Places to visit; Our Recommendations
There really is so much to enjoy in this part of Wales and we are still exploring too. We have kept our recommendations to within one hours drive.
Please do let us know if we have missed any hidden gems.
Just over the street, we are very proud of our local castle. Dating back to the 12th century, Laugharne castle was destroyed by Cromwell’s Roundheads during the Civil War and is worth a visit for the views alone.
Open 10am -5pm, April to September.
The Boat House
Dylan Thomas was born in Swansea but made Laugharne his home, writing many of his major works here including “Under Milk Wood”. Both his writing shed and tiny former home, the Boathouse, have been preserved with original furnishings and memorabilia.
Open 10am-5pm in summer and 10am -3pm in winter
The West Wales Coastal Path
The only dedicated footpath along the entire coastline of any country in the world. A well-known walking route with stunning views, Laugharne is a stop along the way.
The Celtic Cycling Trail
Laugharne features in one of three circular cycling routes on the Celtic Trail which is very popular with cyclists of all abilities.
The Tin Shed Experience
A World War ll museum in Laugharne which puts on special events and is worth a visit. Please check opening times in advance.
Pendine (15 minutes’ drive)
Our local beach, famous for hosting the land speed records on its 7 mile stretch of fine pale sand.
Amroth (20 minutes’ drive)
Horse-riding is on offer here, as well as a lovely beach, cafes and pubs.
The National Botanic Garden of Wales (30 minutes’ drive)
A brilliant millennium project, the Botanic Garden continues to inspire visitors with its variety of horticulture and the stunning architecture of The Great Glasshouse which was designed by Norman Foster and is the largest greenhouse in the world.
Open March to October, 10am – 6pm, and 10am to 4:30pm in winter.
Tenby (30 minutes’ drive)
A beautiful harbour town and much-loved holiday resort due to its four beaches, and busy nightlife.
Pembrey Country Park (40 minutes’ drive)
Forestry, nature reserve and 8 miles of sandy beach lined with dunes. This is a great place for cycling, walking and swimming in the sea (weather permitting!). Ask us for a picnic and make a day of it.
Penllergare Valley Woods and Waterfall (fifty minutes’ drive)
A gorgeous country park with lots of walks, hikes, spectacular waterfall and café
The Gower Peninsula (an hour’s drive)
Mumbles is a vibrant seaside village and the gateway to the renowned Gower Peninsula, the UK’s first designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and protected from development since the 1960s. The Gower has a string of impressive beaches with pale sand and surf, favourites include Rhossili which has been named among the best in the world by Trip Advisor. A must-see area.
All of our rooms contain the Carmarthenshire guide to places to visit, including food and drink producers, craft shops and many more options.