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Laugharne

Laugharne (Talacharn) is located on the south coast of Carmarthenshire at the estuary to the river Taf, made famous by the poet Dylan Thomas.


Laugharne offers a great day out. Visit Laugharne Castle dating back to 1116 or the Tin Shed Museum with its quaint and quirky collection of vintage memorabilia.


Learn about the life of Dylan Thomas, visit  the Boathouse which was Dylan's family home for a short while. You can also enjoy Dylan's Birthday walk. The walk is approximately 2 miles/3.2 kilometres in length and will take you up hill. Enjoy the magnificent views of the estuary, Dylan's Boathouse, the Gower, north Devon, Caldey Island and Tenby. 


www.dylanthomasbirthdaywalk.co.uk

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Pendine Sands

Pendine sands is a 7 mile long stretch of beautiful sandy beach which stretches from Gilman Point to Laugharne Sands. 


In the 1920s Pendine Sands was used for world land speed records with many being broken, today the vintage hot rod association hold a yearly meet for record attempts.


The 1930s also hosted Amy Johnson and her flying sweetheart attempting to fly to New York in their plane Seafarer.


www.walescoastpath.gov.u

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Tenby

Tenby  (Dinbych-y-pysgod, meaning fortlet of the fish)  is probably the most famous seaside town in Wales. With 2.5 miles of sandy beaches and 13th Century medieval town walls it offers a fun day out . Browse the many local shops or visit the RNLI lifeboat station.


Mackerel fishing and trips to Caldey island can be taken from the harbour.


http://www.visitpembrokeshire.com/explore-pembrokeshire/towns-and-villages/tenby-and-penally/


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Carmarthen

Some say Carmarthen is the oldest town in Wales. It also claims to be the place of Arthurian legend Merlin's birth place. 


Today Carmarthen is a bustling town with retail chains and many independant shops.


Carmarthen indoor market offers a wide range of local produce;  Carmarthen ham is a true favorite claimed to have been taken back to Italy by the Romans and called Parma ham.  There are lots of other small home produce stalls selling pies, pastries and of course Welsh cakes.

www.visitcarmarthenshire.co.uk

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National Botanical Garden

The National Botanic Garden of Wales  is a visitor centre and also a centre for botanical research and conservation. It has the worlds largest single span glass house in the world.


https://botanicgarden.wales

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