It’s around 150 miles (240km) from Wiltshire to the Preseli Hills of west Wales, but so revered were the bluestones of this Pembrokeshire range that, according to some archaeologists, the builders behind Stonehenge made the effort to transport them. The sites of Carn Goedog and Craig Rhos-y-felin have been identified as the quarries of Stonehenge’s dolerite and rhyolite. The seven mile (12km) Golden Road walking trail, which follows the spine of the Preseli Hills, leads from Bwlch-gwynt, taking in Bronze Age burial cairns, King Arthur legends, Foel Drygarn Iron Age fortress and the quarries themselves.
Free; open year-round (01437 764551; visitpembrokeshire.com)
Cosy Llys Meddyg hotel, in the coast town of Newport, has doubles from £140pn B&B (telegraph.co.uk/ tt-llys-meddyg-hotel)