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Llanelli tourist guide

Llanelli, situated midway between Swansea and Carmarthen on the attractive Bury estuary, is highly regarded for the range of rural attractions it offers visitors, although it is well-known for having hosted the Welsh National Eisteddfod on five separate occasions as well as being the home of the Llanelli Scarlets Rugby team.

A key family attraction lies outside the town in the form of the 8-mile long, Blue Flag award-winning Cefn Sidan beach, noted for also being over half a mile wide at its most narrow point. It is located within the Pembrey Country Park. The WWT National Wetlands nature reserve Centre is a mile to the east of the town and is a key location for a range of wonderful wildfowl that either inhabit the area or fly in during specific times of the year.

The beautiful 18th Century Georgian Llanelly town house is a 'new' attraction worth visiting, where Methodist Church founder, John Wesley, stayed on a number of occasions, as is the Parc Howard Museum in Park Howard where you can discover the history of both the town and the famed Llanelli Pottery.

The family-owned Felinfoel Brewery, as well as being famed for 'Double Dragon' and the unique 'Felinfoel Stout', is noted for being one of the world's first breweries to introduce the concept of canned beers. It is based just outside the town at Felinfoel.

There is ample shopping in the town and the dockside area is in the process of being further refurbished and redeveloped to provide a great amenity for all. There are a number of small and extremely welcoming villages surrounding the town, offering a welcome retreat or break for the walker. Most are very family-orientated and welcome children and the family pet.

Some 15 miles from Carmarthen, on the River Tâf, sees you arriving in Whitland, a prosperous town renowned for its sporting facilities as well as its six gardens representing the founding of six divisions of law as laid down by Hywel Dda, the King of "all" Wales, back in the early 10th Century.

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