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Whitland & St Clears

Turkey treats and a trinket treasure trove

Yummy chocolates, gooey pots of honey, turkey pasties through to glass jewelled trinkets, pottery and knitted ties...

The Gate Craft Centre

The Gate Craft Centre

That is the rainbow range of arts and crafts likely to shower opportunity on you as you explore this western gateway to the county. The Gate Craft Centre at St Clears has been forged from a former mill offering a gallery to arts and craft technicians from around the county. It has a shop, meeting place, studio and hosts regular arts and craft exhibitions. Children can party there and paint their own pottery and even follow the process through to firing.

Carrying on the arts and craft theme the Glyn Coch Craft Centre has a treasure chest of gift items made by small Welsh family firms and individual craftspeople. They even have a textile centre where they produce clothes that are woven or knitted from their own rare breed sheep. There are china, pottery, soaps, prints, oils, watercolours fudge, dragoons of dragons in all materials and you can baa-barter for sheep’s mugs too. There is a woodland walk nearby with stunning views and an opportunity to get down and nosey with wildlife with 70 different birds, bats, reptiles and an opportunity to get down and dirty with amphibians too. As well as getting back to nature you can try your hand at brass rubbing or retro tune in on radios dating back to the 1940 at a museum on site that also has early year’s computers on show to illustrate how fast we are developing.

River Taf on the Wales Coast Path

River Taf on the Wales Coast Path

St Clears is a town of those bygone yeas and many years before at the crossroads of 80-miles of the Wales Coastal Path that is contained in Carmarthenshire. The remnants of the town’s motte and bailey castle is a perfect starting point for challenging but enthralling walks to Llanstephan and Laugharne. The route follows the meandering River Taf but make sure you refresh yourself at one of the many cafe pub and beer garden opportunities at St Clear’s before striding forth.

There’s a buzz about Brynderi’s ices

Whitland is truly a community of milk and honey and Brynderi Honey Farm produces award winning ice cream delights. The family run 'buzz'-iness produces its own honey and they specialise in making honey ice cream and sorbets. They have True Taste of Wales award winning brands in their honey and marmalade, honey and lemon marmalade and honey and ginger ice cream. That’s every reason to pop along and enjoy.

St Clears Town Council Audio Heritage Trail

St Clears Town Council Audio Heritage Trail

St Clears Town Council are pleased to announce that an audio handset to accompany the Heritage Trail launched earlier this year is now available. The audio trail provides a free guided tour of the town and is an opportunity to learn about the rich history and culture of St Clears. There are 12 interpretative panels to accompany the audio trail which is a total distance of around 1.5 miles. Handsets are available at the Gate, Pentre Rd, St Clears which is open from 9:00-16:30 Monday to Friday and 9:00-15:00 on Saturday. A fully refundable deposit is required for each handset.

Come along for an enjoyable and informative walk around St Clears! For more information please contact St Clears Town Clerk on 01267 237103 or   stclearstowncouncil.co.uk