Photo Above Brecon Beacons
Above Photo. Pentre Ifan Burial Chamber
Parks, Gardens and Trails
There is an abundance of Parks, Gardens and Outdoor Trails to explore
The Burial Chamber at Pentre Ifan is situated along the Pembrokeshire
Coastal Path at Nevern just outside Fishguard on the Pembrokeshire Coast
Millennium Coastal Park
created to celebrate the turn of the new millennium and convert over 1,000 hectares of industrial dereliction into an eye-catching landscape that would compliment and enhance the natural beauty of the estuary itself.
The Millennium Coastal Park occupies approximately 10 miles of coastline on the Burry Estuary.
The park runs adjacent to the towns of Llanelli and Burry Port, the park offers superb views along its length of the Gower Peninsula.
Photo Above National wetlands Centre is also Situated at llanelli on the Loughor Estuary
Sospan Hopper Train
Millennium Coastal Park, North Dock, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, SA15 2LF, Wales
National Botanic Gardens of Wales
A place of international significance dedicated to conservation, horticulture, science, education, leisure and the arts. As a landmark Millennium project, the Garden of Wales links the history of the last millennium with the present.
The Garden's centrepiece is the Great Glasshouse designed by world-famous architects Norman Foster and Partners Inside the amazing tilted glass dome is a Mediterranean landscape dominated by a six-metre deep ravine. Rock terraces and sheer faces are cut by streams and waterfalls. A lake provides a humid habitat at the foot of the chasm. Visitors are able to experience the aftermath of an Australian bush fire, pause in a Spanish olive grove or wander through collections of fuschias from Chile.
National Botanic Gardens
The most significant environmental art installation ever to come to Wales has taken root at the National Botanic Garden.As ambitious as it is stunning, Ghost Forest is 10 giant hardwood tree stumps – highlighting the alarming rate of deforestation.
The trees, which have been in Trafalgar Square and outside the Danish Parliament in Copenhagen, have found a new and permanent home at the Carmarthenshire attraction, secured jointly by the National Botanic Garden in partnership with the charity, Size of Wales.
Aberglasney House and Gardens
One of the country's most exciting garden restoration projects. The 10 acres of garden contain an amazing variety and diversity of plants. Visit the unique & fully restored Elizabethan/Jacobean cloister & parapet walk.
Spectacularly set in the beautiful Tywi valley of Carmarthenshire, Aberglasney Gardens have been an inspiration to poets since 1477. The story of Aberglasney spans many centuries, but, the house's origins are still shrouded in obscurity.
Wildflowers Of The Pembrokeshire Coastal Path
Gelli Aur Country Park
60 acres of wooded parkland surrounding a magnificent mansion. With commanding views across the beautiful Towy Valley, Gelli Aur was once the home of the Vaughan and Cawdor families.
Gelli Aur translates as "Golden Grove" and there are nature trails exploring woodland, parkland, ponds and meadow.
There is also a deer park with around 20 fallow deer. During its hey-day the park was 400 acres with 600 deer.
The mansion is an impressive building with activities throughout the year.
Above Camathenshire Castles
Below Folly farm Adventure Park
Dan yr Ogof Dinosaur and Theme Park
The Gower and Pembrokeshire Coastline
Above Whiteford Burrows The Gower
Photo Above Three cliffs Bay,Gower Peninsular
Explore by Rail
Wales has plenty of scenic railway routes and many of these are easily accessed from Lothlorien Cottage.
Heart of Wales Railway
This runs for 120 scenic miles from Swansea to Shrewsbury. Hop aboard the little train and relax as it takes you on a railway journey though a land of lush rolling hills and crystal clear mountain streams. You can buy special rail passes to explore by rail
You can join the Heart of Wales line at Ammanford, 15 minutes drive from the cottage accomodation.
Famous Yew Tree Tunnel At Aberglasney Gardens
The Orangerie at Aberglasney Gardens
Millenium Coastal Park
National Botanic Gardens with Glasshouse Above
Ponsticill Reservoir Brecon Beacons Below
The Evergreen Beauty of The Afan Forest
is considered not only one of the most beautiful beaches in the UK but also in the world, appearing in top 20 lists on many occasions. Part of the Stackpole estate and under the care of the National Trust this breathtaking beach is a remote haven of tranquility. Access to the beach is by steps along the cliff edge which unfortunately makes it unsuitable for wheelchairs or push chairs. The sand is golden and the water is incredibly clear, two features that contributed to the beach being awarded a seaside award and a green coast award.
If you are thinking of visiting the Pembrokeshire Coast for your summer holiday away then Barafundle Bay is a beach not to be missed. It is brilliant for swimming and the expansive golden sand framed with wild sand dunes make it a good place for families to play and relax.
Stackpole Estate is located between the villages of Stackpole and Bosherston near Pembroke, Pembrokeshire. It lies within thePembrokeshire Coast National Park and is owned and maintained by the National Trust. The property consists of 12 square kilometres (4.6 sq mi) of farmland, lakes, woodland, beaches, and cliffs.
The estate has no visible boundary and is accessible to visitors all year round. However the National Trust does charge for car parking at Stackpole Quay, Bosherston and Broad Haven South beach from spring through to October.
Below Swansea Marina which leads onto The Mumbles