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LOCAL ATTRACTIONS

There is plenty to suit all tastes in the stunning county of Carmarthenshire, including walking, riding, fishing, old castles, museums, theme parks and shopping, West Wales has it all.

Towns - Carmarthen: Is only a few miles away and is a bustling, prosperous county town. With quaint alleyways, riverside setting, it has excellent shopping facilities and is definitely worth a visit.

Llandeilo: is about 12 miles away and is a classy country town above the river Tywi, boasting an array of fashionable galleries and boutiques.

Saundersfoot and Tenby are approx. 35 -45 mins drive away and are lovely seaside towns.

Walking / Cycling / Adventure

Shaggy Sheep Wales - are Offering fun local adventure for the whole family e.g. Quad Biking, Gorge Scrambling, Coasteering, Kayaking, Horse Riding, Clay Pigeon Shooting.

For mountain biking, there are some thrilling trails at Afan Forest Park, Brechfa Forest and Abergorlech - See MB Wales Website

Walking - Try Brechfa - Banc Y Daren circular walk, via country lanes and following the river cothi. Pembrey-choice of 5km and 7km walks, part of the 88km Camarthen Bay Coastal path. Brecon National Park is within easy reach. Millenium Coastal Park - the biggest land regeneration project undertaken in Wales.

Pembrey Country Park: the second most-visited place in Wales, 202 hectares of dunes, forestry and parkland with Cefn Sidon offering one of the cleanest beaches in Wales. Enjoy a host of family attractions including an adventure playground, train rides, dry ski slope, toboggan run, pitch and putt, crazy golf. www.onebiggarden.com

Coast and Beaches - Laugharne - Timeless seatown on fringes of Carmarthen Bay made famous by Dylan Thomas, Visit Dylan Thomas Boathouse Museum and view the old castle. Llanstephan and Ferryside are also picturesque beaches located about 30 mins drive away.

Saundersfoot and Tenby are approximately 40 mins away.

Carmarthen Showground boasts an exciting diary of events throughout the year. In addition to the regular car boot sales held on a Sunday morning, the Welsh Boat Show is held there May 5-7th, Homes and Gardens show June 23rd-24th, Transport Festival on July 14-15th and much more. Check out www.unitedcounties.co.uk for further info.

The National Botanical Gardens of Wales are about a 10 minutes drive away, set in the gentle hills of the Towy valley. See the worlds largest single span glasshouse and many other varied attractions, the gardens are an excellent day out for the whole family. www.gardenofwales.org.uk

Aberglasney: Explore ancient formal gardens with its pools, parapets and cloisters and then the surrounding gardens which is a renowned plantsmans paradise and the unique indoor garden filled with exotics from around the world. www.aberglasney.org

The National Coracle Centre, Cenarth Falls, Carmarthenshire. Visit a charming and fascinating exhibition of coracles from Wales and around the world, Set in the grounds of a 17th century mill besides the salmon leap and falls. www.coracle-centre.co.uk

Wales - A Land of Castles: Explore the evocative ruins of nearby Dryslwyn Castle, or Carmarthens town-centre castle situated right next to the shops. For fresh air sea and river views, climb up to Llansteffans headland fortress, or go to Dinefwr castle poised on a great crag near Llandeilo. www.cadw.wales.gov.uk

Visit Carmarthenshires museums for free:
County Museum, Abergwili - find out about Carmarthenshires past, see mammoth bones, Roman gold, paintings and much more; Carmarthen Town Museum, Carmarthen - find out about Waless oldest town; Museum of Speed, Pendine - overlooking the famous Pendine beach, shows record breaking cars and early motor cycles; Kidwelly Industrial museum, Kidwelly - the site of one of Britains oldest tinplate works, see original machinery and buildings; Parc Howard Museum and Art Gallery Llanelli - see pottery and paintings and some fascinating things from Llanellis past, National Woollen Museum, Llandyysul, Carmarthenshire, presents the history of the welsh woollen industry in the village that was once the centre of the industry. www.carmarthenshire.gov.uk














 
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