A Selection of South West Wales tourist attractions
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Approximate
distance
in miles from
Llaingyfre

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Additional details, Our personal observations, and links to additional Web Sites

ON SITE
 

Indoors
Television, with Freeview stations and Radio stations and DVD slot ( a small selection of DVDs are available, but you may wish to bring your own favourites).
Also  in both Cottages a Games compendium box including chess, draughts and Back Gammon  among others

Outside
Mini Golf course in owners back garden for guests use (putters and balls provided), and Boule in our small orchard. Guests are free to explore our 23acre small holding,
but should respect our tenant farmer's stock and grass/hay/silage crops
There are some lovely Gardens in this part of Wales, well worth visiting
Norwood Gardens

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Around 3 acres of gardens, plus a conservatory cafe which may be used
 even if not visiting the gardens. Closed Tuesdays
Cae Hir Gardens,
Cribyn, SA48 7NG
    
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  'A welsh garden with a Dutch history', first opened in 1989. Cafe. North of Llanybydder
National Botanic Garden of Wales


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 Well worth a visit. Due to inadequate promotion doesn't get the crowds  that say the Eden Project does, Cafe
Facebook page They now have exotic butterflies in their hothouse. Can easily be combined with Aberglasney Gardens below
Aberglasney Gardens


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 A must for the garden lover. Can easily be combined with a visit to the  National Botanic Garden of Wales (above) nearby. Cafe
Colby Woodland Garden 


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 Near Amroth Pembrokeshire Two areas of woodland garden featuring  over 700 species of Rhododendron
  divided by a meadow garden.  Also a delightful Walled Garden. (National Trust)       A walk taking in Colby Gardens
National Gardens Scheme


various

A number of gardens locally open on various dates . Enter our postcode SA39 9DA in
 National Gardens Scheme website, with dates and distance away, for details

Not just one, but TWO within 10 miles of Llaingyfre!
 Ideal for the steam engine enthusiast and children alike
Gwili Steam Railway


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 Not only a full sized steam railway, but also a miniature included in the price which allows you to ride all day.
The line is being extended to the outskirts of Carmarthen,(link)   Facebook page another Facebook page
Teifi Valley narrow guage railway.  Teifi Valley Railway Society


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 Narrow gauge (2 foot) steam railway, plus miniature. See their Facebook page  for up to date information. 
Also additional tourist attraction features such as crazy golf, garden centre etc      .Another Facebook Page  
Vale of Rheidol Railway (Aberystwyth to Devil's Bridge)


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 Could easily be combined with a trip to Devil's Bridge waterfalls
Aberystwyth cliff railway
an electric (not steam) funicular railway

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At the northern end of the promenade the train (the longest electric funicular railway in Britain, operating since 1896)
travels up Constitution Hill, from which 26 mountain peaks may be seen

Plenty to see for the nature lover - if that's you,
 have a look at the 'Boat trips and Marine Wildlife' section as well!
National Wetlands Centre Wales
(Nr Llanelli)


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 (Wildlife & Wetlands Trust)
Welsh Wildlife Centre - Teifi Marshes (Nr.Cardigan)


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 Wildlife Trust for South & West Wales, Cafe:  You may also wish to visit other  reserves listed for
 Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion & Pembrokeshire on this site

Facebook Page
Felinwynt Rainforest Centre (Butterfly centre) Nr Aberporth


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 Well worth a visit, the present owner (at July '12) John,  is most enthusiastic,  and a wealth of information. Cafe
and shop
(Regrettably this attraction is currently closed due to retirement of present owners, hopefully it will reopen
once new owners are in place,
)
However the National Botanic Garden of Wales (see above under 'gardens' )now has a butterfly house
New Quay Honey Farm

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 very interesting, open beehives in glass cases allow you to see bees in action close up.
 Cafe and shop. Could be combined with a visit to the Museum of Internal Fire (see below under Museums)
Red Kite feeding station Llanddeusant, western Brecon Beacons.


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 If you're a bird watcher you'll love this opportunity to see Red Kite close to -  suggest avoid weekends
during summer as hides may get crowded. Facebook page  During British Summer Time (BST) feeding is at 
3.00pm and during other months (GMT) is at 2.00pm. Visitors should arrive an hour before feeding times
RSPB - Dinas nature reserve Ystradffin


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 (RSPB) Lovely walks with opportunity to see Pied Flycatchers and Redstarts
 in Spring (Mid May) as well as masses of Bluebells
Cors Caron National Nature reserve nr Tregaron
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additional Walk Website
Devil's Bridge waterfalls
  


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 The lower (East - right hand side as you walk downhill from carpark)  walk is spectacular well worth a visit -
however there is a steep descent  and ascent and you need to be be reasonably fit and well shod.  Facebook page
Cafe nearby  additional website
Bosherston Lily Ponds  (NT)


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 On the Stackpole Estate, lovely lily covered three armed lake crossed by bridges and causeways.  The National Trust
 publish details of a 1 mile walk around the lake, as well as a longer 6 mile walk ('Stackpole Wildlife Walk') going
 around the lake and taking in Broad Haven beach, Stackpole Head, Barafundle Bay  and Stackpole Quay further information
Local walks, see Walking in the  'Adventure & Outdoor Activities ' section below    Carmarthenshire County Counsel publishes a series of leaflets detailing  local walks, obtainable online,
 or at local tourist information offices,  further information under Walking in the  'Adventure & Outdoor Activities '
  section below
Carmarthenshire Country Parks       25
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Pembrey Country Park  (550 acres, behind Cefn Sidan Sands, Pembrey)                
Llyn Llech Owain Country Park (158 acres, near Cross Hands)                              
Mynydd Mawr Woodland Park (270 acres)
Green Castle Woods    
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On the Llansteffan road, from Carmarthen.  Recommend a visit in late April, early May. Owned/managed by the Woodland Trust
Coed Foel woods
Llandysul
   
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Lovely display of Bluebells in late April, early May

See Seals, Dolphins, Porpoises and sea birds - or visit one of the offshore islands,
 several of which are nature reserves
Dolphin Survey Boat trips - New Quay

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 Operated by Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre, chance of seeing
 Bottle Nosed Dolphins, Harbour Porpoises, and Atlantic Grey Seals
A Bay to Remember
Cardigan (usually Gwbert departures)

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 Includes trips around Cardigan Island, chance of seeing
 Bottle Nosed Dolphins and Atlantic Grey Seals
Boat trips to Caldey Island

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 Visit the monastic island of Caldey, by boat, 20 minutes from Tenby.  An enjoyable and relaxing day out,
 exploring the island and visiting a chocolate 'factory',  perfume shop, Post Office/museum, several churches
 or places of religion  and the lighthouse. (The lovely cliff top walk from the lighthouse has recently been extended)
Cafe. Boats every 20 minutes throughout the summer. Would recommend
Skomer Island
(Landings are limited, and are not bookable
 in advance
)
    55  Daily Trips to and around Skomer, (no landings on Mondays), as well as longer trips to
 Skokholm and Grassholm See their website for details, or phone 01646 603123
 Note: - on 4.6.'13, we arrived at around 10.40 hoping to catch the 11am boat trip landing
on Skomer, only to learn that you need to arrive by 8am if you hope to take any of the trips
which land at the island. (you cannot book in advance)

 We were however able to catch a non landing trip at 1.30pm, from which we saw masses
of Puffins, Razorbills and Guillemots, as well as a seal.   Facebook Page
'Dale Princess', Martins Haven
tel 01646 603123 or 'Sea Safari'
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Pembrokeshire Island Boat Trips      55 Trips to nature reserve islands of Skomer, Skokholm and Grassholm, based at Marloes SA62 3BJ
dive-pembrokeshire Neyland

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Charter Trips to nature reserve islands of Skomer, Skokholm and Grassholm  Tripadvisor reviews
 
Ramsey Island Cruises, St Davids

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 a choice of several trips including around Ramsey Island
Thousand Islands Expeditions, St Davids

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 trips to (including landing on) Ramsey Island, and other excursions
Venture Jet, Trefin, St Davids

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 Trips to Ramsey Island as well as those mentioned above,
however website suggests emphasis on speed, with marine sightings simply as an added bonus
HISTORIC BUILDINGS AND CASTLES        
  
 Lots of choice here - castles, cathedrals, abbeys, chapels, holy wells, palaces,  roman amphitheatres,
 and historic houses
*
CADW (pronounced 'kad-oo',  is the welsh word 'to keep') is Wales'
equivalent of "English Heritage"
  CLICK HERE to find out about events at any CADW properties
Carmarthenshire County Museum Abergwili


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 Housed in a building in continuous use since 1290,
 previously the Bishop's Palace, and Gardens
Dylan Thomas Boat House, Laugharne


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 combine with a visit to Laugharne Castle (below) and
 Tin Shed Experience (see below under Museums)
Laugharne Castle**CADW


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 Additional website Combine with a visit to Dylan Thomas Boat House,  (above)
 and Tin Shed Experience  (see below under Museums)
St. DAVIDS Pembrokeshire


 


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 Smallest Cathedral City in UK. Visit the Bishop's Palace, the Cathedral and
 St. Non's Chapel (listed below)
St.Davids Bishop's Palace, **CADW
 Additional website
St. Davids Cathedral,
 
St.Non's Chapel & Holy Well, *CADW


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 one mile SW of St Davids; reputed to be where St. Non gave birth to St. David. 
 Additional website  Overlooks St. Non's Bay
Kidwelly Castle, Kidwelly ***CADW


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 Nov.'08  first went with Grandchildren, who loved it Additional website
 Have revisited with them on several occasions
Carreg Cennen Castle (Nr Llandeilo)**CADW

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  visited Summer 06. not in as good repair as Kidwelly Castle (above),
 but outstanding location and views Additional website 
website to a walk there
Cilgerran Castle (Nr Cardigan) **CADW

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 Additional website Not a large castle, but splendidly located, overlooking the river Teifi, in a steep gorge
Dinefwr Castle, (*CADW

 Dinefwr Park and Newton House,(NT)  
  
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12th century welsh castle, historic house & 18th century landscape park enclosing
 a medieval deer park. Dinefwr Castle, managed by *CADW is free. Dinefwr Park
 and Newton House are National Trust properties subject to an entry fee. Additional website
Website to a walk there
Llansteffan Castle, Llansteffan **CADW


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 FREE - well worth an hour's visit; good views over Towy estuary
 and Carmarthen Bay to Gower peninsular Additional website
Pembroke Castle


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 Visited July 92 while walking Pembrokeshire Coastal Path. Well worth a visit
 Additional website also Facebook page
Picton Castle


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 Part castle, part fortified manor house, Picton Castle stands in some 40 acres of woodland gardens,
 including a maze, greenhouses, fernery, and formal gardens Additional website also Facebook page   More info
Manorbier Castle & Beach

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 Additional website
details of a walk website   
Carew Castle & Tidal Mill      40  Managed by Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority. Additional website
Llanerchaeron

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 Nr. Aberaeron. National Trust. 18th century welsh gentry estate with House,
 walled gardens and home farm
Carmarthen Castle

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 FREE     Entry from Knotts Square. Mainly ruins
Newcastle Emlyn  Castle

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 FREE    Mainly ruins on promontory overlooking river Teifi.   BBC video featuring Newcastle  Emlyn Castle
Castell Henllys      30
 an Iron Age hill fort recreated with replica Iron Age roundhouses,  built on top of the excavated remains of an existing
 hill fort, dating back 2,400 years.
 Castell Henllys is signposted off the A487 between Newport and Cardigan
Roman Amphitheatre

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 FREE    Off Priory St Carmarthen, approx 1 mile from town centre
Pencader Castle (hill fort)

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 Not open to the public, but visible from road uphill to the west
Strata Florida Abbey **CADW


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 Additional website  Personally, disappointing, not felt to be worth a trip in isolation,
 but could easily be coupled with a visit to Devil's Bridge waterfalls
Details of 9 mile walk starting from Strata Florida Abbey
St Dogmaels Abbey, and coachhouse Dogmael Nr Cardigan **CADW


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 Additional website
 
Tudor Merchants House, Quay Hill Tenby (National Trust)


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 15th century 3 storey house  (National Trust)
Plas Llanelly House,         Llanelli   
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Said to be the finest Georgian house in Wales. Cafe, shop and visitors centre.
Tours need to be prebooked
(tel 01554 772857) see website for further information
Cardigan Castle      
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Fully restored after years of neglect, opening on 15th April 2015. Facebook page
Margam Country Park
(nr Neath) SA13 2TJ

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 The castle itself is not open to the public, but the visitors centre is housed in the outbuildings, and during
summer months the Great Hall is on display to the public (see website)    Details of  walks and cycle routes website here
Could be combined with a visit to Aberdulas Falls, in the same area
Aberdulais Tinworks and waterfall 
Neath SA10 8EU

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Aberdulais Tinworks and waterfall is owned by the National trust. More information, and details of a walk at Aberdulas Falls
worth considering with a visit to Margam Country Park (above) to make a two site day's outing

Covering both general and a variety of specialised subjects

Carmarthen Museum, Abergweli
       10  Housed in a building in continuous use since 1290,  previously the Bishop's Palace, and Gardens.
Website of Friends of Carmarthenshire County Museum
National Wool Museum (Free)


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 free entry. Interesting couple of hours, particularly if the weather is against you 
 Combine with a visit to West Wales Museum of Childhood (below)
West Wales Museum of Childhood (Toy museum)
Llangeler
 

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We have visited on several occasions, usually with our grandchildren.
Well worth a 2 to 3 hour visit. enjoyable by adults and children alike
Plus Tearoom, and shop, which may be used even if not visiting the Museum.
 Closed Wednesdays Combine with a visit to National Wool Museum (Above)
the National Coracle Centre, Cenarth

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Small museum in rear of shop
Pendine Museum of Speed       28  The main exhibit for July to September is usually 'Babs',
 the motor car raced by 
Parry-Thomas to the world record in 1926.
 Museum of Internal Fire
on A487 at Tanygroes

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Museum about the internal combustion engine, Near Aberport. Facebook page  Cafe. Could be
combined with visits to the Felinwynt Rainforest Centre (butterfly centre) and New Quay Honey Farm
Dylan Thomas Boat House, Laugharne


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 combine with a visit to Laugharne Castle* (above - 'historic buildings')
 and Tin Shed Experience (Below)
Tin Shed Experience 1930s/1940s Museum
Laugharne

   
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Visited this small museum with a local walking group in Nov '16. where one of the partners, Andrew Isaacs, gave a very interesting talk about the WW2 memorabilia  in the main part of the museum, and was more than happy to deals with many questions and enquiries about the exhibits. In the second shed, which doubles as a function room, are a selection of war time newspapers, and beyond that is a replica 1930's labourer's cottage and garden. Well worth a visit.  Combine with visits to Laugharne Castle and the Dylan Thomas Boathouse
Industrial Museum, Kidwelly  

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Free entry. Open 10am-5pm, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays June-Sept. see website for openings on
other dates The Museum itself is the site of the second oldest recorded tinplate works in the UK and
some of the remains of this works can still be seen today
Lampeter Museum        16 Free entry An independent museum established and administered by Hanes Llambed, conveniently situated
in the Old Porters Lodge, College Street, in the centre of Lampeter.   
Tenby Museum & Art Gallery

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Accompanied children free Castle Hill Tenby, SA70 7BP tel: 01834 842809
Narberth Museum

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Narberth Museum, The Bonded Stores,Church Street,SA67 7BH
Opening hours 10am - 5pm Tuesday to Saturday

Ceredigion Museum Aberwystwyth       40
Free Entry  COLISEUM Terrace Road Aberystwyth SY23 2AQ Phone: 01970 633088 
 opening hours Tuesday to Saturday 10:30 - 16:00 Sunday 12:00 - 16:00
Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre Pembroke Dock
 SA72 6WS


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April 29th, 2014 – Her Majesty The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh officially opened the new Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre in the fully restored Royal Dockyard Chapel. The Centre is managed by the the Pembroke Dock Sunderland Trust, looking to recover the only surviving Sunderland T9044 Flying Boat in the world, sunk off Pembroke Dock in 1940.
Its Pegasus engine has already been recovered  Not open Sundays
Haverfordwest Town Museum  SA61 2EF
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Accompanied children (up to 16 yrs) free
ANIMAL PARKS,
THEME PARKS &
AMUSEMENT PARKS


 
Folly Farm, family adventure park, zoo
and fairground

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 went Nov 08 with our grandchildren on a wet weekend, found plenty to do  and see undercover,
 and again in better weather July 09 when able to take in outdoor attractions including zoo animals (now including  Giraffes,
Lions Eastern Black Rhinos and Penguins), our grandchildren loved it.  Would certainly take them again.  Facebook page Cafe
Manor House Wildlife Park,
Nr Tenby

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 Enjoyable day out - Zoo park owned and redeveloped by  Anna Rider-Richardson of TV's
 'Changing Rooms' fame.  The Zoo Park itself has been the subject of television series  Facebook page
 NEW They have a young female Sumatran Tiger, arrived 16.8.15 and intend getting a male during the next year
Oakwood Theme Park, Pembrokeshire         40 Facebook page
Heatherton World of Activities, Nr Tenby Pembrokeshire

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"Heatherton is a free admission attraction, providing a pay when you play facility, allowing customers
to choose what they want to partake in before purchasing tickets. Anyone who then does not wish to
participate can spectate with no extra cost"
see their website for further information Facebook page
Cardigan Island Coastal Farm Park

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Pant Glas Counrty Life & Bird of Prey Centre  Rhos          4 Farm Animals and Birds of Prey. Falconry Courses. Visit by prior arrangement only,
Falconry displays at some local events (see website) phone 0797 4569 871

Things to do for those who like an active holiday in lovely surroundings
Walking, Cycling, Canoeing, Horse riding, Paintball, etc.
 
Walking Carmarthenshire   Carmarthen County Counsel has a series of leaflets on local walks,  from Tourist Office
Brechfa forest - (Tower carpark, Keeper's Carpark, Bergwm Carpark and Abergorllech) and the western parts of
the Brecon Beacons   are within Carmarthenshire.   Carmarthenshire's coast forms part of the Wales Coast Path
Carmarthenshire Country Parks Pembrey Country Park  (550 acres, behind Cefn Sidan Sands, Pembrey)                  25miles approx
Llyn Llech Owain Country Park (158 acres, near Cross Hands)                               22 miles approx
Mynydd Mawr Woodland Park (270 acres)
Walking Pembrokeshire

Walking Pembrokeshire's Coastpath
  Obviously the Pembrokeshire Coastal path,  If you're planning to do linear walks along
  the Pembrokeshire coast path the bus services on this link are designed to enable you
  to get back to your car (or to the start of your walk if you want to walk back to the car).
 There's also the Preseli Hills offering numerous options, one of which is detailed on this link
  You may want to walk around Stackpole Estate's Bosherston Lily Ponds  (NT) (above under Nature & Wildlife)
Walking Ceredigion (Cardiganshire)   Ceredigion Coastal path, some 60 miles, part of the Wales Coastal Path,
  and the Cambrian Mountains both provide excellent walking
Walking Gower peninsular  The Gower Peninsula coast path is an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and
 a part of the new Wales Coast Path
Brecon Beacons
Ystrafellte waterfalls walk  CF44 9JF

57 miles via A48, M4, A465

Given the distance, you may wish to consider doing the Aberdulas Falls  walk below,  or a visit to
Margam Country Park (historic buildings, above) to make a two site day's outing, on the way to or from this walk
Aberdulas Falls
Neath
is owned by the National trusttheir website info:- Aberdulais Tinworks and waterfall
worth considering with the walk listed above, or with a visit to Margam Country Park to make a two site day's outing
LLANPUMSAINT, the village immediately to the south of us, joins the other communities in South West Wales, of Llandysul and Pont Tyweli (6 miles to the north of us) Cilgerran, St.Dogmaels/Llandudoch, Tregarron, Devil's Bridge and Llandovery in becoming members of the National 'Walkers are Welcome' scheme (October '16)
There are walks to be had at some of the places listed under our ' Nature & wildlife ' and 'Historic building & Castles' sections
CYCLING           For local rides look under Carmarthen, Brachfa, Lampeter, Pembrey Country Park and Margam Country Park in this linked website page
Mountain biking, Brechfa


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Brechfa forest - Bergwm Carpark and Abergorllech. [Blue, Red, Green and Black graded tracks]
Facebook page General website on Brechfa Forest . Also, further away, the Brecon Beacons cycle tracks
Cycle Hire  and
cycle shops
  
 Cycle Hire :      at Llanllwni Mountain          at Brechfa ,        at Drefach Velindre
Cycle shop
:        
 Carmarthen
Canoeing
Llandysul Paddlers
         8 Canoeing courses by qualified instructors Facebook page
Cardigan Bay Active, 
Teifi Wharf, Cardingan

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 Coasteering, Sea Kayaking, Surfing, Wildlife Boat trips, Bushcraft,
 Rock and tree climbing, Mountain Biking Archery
Llaing activity Centre Llanarth SA47 0PZ
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 Climbing, Abseiling, Kayaking, Canoeing, Zip-wire, Archery, Assault Course, Orienteering, etc
 
Marros Riding Centre Marros, Pendine

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 Horse riding treks etc Facebook page    highly recommended by one of our guest families
Hills Farm Stables Laugharne          25 Horse riding treks etc Facebook page
Cenarth Paintball Games   and
Cenarth Outdoor Laser Combat


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  Regrettably this attraction has closed
Battlefield Live,  Pembrokeshire Lase Combat  (Paintball games) Nr LLanteg, Pembrokeshire     
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Off A477 1 mile beyond Llanteg, An alternative to the now closed Cenarth Paintball Games, above
 
Fishing / Angling click link for separate section

 Show mines, caves etc
 
Dolaucothi Gold Mines


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 (National Trust)   Historic Gold mines dating back to at least Roman Times.  Well worth a visit,
 but the additional underground tour is an absolute MUST  Additional website
National showcaves centre for Wales (Dan yr Ogof caves)   
 SA9 1GJ

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 Facebook page
Llwernog Silver-Lead Mine ("the Silver Mountain Experience")


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 Facebook Page. Could be combined with Devil's Bridge waterfalls and Strata Florida Abbey
 
Chocolate factories, vineyards, cheese factories, Mines, and waterwheels,
10 pin Bowling
10 pin Bowling.
Llansteffan Rd, Johnstown, Carmarthen
    13 Xcel Bowl, Tel 01267 225990. 12 lane 10 Pin Bowling plus a soft play area fore the under 7's, and a couple of Pool Tables, Good Cafe
Good ratings from Tripadvisor. A Church Community run project
Rivendell Farm
Local farm produce
   1/2 mile  Tel.No 07534 630 260 (Sharon or Nigel) Facebook page
The Chocolate Factory, Fforestfach, Swansea

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bookings for tours must be made by phone (01792 561617) in advance, see website
Wickedly Welsh Chocolate Factory, Haverfordwest
SA62 4BS
     43 Facebook page
Chapel Chocolates, St Davids            57  
Pemberton's Chocolate Farm, Llanboidy     25 phone No 01994 448800 We understand this attraction may have closed!
Cwm Deri Vineyard

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Waunifor Crafty Breaks

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 Local pottery and crafts courses
Caws Cenarth Organic Cheese

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 Facebook page There is a viewing window overlooking the cheese production from the shop.
  To see the cheese being made visit  in the morning say from 11am Not Open Sundays
Aug 2014 new public viewing gallery open
Solva Woolen Mill


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 Oldest working woollen mill in Pembrokeshire - working mill, waterwheel, shop & tearoom.
 Facebook Page  Solva itself is a picturesque harbour & village in a sheltered inlet 3 miles from St. David's
Aberdulas Falls (NT) Vale of Neath

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 National Trust. Waterfall and largest waterwheel in Europe  used to generate electricity
Skanda Vale


1/2 mile

 Multi-faith ashram/monastery and spiritual commune with 3 temples, hosting 6 daily pujas. This is not a sight seeing venue, but a monastic community of monks and nuns  'the community of the many names of God'Visitors welcome who come in a spirit of  pilgrimage. Included  here for those interested. Visit their website for further information
Llanybydder Horse Fair        10  Last Thursday of each month -  the largest monthly horse market in the country

We anticipate anglers will have done their own research, from specialist publications,
  however a small selection of local freshwater fisheries and guides are listed below, plus of course there's always sea fishing
 
Anglers are reminded that, in addition to any permit from the individual fishery owners,
 they need a rod licence for any  freshwater fishing,
click here for details
Llandysul Angling Association

from about
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 River Teifi
 Salmon, Sea-trout (sewin) and trout
Llanybydder Angling Association       12
Teifi Trout Association  from 15
River Towy

10 upwards

 River Towy - Sea Trout and Salmon
 Carmarthenshire  Council's
    information on angling 
 

  We have no information as to the accuracy of these guides,
or how up to date they may be,    and you will need to make
your own enquiries

fishing in Pembrokeshire
 
fishing in Ceredigion
 
Danffordgaer Farm
Pontarsais
     
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Ian Heaps' Premier Coarse Fishery


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 Llawhaden, Narberth, Pembrokeshire 3 lakes stocked with carp, tench, and a variety of other species,
 plus 1 mile of Salmon & Sea Trout on the eastern Cleddau river in season
EATING OUT Nearby  (up to 12 miles )
 
recommend phoning - some pub/restaurants don't do food every evening
The Masons Arms Alltwalis       2.5  Reasonably priced Pub Meals, with separate dinning room (on request)
  Tel 01559 384044 This is the nearest place to us (please discuss with us before going, Sept '13)
The Railway Inn, Llanpumpsaint        4  We thoroughly recommend! Evening meals NOT served Sunday  or Monday
 Recommend you check first Tel 01267 253643   Trip Advisor reviews
Hollybrook Country Inn Bronwydd        7  TripAdvisor reviews Tel 01267 233521
The Lamb of Rhos Country Inn Rhos      5.5  Rhos, Nr Llandysul SA44 5EE  Tel. 01559 370055
The Belle at Llanllwni       6   Tripadvisor review Lovely meals, large portions  Tel 01570 480495   AA Good Pub Guide 2011,2012 and 2013
 CAMRA Good Beer Guide 2011 No food Sunday evenings, closed Mondays
Talardd Inn , Llanllwni       5
Y Talardd Llanllwni is an old 16th century coaching inn situated next to the village school.
Tel:01559 395633
Kings Arms Llandysul       8  01559 362265
Yasmin's Sycamore St. Newcastle Emlyn

12

Wales' best Indian restaurant and fourth best in the whole of the UK
 according to TripAdvisor (Oct 2014),
Y Polyn  

12

 On B4300 Capel Dewi SA39 7LH  TripAdvisor reviews - not cheap,  but seems to come highly recommended
 tel 01267 220000 Closed Sunday evenings and all day Mondays
The Fortune House,
2, Priory Street Carmarthen
     10  Chinese Restaurant  we enjoyed it - reviews on 'TripAdvisor" 
 tel:01267 243838
Waverley restaurant/cafe
Lammas St. Carmarthen
     11 If your looking for somewhere to lunch, while shopping in Carmarthen, this Vegetarian restaurant is hard to beat,
(and I'm not a vegetarian) but get there early. Tripadvisor reviews   Facebook page
EATING OUT
Further afield.
 
recommend phoning - some pub/restaurants don't do food every evening
Black Lion,  Abergorlech      15  01558 685271 Recommended  reviews on "TripAdvisor" Closed all day Mondays during the winter
The Owl & The Pussycat , Laugharne     25  Tearooms & Licenced Restaurant 3,Grist Sq. Laugharne Tel 01994 427742 Facebook page  Tripadvisor reviews
Dylan Thomas Boathouse cafe  Laugharne (you do not need to pay for entry to the museum to use the cafe)
Lloyd's Fish Restaurant      16  4, Bridge St. Lampeter  Tel 01570 42236
Ling di Long Chinese Restaurant & Takeaway  13, Bridge St Lampeter Tel 01570 422009
Nehar Indian Takeaway  10 Bridge St Lampeter Tel 01570 422175  (Take away only)
Royal Oak  High Street Lampeter
Hope & Anchor Inn      38  Tenby
Castle Kitchen Cilgerran      25 We visited here for a light lunch following a visit to Cilgerran Castle, absolutely charming, and for the model train
enthusiast (or children) there's a working 'oo' guage track with  rolling stock just within the entrance, and lots
of 'oo' and 'o' guage trains on display  trip advisor reviews  Google directions
Glasshouse Cafe Welsh Wildlife Centre - Teifi Marshes (Nr.Cardigan)     26 "The Glasshouse Café will open from 10.00am and close at 4pm (22 Feb to 28 March and 3 Nov to 21 Dec) and
10am to 5pm (29 March to 2 Nov). Hot lunches will be served between 12 noon and 2.30pm." 
We recommend this cafe!
The Village Stores
Llansteffan
   

      20

 
Tripadvisor reviews
The Castle Inn
Llansteffan
Tripadvisor reviews
The Beach Shop & Tea Room  
Mansion House Llansteffan Restaurant and wedding venue Facebook
The Shed

 49

 Porthgain SA62 5BN
The Nest Bistro      49  12 Grove Place Little Haven Pembrokeshire   Tel 01437 781728
 Fish Restaurant - Meat & Vegetarian dishes also available

This list, although having details of a lot of ideas of things to do, is by no means exhaustive, and reflects our own, our friends' and our guests' ideas.
However holiday expectations are a personal matter, and we are sure you will find attractions to suit your own taste.  This page is regularly updated
with additional attractions. If you have enjoyed, or you know of (or are the owner of) an attraction in the area we haven't listed, please let us have details,
 so that we may consider including it on this page.You may also wish to have a look at 
www.discovercarmarthenshire.com Carmarthenshire's Tourist website.

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A SMALL SELECTION OF SOME OF THE BEACHES (approx distance from Llaingyfre in brackets We are ideally situated 20 miles from the beaches of both
Cardigan Bay to the north and Carmarthen Bay to the south. Those of Carmarthen Bay tend to be large open beaches while those of Cardigan Bay tend to be smaller secluded coves
(other than Poppit Sands)  With two coastlines available, you should be able to find a sheltered beach, what ever the wind direction

Tide times: click here to go to tide tables These tables cover the whole of the UK in alphabetical order, and include, locally (anti clockwise, from north to south,)Aberwystwyth, Aberporth, Port Cardigan, Cardigan, Fishguard, Portgain, Ramsey Sound, Solva, Little Haven, Martins Haven, Skomer Island, Milford Haven, Neyland,
Haverford West, Stackpole Quay, Tenby, Carmarthen, Ferryside, Burry Port, Llanelli,  Swansea, and Mumbles.  Simply choose the nearest one.
 

-Carmarthen Bay- 


Three vi ews of Llansteffan [20 miles] village with quiet unspoilt sandy east facing beach, overlooked by castle
 [free admission] with cliff top walk to the west: 1: from Castle, 2: castle & beach, 3: Llansteffan village & beach  


 
Cefn Sidan Sands at Pembrey Country Park [25 miles] 8 miles of southwest facing sandy beach,
 as well as the country park, and facilities  

                                                                        Details of walk and cycle routes here                    
 Pendine Sands [28miles] 7 miles of south facing sandy beach (which may be restricted
by military exercises [but not normally during weekends or holiday periods]), the scene
of several  Land Speed Records attempts in the 1st half of the 20th century.
Motor Racing Museum. Shops & cafe

 
                                  North Beach                                      TENBY Pembrokeshire (38 miles)                                              South Beach
                                                         Picturesque walled coastal town. Shops cafes hotels etc NT Tudor Merchants House


    Newgale Beach (49miles) ©A.Gaylor                                                                          Barafundle Bay ( 47miles) © A Gaylor                                      Saundersfoot Beach (35miles) © A Gaylor

-Cardigan Bay-


 

Poppit Sands [33 miles] Western side of the mouth of the Teifi. Extensive sandy beach, facing north, shop/cafe, the start of the Pembrokeshire coastal path. Cardigan Lifeboat Station Mwnt beach   [25   miles] (Nr Cardigan) small west facing secluded cove, car  park  and 
  small shop. Cliff top walks 
   
 Aberporth [21miles] Small coast town with facilities. North facing beaches                                                              Tresaeth [19miles] Pub and toilets. Northwest facing beach

Penbryn [20miles] Northwest facing quiet                                                                                Llangrannog [21miles] small town with sheltered north facing beach
               unspoilt beach, parking, toilets & shop nearby                                                                                 with  facilities  and picturesque coastline  

                                                                                          Two view of Tresaith (21 miles), north facing beach in secluded cove, toilet & shop nearby

                                                 New Quay [22miles] Seaside town with harbour, north east facing beaches behind and to the west of harbour. All usual facilities

-Gower Peninsular-


Gower Peninsular (40 miles)-         1.Mumbles                                                            2. Mumbles Lighthouse                                                                3. Port Eynon Bay - all 3© A Gaylor

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*Within an easy 60 mile drive lies over 300 miles of coastline, with scores of good beaches, including the whole of the
Pembrokeshire Coast National Park(176miles), the Carmarthenshire coast (45+), the Gower(35+), and Cardigan Bay up
to Borth(50+miles) and beyond
     See below for additional websites devoted to tourism in the area

             Links to other general tourism sites covering the area
 The now defunctTeifi Valley Tourism Association  has produced a DVD  about the Teifi Valley 'from sea to source', which can be viewed on line as well as a pictorial book of local photos, both of which
we have in our cottages.
www.visitteifivalley.com another site provided by local tourism related businesses
Enchantedtowy An informative site with lovely photos by Geoffrey Davies detailing the Teifi and Towy valleys, and the Black Mountain
(part of the Brecon Beacons National Park), and their villages and towns
Brechfa Forest North western section (Tower car park) is within 5 miles of Llaingyfre.  Lovely walks and cycle tracks  
Carmarthenshire  Carmarthenshire county counsel's official site    Additional website    
Ceredigion (Cardiganshire)
Additional website
Newquay area
Pembrokeshire

Pembrokeshire Coast National Park
Pembrokeshire Coast on Youtube
Gower peninsular
Brecon Beacons National Park
Brecon Beacons Park Society -Walks
Mid Wales
On this page and elsewhere we have provided links to a number of remote websites we believe will be of interest to visitors
 to this part of Wales.
Ownership, copyright and responsibility for the content of those sites rests with the creator or owner of the remote site.
We regularly check the links to these sites, but should you experience a broken link, please let us know.

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