Carmarthenshire’s landscapes are wonderfully varied.
Enjoy jaw-dropping mountain scenery as you drive along the A4069 - aka 'Top Gear Road' - past the Carmarthen Fans, or head to Wales’ longest beaches: vast, sandy and stretching as far as the eye can see.
Dylan Thomas Boathouse, Laugharne
Pendine Sands is synonymous with the legends of motor-racing. Described as 'the finest natural speedway possible' by Motor Cycle magazine, Sir Malcolm Campbell reached 174.22mph there in 1927; sadly, Welshman J. G. Parry-Thomas died attempting to smash the record - his car 'Babs' is on display at the nearby Museum of Speed. Today’s thrill-seekers use Carmarthenshire’s beaches for kite-buggying, land-yachting and Blo-karting.
National Botanic Garden of Wales
Enjoy a transformed coastline at Llanelli, once a prosperous tin-producing town and now home to award-winning leisure destination the Millennium Coastal Park. Enjoy cycles and strolls with glorious views across Carmarthen Bay, and encounter 600 species of bird at the WWT Llanelli Wetland Centre. Wildlife of all kinds love Carmarthenshire, from red squirrels in Brechfa Forest to red kites at Llanddeusant.
Legendary author Dylan Thomas lies buried in Laugharne, which he affectionately described as 'the strangest town in Wales'. Visit The Boathouse, where he and his family lived and experience the places that inspired him by tracing Poem in October line by line on the Dylan Thomas Birthday Walk.
When night falls, more legends emerge: Orion the Hunter, Taurus and Pegasus to name a few. Thanks to minimal light pollution, the National Botanic Garden of Wales is a Dark Sky Discovery Site: be dazzled at one of their regular stargazing events.
WWT Llanelli Wetlands Centre