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Carmarthenshire Visitor Travel Guide Page

We have compiled a travel and holiday information guide to help with your holiday stay in Carmarthenshire.

About Carmarthenshire

Aberglasney Gardens Carmarthenshire

Carmarthenshire is a county based in the south west of Wales with a coastline that stretches from the end reaches of the beautiful Mumbles region of Swansea down to the glorious beaches of Pembrokeshire.

The county town of Carmarthenshire is Carmarthen but the largest town in the county is Llanelli. Llanelli is home to the professional Welsh Premier League football club Llanelli AFC and the European rugby union giants, the Scarlets.

Carmarthenshire is a hot bed for natural attractions with such places as Carmel National Nature Reserve, Millennium Coastal Park, Pembrey County Park and the National Botanic Garden of Wales available to visit and appreciate.

There are a high number of museums and other sites to visit including the Carmarthenshire County Museum, Dolaucothi Gold Mines, Dylan Thomas Boathouse, Kidwelly Industrial Museum and the Pendine Museum of Speed.

Carmarthenshire is relatively easy to get to via the M4 which stretches from London to the far west coast of Wales. The Gwili Railway and Teifi Valley Railway also offer other transport around the region. The county is also scattered with historic castles that boast a host of intriguing stories and legends. Carreg Cennen Castle, Kidwelly Castle and Llansteffan Castle are all soaked in myth and history.


Attractions & Heritage Sites within Carmarthenshire

1. Kidwelly Castle - Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire, SA17 4UL

An impressive medieval stone castle that originally started of as large earthworks that was later built by de Chaworths and was then modified later by the duke of Lancaster.

2. The National Botanic Garden of Wales - Llanarthne, Carmarthenshire, SA32 8HG

Truly beautiful gardens with stunning views, a wonderfully relaxing day wandering around looking at the diverse selection of flowers in the different gardens (Bog, Japanese, Mediterranean Garden and many more) and wildlife.


See Full List of Attractions & Heritage Sites in Carmarthenshire - With lots of information, pictures and contact information for each attraction.


Towns and Villages in Carmarthenshire

Carmarthenshire has some lovely towns and villages to explore, below is a list with a short summary and link to more information about it and pictures.

  • Ammanford - had a Baptist Church and an elementary school in 1875... More...
  • Burry Port - did not have an actual harbour until the early 1800s... More...
  • Carmarthen - has a number of galleries and museums displaying traditional Welsh crafts... More...
  • Llandeilo - took its name from a Celtic saint named Teilo... More...
  • Llanelli - remained a small fishing port for centuries... More...
  • Newcastle Emlyn - Castle lies along the river, the ruined fortress surrounded by a series of grassy knolls... More...
  • Whitland - adopted its name from the monk’s frocks and means “white land.”... More...

Useful Contact Information for Carmarthenshire

Carmarthen Tourist Information Centre
Lammas Street, Carmarthen, SA31 3AQ
Tel No: 01267 231557

Llandovery Tourist Information Centre
Kings Road, Llandovery, Carmarthenshire, SA20 0AW
Tel No: 01550 720693

Llanelli Tourist Information Centre
North Dock, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, SA15 2LF
Tel No: 01554 777744