Beautiful rolling hills, a superb coastline, unique flowers and gardens, gold mines, some of Britain’s best fishing, even the place where Malcolm Campbell broke three land speed records. The south west Wales’ county of Carmarthenshire has it all, a tourist’s delight!
From the beautiful Cambrian Mounts in the north of the county, to the majestic Black Mountain, and the national park at Brecon Beacons, and picturesque Tywi Valley in the east, visitors can plan their trip with detailed information from the highly qualified staff at the various tourist information centres scattered around Carmarthenshire.
For garden lovers, east of Llanarthne is situated the Welsh National Botanic Garden, which boasts the world’s largest single span glass house and Britain’s most lengthy herbaceous border. The unusual Hywel Dda Gardens and Interpretive Centre located in the west of the county has its six gardens each representing a section of the legal world.
For those interested in the history of gold, the Dolaucothi Gold Mines on the hillside of the beautiful Cothi Valley conducts tours which cover the history and skills needed to pan gold, lectures about underground mining, and you can view gold on exhibition.
Fresh water fishing abounds in the River Teifi with some of the world’s best salmon, sea and brown trout fishing. Families enjoy fishing for both parents and kids with day’s end seated around a table enjoying the delicacy of the day’s catch.
For speed heads and those interested in the history of world land speed records, Pendine Sands is the place for you. It was here that the incomparable Malcolm Campbell broke three land speed records, and the nearby Pendine Museum of Speed has the vehicles he used on display.
Carmarthenshire has something for everyone, and the locals love tourists, going out of their way to make you welcome. Accommodation is not a problem with a choice of hotels, hostels, inns, bed and breakfast properties and private houses for rent, and all of these cater for the whole range of budgets.
Local cuisine or international menus are available in the abundant range of hostelries and restaurants throughout the county.