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St Fagans National History Museum

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Four miles west of Cardiff in the village of St Fagan, the National History Museum is one of the country’s most outstanding heritage attractions. Set within the grounds of a 16th-century castle, it’s a wonderful assemblage of mostly late-19th and early 20th-century dwellings, shops and other buildings culled from various parts of Wales. Stand-out buildings including a row of six ironworker’s cottages from Rhyd-y-Car, the Victorian Gwalia Stores from Ogmore Vale and a still functioning bakery. There are ecclesiastical buildings to enjoy, too, notably the sweet little whitewashed chapel from Dyfed. Allow yourself a good few hours to cover the ground – you’ll need it.

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