The parish of Llangain is situated near the bank of the Afon Tywi, in West Carmarthenshire, and consists of pleasant countryside, with gentle hills and stretches of woodlands, with the general region of West Wales is considered to be one of the best for rural walking and hiking, as well as lending itself to the coastal villages along Carmarthen Bay.
Found just 8 miles from the town of Carmarthen, Llangain is just West of the River Towy. Sitting between Johnstown and the coastal hotspot of Llansteffan, Llangain is also a nearby base for notable villages of Laugharne and Pendine, both of which are steeped in their own individual histories and cultures. Laugharne, an estuary town, made famous by a visiting Dylan Thomas, who fell in love with the place in 1934 and who lived at The Boathouse with his wife Caitlin, and his writing shed a now-famous landmark on the Carmarthenshire map.
Pendine is famed for its land speed record attempts, dating back to the 1920s, and made famous by Donald Campbell’s ‘Bluebird’, given the sprawling 7-mile stretch of sand found just off Pendine Sands.
In terms of landmarks in Llangain, there are a few cromlechs or dolmens, the best examples being Meini Llwydion (Greystones) and Merlin’s Quoits in the area to view. Being situated just a few miles away from Llansteffan, with a great stretch of coastline and clifftop castle, providing a great backdrop to the river estuary and the area in general.