Things to do in South Wales

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Walk in the footsteps of Dylan Thomas

Discover the best of Carmarthenshire

From the western borders of the ancient Brecon Beacons, to the golden sandy beaches along Carmarthen Bay, Carmarthenshire promises beauty and adventure to all who visit. Explore secluded forests, towering cliff tops, and lush green landscapes, or discover more about the region’s fascinating history and culture by visiting treasured landmarks, quaint towns and villages, and breathtaking natural wonders. If you’re looking for somewhere to spend time as a family, embark on an aqua adventure at the Blue Lagoon water park, board a steam train at the Gwili Railway, or get up close to rare and endangered species at one of the nearby wildlife parks.


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National Botanic Gardens

Set in the beautiful Carmarthenshire countryside, the Gardens feature the world’s largest single-span glasshouse and a tropical butterfly house.

Dylan Thomas’ Boat House

Learn about the life of the famous poet, writer and broadcaster, and experience inspiring views over the four estuaries from his Writing Shed.

Laugharne Castle

Discover more about Laugharne's rich history as you explore the 13th century castle and Victorian gardens before taking in views over the estuary.

Museum of Speed

This museum is home to a number of fascinating exhibits, including 'Babs', the motor car raced by Parry Thomas when he beat the world record in 1926.

Carmarthenshire Museum

Learn more about the region's rich and varied past through local archaeology, Egyptology, pottery, landscape paintings, costumes, and much more!

Aberglasney House & Gardens

Explore the historic mansion and award-winning sub-tropical indoor garden or enjoy a picture-perfect walk around the beautifully landscaped grounds.

Gwili Railway

Follow the River Gwili on a steady uphill journey through farmland and wooded hillsides while taking in beautiful views of the surrounding countryside.

Folly Farm

Perfect for children, Folly Farm is home to a vintage fairground, world-class zoo, indoor and outdoor play areas, and plenty of friendly farm animals!

Xcel Bowl

Unleash your competitive side at this vibrant, family-friendly bowling venue! Xcel Bowl also features a soft play centre for little ones.

Manor Wildlife Park

Get up close to a variety of species, including rhinos, apes, tigers and lemurs, or spend a day as a keeper with one of the animal experiences!

Oakwood Theme Park

Perfect for thrillseekers and families of all ages, Oakwood Theme Park is Wales' biggest adventure park and is just half an hour from Laugharne!

Blue Lagoon

Enjoy breathtaking rides, rapid rivers and flumes, or spend some time unwinding in the relaxation pools at the Blue Lagoon water park.

National Showcaves Centre

Journey underground and explore mesmerising caves, and see over 220 life-sized models at the world's largest
dinosaur park!

Bosherton Lily Ponds

Bosherston is a tiny village just 5 miles south of Pembroke. Home to a picturesque lake and lily ponds, it’s the perfect place to enjoy an afternoon stroll.

Pendine Sands beach

This beautiful sandy beach is backed by a belt of sand dunes and offers unbeatable views views across Carmarthen Bay to the Gower Peninsula and Tenby.

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