THINGS TO DO WHEN THE WEATHER IS NOT BEING KIND

The National Botanic Gardens is another splendid place to find inspiration from nature. Along with the amazing plants in the world’s biggest single-span glasshouse, you can examine pond life up close at the Aqualab, discover the healing properties of plants in the apothecary garden and learn about hawks, falcons and kites at the British Bird of Prey Centre.

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Dolaucothi Gold Mines
These unique gold mines are set amid wooded hillsides of the Cambrian mountains overlooking the beautiful Cothi Valley.
Guided tours take you back to experience the conditions underground in the Roman workings (tour routes may vary throughout the season).
The 1930's Mine Yard contains buildings and mining machinery, dating from that time.
Have a go at gold panning and experience the frustrations of searching for real gold!

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The National Wool Museum displays tell the story of the Woollen Industry through working machinery, archive material, and exciting hands-on displays and textile gallery.

On your visit to the museum which holds the National Textile Collection, you can follow the process from Fleece to Fabric and visit the sympathetically restored listed mill buildings.

The Museum houses a wide variety of historic machinery used in the woollen mills of Wales including the electric powered Willower - the ‘willy’ or ‘devil’ - is used to disentangle wool with its large revolving drum, covered with rows of iron spikes, opening up the wool in preparation for carding.

A raised walkway gives a unique view of textiles in production at Melin Teifi, the site's commercial woollen mill, while the Textile Gallery displays aspects of the National Flat Textile Collection.

 

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