Museums & Castles

There are many places to visit near Llandysul where you can explore the area’s rich history and heritage. In the town itself, St Tysul’s Church dates from the C14th, and the town takes its name from there. Near the River Teifi in tranquil surroundings, it’s a beautiful and atmospheric place.

Photo credit to Discover Your Wales

Photo credit to Discover Your Wales

Aberystwyth is an hour away and the ruined castle at its heart was once one of the greatest in Wales until neglect, and Oliver Cromwell, brought its end. Today, it still boasts breath-taking views across Cardigan Bay. Ceredigion Museum, in the town’s old Edwardian cinema, has undergone renovation work and hosts exhibitions telling the story of the area. In fact, there are castles all over Ceredigion, with Cardigan and Cilgerran still standing, and the remains of many others sprinkled throughout the county.

Castell Henllys is at the heart of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. Visitors can visit Iron Age roundhouses exactly where they would have stood 2,000 years ago, in an environment including otters and bats, and incorporating a sculpture trail that illustrates ancient legend and myth.

In Wales, wool once surpassed coal as the most important industry and the National Wool Museum, a National Heritage site, combines working machinery and archive material with hands-on displays and a textile gallery. If you’re still interested in our industrial heritage the National Trust’s Dolaucothi Mines takes the visitor through 2,000 years of mining history. Winner of Best Quirky Visit, you can take an underground tour, do some gold panning, or stargaze. There are other mines in the area (The Silver Mountain Experience and the Corris Mine Explorers) that also provide unique insights into this world.

In the 19th century, a beautiful bronze neck ring dating from the C1st BC was found at the Iron Age hill fort near Llandysul. It’s not the only treasure you’ll find on your stay here.