Carmarthenshire is the largest County in Wales, situated in the south west, it encompasses coast line, rolling pasture land, the southern tip of the Cambrian Mountains in the north, the verdant Tywi Valley, the dramatic Black Mountain and the western edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park in the east

In the north east of the County at Pumsaint is Dolaucothi Gold Mines, a Roman gold mine set in the wooded hillside, overlooking the lovely Cothi Valley. There are guided tours of the underground workings, gold panning, exhibitions on gold and mining history and working trains on the mine floor.

At the north west of Carmarthenshire on the River Teifi is Newcastle Emlyn with its ruined castle. The river is famous for world-class fishing of sea trout, salmon and brown trout, the town is a popular base for fishermen. To the west at the beautiful Cenarth Falls is the National Coracle Centre, where coracles are made in the workshop. The Teifi Valley Railway, created from a branch line of the Great Western Railway offers a two mile journey through the beautiful Teifi Valley, a chance to enjoy the age of steam. Four miles east of the town the National Woollen Museum tells the story of the woollen industry of Wales, with demonstrations of spinning, weaving and displays of traditional Welsh textiles.

At Whitland in the west of Carmarthenshire is another of the Counties remarkable gardens, Hywel Dda Gardens and Interpretive Centre, commemorates Hywel ap Cadell, 'King of all Wales' in the ninth and early tenth centuries. The only garden in Europe dedicated to the law, the memorial is divided into six small gardens, each representing a section of the law.

The seven mile beach at Pendine Sands in the south west of Carmarthenshire is famous for land speed records, where Malcolm Campbell broke three records. Visit the Pendine Museum of Speed, to see some of the record-breaking vehicles. To the north is Laugharne, with its picturesque castle, overlooking the Taf Estuary. Laugharne was the home of the poet Dylan Thomas, the Boat House where he wrote "Under Milk Wood" is open to the public. To the north is Llansteffan Castle built by the Normans, near the site of an earlier Iron Age hill fort.

Across the estuary on the eastern side of Carmarthen bay is picturesque town Kidwelly with Kidwelly Castle, one of the best preserved medieval castles in the County. Kidwelly Industrial Museum interprets the former industries of Carmarthenshire, tinplate, coal mining and brick manufacture.

To the south is Pembrey Country Park, encompassing Pembrey Forest and the seven mile beach at Cefn Sidan Sands. A superb award winning beach providing the main attraction for visitors but there are a host of family attractions in the adjoining 500 acres of glorious parkland including dry ski slops, tobogganing, pitch and putt, crazy gold and an adventure play ground. Eight miles to the east is Llanelli , an attractive town, situated at the mouth of the River Loughor. The Llanelli Millennium Coastal Park is the largest land reclamation scheme undertaken in Wales, over 2000 acres of industrial wasteland have been restored to create a coastal path and cycleway between Pembrey Country Park and the National Wetland Centre.


Bryngwendraeth ref: W42718

Carway, near Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire

£299-£634

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2 star rating
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Enjoy the best of both worlds from this cottage, with country and coastline both within easy reach.
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Pendine Manor Apartments - Bluebird ref: UK6263

Pendine, near Laugharne, Carmarthenshire

£349-£1125

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4 star rating
With the hometown of Dylan Thomas within easy reach, this spacious first floor apartment is in a great location for touring the area.
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Elm Cottages - Elm View ref: W42961

Cwmbach, near Whitland, Carmarthenshire

£250-£668

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4 star rating
Explore the Preseli Hills, the coastal footpath and the many beaches in this area, guests will be spoilt for choice!
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Tanylan Farm Cottages - Ty Llo ref: W43266

Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire

£449-£23038

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5 star rating
Enjoy a great family holiday at this property, with beaches and seaside towns within easy reach.
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Ty Newydd - Ty Newydd Cottage ref: 29320

Salem, near Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire

£249-£607

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3 star rating
Ideal for outdoor enthusiasts, with walking, birdwatching and mountain biking all within easy reach.
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The Old Cow Shed ref: OR9

Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire

£1682-£23038

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5 star rating
Ideal for groups, this holiday property is equipped with a games room, which has a football table and pool table.
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    16
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  • Bedrooms
    7
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Parke Cottage ref: 24385

Henllan-Amgoed, Carmarthenshire

£277-£689

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4 star rating
Within easy driving of the coasts of Cardigan and Pembrokeshire, this property dates from 1688 and is surrounded by rural scenery.
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Sea Breeze ref: CC632047

Pendine near Amroth, Carmarthenshire

£353-£1128

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4 star rating
Come and enjoy sole use of a 4-seater hot tub at this holiday apartment, located just 500 yards from the beach.
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No.5 at Ginhaus ref: UK6279

Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire

£459-£1059

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5 star rating
A stylish first floor duplex apartment in the heart of the Carmarthenshire town of Llandeilo - perfect for gin lovers!
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Tanylan Farm Cottages - Wrth-y-Nant ref: W42214

Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire

£355-£23038

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4 star rating
With golf, horse riding and watersports nearby, this property is a perfect base from which to enjoy an active holiday.
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    4
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    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
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Glanrannell Barn Holiday Cottages - The Pipistrelle ref: OSX

Crugybar, near Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire

£366-£567

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4 star rating
This property is set on the edge of 6 acres of uncultivated meadow which is bounded by the River Annell.
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    4
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    2
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    2
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Pine Tree Cottage ref: UK6388

Llanelli, Carmarthenshire

£303-£846

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4 star rating
This property is great as a seaside retreat, with a beach just 1 mile away, and Llanelli’s amenities within an easy walk.
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    2
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    2
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Ffynnon Rhosfa Farm Cottages - The Stables ref: 30674

Llannon, near Llanelli, Carmarthenshire

£297-£791

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3 star rating
Enjoy this well-presented holiday cotage, with shared use of 8-acre grounds and spectacular views of the Black Mountains.
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    6
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    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    3
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Milkwood ref: CC632048

Pendine near Amroth, Carmarthenshire

£345-£1117

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4 star rating
This holiday apartment is nestled in a hillside location, surrounded by scenic woodland with panoramic views overlooking Pendine Sands.
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  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
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Bryntowy ref: W43063

Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire

£455-£23038

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4 star rating
Adventure parks, beaches and castles are on the agenda for an action-packed family holiday staying at this detached cottage.
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    6
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    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
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