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What's in the Area

The National Bontanical Gardens of Wales and Aberglasny Gardens are just a short drive away for garden lovers, while for those wanting a more action packed holiday, the 22km cycling tracks in the Brechfa forest will not disappoint. Why not also try out the Millenium Coastal Path / Cycleway stretching from Pembrey Country Park to The National Wetland Centre of Wales at Penclacwydd or take a walk up the Black Mountain in the Brecon Beacons?


There are numerous castles in teh area for those looking for a piece of history including Kidwelly, Llansteffan, Dryslwyn castles and the Dolaucothi Goldmines date back to Roman times. Literature lovers would enjoy a visit to Dylan Thomas's Boathouse in Laugharne and a drink at the Browns Hotel, the poet's local drinking haunt.


For shopping, the popular historical market town of Carmarthen, home of the wizard Merlin, the arty town of Narberth and the beautiful cityh of St David's, the smallest in Britain are ideal.

Dylan Thomas Boat House

Places for the whole family to enjoy include Oakwood Theme Park, Folly Farm, Gelli Aur Country Park and the Gwlli Steam Railway. Not to mention the miles of beautiful beaches that include Llansteffan, Tenby, Pendine and the wonderful Pembrokeshire coast.


    


Burry Port Woodlands

Burry Port woodlands was planted in the late 1990’s and is now a wildlife rich haven. However, the past was an industrial one and a large part of this coastal area was home to Carmarthen Bay Power Station. The woodland now bridges the gap between a rich industrial past and an environment rich in wildlife.

Common Blue Damselfly on Pondweed

Brimstone Butterfly on
Alder Buckthorn leaf

Areas of natural tree growth were added to by the planting of native trees including birch, alder, hazel and oak. Shrubs were also planted including broom, alder buckthorn and guilder rose. Corsican pine was planted as it does well in this coastal location.

The old ash lagoon from the power station have been turned into wildlife ponds that attract dragonflies and a host of other insect life. Meadows nestle in-between the trees and support many flowers in the summer. Listen out for the hum of bees at the height of summer as they feed on the nectar and pollen. Birds are also attracted to the area to feed on the increased insect life and help to complete the natural nutrient cycle.

Southern Marsh-Orchid

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