Carmarthenshire is a county of contrasts, from glorious golden sands of Pendine and Llansteffan to the soaring Black Mountains near Llandovery, named as one of the world’s Ultimate Sights by the respected tourist guide Lonely Planet. The area is located south West of Wales and is the largest of the thirteen historic counties, the three largest towns being Llanelli, Carmarthen and Ammanford. The Welsh coastal path takes in the coastline & offers gorgeous views of the estuary and seashore with its myriad of bird life.
The castles of Laugharne
& Carreg Cenen
offer an insight into the medieval lifestyle of Wales, while the glorious gardens of the National Botanic Garden of Wales
marry cutting edge technology with plants from around the world. The area is also home to traditional steam train Gwili Railway
offering visitors a unique dining experience teamed with stunning views of the surrounding area.
Charming towns such as Llandovery and LLandeilo offer a unique shopping experience with a range of individual independent outlets and more mainstream retailers can be found in the county town of Carmarthen. Nearby towns and village also host regular vintage flea markets and farmers market – a great place to soak up the local culture and sample the local produce.
Other gems to be explored are the Dylan Thomas Boathouse
in Laugharne, which also houses the quirky Tin Shed 1940's museum and the iconic Browns Hotel, favourite watering hole of famous poet Dylan Thomas. The area is also home to the Theatrau Sir Gar
, showcasing a range of local and famous productions such as The Adams Family and The Sound of Music.
The area is also home to Ffos Las Racecourse
, providing great themed days out for all the family, including family fun days, ladies days and the pinnacle of the Welsh racing calendar – the Welsh Championship Hurdle!!!
Whatever you’re interested in and whatever the weather, there is always something on offer in Carmarthenshire. Click here to visit our self catering cottages in Wales