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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 neighbouring counties. From castle-topped hills, emerald forests, and babbling rivers, sweeping beaches and stunning coves, here are a few of our favourites. Have fun discovering yours.

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

Dryslwyn Castle

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

Drive time: 11 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

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, tropical butterfly house.

Drive time: 20 minutes

Paxtons Tower

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

Drive time: 15 minutes

Carmarthenshire County Museum

Fascinating history in a characterful old house.

Drive time: 18 minutes

Hope Thru Horses

Equine Psychology courses, self-help workshops for mindfulness and self-esteem, and tourist visits all based around a herd of naturally kept horses on hills near Brechfa.

Drive time: 20 minutes

Dinefwr National Trust

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

Cwmdu

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

Talley Abbey

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

Drive time: 23 minutes

Carmarthen

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

Drive time: 24 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. 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

Llansteffan

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 Gogh 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

Pendine

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

Laugharne

A charming small estuary town associated with the poet Dylan Thomas. If you don’t know much about him before you arrive, you‘ll be a fan by the time you’ve visited the Boathouse Museum and retraced his footsteps around the town.

Drive time: 39 minutes

Colby Woodland Gardens

You can walk from this National Trust Garden to the beach at Amroth.

Drive time: 44 minutes

Wiseman’s Beach

Rocky beach with pub.

Drive time: 47 minutes

Amroth

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

Drive time: 43 minutes

Tenby

Busy, historic seaside resort perched above two spectacular beaches. Lots of 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

Saundersfoot

Pretty seaside town with beach and harbour.

Drive time: 51 minutes

Cernarth Falls

Salmon leap and Coracle museum.

Drive time: 56 minutes

Aberaeron

Small fashionable harbour town on the west coast.

Drive time: 59 minutes

Llyn y Fan Fach

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

Drive time: 56 minutes

Tresaith

Sandy bay with pub, on the west coast.

Drive time: 1 hour and 2 minutes

Newquay

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

Drive time: 1 hour and 3 minutes

Llangranog

Steep ascent down to a pretty cove and village on the west coast, best reached on foot. Avoid at peak holiday time due to small access road.

Drive time: 1 hour and 1 minutes

Llyn Brianne Dam

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

Drive time: 1 hour and 8 minutes

Stackpole National Trust

The Stackpole Estate is home to some of the most dramatic coastline and idyllic beaches.

Drive time: 1 hour and 10 minutes

Pen-y-fan (Brecon Beacons)

Walk up the highest peak

in Southern Britain.

Drive time: 1 hour and 5 minutes

Newport

Lovely west coast beach beyond the small town.

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

Mwnt

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

Solva

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.

Love Walking? For private guided hillwalking & and climbing, click here.

Dog lover? Visit these dog-friendly places with your pooch during your stay, click here.

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

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South West Wales

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Carmarthenshire, Wales, SA32 7TQ
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Tel: +44 (0)1558 668 495
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