What makes this site particularly important is that archaeologists have been excavating here for over twenty years and thatched Iron Age buildings have been reconstructed on their original foundations.
As a resource for understanding the Iron Age, Castell Henllys is second to none, providing a unique combination of Scheduled Ancient Monument, archaeological excavation and experimental archaeology.
Today, Castell Henllys (Welsh for the castle of the Prince's court) is set within thirty acres of beautiful woodland and river meadows. Introduced by a visitor centre with exhibition and gift shop and explained by interesting interpretation panels, visitors stroll along leafy woodland and riverside paths, explore sculpture trails depicting myths and legends, pass by prehistoric breeds of livestock grazing in fields next to the path (don't miss the Iron Age pigs), before entering the hillfort itself.
The Tin Giant & the Bear are just 2 of the characters you will meet on your adventure at Clerkenhill Farm. Be Tarzan, swing in the trees. Look for rare creatures in the wildlife ponds. Wonder how work ever got done with all the old tools. Meet the friendly farm animals. Will you dare to venture into the Spooky Wood? How about some real Pembrokeshire Farmhouse teas & cakes?
All this and more is waiting for you...........
Easter to 9 September
Daily Every weekend until the end of October
Saturday & Sunday October half-term - All week
Holders of the Best Family Day Out in Wales award, Folly Farm offers four fantastic reasons to visit… a friendly farmyard, spectacular zoo, enormous vintage funfair and an imaginative range of indoor and outdoor adventure play!
Set in the stunning Pembrokeshire countryside, Folly Farm is a farm diversification success story. In 1988, this former dairy farm with the same name, opened its doors to the public to demonstrate how its cows were milked. Nearly 25 years on, Folly Farm is one of the top paid-for visitor attractions in Wales and wins awards for it.
Visitors can save 10% if they buy their tickets online at www.folly-farm.co.uk
With over 30 rides and attractions, Oakwood Theme Park is one of Wales' leading tourist attractions and one of the UK's top ten theme parks.
For old and young there is plenty of fun to be had at Oakwood. For the thrill seekers there are Megafobia, Speed, Hydro, Vertigo and the Bounce. Megafobia is a wooden roller coaster, voted 'Best in the World' for four years. Speed is a Steel roller coaster with a beyond vertical drop - unbelievable and totally amazing. Hydro is a water coaster with a thrilling descent into a pool of water. The Bounce is a 160 ft Shot 'n Drop Tower Coaster which shoots riders into the air at speeds of 70 kph. Vertigo is a 50 metres high sky coaster which reaches speeds of up to 110kph - the closest experience to free flight you can imagine.
There is also plenty on offer for those looking for a quieter day out. There is crazy golf, pedalos on the boating lake, Treetops - smaller wooden roller coaster in a woodland area, Brer Rabbit's Burrow and much more.
You don't have to go hungry either - there is a variety of food available at the restaurant, the diner and at various snack bars throughout the park.
Awarded the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence in 2014 and again this year, Picton Castle & Gardens is situated within the stunning Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. An RHS Partner Garden, it comprises 40 acres of some of the most beautiful woodland gardens and grounds in West Wales. Stroll beneath some of the largest and oldest trees in West Wales and discover woodland walks with their abundance of wild flowers blended with unusual woodland shrubs from all over the world, our Walled Garden and Fernery, a Jungle Garden, a Maze and an Adventure Playground...
St Davids Cathedral
St Davids is one of the great historic shrines of Christendom. Nowhere in Britain is there a more ancient cathedral settlement, for it reaches back fourteen centuries and survived the plunder of the Norsmen in the 'Dark Ages'.
St David chose this wild, beautiful region as the site of his monastery in the 6th century and you will find his shrine in the purple-stoned cathedral, which nestles inconspicuously in a grassy hollow beneath the rooftops of the tiny city.
Tower Gate House and Bell Tower
The 15-foot high Close Wall, built in the 14th century enclosed the original cathedral city. The wall was pierced by four gatehouses. The Tower Gatehouse, is the only survivor and was used by the medieval town council. Also housed in the Tower Gate House is the lapidarium (where there is a display of religious stones) and below is the bishop’s dungeon. Next to the gatehouse stands the 13th century Bell Tower which now has a Royal ring of ten bells.