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Carmarthenshire is the Garden of Wales - with world-class gardens and glorious countryside. The idyllic coastline offers huge beaches and beautiful estuaries. Bustling market towns are brimming with unique shops, arts and crafts, traditional inns and a wealth of historical treasures. Don't miss the National Welsh Botanic Gardens under their unique glass structure.

 

Carmarthenshire Highlights


Aberglasney House and Gardens - set in the beautiful Tywi valley, Aberglasney House features one of the finest gardens in Wales

Spectacularly set in the beautiful Tywi valley of Carmarthenshire, Aberglasney House features one of the finest gardens in Wales. Aberglasney Gardens have been an inspiration to poets since 1477. The story of Aberglasney spans many centuries, but, the house's origins are still shrouded in obscurity.

The National Botanic Garden of Wales - a superb day-out to see plants from around the world

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DYLAN THOMAS

Dylan Marlais Thomas (27 October 1914 – 9 November 1953) was a Welsh poet and writer who wrote exclusively in English. In addition to poetry, he wrote short stories and scripts for film and radio, which he often performed himself. His public readings, particularly in America, won him great acclaim; his sonorous voice with a subtle Welsh lilt became almost as famous as his works. His best-known works include the "play for voices" Under Milk Wood and the celebrated villanelle for his dying father, Do not go gentle into that good night. Appreciative critics have also noted the superb craftsmanship and compression of poems such as In my craft or sullen art and the rhapsodic lyricism of Fern Hill.

Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night

Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
Because their words had forked no lightning they
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight
Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

And you, my father, there on that sad height,
Curse, bless, me now with your fierce tears, I pray.
Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.


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PEMBREY COUNTRY PARK

People visit Pembrey Country Park for many different reasons, some to enjoy the freedom to wander around 202 hectares of glorious parkland and some to take advantage of one of the cleanest beaches in Wales.

Set against the spectacular backdrop of the Gower Peninsula and overlooking the coastal scenery of Carmarthen Bay, the Park had been transformed into one of Wales’s top visitor attractions providing a unique blend of coast and countryside.


Directions to the Park

The Country Park can be found just off the A484 Llanelli to Carmarthen coast road just outside Burry Port. The Park is approximately a half hour drive from Carmarthen and a similar distance from Junction 48 M4. Follow the Brown directional signs. Click here for a map

Public Transport

The bus stop for the Park is located 2km from the attraction and is served by First Cymru service X12 . For information please contact the All Wales Bus Information Service on 0870 6082608.
The nearest railway station is Pembrey & Burry Port which is 6km from the Park. National Rail Enquiries 08457 484950

Cyclists and pedestrians can use the Millenium Coastal Path/Celtic Trail to access the Park from Llanelli and Burry Port.

Opening or Visiting hours

The Park is open daily from dawn to dusk.
The Park main gates are locked between 22.00hrs and 08.00 hrs from 1st October to 31st March each year.
The Visitor Centre and Ski Pembrey are open daily all year round (apart from a few days over the Christmas period) (Ski Pembrey also close for Annual essential maintenance for 2 weeks in May each year)
All other facilities open subject to seasonal variance (see individual facilities for details).


 


 


 

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