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.


Maes Y Prior Holiday Barns - The Smithy ref: OP6

Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire

£274-£560

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Maes Y Prior Holiday Barns - The Smithy
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A great base from which to explore the dramatic Pembrokeshire coastline and its bustling seaside resorts, including Tenby.
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Yet Farm Cottage ref: JZN

Cenarth, Carmarthenshire

£466-£868

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Close to the Pembrokeshire Coast and National Park, enjoy a short walk from this cottage to the River Teifi.
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Elm Cottages - Elm Cottage ref: W40630

Cwmbach, near Whitland, Carmarthenshire

£483-£1505

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A great base from which to enjoy the coast, with Tenby, Saundersfoot and the coastal footpath within easy reach.
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Trewydden ref: 12500

Llanwrda, near Llandovery, Carmarthenshire

£389-£921

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Located in the village of Llanwrda, explore the Towy Vales and the Brecon Beacons National Park from this holiday property.
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Seaview ref: 23391

Llanelli, Carmarthenshire

£283-£985

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This fabulous third floor Penthouse suite has spectacular sea views and is situated on the Carmarthen Coastal Path.
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Forest View Cottage ref: 18141

Capel Gwynfe, near Llangadog, Carmarthenshire

£276-£829

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Explore the spectacular scenery by car or on foot with walks from this cosy holiday cottage.
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Y Felin ref: OE6

Near Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire

£512-£1496

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Discover breathtaking views of the sea and countryside at this holiday property - the perfect base to explore Carmarthenshire.
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    4
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Hafan Tywi ref: UK6106

Near Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire

£344-£636

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Oozing character, this barn conversion looks out over the pastures from its triple-aspect living room, and lies close to the National Botanic Gardens of Wales.
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Llecheigon Farmhouse ref: HW7128

Ffynnonddrain, near Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire, Carmarthenshire

£596-£1490

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4 star rating
Spacious family farmhouse ideal for family gatherings, the Gwelli Steam Railway is nearby.
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    6
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The Old Farmhouse ref: W3478

Capel Isaac, near Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire

£258-£738

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3 star rating
A comfortable base from which to enjoy a walking holiday, with plenty of walks within easy reach.
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    3
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Water’s Edge ref: 29845

Llanelli, Carmarthenshire

£305-£876

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4 star rating
Just 100 yards away from Carmarthen Bay, this property is ideal for exploring the towns on the Millennium Coastal Path.
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Llety Mieri Country Cottages - Dinefwr ref: 30880

Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire

£304-£742

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Close to River Towy and within easy reach of the Brecon Beacons, this is a delightful location with many places to visit.
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    3
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Maesydderwen Holiday Cottages - Wren Cottage ref: CC632043

near Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire

£326-£859

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Explore charming market towns in this wonderful area. An ideal location for bird watching and fishing.
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Cothi ref: UK6407

Pontargothi, near Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire

£308-£815

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Keen fishermen will enjoy being able to fish for trout literally from the doorstep, when in season, with the River Cothi running alongside.
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    2
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Ewyn Y Don ref: CC632053

Pendine near Amroth, Carmarthenshire

£451-£811

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4 star rating
A lovely, open plan, first floor apartment with balcony and terrace enjoying glorious views over the world famous Pendine Sands.
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