As well as beautiful beaches we are lucky to have a wide range of places of interest to visit within easy reach of Cwmiar Farm in west Wales. Here is a selection of places:
Dolaucothi Gold mines – this is where gold was mined from Roman times until the 1930s. Visitors can take underground tours of the mines to explore the different eras of the mine as well as having a go at panning for ‘gold’.
The National Wool museum – this is an interactive museum with working looms. The exhibition follows the story of wool from the farming of sheep in the fields to making traditional Welsh blankets. Entrance to this museum is free.
The Dan-yr-Ogof caves date back 350 million years. As well as the caves, there are life size models of dinosaurs to see around the footpaths.
Devil’s Bridge – a tourist attraction for over 100 years. There are many way-marked walks and spectacular waterfalls. In addition, the village has a restaurant and café.
Vale of Rheidol Steam Railway – Enjoy a steam train ride from Aberystwyth to Devil’s Bridge. Alternatively you can do this trip in the opposite direction.
Cilgerran Castle – this a spectacular castle ruin overlooking the River Teifi gorge
The National Botanic Garden of Wales – A full day out for everyone. Here there are a number of gardens, the largest single span glasshouse in the world, lakes and a nature reserve to explore. The British Birds of Prey centre is also based here.
This is only a small selection of the many places of interest that are easy to visit in our area of west Wales.