Discovering Carmarthenshire

Journeys of Discovery

Carmarthenshire has a unique sense of place and if you are looking for authentic experiences, we’ve got timeless landscapes – not tired beaches, character not crowds. What you will discover here is countryside pure and simple, epic coastlines and places to visit that have genuine charm and character. Carmarthenshire's varied landscapes offer so many experiences to discover. What are you waiting for?

Winter Picnics

Featuring the best spots in the county to ‘winter picnic’; from mountain top and castle to forest and beach, as well as tips on how to fully embrace the colder season and follow in the footsteps of the Scandinavians. Our Winter Picnic guide introduces visitors and locals to the delights of outside winter dining.

Antiques & Brocante Trail

Empty the boot, grab a bag, and go off in search of that treasure that’s just longing to find a new home. Our Antique and Brocante trail highlights a wonderful array of exciting centres, shops, fairs and auctioneers, showcasing all that’s best in antiques and brocante.

Cawl Crawl

One of the most famous Welsh dishes, is the traditional dish of Cawl, a warming winter stew, still gracing menus as a favourite in establishments across the county. To help visitors discover the fantastic Cawl on offer across the county, we have put together a ‘Cawl Crawl’ ; highlighting all of the best places to feast on the delicious stew.

Discover Adventure

It doesn't matter what kind of active adventure your after - an adventure holiday in Carmarthenshire has it all. Carmarthenshire has the vital ingredients for everything from whirlwind weekend getaways to longer-stay roam-arounds. Whether you’re a thrill-seeker looking for your next challenge, a pair of romantics keen for a cosy hideaway or a family of explorers on a quest for gold mines and shipwrecks, the adventure starts where the M4 ends. Just bring along a sense of adventure!

Cycling hub of Wales

Whether you're up for an epic endurance ride with big mountain climbs and reckless sprints, or a leisurely jaunt along traffic free lanes, Carmarthenshire ticks all the boxes. We also have plenty to offer when it comes to mountain biking with trails at Brechfa, Cwm Rhaeadr and Crychan Forest.

Walkers paradise

Come walking in Carmarthenshire and enjoy gentle riverside paths, seafront strolls, or head for the rough, tough Black Mountain in the Brecon Beacons National Park. All walking routes offer you an opportunity to enjoy the unique beauty and fascination of the Carmarthenshire countryside.

 

Active adventures

Feeling dare-devilish? Step - or rather pedal, swim and fly - this way. Carmarthenshire offers thrilling activities for hardened adrenalin junkies as well as first-time kite surfers, abseilers, horse-riders and river swimmers. Just bring along a sense of adventure!

 

Discover Culture

It’s what makes us different. Carmarthenshire coast and country is steeped in heritage and culture. Full of visual drama and splendour from the rugged Black mountain on the western gateway of the Brecon Beacons to the wide open shores of Cefn Sidan; stories can be told from years gone by, druids and romans, castles and princes, industry and revolution, and a living welsh language you’ll hear and see everywhere.

Arts & Crafts Trail

Carmarthenshire is home to a wide range of artists and craftspeople whose creativity has been blessed and shaped by its beauty. And they’re open for business, proud and ready to celebrate their distinctive ways of working with you and sell their unique creations. Follow our trail in its entirety or stop off wherever the fancy takes you. Discover the creative in you. And along with it, a new meaning to ‘made in Carmarthenshire’.

 

Carmarthenshire Castles

Carmarthenshire has some of the oldest, most complete castles in the whole of the UK. With their turrets, towers and secret passages, these Castles will capture your imagination and take you back to a fascinating point in Wales’ past. From the coastal outposts of Laugharne and Llansteffan to the romantic mountain stronghold of Cerreg Cennen Castle, Carmarthenshire’s castles are well worth a visit.

Carmarthenshire Legends

Carmarthenshire is a place where you can step back in time. The land is rich in heritage - but at times, and in certain places, the facts become intertwined with fiction. The resultant landscape is one steeped in myth and veiled in legend. Fairytales for young and old alike hold a special fascination for many, and form an important part of the history and culture of the Welsh nation. Here are some of Carmarthenshire’s most well known myths and legends.

Discover Landscapes

When it comes to beautiful, natural assets, Carmarthenshire is extremely very well off.  We have some of the highest, most dramatic mountain scenery in southern Britain as well as some of the most beautiful beaches. As the rivers make their way from the Black Mountain down to the sea, they fall over many breathtaking waterfalls, meander through lush green pasture and finally disperse through some of the most beautiful estuaries you will ever see. 

Drive Tours

Explore some of the best roads and scenery in the UK. Wide open spaces, gardens, ancient castles, wildlife and lots of sand! Carmarthenshire is the largest county in Southern Wales stretching from Carmarthen Bay in the south to the mountainous landscapes of the Western Brecon Beacons and Cambrian Mountains in the north. In between: 80 miles of long sandy beaches, wondrous gardens, awe-inspiring castles and market towns brimming with local produce and chic shopping. 

 

Carmarthenshire's Coast

Carmarthenshire boasts two of the best beaches in the UK - Cefn Sidan, Pembrey and Pendine. They are vast expanses of shimmering dune backed sands where crowds never exist.Between these two vast beaches there are abundant coves, quaint villages and ancient castle walls which are testimony that this coastal stretch was as inspiring to the Romans and the Welsh poet Dylan Thomas as it is to today’s holidaymakers.

Walkers Paradise

Come walking in Carmarthenshire and enjoy gentle riverside paths, seafront strolls, or head for the rough, tough Black Mountain in the Brecon Beacons National Park. All walking routes offer you an opportunity to enjoy the unique beauty and fascination of the Carmarthenshire countryside.