Ammanford

If it’s medieval structures you’re looking for, then Ammanford in South Western Wales is the place for you to visit. Thirteenth century Carreg Cennen in Ammanford itself is the place to start, with the castles of Dryslwyn and Dinefwr in the nearby villages of Dryslywn and Llandeilo all giving a living history of this Carmarthenshire area.

Rated in size as No.3 in Carmarthenshire, you can get to Ammanford from either Swansea or Shrewsbury by rail. Being the central shopping town and tourist centre for nearby villages, Ammanford offers a wonderful walk around town via Florence and Norman Roads and Harold St.

For nature lovers, the nature park surrounding is Llyn Llech Owain lake offers walking tracks and abundant birdlife and wildlife, while a more challenging walk can be undertaken around the Betws Mountain reservoir.

Other attractions in town include cricket or bowling at Ammanford Park, tennis by the river at Betws Park, or a peaceful stroll along the river at the recently modernised Glanamman Park just outside town.