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Places in Wales you need to book

The house at Plas yn Rhiw, Gwynedd. The gardens at Plas yn Rhiw have spectacular views across Cardigan Bay
The house at Plas yn Rhiw | © National Trust Images/Carole Drake

We’ve removed the booking system at most places, however booking is still essential for Dolaucothi Gold Mines, Plas yn Rhiw and Tudor Merchant’s House. It is also recommended at busier times at Bodnant Garden.

When you visit Dolaucothi, you will be guided on a tour uncovering the secrets of this industrial landscape. The tour is an active outdoor visit involving steep steps and upland pathways, it takes you underground into the Roman Gold Mine itself and through surrounding woodland.Visit Dolaucothi
Tudor Merchant's House
Step into the world of a successful merchant and his family in 1500, when this fine three-storey house had just been built. Discover the merchant's shop and working kitchen on the ground floor. The first-floor hall is decorated with colourful wall hangings and replica Tudor furniture.Visit Tudor Merchant's House
Bodnant Garden
With intimate corners, sweeping lawns, grand terraces and verdant woodland, there are many gardens in one at Bodnant. Booking your visit is recommended when the Laburnum Arch is in flower during late May to early June.Visit Bodnant
View of Powis Castle, perched above its terraced gardens, Powys, Wales, in autumn.

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