Places of Interest

LOCAL ATTRACTIONS

IN LLANGADOG, CARMARTHENSHIRE

Book your stay at Cilgwyn Manor, Llangadog, when visiting Carmarthenshire. 
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Culture and places of interest

Art galleries and museums:

Carmarthenshire County Museum
The county museum is situated in an ancient building which sits in parkland in the beautiful Tywi valley. 11 galleries take you through 50,000 years of history. There are light refreshments available; plus a shop, picnic sites and walks. 

Fountain Fine Art
Founded in 1989, displaying changing exhibitions of new work from gallery artists.



Kidwelly Industrial Museum
A museum focusing on the tinplate industry in Kidwelly, as well as coal mining and brick making.


National Wool Museum
  • 37.8 miles west of Cilgwyn Manor
  • Dre-Fach Felindre, Llandysul, Carmarthenshire, SA44 5UP
  • www.museumwales.ac.uk/wool
  • 02920 573 070
  • 0300 111 2 333
Tour around the woollen mill, see how wool is processed from start to finish and learn about the machines involved. There is a café and a gift shop.

Parc Howard Art Gallery and Museum
  • 26.7 miles south of Cilgwyn Manor
  • Felinfoel Road, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, SA15 3LJ
  • www.parchoward.org.uk
  • 01554 772 029
Parc Howard is set in 32 acres of parkland with a duck pond, tennis courts and children's play area. The museum, inside the park’s 19th century mansion, houses the world’s largest collection of Llanelli pottery.

The Regimental Museum of the Royal Welsh
This museum tells the story of Wales’ infantry regiment - the Royal Welsh. 

West Wales Museum of Childhood
A toy museum with children's play area, small tea room and gift shop.



Gwili Pottery
Hand crafted, hand painted Welsh pottery. Gwili are known for their distinctive use of colour and innovative design patterns.


Erwood Station Gallery
  • 34.7 miles north east of Cilgwyn Manor
  • Llandeilo Graban, Builth Wells, Powys, LD2 3SJ
  • www.erwoodstation.com
  • 01982 560 674
A former railway station on the Mid Wales Railway between Brecon and Llanidloes, this gallery (with tea room) displays modern work by Welsh artists. 




Helen Elliott Art
  • 39.6 miles west of Cilgwyn Manor
  • Carmarthen Road, Newcastle Emlyn, Ceredigion, SA38 9DA
  • www.elliottart.net
  • 01239 711 735
The gallery showcases new originals as they are finished. See the artist’s working studio, chat to Helen and see how her paintings evolve. Creative workshops are available; and there’s a range of originals, prints and cards for sale.

National Waterfront Museum
This museum tells the story of industry and innovation in Wales, now and in the last 300 years. 

Oriel Myrddin Gallery
This is the main publicly funded art and craft gallery for the south west Wales region, presenting a contemporary programme of temporary exhibitions.



Pendine Sands Museum of Speed
A museum dedicated to the use of Pendine Sands for land speed record attempts.



Tin Shed Experience
1940's museum.

Dolaucothi Gold Mines
Gold mines dating back to Roman times, with guided underground tours and hands-on gold panning. There are also walks around the grounds of Dolaucothi mansion and several other walking trails. 

Myddfai Visitor Centre 
  • 2.5 miles east of Cilgwyn Manor
  • Myddfai, Llandovery, Carmarthenshire, SA20 0JD
  • www.myddfai.org
  • 01550 720 449
Myddfai is renowned for the history and heritage of “The Physicians of Myddfai”, who were herbalists and medical practitioners dating back to medieval times. The Centre was officially opened on 30th June 2011 by HRH Prince of Wales – who has his Welsh home in Myddfai. There is a shop and café here.
Steam Railways:

Brecon Mountain Railway
Traditional steam engine journey. The line runs from Pant (3 miles north of Merthyr Tydfil) to Torpantau, following part of the route of the original Brecon and Merthyr Railway which closed in 1964. 

Teifi Valley Railway
A 2’ narrow gauge tourist railway operating between Llandysul and Newcastle Emlyn. The route runs along the River Teifi on the border of Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion. Attractions here include miniature train rides, crazy golf, indoor and outdoor children’s play areas and a café.


Gwili Steam Railway
  • 24.8 miles south west of Cilgwyn Manor
  • Bronwydd Arms Station, Carmarthen, SA33 6HT
  • www.gwili-railway.co.uk
  • 01267 238 213
A restored standard gauge railway near Carmarthen. The route runs from Bronwydd Arms Station to Danycoed Halt – a round trip of about an hour. The train runs next to the River Gwili and herons can often be seen on this journey.

The Bookshops of Hay-on-Wye
  • Hay-on-Wye, Herefordshire, HR3
  • 41.8 miles east of Cilgwyn Manor
Founded by Richard Booth in 1961, Hay-on-Wye has become the world’s largest second hand and antiquarian book centre. Some of the bookshops specialise, whilst others carry general stock.





The Dylan Thomas Boathouse
Dylan Thomas (1914-1953) lived here for the last 4 years of his life. The Boathouse terrace offers wonderful views of the Taf estuary and the Gower beyond.



The Ffwrnes Theatre
In a prime location adjacent to Llanelli’s East Gate, this theatre has a stunning new auditorium and seats up to 500 people. 


The National Coracle Centre
  • 42.2 miles west of Cilgwyn Manor
  • Bwthyn Tyr Felin, Newcastle Emlyn, Ceredigion, SA38 9JL
  • www.coraclemuseum.co.uk
  • 01239 710 980
See coracles from around the world and learn about the history of the Welsh coracle.


The Dylan Thomas experience in Laugharne
38 miles south west of Cilgwyn Manor

The Dylan Thomas Birthday Walk
In 1944, Dylan Marlais Thomas wrote “Poem in October”, about this walk on his 30th birthday. The walk is about 2 miles long. 

St Martin’s Church
Dylan Thomas is buried in the overspill graveyard of St Martin’s Church, Laugharne. His grave is marked by a plain white cross. His wife, Caitlin Thomas, is buried in the same grave and her name appears on the reverse side of the cross. 


The Gower Heritage Centre
Based around a 12th century water powered corn mill, attractions at this centre include an adventure playground, craft shops, farm animals, games arcade, sandpit, soft play area and tractor play area. 

The National Showcaves Centre for Wales
  • 25.7 miles south east of Cilgwyn Manor
  • Abercraf, Swansea, SA9 1GJ
  • www.showcaves.co.uk
  • 01639 730 284
Visit Dan Yr Ogof Cave, Cathedral Cave and Bone Cave. This attraction also has over 200 life-sized dinosaurs, a shire horse centre and farm, covered playgrounds, shop and café.
Really nice place in a beautiful location. Stayed for 4 nights and found them to be really friendly and helpful. Would recommend to anyone.

- Alex Blake 
Stay at Cilgwyn Manor and explore the local attractions across Llangadog, Carmarthenshire. For bookings call 01550 777 118

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