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Guidebook for Cilycwm

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Guidebook for Cilycwm

Food Scene
A friendly pub with a cosy log fire. Quality home cooked food, great beer or fine wine. Children welcome.
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Neuadd Fawr Arms
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A friendly pub with a cosy log fire. Quality home cooked food, great beer or fine wine. Children welcome.
Seasonal meals and a selection of cakes and desserts. Vegetarian and meat based dishes.
The Old Printing Office
1 Broad Street
Seasonal meals and a selection of cakes and desserts. Vegetarian and meat based dishes.
The biggest local supermarket.
Co-op Food - Llandovery
The biggest local supermarket.
Health foods, local produce, vegetarian and vegan foods, fresh fruit and vegetables. Locally produced artisan stone baked sourdough and speciality breads, Liliwen herbs and Welsh honey.
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Iechyd Da
11 Broad Street
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Health foods, local produce, vegetarian and vegan foods, fresh fruit and vegetables. Locally produced artisan stone baked sourdough and speciality breads, Liliwen herbs and Welsh honey.
A small pub / restaurant between Llandeilo and Carmarthen. Saltmarsh lamb, Welsh beef and free range, rare breed pork are all on the menu.
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Y Polyn
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A small pub / restaurant between Llandeilo and Carmarthen. Saltmarsh lamb, Welsh beef and free range, rare breed pork are all on the menu.
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Wright's Food Emporium
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The cool cafe on an industrial estate that has been named the best in Wales. Breakfast, brunch, lunch. Vegetarian friendly, vegan and gluten free options.
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The Hangout
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The cool cafe on an industrial estate that has been named the best in Wales. Breakfast, brunch, lunch. Vegetarian friendly, vegan and gluten free options.
A huge selection of Welsh and world wide products including cheeses, wines, olives, artisan breads and charcuterie.
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Ginhaus Deli
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A huge selection of Welsh and world wide products including cheeses, wines, olives, artisan breads and charcuterie.
Welsh Venison Centre
Penderyn Distillery - enjoy a tour and learn about the history of whisky making in Wales and even taste the products!
Penderyn
Penderyn Distillery - enjoy a tour and learn about the history of whisky making in Wales and even taste the products!
Sightseeing,walking, biking, shopping, castles, beaches, gardens
A man-made lake constructed in the early 70's, nestled in the Doethie Valley and surrounded by the beautiful Tywi Forest. The area is popular with road cyclists, mountain bikers and walkers and it is the ideal location for an afternoon picnic. Drive around the dam to the market town of Tregaron via Soar y Mynydd Chapel or, alternatively, drive to Abergwesyn via Devil's Staircase to the small town of Llanwrtyd, where the well known song "SosbanFfach' was composed.
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Llyn Brianne
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A man-made lake constructed in the early 70's, nestled in the Doethie Valley and surrounded by the beautiful Tywi Forest. The area is popular with road cyclists, mountain bikers and walkers and it is the ideal location for an afternoon picnic. Drive around the dam to the market town of Tregaron via Soar y Mynydd Chapel or, alternatively, drive to Abergwesyn via Devil's Staircase to the small town of Llanwrtyd, where the well known song "SosbanFfach' was composed.
Walk through enchanting woodland, past the fast-flowing river Tywi. The Reserve is home to all manner of bird life including red kites, pied flycatchers, redstarts, common sandpipers, dippers and grey wagtails. Enjoy beautiful bluebell walks in the spring. Visit the cave of Twm Sion Cati - the Welsh Robin Hood.
RSPB Gwenffrwd-dinas
Walk through enchanting woodland, past the fast-flowing river Tywi. The Reserve is home to all manner of bird life including red kites, pied flycatchers, redstarts, common sandpipers, dippers and grey wagtails. Enjoy beautiful bluebell walks in the spring. Visit the cave of Twm Sion Cati - the Welsh Robin Hood.
Learn about the story of the quest for gold more than 2,000 years ago. Pan for gold or venture on an underground tour.
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Dolaucothi Gold Mines
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Learn about the story of the quest for gold more than 2,000 years ago. Pan for gold or venture on an underground tour.
A spectacular Welsh castle. Spell-binding views. Explore the natural cave that runs beneath the castle. Enjoy circular walks around the castle and meet the historic rare-breed long horn cattle.
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Carreg Cennen Castle
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A spectacular Welsh castle. Spell-binding views. Explore the natural cave that runs beneath the castle. Enjoy circular walks around the castle and meet the historic rare-breed long horn cattle.
Aberglasney was made famous by the BBC television series " A Garden Lost in Time". Today, it is one of Wales' finest gardens.
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Aberglasney
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Aberglasney was made famous by the BBC television series " A Garden Lost in Time". Today, it is one of Wales' finest gardens.
Opened in 2000 as one of the National Millennium projects, today it is a profusion of rare plants. You will find a unique double walled garden, a Japanese garden, vegetable plots, tranquil lakes and elegant lily ponds. Inside the award-winning Great Glasshouse there is a special collection of plants from around the world.
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National Botanic Garden of Wales
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Opened in 2000 as one of the National Millennium projects, today it is a profusion of rare plants. You will find a unique double walled garden, a Japanese garden, vegetable plots, tranquil lakes and elegant lily ponds. Inside the award-winning Great Glasshouse there is a special collection of plants from around the world.
Cwm Rhaeadr, which means " Valley of the waterfall" is a remote woodland and picnic area. A short trail, suitable for all abilities, passes two peaceful ponds. Catch a glimpse of the dramatic falls on the Waterfall walk. There is also a mountain biking trail for experienced riders.
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Cwm Rhaeadr Forest
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Cwm Rhaeadr, which means " Valley of the waterfall" is a remote woodland and picnic area. A short trail, suitable for all abilities, passes two peaceful ponds. Catch a glimpse of the dramatic falls on the Waterfall walk. There is also a mountain biking trail for experienced riders.
A 10 hectare lake on the Black Mountain, Carmarthenshire. A legend is connected with the lake, known as The lady of the lake. The son of a widow from Blaen Sawdde, Llanddeusant, agreed to marry a beautiful girl who arose from the lake, on the condition that he would not hit her three times. They brought up a family at Esgair Llaethdy, Myddfai but she went back into the lake, taking her cattle with her, after he hit her three times. She came back only to instruct her sons who became known as The Physicians of Myddfai. Walk along a track to the lake and enjoy truly wonderful views. This is also a great place for bird spotting.
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Llyn y Fan Fach
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A 10 hectare lake on the Black Mountain, Carmarthenshire. A legend is connected with the lake, known as The lady of the lake. The son of a widow from Blaen Sawdde, Llanddeusant, agreed to marry a beautiful girl who arose from the lake, on the condition that he would not hit her three times. They brought up a family at Esgair Llaethdy, Myddfai but she went back into the lake, taking her cattle with her, after he hit her three times. She came back only to instruct her sons who became known as The Physicians of Myddfai. Walk along a track to the lake and enjoy truly wonderful views. This is also a great place for bird spotting.
A family day out. 3 caves to explore, dinosaurs and shire horses. Voted " Britain's Finest Natural Wonder"
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National Showcaves Centre for Wales
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A family day out. 3 caves to explore, dinosaurs and shire horses. Voted " Britain's Finest Natural Wonder"
Discover Dinefwr Castle and the history of Lord Rhys, a key figure in welsh history. Enjoy a hands -on atmospheric circa 1912 experience in Newton House. Explore the park and meet the White Park cattle, deer and badgers.
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Dinefwr Castle
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Discover Dinefwr Castle and the history of Lord Rhys, a key figure in welsh history. Enjoy a hands -on atmospheric circa 1912 experience in Newton House. Explore the park and meet the White Park cattle, deer and badgers.
One of Britain's breathing spaces and the world's 5th International Dark Sky Reserve. Visit the National Park Visitor Centre for information, refuel in the Tea Rooms, visit the shop, enjoy the views while the children explore the outdoor play area.
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Brecon Beacons National Park
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One of Britain's breathing spaces and the world's 5th International Dark Sky Reserve. Visit the National Park Visitor Centre for information, refuel in the Tea Rooms, visit the shop, enjoy the views while the children explore the outdoor play area.
The highest mountain in Southern Britain with truly spectacular views from the summit. It is said that if you stand on Pen y Fan and look northwest, you can see all the way to Snowdon. Visit Wales website / Crowning Glory for more details of walks.
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Pen y Fan
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The highest mountain in Southern Britain with truly spectacular views from the summit. It is said that if you stand on Pen y Fan and look northwest, you can see all the way to Snowdon. Visit Wales website / Crowning Glory for more details of walks.
The highest waterfall in South Wales at 90 foot. Truely beautiful.
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Henrhyd Falls
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The highest waterfall in South Wales at 90 foot. Truely beautiful.
4 waterfalls including Sgwd Clun - Gwyn, Sgwd y Pannwr, Sgwd Isaf Clun- Gwyn and Sgwd yr Eira where you can walk behind the falls.
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Sgwd Yr Eira Waterfall
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4 waterfalls including Sgwd Clun - Gwyn, Sgwd y Pannwr, Sgwd Isaf Clun- Gwyn and Sgwd yr Eira where you can walk behind the falls.
Llyn Syfadan - the largest natural lake in South wales, famous for coarse fishing and watersports.
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Llangorse Lake
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Llyn Syfadan - the largest natural lake in South wales, famous for coarse fishing and watersports.
Llandrindod - the happiest place in Wales!
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Llandrindod Wells Lake
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Llandrindod - the happiest place in Wales!
A world famous attraction with 3 bridges and unique waterfalls.
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Pontarfynach
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A world famous attraction with 3 bridges and unique waterfalls.
5 walking trails of varying length and difficulty way marked from the main car park.
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Hafod Estate
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5 walking trails of varying length and difficulty way marked from the main car park.
A National Trust property including a John Nash villa, a working farm with traditional Welsh breeds, a walled garden with 51 varieties of apple.
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Llanerchaeron
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A National Trust property including a John Nash villa, a working farm with traditional Welsh breeds, a walled garden with 51 varieties of apple.
The Westminster Abbey of Wales. It is the final resting place for generations of Welsh princes. The great poet Dafydd ap Gwilym is said to be buried under a yew tree.
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Strata Florida Abbey
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The Westminster Abbey of Wales. It is the final resting place for generations of Welsh princes. The great poet Dafydd ap Gwilym is said to be buried under a yew tree.
A university town and home to the National Library of Wales, Constitution Hill and Cliff Railway, Vale of Rheidol Railway and Aberystwyth arts Centre.
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Aberystwyth
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A university town and home to the National Library of Wales, Constitution Hill and Cliff Railway, Vale of Rheidol Railway and Aberystwyth arts Centre.
A Georgian harbour town, the gem of Cardigan bay. Take a walk along the coastal and cycle paths.
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Aberaeron
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A Georgian harbour town, the gem of Cardigan bay. Take a walk along the coastal and cycle paths.
A popular seaside resort and traditional fishing town. Key attractions are the picturesque harbour and expansive sandy beach and the ability to see the dolphins of Cardigan Bay. Nearby is the New Quay Honey farm.
New Quay Beach
A popular seaside resort and traditional fishing town. Key attractions are the picturesque harbour and expansive sandy beach and the ability to see the dolphins of Cardigan Bay. Nearby is the New Quay Honey farm.
A beautiful hidden cove a popular beach with families, walkers and dolphin watchers.
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Mwnt
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A beautiful hidden cove a popular beach with families, walkers and dolphin watchers.
The second largest town in Ceredigion with a Norman Castle which was the location of the first National Eisteddfod in 1176. The castle underwent restoration in 2014.
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Cardigan
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The second largest town in Ceredigion with a Norman Castle which was the location of the first National Eisteddfod in 1176. The castle underwent restoration in 2014.
The smallest city in Britain. City status was awarded in 1995 although the roots of St. David's go back to the 5th century when St. David himself lived there.
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St Davids
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The smallest city in Britain. City status was awarded in 1995 although the roots of St. David's go back to the 5th century when St. David himself lived there.
A walled seaside town with 2 and a half miles of sandy beaches. Boats sail from Tenby's harbour to offshore monastic Caldy Island.
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Tenby Harbour
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A walled seaside town with 2 and a half miles of sandy beaches. Boats sail from Tenby's harbour to offshore monastic Caldy Island.
Best Animal day Out and Best for Little Kids award 2019.
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Folly Farm Adventure Park and Zoo
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Best Animal day Out and Best for Little Kids award 2019.
Wales' only walking safari! Pet giant rabbits, watch lemurs ump about, hand feed wallabies and more.
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Manor House Wildlife Park
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Wales' only walking safari! Pet giant rabbits, watch lemurs ump about, hand feed wallabies and more.
Fun for the whole family including toddler friendly rides and fast thrills and spills including Megafobia.
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Oakwood Theme Park
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Fun for the whole family including toddler friendly rides and fast thrills and spills including Megafobia.
A shopper's haven!
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Narberth
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A shopper's haven!
Wide open beach with miles of sand. Scene of many attempts on world land speed records.
Pendine
Wide open beach with miles of sand. Scene of many attempts on world land speed records.
The oldest town in Wales sited on the river Tywi. Visit the County Museum at Abergwili. Good shops and leisure facilities. Head to Carmarthen Market for arts and crafts and for local food including Carmarthen ham, laverbread and cockles.
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Carmarthen
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The oldest town in Wales sited on the river Tywi. Visit the County Museum at Abergwili. Good shops and leisure facilities. Head to Carmarthen Market for arts and crafts and for local food including Carmarthen ham, laverbread and cockles.
A natural beauty spot. The falls range from quiet and peaceful when the river is low to an impressive force of nature when the river is in full flood. A well known salmon leap.
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Cenarth Falls
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A natural beauty spot. The falls range from quiet and peaceful when the river is low to an impressive force of nature when the river is in full flood. A well known salmon leap.
Always wanted to be a traindriver? Feel what it was really like to drive a steam locomotive. Enjoy a cream tea or a curry night. Please check dates.
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Gwili Steam Railway
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Always wanted to be a traindriver? Feel what it was really like to drive a steam locomotive. Enjoy a cream tea or a curry night. Please check dates.
One of Wales' top visitor attractions. Set in 500 acres of woodland and 8 miles of golden sands
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Pembrey Country Park
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One of Wales' top visitor attractions. Set in 500 acres of woodland and 8 miles of golden sands
A beautiful sandy beach located below historic Llansteffan castle. Views over estuary to Ferryside. Take the Llansteffan to Ferryside ferry 'Glansteffan'.
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Llansteffan
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A beautiful sandy beach located below historic Llansteffan castle. Views over estuary to Ferryside. Take the Llansteffan to Ferryside ferry 'Glansteffan'.
Visit the castle founded in 1106, a fourteenth century bridge and gate, the former quay ( now a nature reserve) and an industrial museum.
Kidwelly
Visit the castle founded in 1106, a fourteenth century bridge and gate, the former quay ( now a nature reserve) and an industrial museum.
A long sandy beach, backed by dunes and salt marshes. Has been described as one of Europe's best beaches.
Cefn Sidan Sands
A long sandy beach, backed by dunes and salt marshes. Has been described as one of Europe's best beaches.
Hand feed the rarest goose in the world, see colourful flamingos, go bug hunting and pond dipping, enjoy bird watching from the hives.
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WWT National Wetland Centre
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Hand feed the rarest goose in the world, see colourful flamingos, go bug hunting and pond dipping, enjoy bird watching from the hives.
Top class horse racing.
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Ffos Las Racecourse
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Top class horse racing.
The UK's first area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, famous for beautiful coastline and sandy beaches. Sample Penclawdd cockles, succulent salt Marsh lamb and the famous Laverbread.
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Gower
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The UK's first area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, famous for beautiful coastline and sandy beaches. Sample Penclawdd cockles, succulent salt Marsh lamb and the famous Laverbread.
The largest indoor market in Wales, an award winning, historic market that offers a unique shopping experience.
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Swansea Market
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The largest indoor market in Wales, an award winning, historic market that offers a unique shopping experience.
Swansea's premier leisure complex.
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1-49 Rhondda Street
Swansea's premier leisure complex.
A Neo Gothic Folly erected in honour of Lord nelson. Feel on top of the world and enjoy splendid views over the Tywi Valley.
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Paxton's Tower
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A Neo Gothic Folly erected in honour of Lord nelson. Feel on top of the world and enjoy splendid views over the Tywi Valley.
Sited on a rocky hill, it overlooks the Tywi Valley with extensive views.
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Dryslwyn Castle
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Sited on a rocky hill, it overlooks the Tywi Valley with extensive views.
Llandeilo is a gem. An ancient capital of Wales, the town has the largest single arch stone bridge in Wales which is fringed by pretty pastel painted houses that sweep up to the town centre. There's an array of small independent shops.Shopping in Llandeilo is an absolute pleasure!
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Llandeilo
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Llandeilo is a gem. An ancient capital of Wales, the town has the largest single arch stone bridge in Wales which is fringed by pretty pastel painted houses that sweep up to the town centre. There's an array of small independent shops.Shopping in Llandeilo is an absolute pleasure!
A market town described by the early travel writer George Borrow as " the pleasantest little town in which I have halted." Llandovery has an ancient castle, a museum and a private school. It has a leading Welsh Premiership rugby union team nicknamed The Drovers.
Llandovery
A market town described by the early travel writer George Borrow as " the pleasantest little town in which I have halted." Llandovery has an ancient castle, a museum and a private school. It has a leading Welsh Premiership rugby union team nicknamed The Drovers.
A fun filled family day out. A huge indoor soft play area and lots of outdoor adventure play.
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Cantref - Adventure Farm
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A fun filled family day out. A huge indoor soft play area and lots of outdoor adventure play.
A family play centre with the biggest drop slide in Mid Wales!
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Quackers
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A family play centre with the biggest drop slide in Mid Wales!
An award winning indoor soft play centre.
Play Barn at Brynich
An award winning indoor soft play centre.
Sports
Llandovery Swimming Pool
Llandovery Squash Club
Llandovery College Golf Course
Builth Wells Golf Club
Brecon Golf Club
Glynhir Golf Course
Mountain Biking
6.7 km red grade quality single track riding including a descent over a rocky ridge , along with stunning views over the scenic valley and waterfall. Great reviews.
Cwm Rhaeadr MTB Trail
6.7 km red grade quality single track riding including a descent over a rocky ridge , along with stunning views over the scenic valley and waterfall. Great reviews.
Dramatic views and deep river valleys for fantastic mountain biking. 3 big climbs and descents. More experienced riders can test their skills on the formidable black graded Raven Trail whilst the Derwen Trail is perfect for families and novices.
Brechfa
Dramatic views and deep river valleys for fantastic mountain biking. 3 big climbs and descents. More experienced riders can test their skills on the formidable black graded Raven Trail whilst the Derwen Trail is perfect for families and novices.
A number of cycling routes all suitable for families looking for road riding in a stunning location.
Crychan Forest
A number of cycling routes all suitable for families looking for road riding in a stunning location.
A superb country park set around a historical and mythological lake, known for its wildlife. Mountain biking and cycling around the lake.
Llyn Llech Owain Country Park
A superb country park set around a historical and mythological lake, known for its wildlife. Mountain biking and cycling around the lake.
Numerous bike tracks and cycle ways all suitable for families. Bike hire available at the Ski Centre.
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Pembrey Country Park
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Numerous bike tracks and cycle ways all suitable for families. Bike hire available at the Ski Centre.
Theatre
A choice of theatres - The Miners, Ammanford; The Lyric, Carmarthen; The Ffwrnes, Llanelli; The Grand , Swansea and Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon.
Lyric Theatre
A choice of theatres - The Miners, Ammanford; The Lyric, Carmarthen; The Ffwrnes, Llanelli; The Grand , Swansea and Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon.
Fishing
A number of fish species including carp, perch, tench, roach and rudd.
Bryncoch Farm
A number of fish species including carp, perch, tench, roach and rudd.
Extensively stocked with carp, mirror, tench and beam
Sylen Lakes
Extensively stocked with carp, mirror, tench and beam