Places to go not to far from Crychan Forest
A thousand years of Welsh history set in 450 acres of beautiful parkland with its 9th century castle, and Newton house – a magnificent 17th century residence.
These unique gold mines are set amid wooded hillsides overlooking the beautiful Cothi Valley.
There are many beautiful gardens to visit within a short drive including Aberglasney and the National Botanical Garden of Wales.
A 3.5km trail some of it alongside the river Tywi. Goosanders and dippers are resident, with pied flycatchers nesting in woodlands – excellent habitat for many species, Red Kites, Buzzards, Peregrines and Ravens.
Llandovery is a historical market town on the north-eastern part of Carmarthenshire, boarding the Brecon Beacons National Park, with a medieval Norman castle, craft and heritage centre. It is ideally situated for touring south, west and mid Wales.
With a population of about 600 Llanwrtyd Wells is the smallest town in Britain. Most of the buildings are of Victorian origin, due to the mineral springs. In Victorian times people flocked to take the waters for healing ailments.
A man-made lake amidst pine covered hills magnificent views, with mountain roads. The reservoir was built in 1973 damning the River Towy which runs through the county’s major Towns (Llandovery, Llandeilo and Carmarthen) entering the sea at Ferryside / Llanstephan.