Carmarthenshire – The Garden of Wales

Holiday Cottages in Wales, by Veronica.

Carmarthenshire is one of those counties that has a ‘bit of everything’. Bounded by the Cambrian Mountains and the famous Black Mountains, the Brecon Beacons National Park and the Tywi Valley and the wonderful coastline to the west, it’s a visitor’s delight. There are fabulous beaches, some great fishing, wonderful gardens, flora, faunas and even the chance to visit the Dolaucothi Gold Mines in the Cothi Valley, one of sites of the UK’s gold rush!

Gardening Fans
Carmarthenshire is often referred to as the Garden of Wales as it is home to so many of South West Wales’ gardening and garden-orientated gems, including the National Botanic Garden of Wales near Llanarthne which has not only the world’s largest single span glass house but also the longest herbaceous border in the UK.

Speed Records
If gardening isn’t your thing and you are interested in British world records, Pendine Sands is where Malcolm Campbell broke three land speed records. The museum there has some of his land-speed record cars on display.

Those seeking the best in salmon and river and sea brown trout fishing – families and the more serious angler alike – will enjoy a day in and around the River Teifi, reckoned to be one of the best locations in the world.

Dylan Thomas
Carmarthenshire is Dylan Thomas country and he captured the essence of this part of Wales in some of his writings, which inspired some of his greatest works. Carmarthen Bay has huge sweeping beaches and the verdant Vale of Towy is extremely pretty.

There is plenty of first-class self-catering accommodation throughout the county for those wanting a more homely place to stay whilst experiencing the county. A recent addition to the website is the beautiful Blaenfforest Granary which is a prime example of the wonderful self catering options in Carmarthenshire.

Stay in a self-catering cottage in Carmarthenshire and have a chance to explore the rich heritage of the area. There are spectacular castles, picturesque market towns and lots of stunning countryside to walk in – a perfect holiday for one and all!

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