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Whitland tourist guide

Whitland is a sporting town to the extent that the surrounding areas feel it might even indeed be sporting 'mad'. There are fabulous facilities for rugby (the club is now over 100 years old), football cricket, basketball and bowls to name but a few of the sports followed there.

There are foundation ruins of the Cistercian Whitland Abbey, dating back to Cambro-Norman times. This Abbey was famed for its leading part in establishing many abbeys throughout Wales.

The monks were instrumental in founding many daughter abbeys throughout Wales in the 1100s, but unfortunately all that remains of the Abbey are its foundations. Originally a institution, the Abbey came under the patronage of the Prince of Deheubarth, Rhys ap Gruffydd not long after its founding. It was here that Maredudd, son of Rhys became a monk in his later days after he was blinded at Henry II's orders while being held as an English hostage.

Despite its compact size, Whitland has established a reputation for its range of restaurants, pubs, inns, caf├ęs, tea rooms and delicatessens all serving great local and regional produce, including Welsh lamb, beef, vegetables and cheeses from the county's farms as well as a host of local dessert specialities to tempt even the most serious dieter! There is always freshly-caught salmon and trout on offer and all meals can be uniquely supplemented by the locally brewed beer.

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