near LLANGADOG, CARMARTHENSHIRE
Book your stay at Cilgwyn Manor, Llangadog, when visiting Carmarthenshire.
Culture and places of interest
Carmarthenshire County Museum
- 21.9 miles south west of Cilgwyn Manor
- The Old Palace, Abergwili, Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire, SA31 2JG
- 01267 228 696
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.
Erwood Station Gallery
- 34.7 miles north east of Cilgwyn Manor
- Llandeilo Graban, Builth Wells, Powys, LD2 3SJ
- 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.
Cefn Sidan, Pembrey
- 43.4 miles south west of Cilgwyn Manor
Stretching 7 miles, this is the longest beach in Wales and is great for fishing and walking.
- 41.4 miles south west of Cilgwyn Manor
A beach of 2 halves. To the west, dramatic cliffs, rock pools and wild clifftop paths. To the east, one of Wales’ longest sandy beaches – home to the historic land speed records.
Fountain Fine Art
- 9.5 miles south west of Cilgwyn Manor
- 115 Rhosmaen Street, Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire, SA19 6EN
- 01558 824 244
Founded in 1989, displaying changing exhibitions of new work from gallery artists.
Helen Elliott Art
- 39.6 miles west of Cilgwyn Manor
- Carmarthen Road, Newcastle Emlyn, Ceredigion, SA38 9DA
- 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.
Kidwelly Industrial Museum
- 32.6 miles south west of Cilgwyn Manor
- Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire, SA17 4LW
- 01554 891 078
A museum focusing on the tinplate industry in Kidwelly, as well as coal mining and brick making.
National Waterfront Museum
- 36.5 miles south of Cilgwyn Manor
- Oystermouth Road, Swansea, SA1 3RD
- 02920 573 600
- 0300 111 2 333
This museum tells the story of industry and innovation in Wales, now and in the last 300 years.
National Wool Museum
- 37.8 miles west of Cilgwyn Manor
- Dre-Fach Felindre, Llandysul, Carmarthenshire, SA44 5UP
- 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.
Oriel Myrddin Gallery
- 24.2 miles south west of Cilgwyn Manor
- Church Street, Carmarthen, SA31 1LH
- 01267 222 775
This is the main publicly funded art and craft gallery for the south west Wales region, presenting a contemporary programme of temporary exhibitions.
Parc Howard Art Gallery and Museum
- 26.7 miles south of Cilgwyn Manor
- Felinfoel Road, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, SA15 3LJ
- 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.
Pendine Sands Museum of Speed
- 44 miles south west of Cilgwyn Manor
- Pendine, Carmarthenshire, SA33 4NY
- 01994 453 488
A museum dedicated to the use of Pendine Sands for land speed record attempts.
The Regimental Museum of the Royal Welsh
- 224.4 miles east of Cilgwyn Manor
- The Barracks, Brecon, Powys, LD3 7EB
- 01874 613 310
This museum tells the story of Wales’ infantry regiment – the Royal Welsh.
Tin Shed Experience
- 36.8 miles south west of Cilgwyn Manor
- Clifton Street, Laugharne, Carmarthenshire, SA33 4QG
- 07970 827 681
West Wales Museum of Childhood
- 37.7 miles west of Cilgwyn Manor
- Pen-ffynnon, Llangeler, Carmarthenshire, SA44 5EY
- 01559 370 428
A toy museum with children’s play area, small tea room and gift shop.
Dolaucothi Gold Mines
- 14.1 miles north of Cilgwyn Manor
- Pumsaint, Carmarthenshire, SA19 8US
- 01558 650 177
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.
- 27 miles west of Cilgwyn Manor
- Pontarsais, Carmarthen, SA32 7DU
- 01267 253 449
Hand crafted, hand painted Welsh pottery. Gwili are known for their distinctive use of colour and innovative design patterns.
Myddfai Visitor Centre
- 2.5 miles east of Cilgwyn Manor
- Myddfai, Llandovery, Carmarthenshire, SA20 0JD
- 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.
Brecon Mountain Railway
- 36.5 miles south east of Cilgwyn Manor
- Pant Station, Merthyr Tydfil, Mid Glamorgan, CF48 2UP
- 01685 722 988
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.
Gwili Steam Railway
- 24.8 miles south west of Cilgwyn Manor
- Bronwydd Arms Station, Carmarthen, SA33 6HT
- 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.
Teifi Valley Railway
- 38.8 miles west of Cilgwyn Manor
- Station Yard, Henllan, Llandysul, SA44 5TD
- 01559 371 077
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.
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 experience in Laugharne
38 miles south west of Cilgwyn Manor
The Dylan Thomas Birthday Walk
- Salt House Farm, Laugharne, Carmarthenshire, SA33 4RP
- 01994 427 215
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
- Laugharne, Carmarthenshire, SA33 4QD
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 Dylan Thomas Boathouse
- Dylans Walk, Laugharne, Carmarthenshire, SA33 4SD
- 01994 427 420
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
- 30 miles south of Cilgwyn Manor
- Park Street, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, SA15 3YE
- 0845 226 3510
In a prime location adjacent to Llanelli’s East Gate, this theatre has a stunning new auditorium and seats up to 500 people.
The Gower Heritage Centre
- 38.5 miles south of Cilgwyn Manor
Parkmill, Swansea, SA3 2EH
- 01792 371 206
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 Coracle Centre
- 42.2 miles west of Cilgwyn Manor
- Bwthyn Tyr Felin, Newcastle Emlyn, Ceredigion, SA38 9JL
- 01239 710 980
See coracles from around the world and learn about the history of the Welsh coracle.
The National Showcaves Centre for Wales
- 25.7 miles south east of Cilgwyn Manor
- Abercraf, Swansea, SA9 1GJ
- 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.
Tel: 01550 777 118