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There is plenty to suit all tastes in the stunning county of Carmarthenshire, including walking, horse-riding and fishing. There are many  historic castles and ruins to visit and with Carmarthenshires museums being free to enter, there is much to see and learn. With Beaches, country parks, theme and adventure parks, there is something for everyone!

 

Towns and Shopping
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. Just outside the town area you can find Morrisons, 24hr Tesco and other large stores.
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.
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. Saundersfoot and Tenby are approximately 40 mins away
Aberglasney: Explore ancient formal gardens with its pools, parapets and cloisters and then the surrounding gardens which is a renowned plantsman's paradise and the unique indoor garden filled with exotics from around the world. www.aberglasney.org

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

Mountain Biking: A super area for mountain biking with Brechfa, Abergorlech and Afan Forest Mountain bike trails approx. 25-45 mins away. Visit MB Wales website.

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. www.coracle-centre.co.uk

Visit Carmarthenshire's museums for free:
County Museum, Abergwili - find out about Carmarthenshires' past, see mammoth bones, Roman gold, paintings and much more;
Carmarthen Town Museum
- find out about Wales's 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 Britain's oldest tinplate works, see original machinery and buildings; ~
Parc Howard Museum and Art Gallery Llanelli - see pottery and paintings and some fascinating things from Llanelli's past,
National Woollen Museum, Llandyysul - presents the history of the welsh woollen industry in the village that was once the centre of the industry. www.carmarthenshire.gov.uk

Carmarthen Showground boasts an exciting diary of events throughout the year. In addition to the regular car boot sales held on a Sunday morning. Check out www.unitedcounties.co.uk for further info.

Gwili Steam Railway, Carmarthen: Visit the only steam standard gauge railway operating in South West Wales and travel through the beautiful Gwili valley. www.gwili-railway.co.uk. www.gwilirailway.co.uk