One of a number of towns laying claim to being Wales' oldest, Carmarthen has spilled forth a bounty of Roman artifacts over the years and is a treat for history buffs and lovers of traditional Welsh market towns set in attractive natural surroundings.

A Roman fort dating back to around AD75 has been excavated at Carmarthen and it stands near a surviving amphitheatre, Moridunum Dematarum. Going forwards in history, the Norman castle that stands at Carmarthen was built in around 1094 and has survived despite numerous attacks and invasions over the centuries.

The legends and myths that live on in the town add a touch of magic to any visit to Carmarthen. Some Arthurian legends claim Merlin was born in a cave just outside the town and walkers visiting the area can climb Byn Myrddin (Merlin's Hill).

The history of Carmarthen lives on at the town's market, which was given a charter and founded in 1180. Around the walls of the market, exerts from The Black Book of Carmarthen can be seen, showing poems and examples from the earliest surviving manuscript written in Welsh.

Carmarthen cottages are a great way to experience what it is like to live amongst the 15,000 residents and there are also plenty of secluded getaways in the surrounding Carmarthenshire countryside, along the banks of the River Towy.

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There are 10 cottages near Carmarthen (Caerfyrddin).

Maes Y Prior Holiday Barns - The Parlour ref: OP4

Carmarthen, , Carmarthenshire

£343-£808
4 star rating
Maes Y Prior Holiday Barns - The Parlour
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A peaceful retreat, this traditional Welsh barn is a great base from which to explore many attractions, including castles and leisure parks.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI
  • Distance from Carmarthen (Caerfyrddin) (miles)
    2

Maes Y Prior Holiday Barns - The Dairy ref: OP3

Carmarthen, , Carmarthenshire

£333-£808
4 star rating
A great base from which to enjoy both countryside and coast, as well as plenty of attractions within easy reach.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI
  • Distance from Carmarthen (Caerfyrddin) (miles)
    2

Llety-R-Wennol ref: 30495

Llansteffan, near Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire

£417-£1122
4 star rating
With views over the Towy Estuary, this is the perfect property for that family break.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    3
  • Changeover
    FRI
  • Distance from Carmarthen (Caerfyrddin) (miles)
    4

Pen-y-Fedw ref: W42497

Ferryside, Carmarthenshire, Carmarthenshire

£320-£1041
4 star rating
Guests can enjoy a peaceful setting at this property, yet the coast and many of Carmarthenshire’s attractions are within easy reach.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    3
  • Changeover
    SAT
  • Distance from Carmarthen (Caerfyrddin) (miles)
    4

Fferm y Graig ref: 27174

Llangynog, Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire

£357-£897
4 star rating
With outdoor activities in abundance and plenty of attractions nearby, guests will not be bored at this property!
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT
  • Distance from Carmarthen (Caerfyrddin) (miles)
    3

Llecheigon Farmhouse ref: HW7128

Ffynnonddrain, near Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire, Carmarthenshire

£578-£1449
3 star rating
Spacious family farmhouse ideal for family gatherings, the Gwelli Steam Railway is nearby.
  • Sleeps
    12
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    6
  • Bathrooms
    3
  • Changeover
    FRI
  • Distance from Carmarthen (Caerfyrddin) (miles)
    2

Coed Adam ref: CC632008

Llangyndeyrn, Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire

£371-£1004
4 star rating
An idyllic farmhouse set in 10 acres yet only 6 miles from Carmarthen and within easy reach of the coastline
  • Sleeps
    7
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT
  • Distance from Carmarthen (Caerfyrddin) (miles)
    4

Maes Y Prior Holiday Barns - The Smithy ref: OP6

Carmarthen, , Carmarthenshire

£300-£664
4 star rating
A great base from which to explore the dramatic Pembrokeshire coastline and its bustling seaside resorts, including Tenby.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI
  • Distance from Carmarthen (Caerfyrddin) (miles)
    2

Maes Y Prior Holiday Barns - The Coach House ref: OP5

Carmarthen, , Carmarthenshire

£532-£1467
4 star rating
Enjoy an abundance of outdoor activities from this property, including bird watching, horse riding, walking and golf.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    3
  • Changeover
    FRI
  • Distance from Carmarthen (Caerfyrddin) (miles)
    2

The Coach House ref: 30793

Llangain, near Llansteffan, Carmarthenshire

£311-£311
3 star rating
This ground floor property is located just 2 miles away from Llansteffan and its beach - an ideal family holiday base.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI
  • Distance from Carmarthen (Caerfyrddin) (miles)
    4