Firstly Dolaucothi Gold Mines famous for the rose coloured Welsh gold used in royal wedding rings. There is evidence of Bronze age mining followed by Romans, Victorians and Edwardians. 10 tons of shale and 1 ton of quartz produces 1 ounce of gold. Not commercially viable even if it’s value is three times that of other gold. Our guide Sam was entertaining and informative, a really interesting visit.
Then we went on to Dinefwr famous for their herd of white cattle, fallow deer and parkland. After a very satisfying lunch, it was blowing a gale, we had a tour of downstairs and upstairs including an amazing walk round the roof. Again two very friendly and informative guides. I will need to return in better weather to see the cattle on the parkland and walk up to the adjacent castle.