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21st May 2019 by

Posted in Activities, Carmarthenshire

10 Things to add to your Carmarthenshire…

Carmarthenshire is a county renowned for its beautiful, varied landscape, heritage and excellent eateries. There are lots of events held all over the county, throughout the year to celebrate.


1. Visit The National Wool Museum.

The National Wool Museum won gold in the Best Day Out category at the 2018/19 Carmarthenshire Tourism Awards so this should definitely be on your list. You will be able to get a feel as to how the wool industry helped shape the county by watching demonstrations and getting involved in craft and heritage events.

2. Experience Morfa Bay Adventure.

Try something new with Morfa Bay Adventure. You can pretty much have a go at anything from Abseiling, Climbing, Coasteering, Land Yachting to Gorge Walking, Caving and Raft Building. Put it this way, if you want to have a go at something, you’ll probably be able to do it!

3. The Hwyl Llandeilo Literary Festival.

Be inspired at The Hwyl Llandeilo Literary Festival. It is a four-day event with readings, discussions, workshops and literary talks taking place all over the town.

4. Explore a castle.

There are plenty to choose from, including Kidwelly Castle, Llansteffan Castle, Carreg Cennen Castle and Laugharne Castle, which provide both a sense of the county’s history and stunning views to boot. You won’t be disappointed!

5. Eat scrumptious award-winning food.

You truly are spoilt for choice in Carmarthenshire when it comes to opportunities to try new and exciting flavours. Book a special evening or pop in after a hard day outdoors. Wrights Emporium, The New Curiosity or Ginhaus Deliare all worth a visit.

6. Enjoy some racing at Ffos Las.

Enjoy a day at the races at Ffos Las. There are plenty of meetings in the calendar, including Ladies Day and the Welsh Champion Hurdle, which offer an excuse to get dressed up and drink something bubbly.

7. Visit the National Botanic Garden of Wales.

There truly is something for everyone here, including an award-winning falconry centre as well as events such as the Cinema Under the Stars.

8. Ride The Brechfa Forest.

Take a walk or ride on the wild side in Brechfa Forest, on the Brecon Beacons or along the Millennium Coastal Path. The county is popular with walkers, mountain bikers and horse riders and once you’ve explored it yourself, you’ll understand why!

9. Feel good at the Big Cwtch Festival.

Held in August this festival is comprised of music, food and family fun. It also raises money for local charities and community projects.

10. Ride in a carriage.

Ride in a carriage pulled by a steam engine at Gwili Railway and enjoy a delicious cream tea as you admire the passing scenery.

If you haven’t started ticking things off your list yet you’d better get going…there is a lot to see and do! Don’t forget to take photos along the way too, we’d love to see what you get up to.

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