Dylan Thomas’s Boathouse and Laugharne Castle

Dylan Thomas's Boathouse Laugharne

The pretty town of Laugharne is on the stunning estuary which inspired Dylan Thomas to write so many of his famous works.

The town is steeped in history with its 12th century castle and connection with the Dylan Thomas legacy. There is also some lovely walking to be done in the area and the town has some lovely shops, restaurants and bars.

Llandeilo Town

Llandeilo town from the bridge
The pretty town of Llandeilo is a 15 minute drive from Llansadwrn, or a short bus ride.

Full of independent shops, cafes, a Gin Haus, a chocolatier, beautiful buildings, a castle, stunning woods and parkland, this is a real treat for visitors.

There are a number of beautiful walks around Llandeilo, from the bridge you can walk up through the woods to the Wildlife Trusts Dinefwr Castle, or stroll around the National Trust estate enjoying the ancient parkland.

There is an annual jazz festival, regular live music at the Angel, a fantastic fireworks display and much more in this very bustly market town.

Dryslwyn Castle Dryslwyn

Dryslwyn Castle

Dryslwyn Castle by Ruth Shareville

Dryslwyn Castle by Ruth Shareville

Dryslwyn is a spectacular hilltop castle well worth visiting whilst in the area.

It is a Welsh castle, sited on a rocky hill between Llandeilo and Carmarthen. It overlooks the Tywi Valley with extensive views. It was built in about the 1220s by one of the princes of the kingdom of Deheubarth, and was a site of many feuds as it passed between English and Welsh ownership. It is considered one of the most important remaining structures built by a Welsh chieftain and is a Grade I listed building.

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Carreg Cennen Trap

Carreg Cennen castle
Carreg Cennen Castle

Carreg Cennen Castle

The spectacular Carreg Cennen Castle is unusually privately owned but managed by CADW (members get free access otherwise there is a small fee).

Gorgeous plunging cliffs meant anyone attacking the place might as well have signed their own death warrants. The chances of returning alive were slim.

Carreg Cennen’s defences exploited the natural environment to great effect, glued to the sheer cliff-face on all sides. The stronghold led a chequered life going between Welsh and English ownership in a feuding past.

Dinefwr castle Llandeilo

Dinefwr Castle, Llandeilo

Bluebell woods just below the castle

Owned by the local Wildlife Trust, Dinefwr castle is a stunning castle which has been extremely well preserved. Set in the glorious nature reserve which is full of bluebells in spring and links to the wider Dinefwr Park this whole site is managed beautifully and well worth a visit at any time of the year.

There is an accessible car park up near the castle which enables people with wheelchairs to get up close.