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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. Quoting drive times, 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 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


Delightful tiny village with a community owned shop and pub, open limited hours. Music nights.
Drive time: 18 minutes

Brechfa Forest

Woodland walks, mountain bike trails. From our door or join at car parks including at Abergorlech.
Drive time: 12 minutes

Golden Grove Estate

Deer park, arboretum, gardens, café.

Estate being restored.

Drive time: 18 minutes

The Lost Gardens of Aberglasney

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

Drive time: 12 minutes

Carmarthenshire County Museum

Fascinating history of the area in a characterful old house.

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

Dinefwr National Trust

National Trust parkland, mansion with artworks, heritage cattle, woodland walks, castle ruin.
Drive time: 21 minutes

Merlin's Hill

Wizard Merlin born in a nearby cave? A farmyard visitor centre and a steep walk to an Iron-age hill fort.

Drive time: 21 minutes

The Gwili Railway

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

Drive time: 26 minutes

Garn Goch Iron Age Hill Fort

Walk to the top for panoramic views and a sense over 6,000 years of tribal unrest and invasions.

Drive time: 29 minutes


Visit poet Dylan Thomas' old haunts and the Boathouse Museum in this small estuary town.

Drive time: 39 minutes


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

Drive time: 43 minutes

National Wool Museum

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

Drive time: 47 minutes

Cernarth Falls

Salmon leap and Coracle museum.

Drive time: 56 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


The highest peak

in the Brecon Beacons. Various routes up.

Drive time: 1 hour and 5 minutes

Talley Abbey

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

Drive time: 23 minutes


The oldest town in Wales, nowadays with shops/hospital/cinema/restaurants, etc.

Drive time: 24 minutes


Dolaucothi Goldmines

Gold-mining since Roman times, try your luck at panning or enjoy trails through the landscape. NT.

Drive time: 27 minutes

Carreg Cennen Castle

Dramatic rocky setting, a steep walk to this romantic ruin painted by W M Turner. 

Drive time: 29 minutes


Stunning estuary. When the tide’s out walk around the headland and return via  the castle.

Drive time: 36 minutes

Red Kite Feeding Station

Take your camera equipment to see these wonderful birds feeding up close.

Drive time: 38 minutes

Fos Las Race Course

Horse racing, plus special events.

Drive time: 40 minutes


 9 mile long beach. See ‘Babs’, holder of the 1926 land speed record. Scheduled motoring events.

Drive time: 44 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


Pretty seaside town with beach, harbour and coastal walks.

Drive time: 51 minutes

Llyn y Fan Fach

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

Drive time: 56 minutes


Busy, historic town, two spectacular beaches, restaurants, shops, NT, boat trips.

Drive time: 55 minutes


Small Georgian harbour town on the west coast.

Drive time: 59 minutes


Sandy bay with pub, on the west coast.

Drive time: 1 hour and 2 minutes


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

Drive time: 1 hour and 3 minutes

Llyn Brianne

Remote and spectacular reservoir and dam, winding road around it cut into the hillside.

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


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

Drive time: 1 hour and 15 minutes


Charming harbour village.

Drive time: 1 hour and 18 minutes

Rhosilli Bay

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

Drive time: 1 hour and 15 minutes


NT 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

A mini-city, with magnificent cathedral and bishop’s palace. Nearby boat trips to local islands.

Drive time: 1 hour and 30 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.

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