The gems of South West Wales revealed in fascinating new book 

From spectacular cliffs and coves to mysterious castles, the gems of Wales revealed in fascinating new book

  • 50 Gems of South West Wales explores some of the places that make this part of the country so special
  • Cliffs and coves, castles and museums, and those magnificent beaches. It’s a guide to them all
  • It takes the reader on a journey through sleepy villages, amazing scenery and places of historic importance

A new book offers a fascinating insight into the remarkable places found in South West Wales.

The intriguing tome, 50 Gems of South West Wales by Geoff Brookes, explores some of the places that make this part of the country so special. 

From the wild Pembrokeshire Coast National Park to the famous Dylan Thomas Boathouse in lovely Laugharne, the book takes the reader on a fascinating journey through sleepy villages, spectacular scenery and many beautiful places of historic importance.

Cliffs and coves, castles and museums, and those magnificent beaches. It’s a guide to them all.

Mr Brookes said: ‘It is such a wonderful part of the country, full of beauty, history and mystery, and there are always discoveries to be made, always hidden pleasures to unearth.’

Scroll down to see some of the book’s beguiling pictures. 

A new book offers a fascinating insight into the remarkable places found in South West Wales. Pictured is Pembroke Castle

The intriguing tome 50 Gems of South West Wales by Geoff Brookes explores some of the places that make this part of the country so special. Pictured is Laugharne Castle

From the wild Pembrokeshire Coast National Park to the famous Dylan Thomas Boathouse in lovely Laugharne, the book takes the reader on a fascinating journey through sleepy villages, spectacular scenery and many beautiful places of historic importance. Pictured is Lamphey Bishop’s Palace

Mr Brookes said: ‘It is such a wonderful part of the country, full of beauty, history and mystery, and there are always discoveries to be made, always hidden pleasures to unearth.’ Pictured is Carew Castle and the millpond

St David’s Cathedral is one of the many places of historic importance explored in the book

Abereiddi’s Blue Lagoon in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. Brookes moved to Swansea in 1981 when appointed Head of English in Dillwyn Llewelyn Comprehensive School

Ferry good place: Pictured is Fishguard Harbour, from which is possible to sail to Ireland

Abereiddy beach features black sand and jagged rocks. It’s pictured here on a very blowy day

St Non’s Well – with tradition claiming that it sprang up when St David was born

This is an area known as The Parrog, and is one of the most scenic parts of the coastline

Pictured here is Pentre Ifan, a burial chamber that dates back to around 3500BC

South West Wales is home to some extremely eye-catching rivers and waterfalls

50 Gems of South West Wales by Geoff Brookes is out now, published by Amberley

 

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