Heritage Trails in Carmarthenshire
The south coast of Carmarthenshire is pierced by a huge, sword-shaped body of water: the handle sticks into the wide blue of Carmarthen bay, the hilt broadens out into the Taf and Gwendraeth estuaries and the point reaches right up to the county capital of Carmarthen.
Even before the Romans, Carmarthen was a thriving port, and over the centuries it developed industries such as wool, iron and coal. As a result it is dotted with fine castles, houses and industrial sites to prove it, many of which have been converted into museums, restaurants or shops. Add a large rural hinterland, fabulous produce, gorgeous walking country and swooping sandy beaches and - hey presto! - the perfect heritage holiday.
By following one of three suggested trails, below, you are sure to experience some of the county’s heritage highlights as part of a touring holiday, or combine them to suit an individual itinerary. Each trail is packed full of nuggets of information to whet your appetite of what’s to be discovered.
North west trail
An eclectic journey revealing the secrets of the coracle and wool industries as well as an opportunity to relive childhood memories whatever your age. More...
A gardener’s delight - discover two of the Carmarthenshire’s horticultural hotspots with a dose of heritage thrown in and a visit to a castle with a herd of ancient breed White Park Cattle. More...
A trail of focusing on pioneers in land speed, aviation and poetry as well as a visit to one of the county’s latest private houses to open its impressive art collection to the public. More...