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If you’re looking for things to do in Carmarthen with your foster children, then look no further because we’ve collected some of our favourite places to visit.
Carreg Cennen Castle
This beautiful castle is only 4 miles away from Llandeilo and boasts an intact dungeon and beautiful scenery, however the castle is located on top of a cliff edge which could pose a danger for younger children.
Dinefwr is located close to Llandeilo and overlooks the river Tywi, it’s a fine example of a Welsh castle.
The castle is now owned by the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales (who do not charge for entry) and is managed by Cadw but lies within Dinefwr Park, which is owned by the National Trust. Visitors who wish to see the castle and are driving there, may park in the town and walk up to the Castle using the free Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales access route. If visitors walk or park in the National Trust site and are not National Trust, Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales or Cadw members there is a site entrance charge. There is a small free car park near the castle for disabled badge holders, but it can only be reached by a rough track through a field. Permission can be gained at the National Trust office to drive over the field up to the castle, weather and conditions permitting.
At the opposite edge of Carmartheshire is Kidwelly castle, this Norman fortress overlooks the river Gwendraeth near the town of Kidwelly.
The castle is now maintained by Cadw.
Bonus fact: The castle features in the first scene of Monty Python’s film “Monty Python and the Holly Grail”
If you haven’t had the pleasure of being in Laugharne yet, then the prospect of visiting a castle whose history spans well over 900 years is one more reason for you to visit. The castle is located right next to the shore and has some of the most beautiful scenery in the whole County. There is ample parking in and around Laugharne with most of the visitor attractions and café’s/restaurant being within walking distance of each other.
Dylan Thomas Boathouse
Continuing with places to visit in and around Laugharne, Dylan Thomas’ Boathouse is a fascinating landmark to visit. The house is where Dylan Thomas spent the last 4 years of his life, it is now owned by Carmarthenshire County Council and includes several memorabilia and historical artefacts.
Pembrey Country Park
Fancy a nice cool walk through a forest with world war 2 ammunitions and defensive positions dotted around the landscape like large secret man-made rabbit holes? Or would you rather stroll across the beach and enjoy watching the tide reach the sand dunes? If relaxing walks aren’t your thing then you can always sky, play golf or toboggan in Pembrey County Park. If you’re looking for a day out with enough things to keep the whole family happy then Pembrey is the place for you, it has over 500 acres for you and your family to enjoy.
National Wool Museum
This museum is a hidden gem of Carmarthen, located in the village of Drefach Felindre (the whole village is a national heritage site) the museum includes the historic machinery that was used to create what was Wales’ largest and most important industry (larger than coal during some parts of the 19th century).
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