Reliving the past – visit Dylan Thomas’ boathouse in Laugharne, immortalised by its most celebrated inhabitant – open for visitors to explore. Her wrote some of his best work from the Boathouse and it’s shed that he turned into his writing haven with its inspiring views of the estuaries beneath.

Carmarthenshire

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Discover Wales’ longest beaches, the National Botanic Gardens of Wales, the home of Merlin the Magician, market towns such as Laugharne, Llandeilo, Llanelli, Carmarthen and Llandovery and the Teifi and Towy Valleys.

No region in Wales would be complete without its fair share of castles and historic sites with Carreg Cennen, Kidwelly and Llansteffan Castles being firm favourites. Dinefwr Park and Newton House and the Dolaucothi Goldmines are perfect for stepping back in time whilst visiting this part of the countryside and with the Heart of Wales railway, linking Carmarthenshire, Mid Wales and Shropshire running through this county you can really experience the heritage. Pembrey Country Park in south Carmarthenshire boasts 500 acres of woodland alongside 8 miles of golden sands along Cefn Sidan Beach or head slightly further west to Pendine Sands for another 8 miles of golden sands and it’s own museum documenting it’s adrenaline fueled history.

For thrill seekers head to Llandysul in the Teifi Valley and go canoeing, white water rafting and river swimming in the Teifi, the longest river in Wales. You can also lean about the industrial heritage of this valley by visiting the National Wool Museum and perhaps pick up some Welsh blankets at nearby Melin Teifi, a commercial mill still going strong in this part of the country.

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A visit to Carmarthenshire would not be complete without a trip to Pendine, where land speed records were made, broken and re-made on the sands. Its 8 miles of sandy beach is unique, even you can drive a car on the beach. You can also learn about the various land speed achievements from the 1920s at the Museum of Speed in the town.