30 June 2014

Explore some of the locations on the Prince's summer tour

This week Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall are in Wales. Visiting various locations around the theme of "celebrating Wales, past, present and future". A number of these locations are open to visitors, so come and visit some less well known attractions around Wales. 

Chair with cover woven at Melin Tregwynt

Chair cover woven at Melin Tregwynt

 by Laura Thomas

Welsh produce

The Princes first day of visiting includes the Melin Tregwynt Mill and Caws Cenarth Cheese. At the Melin Tregwynt Mill, located in a remote valley in Pembrokeshire, you can purchase a variety of Welsh woollen products that you can see being produced on the looms. Using traditional Welsh designs and adding a modern twist.

In CarmarthenshireCaws Cenarth Cheese draws on long family tradition of cheese making. You can watch the cheese being made for free in the visitor centre. They even offer free samples of their award winning cheeses. Previously they have won Supreme Champion at the British Cheese Awards.

Welsh history

St Illtud's Church in Llantwit Major
St Illtud's Church in Llantwit Major, Glamorgan Heritage Coast

The Prince will also visit the restored 13th century Galilee Chapel next to St Illtud’s church. Housing one of the most important collections of Celtic Christian stones in the UK. He will also be visiting Dyffryn House which, last year, was opened up to the public. Around the house is 55 acres of stunning gardens. Featuring garden rooms, formal lawns and seasonal bedding.

The couple finish the day off at their Llwynywermod estate. You can live like a prince too, in either one of two lovely eco-cottages, North Range and West Range which have been beautifully renovated and decorated using traditional Welsh methods and materials.

Welsh past

While in Wales the Prince will pay a visit to the Welsh National War Memorial in Cardiff, the Welsh National Mining Memorial and officially open the Aber Valley Heritage Museum. The museum has information and artefacts relating to the UK's biggest ever mining disaster.