Wales’s Special Place unveiled

And the winner is…Penarth Pier

And the winner is…Penarth Pier

For the past eight weeks you’ve been voting in your thousands for your Special Place in Wales.

You’ve certainly made Wales proud with your votes, resulting in some very close results.

We are proud to announce Penarth Pier as the winner, receiving 20.25% of the votes, closely followed by Cyfarthfa Castle with 19.21%.

Explore Llyn Peninsula

Discover Llyn Peninsula’s unique history, culture and environment with our new interactive map.

Find your perfect walk, activity ideas, attractions and things to do.

Llyndy Isaf 2014 scholar, Tudur Parry at the Royal Welsh Agricultural Show © National Trust Images

Llyndy Isaf 2014 scholar, Tudur Parry at the Royal Welsh Agricultural Show

And the next Llyndy Scholar is…

A year has passed since Caryl Hughes won the Llyndy Isaf scholarship in 2013. Now it's time to award this year's scholarship to Tudur Parry. In partnership with Wales YFC, and with help from Hollywood actor Matthew Rhys, read about Caryl's story and the handing over of the farm to Tudur.

How to move a two-tonne lightbulb

The lighthouse optic at Bardsey Island was getting on a bit and its owners and keepers, Trinity House, decided it was time to install a new higher-tech LED bulb on the island’s lighthouse. The problem was what do you do with the old one?

Welsh Bible returns to its spiritual home

An original copy of the first Welsh language Bible has gone on display at the home of its 16th-century translator, owned and managed by us. Ty Mawr Wybrnant, near Penmachno in Snowdonia, is where Bishop William Morgan was born in 1545. He was commissioned by Elizabeth I to translate the Bible in 1588, widely seen as ensuring the survival of the Welsh language.

Check out the full story here

Llanerchaeron's cabinets of curiosity

Miss Pamela Ward donated more than 4,000 objects to our collections at Llanerchaeron. How do we choose what goes on display and what doesn’t? We’d like you to become the curators of this collection, visit the Facebook page to start curating your own cabinet of curiosity.