This area contains the counties of Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire, which make up the majority of the south-west peninsular of Wales.
Tenby, Pembrokeshire (By Tim Hill (CC0))
Carmarthenshire's green fertile landscape has earned it the nickname of the garden of Wales. It is one of the UK's most visited counties, packed with fine old churches and impressive medieval castles. It is hard to believe that much of the coastline was reclaimed from industrial wasteland over recent years, revealing some amazing pristine beaches. Carmarthen bay, which was an inspiration for Dylan Thomas, is still a big draw for holiday makers to this day.
Pendine sands (Carmarthenshire), is the location
for some of the first world land speed records. The
first set by Sir Malcolm Campbell in 1924, reaching
a speed in his Sunbeam car of 146 mph, the first of
his nine land speed records.
Pembrokeshire's 180 mile coastline is the jewel in its crown and home to the only coastline national park in Britain, the Millennium Coastal Park. With 186 miles of stunning coastline, more blue flag beaches than any other county, plus a wealth of protected environmental sites, old industrial buildings and historical remains, there is plenty to do and see in this beautiful part of Wales.
|Carmarthen Fau, 2525 feet|
|Carmarthen Yeast Cake - a rich fruit loaf enriched with golden syrup.|
Pembrokeshire Potatoes - said to be the sweetest grown in Britain.
Carmarthenshire: Ammanford, Carmarthen, Kidwelly, Llandovery, Llanelli, St. Clears.
Attractions & Heritage Parks:
Blaenavon | The Big Pit | Caerleon Roman Fort | Caerwent Roman Town | Cosmeston Medieval Village | Dolaucothi Gold Mines | Kidwelly Industrial Museum | Melin Tregwynt Mill | National Roman Legion Museum | Oakwood Park | Rhondda Heritage Park | St Fagans Museum | Old Station Tintern
Gardens & Historic Houses:
Aberglasney Gardens | Bedwellty House | Colby Garden | Dyffryn Gardens | Gnoll Estate | Llancaiach Fawr | Margam Country Park | National Botanic Garden | Scolton Manor | Parc Howard | Tredegar House
Nature, Wildlife & Scenic Sites:
Afan Forest | Craig-y-Nos | Cwmcarn Forest | Dare Valley | Gower Peninsula | Parc Bryn Bach | Pembrokeshire Coast National Park | Vale of Neath | Wye Valley
Castles, Monuments & Abbeys:
Caerphilly Castle | Caldicot Castle | Carreg Cennen Castle | Carew Castle | Castell Coch | Cilgerran Castle | Coity Castle | Dryslwyn Castle | Dinefwr Castle | Lamphey Bishop's Palace | Laugharne Castle | Llansteffan Castle | Llanthony Priory | Llawhaden Castle | Neath Abbey | Newcastle | Ogmore Castle | Old Beaupre Castle | Raglan Castle | Tintern Abbey | White Castle