Quirky, cosy or urban places to visit in Wales

Step back in time and discover worlds gone by with a visit to a gold mine, a bridge, a traditional farmhouse or a Tudor town house - just some of the quirky, cosy and urban places we look after.

Visitors taking photographs on the bridge at Ty Mawr Wybrnant, Conwy, Wales

Tŷ Mawr Wybrnant 

Explore centuries of Welsh living in this traditional stone-built upland farmhouse. Set in the heart of the beautiful Conwy Valley, Ty Mawr was the birthplace of Bishop William Morgan, the first translator of the Bible into Welsh.

Surveying the caves

Dolaucothi Gold Mines 

Did you know that we cared for a gold mine which was mined over 2,000 years ago? Guided tours take you back to experience the conditions of the Roman, Victorian and 1930s underground workings.

Falling cascades of Aberdulais

Aberdulais Tin Works and Waterfall 

Set in a steep gorge in the Neath valley, this famous waterfall and its fascinating industrial site is a hidden gem. Today the waters of the River Dulais are used to make Aberdulais self-sufficient thanks to the largest electricity-generating waterwheel in Europe.

Sitting by the fireplace in the kitchen

Tudor Merchant's House 

Time travel to Tudor Tenby and discover what life was like at our 15th century merchant's house. Discover the merchant's shop and working kitchen on the ground floor. The first-floor hall is newly restored with colourful wall hangings and replica Tudor furniture.

Conwy Suspension Bridge

Conwy Suspension Bridge 

Once the gateway to Conwy, walk the famous bridge and discover how a husband and wife kept Thomas Telford's bridge open every day of the year, whatever the weather.

Visitors at the Georgian banqueting house, the Kymin, Monmouthshire, Wales

The Kymin 

The perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle and enjoy a picnic against the stunning backdrop of the Wye Valley and the Brecon Beacons.

Aberconwy House Conwy

Aberconwy House 

This is the only medieval merchant's house in Conwy to have survived the turbulent history of the walled town over nearly six centuries. Furnished rooms and an audio-visual presentation show daily life from different periods in its history.

The Way at Porth y Swnt, Aberdaron

Porth y Swnt 

Our coastal centre of excellence provides you with a gateway to discover and explore the Llŷn. The design of the new centre takes its inspiration from Aberdaron’s architecture and the area’s maritime past.