left behind a glimpse of their gold mining methods. Mining resumed in the 19th and 20th centuries and closed for the final time in 1938. Visit these mines and choose from three different guides and underground tours (booking essential).

Pembroke Castle

Idyllically set on the banks of the river estuary, this mighty fortress is largely intact and its endless passages, stairs and tunnels allow for a perfect day out for all. This historical showpiece is the birthplace of Henry Tudor, father to the infamous Henry VIII and grandfather to Elizabeth I. Spend the day and picnic in the beautifully kept grounds or from St. Anne’s Bastion, and enjoy the views along the estuary, don’t forget to take a stop off at the snack bar! Complete your visit with a walk around the medieval town walls and millpond, and from the opposite bank of the river, view the castle in all its splendour, surrounded by this peaceful stretch of water.

St Davids Cathedral

St Davids is one of the great historical shrines of Christendom. Nowhere in Britain is there a more ancient cathedral settlement, for it reaches back 14 centuries. The site includes but is not limited to, The Tower Gate House and Bell Tower, St David’s Cathedral Exhibition, The Treasury and The Library.