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Historical Tours in Wales

by Jack Guy

Mar 21, 2019

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History lovers who want to find out more about Wales would do well to sign up for one of these tours.


Get to know the huge Caerphilly Castle, with its complex moats and working replica siege engines, on a guided tour. Or plan a trip for July, when The Big Cheese Festival rolls into town.


It might not be the most lighthearted attraction around, but the Beaumaris Gaol and Courthouse is fascinating. The courthouse was built in the 17th-century and a great audio guide tells its story well.


Head underground on a tour of the Llechwedd Slate Caverns to find out what life was like for children who mined for slate. It’s a real eye-opener, especially for those who think modern working conditions are tough.


Another good spot to learn about the jobs of the past is Erddig, a country house near Wrexham. Here you can explore the different quarters of the building and learn about the divisions between masters and their servants.


Go further back in time at Aberconwy House, where well-trained staff evoke the life and times of a medieval merchant, and then explore Conwy Castle and the medieval town walls, too.


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