Things to do and places to visit on holiday in Carmarthenshrie
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Things to do in Carmarthenshire

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National Botanic Garden of Wales

Set in the beautiful Carmarthenshire countryside, the Garden is a fascinating blend of the modern and historic. Here you’ll find an inspiring range of themed gardens, the world’s largest single-span glasshouse, play areas and a national nature reserve, all set in a Regency landscape which ...read more

Aberglasney House and Gardens

Aberglasney Gardens have been an inspiration to poets since 1477. The house and 10 acres of gardens set in the beautiful Tywi valley are being restored and offer the visitor a chance to see an extensive range of rare and unusual plants set in a world-renowned garden. There are three walled ...read more

Dolaucothi Gold Mines

These gold mines were worked 2000 years ago by the Romans and mining resumed there in the 19th century and carried on through the 20th century. Their underground workings are now open to visitors to this National Trust property. There are guided tours, an exhibition about the history of gold mining ...read more
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Dinefwr Park and Castle

Dinefwr Park and Castle is an important place in the history of Wales and is managed by the National Trust. The 12th century Dinefwr Castle looks out over the 10th century designed landscape which encloses a medieval deer park, home to over 100 fallow deer and to a small herd of White Park Cattle. ...read more
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Kidwelly Castle

Kidwelly Castle, an imposing Norman castle now in the care of Cadw: Welsh Historic Monuments, is very well-preserved. The Great Gatehouse, completed in 1422, still stands almost to its full height. Walk around the outside of the half-moon shaped outer walls to fully appreciate the dominating ...read more
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Carreg Cennen Castle

Carreg Cennen Castle and Farm is open 364 days a year. As Wales’ most dramatically situated castle perched on top of a limestone crag, it offers visitors the chance to appreciate some truly spectacular panoramic views. You can lose yourself for an hour or so whilst you peer through every arrow ...read more
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National Wetland Centre, Llanelli

The National Wetland Centre stretches over 450 acres on the Burry Inlet and is a magnificent mosaic of lakes, pools and lagoons. It is home to numerous species as diverse as dragonflies and Little Egrets. There are hundreds of ducks, geese, swans and flamingos to see as you wander the landscaped ...read more

Llanelly House

Found near the centre of the town of Llanelli, this Georgian town house was once the residence of Sir Thomas and Lady Stepney. The grand and beautiful home and its inhabitants, through interactive exhibits, allows you to step back in time and experience life in the Georgian era. Daily tours in ...read more

Pendine Sands

Pendine sands is a flat 7 mile long beach in Carmarthen Bay and is well known as the site where Malcolm Campbell and J.G. Parry-Thomas set the world land speed record five times between 1924 and 1927. The beach stretches from Gilman Point in the west to Laugharne Sands in the east. It is a ...read more

Pembrey Country Park

Pembrey Country Park boasts 202 hectares of glorious parkland and one of the longest beaches in Wales, Cefn Sidan. It offers excellent family attractions including horse riding, dry ski slope, toboggan run, train rides on the miniature steam locomotives, pitch and putt, adventure playground, picnic ...read more

Cefn Sidan Beach

Cefn Sidan has been described as one of Europe’s best beaches and its eight mile stretch of golden sand is one of the treasures of Pembrey Country Park. The flat sands and excellent access make it a safe and friendly beach for disabled visitors and young children. The beach faces southwest ...read more

Llansteffan Castle

Llansteffan Castle is situated high above the Towy estuary and an especially good view can be seen from the Carmarthen train. A Norman castle established after 1100, it was insecure for generations. The de Camville lords gradually rebuilt it in stone but lost it to Llywelyn the Great in 1215 and ...read more

Laugharne Castle

Set low by the estuary of the Taf, Laugharne Castle is still dramatic with its red stone walls. The Normans chose a site that could be reinforced from the sea when they arrived just after 1100. In the centuries of war it fell to the lord Rhys in 1189, to Llywelyn the Great in 1215 and Llywelyn the ...read more

Dryslwyn Castle

This medieval castle is on a promontory hilltop above the Towy Valley, near the more substantial ruins of Dynefwr Castle. It probably dates to the mid-thirteenth century, and was previously linked to the Welsh princes and the kingdom of Deheubarth in the 12th century, including Rhys ap Gruffudd. ...read more

Gwili Steam Railway

There’s something about travelling by steam. It brings a nostalgic smile to our older visitors and young children are fascinated by the sight and sound of a coal fired steam engine. Stop off at the Gwili Steam Railway and remember when life went at a gentler place. Just outside Carmarthen town ...read more

Carmarthen Castle

This important Norman castle is near Carmarthen town centre and dates mainly to the early 12th century, at a time when the Roman town walls were still standing. Today, only a few remains can be explored, but it is still well worth a visit, with good views from the top of a surviving tower and ...read more

Brecon Mountain Railway

Brecon Mountain Railway is one of the most popular railways in Wales. Travel in one of our all weather observation coaches behind a vintage steam locomotive, through beautiful scenery, into the Brecon Beacons National Park, along the full length of the Taf Fechan Reservoir to Dol-y-Gaer on one of ...read more

The Red Kite Feeding Centre

The Red Kite Feeding Station fits naturally into the landscape providing the ideal opportunity to see Red Kites, Buzzards and other birds feeding. On the western side of the Black Mountain not far from Llandovery or Llandeilo, the specially built hide allows visitors to sit merely feet away from ...read more

Marros Riding Centre

Marros Riding Centre is a family owned and run business in between Amroth, Pembrokeshire and Pendine, Carmarthenshire. All our staff are ABRS and or BHS qualified and are first aid trained. We are approved by the ABRS and a Pony Club approved Centre. We offer horse riding for everyone and offer ...read more

Norwood Gardens

The gardens at Norwood extend to about 3 acres and consist of a central path, the 'Long Walk', with individual gardens on either side, each about the size of a large domestic garden. These gardens each has its own character in terms of planting and landscaping and include the Quiet Garden and the ...read more
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