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Carmarthenshire tourist guide

Carmarthenshire is one of those counties with a 'bit of everything'. Bounded by the Cambrian Mountains and the famous Black Mountains, the Brecon Becons National Park and the Tywi Valley from the north through the east to the south, and the wonderful coastline to the west, it's a visitor's delight. Fabulous beaches, some great fishing, some wonderful gardens, flora, fauns and even visit the Dolaucothi Gold Mines in the Cothi Valley, where you can learn of one of sites of the UK's gold rush.

And if you are interested in British world records, Pendine Sands is where Malcolm Campbell broke three land speed records and where the museum there has some of his land-speed record cars on display. The Welsh National Botanic Garden near Llanarthne has not only the world's largest single span glass house but also the longest herbaceous border in the UK.

There is plenty of first-class self-catering accommodation throughout the county for those wanting a more homely place to stay whilst experiencing the county. And a full range of local food as well as menus from throughout the world are available across the county to suit all tastes and pockets.

Carmarthenshire is often referred to as the Garden of Wales being as it is home to so many of South West Wales' gardening and garden-orientated gems, including the National Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanelli Scarlets, Aberglasney Gardens, the wonderful Millennium Coastal Park, the National Wetlands Centre for Wales and the lovely Ffos Las Race Course to name but a few of them. It's perfect for the self-catering holiday enthusiast who wants to enjoy their holiday at their own pace and in their own time.

Those seeking the best in salmon and river and sea brown trout fishing - families and the more serious angler alike - will enjoy a day in and around the River Teifi, reckoned to be one of the best locations in the world.

Staying in a self-catering cottage in Carmarthenshire and have a chance to explore the rich heritage of the area. There are spectacular castles, picturesque market towns and lots of stunning countryside to walk in. The National Botanic Garden of Wales is west of Carmarthen and well worth a visit if you are renting holiday accommodation in Carmarthen. There are also lovely vacation homes near Llandovery and pretty Welsh country cottages to rent near Llandeilo.

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