City guide: What to do in Carmarthenshire

June 14, 2023

Carmarthenshire, located in the southwest of Wales, offers a wealth of attractions and activities for visitors to enjoy. Here is a city guide on what to do in Carmarthenshire:
llansteffan Castle, Carmarthenshire, Wales, UK
 
  1. Pembrey Country Park: Explore Pembrey Country Park, a sprawling coastal park with a variety of outdoor activities. Enjoy walks along the sandy beach, go cycling or rollerblading on the dedicated tracks, or try your hand at the high ropes course and toboggan run.
  1. Laugharne Castle: Visit Laugharne Castle, a medieval fortress perched on the edge of the Taf estuary. Explore the ruins, take in the scenic views, and learn about the castle's history and connections to the famous poet Dylan Thomas.
  1. National Botanic Garden of Wales: Immerse yourself in the beauty of nature at the National Botanic Garden of Wales. Discover a variety of themed gardens, including a tropical house, a Japanese garden, and a bee garden. Take a stroll through the stunning landscape and enjoy the peaceful surroundings.
  1. Llansteffan Castle: Take a trip to Llansteffan Castle, a Norman fortress overlooking the Towy Estuary. Enjoy panoramic views from the castle's towers and explore the nearby sandy beach and charming village.
  1. Kidwelly Castle: Step back in time at Kidwelly Castle, a magnificent medieval castle nestled on the banks of the River Gwendraeth. Explore the castle's towers, walls, and gatehouse, and learn about its rich history.
  1. Dylan Thomas Boathouse: Visit the Dylan Thomas Boathouse in Laugharne, the former home of the famous Welsh poet. Explore the house, which is now a museum, and learn about Dylan Thomas' life and works.
  1. Carmarthen: Explore the town of Carmarthen, the county's largest town and a hub of history and culture. Visit Carmarthen Castle ruins, browse the independent shops, and enjoy the vibrant atmosphere.
  1. Pendine Sands: Head to Pendine Sands, a wide stretch of sandy beach famous for land speed records. Take a leisurely walk along the shoreline, enjoy picnics on the beach, or even drive on the designated section of the sands.
  1. Dylan Thomas Trail: Follow the Dylan Thomas Trail, a self-guided walking tour that takes you through the places associated with the famous poet. Explore the towns of Laugharne and Carmarthen, and visit the places that inspired his works.
  1. Brechfa Forest: Discover the natural beauty of Brechfa Forest, a vast woodland area with walking and cycling trails. Enjoy a peaceful stroll among the trees or embark on an adventurous mountain biking expedition.
  When staying in Carmarthenshire, Pass the Keys offers professionally managed vacation rentals, ensuring a comfortable and convenient base for exploring the area and its attractions.
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