If you are considering a trip to South Wales in your motorhome this summer, then don’t neglect from your itinerary one of the most scenic and historic areas of the country, Carmarthenshire.
Carmarthenshire is one of the oldest counties in Wales and has a vast array of castles, beautiful beaches and picturesque gardens. It was home to Celtic Iron Age settlements and was also the most westerly point of the Roman Empire. Known as the Garden of Wales, the country is also a stronghold of the welsh language.
It’s also home to Dylan Thomas’ Writing Shed. The Boathouse in Laugharne, Wales, was where Dylan Thomas (main picture) lived with his family during his last four years between 1949 and 1953. The house is set in a cliff overlooking the Tâf estuary and is where he wrote many of his major pieces.
If it’s countryside and outdoor activities you are after you won’t be disappointed with what Carmarthenshire has to offer. There are lots of different gardens and parks available in the area, all with an abundance of wildlife. Dinefwr Park and Castle is located in Llandeilo where there is wild deer and badger watches, as well as scenic walks and guided tours.
For more wildlife adventures you can explore WWT Llanelli Wetland Centre where there are all kinds of different environments, attracting lots of different birds, butterflies, and insects. There are also canoeing and bike trail activities available at the centre.
Art And Festivals
If you would like to breath in some of the county’s art then have a look at Oriel King Street Gallery where there is a new exhibition every two months, displaying some of the best known artists in Wales. A visit to Heavenly is also a ‘number one’ for many visitors who want to sample some of the finest ice cream.
There are plenty of seasonal events and festivals in the area dotted throughout the year. These include: a Local Produce Market, starting in March and held every third Saturday of the month offering lots of different organic vegetables, flowers, jams and chutneys as well as homemade crafts and accessories.
In April, there is a Still Life, Post Industrial Age exhibition at the King Street Gallery and in June there is a Midsummer Celebration at Gwili Railway; this is a new event which features a High Tea with Prosecco Vintage Tea Party – a must for vintage lovers. Visitors to Carmarthenshire can also appreciate the Classic Transport Day at Gwili Railway, featuring Steam Locomotives and traction engines – motorbikes, agricultural vehicles, buses and commercial vehicles.
Motorhome Campsites & Stopovers in Carmarthenshire
There are lots of different places to stay in your motorhome in Carmarthenshire. Below are just some of the ones available:
Dolbryn Caravan and Camping
Capel Iawn Road, Newcastle Emlyn, Carmarthenshire, SA 38 9LP
Facilities at this site include electric hook ups, hard standing pitches, chemical disposal, gas refills, showers, toilets, a laundry, a children’s playground and internet access. There is also a log fired barn bar on site and dogs are permitted.
Within close proximity, there are shops, restaurants, beaches, and local transport links. Around a mile away you can find indoor swimming facilities, horse riding, tennis and fishing.
Set within traditional Welsh buildings and countryside, there are a number of different sites within this sites, including the Pines, which overlooks the play area, the Lakes where there is a fishing pong close by and Mountain View which allows for views of the Preseli Mountains
Black Mountain Caravan And Camping Park
Llanddeusant, Llangadog, Carmarthenhire, SA 19 9YG
This site is open all year round and is located on 6.5 acres of unspoilt land with beautiful views all round. On site, there are electric hook ups, showers, toilets, a laundry, chemical disposal and washing up facilities. There are shops and transport links within 10 miles of the site, and boating activities 5 miles away.
There is a small shop on site for daily needs and there is a popular Red Kite Feeding Station close by. Dinefwr Castle is also nearby and as are the National Botanical Gardens of Wales.
Brook, Laugharne, Pendine, Laugharne, Carmarthenshire, SA33 4NX
This is a family run, peaceful site located close to the coastal path and with farmland views. Facilities on this site include electric hook ups, showers, toilets, a laundry, chemical disposal, showers and toilets, laundry facilities. Within a mile of the site there are shops, restaurants, local transport links and a beach. Five miles away, there are fishing and horse-riding activities.