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The Area

Castles & Culture

Carreg Cennen Castle

A little gem! Explore the cave, stand and marvel at the panoramic view and spot Paxton's Tower

Dinefwr Castle, Llandeilo

The seat of Hywel Dda from 9th Century. Walk in the grounds or book a behind-the-scenes tour of Newton House

Dryslwyn Castle, between Llandeilo and Carmarthen

A fortress ruin with majestic views of the Tywi Valley

Talley Abbey

12th Century ruin. Take the walking trail above the church and see the view of Talley Lakes from the top.

Laugharne Castle

The charming home of Wales' best-loved poet, Dylan Thomas. See the castle, visit the boathouse, contemplate the estuary view, sip a pint in one of the many pubs or restaurants.

Llansteffan Castle

Take a walk along the beach at Ferryside and view this spectacular castle from across the estuary!

Kidwelly Castle

Carmarthen's largest and best intact castle - another 12th Century masterpiece!

Forests & Mountains

Brechfa Forest Bike Trails

A prime location for mountain bikers with several quite famous trails to keep you talking and competing. Discover the Raven, Gorlech and Derwen trails. Stop at the shed for a snack or drink - perfectly located within the forest.

Teifi Pools

Do the circular walk taking in all the pools - and the breath-taking views

Llanllwni Mountain

Fly a kite, watch the buzzards soar and wheel, lie down in the heather and watch the clouds scud by.

Llyn Brianne Dam

Dramatic man-made reservoir and stunning walk. Or climb up and see the spectacular views. Have a picnic on a tiny secluded beach.

Devil's Bridge Falls

Spectacular walks and falls. Well worth the visit.

Places Of Interest

The Boathouse, Laugharne

There's lots to see and do in Laugharne, it's a lovely short walk to the Boathouse, with stunning views.

Gwili Steam Railway, Bronwydd Arms

This is a great day out for the whole family, and the train ride is a real thrill.

Dolaucothi Gold Mines, Pumsaint, Llanwrda

This is a great day out for the whole family. You can take one of three underground tours to see how gold was mined, then have a meal at the Dolaucothi Arms in the same village, perfect!

Jacobi Brewery, Ciao

A hidden gem above the Gold Mines. Book a taster tour and be amazed!

The National Wetlands Centre, Llanelli

A lovely day out, with lots to see and do. Something for everyone.

Eating Out

The Belle, Llanllwni

This is a wonderful food house, but still retains a bar for those who want to go for a drink. The food is excellent, with emphasis on local and organic food.

The Black Lion, Abergorlech

Friendly village pub, great home cooking and welcoming winter fires.

Wrights Food Emporium, Llanarthne

This is a wonderfully eclectic laid back way to relax and enjoy great food, lots of different food rooms, interesting in-house shop, and great service.

The Forest Arms in Brechfa

Now open again, this beautifully restored building offers an interesting and varied menu.


Jen Jones Welsh Quilt Centre, Lampeter

This is an extraordinary place, full of old and new quilts. There's also a shop packed full of good things to look at and buy. And then you can have lunch at the Deli next door!


A beautiful and authentic Welsh town, unspoiled by national outlets and superstores. Wander in the antiques centre or one of the boutiques, sit in the band-stand and watch the world pass, or have a meal. The choice is vast!

Gwili Pottery, Pontarsais

Watch the potters work their magic, and buy some fantastic mementoes of your time in Carmarthenshire. They ship all over the world, so you'll be in good company!

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