Inspirational visits

Been there, done that? Think again. Wales’s historic sites are constantly evolving.  From new visitor centres to interpretation displays there’s always something new to catch the eye and the imagination.

If romantic ruins are for you then Carreg Cennen and Llansteffan Castles in Carmarthenshire are some of the best. BBC Countryfile magazine rated them amongst the Top Ten in the country. You need to get off the beaten track a little but both are worth a trip, not least for the views.

The princes of Gwynedd may not be as well known as the English kings and queens they lived alongside and fought against, but their story is moving centre stage. From Maelgwn Gwynedd to Llywelyn the Great, visitors to Snowdonia can explore the colourful lives of the princes and witness their lasting legacy on today’s landscape, using themed walking, cycling and driving routes promoted through the Our Heritage website and guidebook.

Plans are also afoot in south-west Wales for a similar promotion of the life and times of the powerful princes of Deheubarth. These pages will host the latest news as soon as details are confirmed.

Cadw is currently working on a major pan-Wales interpretation plan. More details will be announced shortly, but expect a wide range of inspiring days out and tours linked to key themes in Wales’s history, from the Romans to the Industrial Revolution.

Our touring maps — one for south and west Wales and another for mid and north Wales — are always popular with groups and individuals looking for inspiration when planning a journey or holiday. Copies are available free of charge from Cadw or any of our sites.

For more inspirational ideas, please telephone 01443 336000 or email cadw@wales.gsi.gov.uk.