Category Archives: Towns And Villages
Not only known for its wide variety of sporting facilities, Whitland can claim to be the founding town for codified Welsh law, which is commemorated in the Hywel Dda Gardens & Interpretive Centre where six gardens represent the different divisions … Continue reading
Boasting a population of nearly 3,000, the smallish Carmarthenshire town of St Clears offers tourists a good selection of B&Bs, own catered accommodation and ample camping grounds.
If you’re a rev head and interested in the fastest men in the world, then the Carmarthenshire village of Pendine, situated on Carmarthen Bay, is your preferred destination, for it was here that five world land speed records were set … Continue reading
If you expect to speak English in Newcastle Emlyn, you’d better start off by calling it by its Welsh name of Castell Newydd Emlyn, because over ninety percent of the people who were born in the town speak the national … Continue reading
Home to the Welsh National Eisteddfod on five occasions, the town of Llanelli is situated on the Bury estuary between Swansea and Carmarthen, which are about 12 miles away each.
Close to heart of Welsh nationalism is the market town of Llandovery and its 1110 castle, the site of the execution by hanging, drawing and quartering of national hero Llywelyn ap Gruffydd Fychan, to whom a 16-foot high monument now … Continue reading
Steeped in both Welsh and Roman history, Llandeilo gains its name from well known sixth century Celtic saint, Saint Teilo. Meaning a religious enclosure, the Welsh word ‘llan’ when combined with the saint’s name translates the ‘church of Saint Teilo’.
Known across the world to all Monty Python fans, Kidwelly Castle in Kidwelly, south Wales featured as the opening shot in the iconic Monty Python and the Holy Grail (although later more detailed filming was done in Scotland’s Doune Castle).
Once Wales’ largest town before the Industrial Revolution, the Tywi Valley town of Carmarthen is a living history of Wales, with Welsh folk tales citing it as the birthplace of King Arthur’s mentor, the magician Merlin, the town’s Welsh name … Continue reading