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Ffos las Racecourse, Race days throughout the year click here for more details
Kidwelly Castle This castle is one of Wales’s best-kept secrets. Kidwelly, overlooking the River Gwendraeth, presents a vision of medieval times which is more complete than many of its more celebrated contemporaries. The castle is remarkably well preserved but its most arresting feature has to be its great gatehouse, completed in 1422. click here for more details.
Llanelly House recently restored to its Georgian splendour, tours and information available here.
Burry Port is a Lovely Harbour Town
Wildfowl & wetlands, many activities every day of school holidays, please click here for details
A short distance away is Llanelli town with its shops and nightlife; a leisure centre with indoor heated adult and children’s pools.
If you want to go shopping the Parc Trostre Retail Park is about 3 miles away boasts a good range of stores from Tesco, Morrisons, Debenhams, Boots, Next, Marks and Spencer, Homebase, New Look, Bhs, TKMaxx, JJB sports, B&Q, to Comet, and food & beverage outlets such as Subway, Pizza Hut, McDonalds etc.
Pembrey Motor Racing Circuit is for the more adventurous - bikes, cars, go karts, lorries and formula Ford racing all happens during the year at this racing circuit; there's also go karting and performance car racing. for uptodate events list please click here
The natural beauty of the Gower peninsula with its water sports, climbing and hang-gliding are an adventurous day out.
Historic Carmarthen with its market and museums is only a short ride away as is the Gwili Steam Railway and Merlins Hill Centre.
For the green fingered amongst you, there are the National Botanic Gardens, the restored Aberglasney Gardens near Carmarthen and Dinefwr Park near Llandeilo.
Family Fun/ Theme Parks
The National Showcaves Centre for Wales in the Swansea valleys (J45) is a good family day out. As well as the caves to explore there is also an Iron Age Village, model dinosaurs, a museum, stone circles, a shire horse centre, a working farm and Barney’s Owl’s adventure playground.
Oakwood Theme Park is also a great place to take the family. This theme park offers some high adrenalin thrill rides for those that want thrills, to more sedate children’s rides and activities. Reasonably priced entrance with family tickets of 4 or 6 makes this an affordable day out. Special events organised throughout the year -
Castles and Museums
The castles at Oxwich, Weobley, Dryslwyn, Llansteffan, Carreg Cennen & Kidwelly are very interesting for the historically minded. Dolaucothi Goldmines date back to Roman times and offer a great insight to how gold was mined out of the Welsh hills hundreds of years ago
Further afield at Laugharne lies Dylan Thomas Country with the famous boathouse and Castle and the long sandy beach at Pendine is a little further down the road from Laugharne.
The Pendine museum of speed interprets the Pendine area, focusing on the use of the sands at Pendine for land speed attempts and racing. The main exhibit for the summer season is 'Babs', the motor car used by Parry Thomas on his fatal attempt at the record in 1927. Other record breaking and fast vehicles can be seen at other times.
The Ashburnham golf course is one of top courses in Wales; it the demanding seaside venue and has long been regarded as one of the best links courses in Britain. The pay and play Glyn Abbey Golf Course is one of the best technically designed courses in the South Wales area with amazing views over the Gwendraeth Valley, beautiful wooded surroundings and one of the best layouts in South Wales.
Directly on our doorstep is the fabulous Machynys Nicklaus golf course. Machynys Golf club is a Nicklaus designed 7121 yard modern links championship golf course and has already hosted an unprecedented 8 championships, including 2 Royal & Ancient Championships and 4 Ryder Cup Wales LET Championships of Europe. Machynys is the youngest course ever to be awarded an R&A championship.It also has a clubhouse and spa which is open to members of the public.
Lots of information available at:discovercarmarthenshire.com
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