Pembrokeshire’s Secret Shell Surprise

Exploring Cilwendeg’s Shell House Hermitage


The Cilwendeg Shell House Hermitage, near Boncath, Pembrokeshire © Simon Whaley

I expect a brown tourist sign. There isn’t one. Which probably explains why I miss the entrance.

The Cilwendeg Estate lies about a mile from the centre of the small Welsh village of Boncath, eight miles from Cardigan. I only realise I’ve missed the turning when I whizz past a familiar-looking lodge…



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