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There’s just so much to see and do in Carmarthenshire and Sannan Court is perfectly located to enjoy it all, as well as to hop over the border into the neighbouring counties of Pembrokeshire and Ceredigion. Listed in order of drive time, here are a few of our favourites. Have fun discovering yours and don't forget to tell us about them!  (Skip straight to cycling if that's your joy.)

Dryslwyn Castle

Medieval ruins overlooking the Tywi river. A 20  inute steep walk up from the car park.

Drive time: 11 minutes

Medieval ruins overlooking the Tywi river.
A 20 minute steep walk up from the car park.

Drive time: 11 minutes

Paxtons Tower

Neo-gothic folly reached over muddy fields, well worth the stunning views.

Drive time: 15 minutes

Brechfa Forest

Woodland walks, mountain bike trails and an

arboretum. Go on foot/bike from our door, or join at various formal access points including at Abergorlech, handy for the Black Lion Pub.
Drive time: 12 minutes


Small town with boutique shopping and cafés, and National Trust property nearby, see Dinefwr.

Drive time: 16 minutes


A tiny but delightful village with a community owned shop and pub, open limited hours.
Drive time: 18 minutes

National Botanic Gardens of Wales

So big you get a ticket for a week! The world’s largest single-span glasshouse, plus birds of prey.

Drive time: 20 minutes

The Lost Gardens of Aberglasney

8 acres of beautiful gardens and a lovely mansion hosting local art.

Restaurant overlooking lake.
Drive time: 12 minutes

Carmarthenshire County Museum

Fascinating history of the area in a characterful old house.

Drive time: 18 minutes

Dinefwr National Trust

National Trust parkland, baronial-style mansion with artworks, heritage cattle, woodland walks, castle ruins.
Drive time: 21 minutes

Talley Abbey

The imposing remains of a medieval abbey with  nearby lakeside and woodland walks.

Drive time: 23 minutes


Our county town claiming to be the oldest town in Wales. Nowadays it also has shops/mall/hospital/cinema/restaurants, etc.

Drive time: 23 minutes

Merlins Hill

Legend has it that the wizard Merlin was born in a cave near here. A small visitor centre in a farmyard is the gateway to a steep walk up the hill, which was an Iron-age hill fort.

Drive time: 21 minutes

Dolaucothi Goldmines

A National Trust visitor exhibition of
gold-mining here since Roman times, try your luck at panning or enjoy the trails through the landscape.

Drive time: 27 minutes

Carreg Cennen Castle

Dramatic rocky setting, a steep walk up this romantic ruin painted by W M Turner. Take a torch to explore the dungeons.

Drive time: 29 minutes

The Gwili Railway

A nostalgic 8 mile return trip on a steam railway. Special events.

Drive time: 26 minutes


Beautiful estuary overlooked by a castle where you can explore the keep. Great walks around the headland and pristine beach when the tide’s out. Seasonal ferry service.

Drive time: 36 minutes

Red Kite Feeding Station

Make sure you take your camera equipment to see these wonderful birds feeding up close.

Drive time: 38 minutes

Garn Goch Iron Age Hill Fort

Walk to the top and imagine what it must have been like for the ancient inhabitants watching the approach of the Roman Army!

Drive time: 29 minutes

Fos Las Race Course

Horse racing, plus hosts special events.

Drive time: 40 minutes


As well as the 9 mile long beach, see ‘Babs’ the restored car that beat the land speed record in 1926. Motoring events are still held here.

Drive time: 44 minutes


A charming small estuary town associated with the poet Dylan Thomas. Visit the Boathouse Museum and retrace his footsteps around the town.

Drive time: 39 minutes

Colby Woodland Gardens

Visit the National Trust Garden then walk through the woodland to the beach at Amroth.

Drive time: 44 minutes

Wiseman’s Beach

Rocky beach with pub.

Drive time: 47 minutes


Small seaside village and the starting point of the 186 mile Pembrokeshire Coastal Path.

Drive time: 43 minutes


Busy, historic seaside resort perched above two spectacular beaches. Restaurants and shops, Tudor Merchant’s House (NT), boat trips to Caldey Island and beyond.

Drive time: 55 minutes

National Wool Museum

See how this former mill operated and what life was like for the workers.

Drive time: 47 minutes


Pretty seaside town with beach, harbour and coastal walk.

Drive time: 51 minutes

Cernarth Falls

Salmon leap and Coracle museum.

Drive time: 56 minutes


Sandy bay with pub, on the west coast.

Drive time: 1 hour and 2 minutes


Small fashionable harbour town on the west coast.

Drive time: 59 minutes

Llyn y Fan Fach

Walk up to a legendary lake in the Brecon Beacons. A variety of routes up.

Drive time: 56 minutes


West coast seaside town with harbour, boat trips, and Dylan Thomas connections.

Drive time: 1 hour and 3 minutes


Steep walk down to a pretty cove on the west coast.  Avoid at peak holiday time due to small access road.

Drive time: 1 hour and 1 minute

Llyn Brianne Dam

This large reservoir was a controversial creation. Walks and views.

Drive time: 1 hour and 8 minutes


The National Trust's Stackpole Estate is home to dramatic coastline, idyllic beaches and lakes.

Drive time: 1 hour and 10 minutes


The highest peak

in the Brecon Beacons and southern Britain.
Various routes up.

Drive time: 1 hour and 5 minutes


Not the city, but the west coast small town with a lovely beach beyond.

Drive time: 1 hour and 15 minutes

Rhosilli Bay

3 mile stretch of sand at the southwestern tip of the Gower Peninsula.

Drive time: 1 hour and 15 minutes


A National Trust cove on the west coast.
Walk up the conical hill for fabulous views of Cardigan Bay.

Drive time: 1 hour and 15 minutes

Whitesands Beach

One of the best surfing beaches in the UK.

Drive time: 1 hour and 30 minutes

St Davids

Britain’s smallest city, with a magnificent cathedral and bishop’s palace.
Boat trips to local islands.

Drive time: 1 hour and 30 minutes


Charming harbour village.

Drive time: 1 hour and 18 minutes

Estimated drive times courtesy of RAC Route Planner, 2019

Love Cycling? For the nearest cycling routes to Sannan Court, click here or for other routes click on the box below.

Love Walking? For private guided hillwalking & and climbing, click here or for more ideas click on the box below.

Dog lover? For dog-friendly places to visit with your pooch, click here.


For lots more ideas, visit:
The official Discover Carmarthenshire website

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