Haverfordwest Priory

A Priory of Augustinian Canons Regular on the banks of the Western Cleddau at Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales, thought to date to the late 12th or early 13th centuries. Between 1983 to 1996 the site was excavated revealing the outlines of buildings and unearthing a unique medieval garden with raised beds.

A River, a major road and a railway line now flank the Priory. It was probably a major route at the time being so close to the river and the valley bottom.

What did the Romans Ever Do For Us? Caerwent Roman Town (Venta Silurum)

If you happen to be bimbling along the lovely leafy lanes of Monmouthshire in Wales, you might just happen across Caerwent Roman Town, also known as Venta Silurum.

It was established by the Romans in around AD 75 as an administrative centre for the defeated Silures tribe in Roman Wales.

Venta Silurum seems to mean “Market town of the Silures” As you can see there are plenty of ruins to explore, including the town walls and the foundations of a number of buildings.

The site even boasts a Norman Motte. It has a bit of everything we love!

British Gothic Ruin: Tintern Abbey.

Beside the River Wye on the Monmouthshire side of the border of England and Wales is the ruin of the once magnificent Tintern Abbey. Walter de Clare, an Anglo-Norman nobleman and Lord of Chepstow founded the Abbey on 9 May 1131. It was the first Cistercian foundation in Wales, and only the second in Britain. After the Dissolution of the Monasteries in the 16th century, the Abbey fell into ruin once the lead from the roof had been sold.