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The Surrounding Area
Carmarthenshire is a county with a beautiful coastline, containing wonderful treasures including
castles, hills, and villages where the Welsh language thrives. There are many surrounding market
towns with well known national stores and attractive local shops, and plenty of outdoor activities are
There are many tourist attractions worth a visit such as The Millennium Coastal path, the National
Botanic Garden of Wales, The National Wetlands Centre (birdwatching) and Aberglasney Hall and Gardens.
Llansteffan is a sleepy village at the mouth of the River Towy about 5 miles south of Llangain.
Friendly and welcoming, the village has been referred to as one of Wales' best kept secrets. There is
sea fishing, boating, horse riding, bird watching and walking available nearby and, of course, the castle offers fine views across to The Gower peninsula.
Carmarthen is located just above the upper tidal reaches of the River Towy, inland of Carmarthen
Bay on the Bristol Channel. Carmarthen is a busy market town for the produce of the surrounding
agricultural area, in particular wool and milk.
According to Welsh folklore, Merlin, the legendary wizard and adviser King Arthur
Was born near Carmarthen in 480.
One of the oldest traditions of Wales, salmon fishing by coracle, still survives
on the River Towy at Carmarthen and Llansteffan itself has views of the castle.
The village of Llansteffan (the church of Stephen) is a small but lovely spot,
nestled between the sandy shores of the Tywi estuary and the lush green hills
of the Welsh countryside, in some respects, it is an unexpected oasis of peace.
Llansteffan’s magnificently ruined castle is just 8 miles southwest of Carmarthen.
Laugharne is famed for it's connection with Dylan Thomas but it is a lovely town in it's
own right with a castle and views over Taff Estuary. Nearby Pendine with its vast stretch of sand on
which many land speed records have been attempted and broken. It is a pleasant beach for seaside
days out, and home of Babs Museum of Speed, Dylan Thomas Boat House & Merlin the Wizard (Carmarthen).