Things to do

We have plenty of information to help you plan your stay here at Abermarlais. There are maps and leaflets on the wall located within the wash up area.

As well as the links contained below, here are a few more ideas of places to visit and approx times by car from site:-

National Show Caves – 45 Mins

The Red Kite Feeding Centre (Open Thurs-Sunday and every day in school holidays) – 20 Mins

Dylan Thomas Boathouse – 50 Mins

Tenby – 1 Hour

Saundersfoot – 1 Hour

Llansteffan Beach and Castle– 45 mins

Talley Abbey – 15 Mins 

For Walking/Cycling Trails – 20 Mins

Climbing Pen Y Fan – 40 Mins

Llyn y Fan Fach – 11 miles from the site.  Car Park Post Code: SA199UN

Llyn y Fan Fawr – 17 miles from the site, circular walk from Llyn Y Fan Fach. Walking in the Brecon Beacons

The Gower Peninsula – Approx 38 miles. 1 – 1.5 Hour Drive

Brechfa Forest – A short drive form the site. Walking and cycling trails – Full details available here:-

Four Waterfalls Walk – Brecon Beacons

Car Parks:

Cwm Porth – CF44 9JE

Gwaun Hepste – CF44 9JB

Four Waterfalls Walk, Brecon Beacons

Gwili Steam Railway – Carmarthen

Aberaeron – 31 Miles

New Quay – 34 Miles

Crychan Forest






Dolaucothi Gold Mines – National Trust.

Gold mines in use from Roman times to the 20th century. Unique Roman gold mine set amid wooded hillsides. Guided tours of the underground workings and exhibition on gold. Opportunities to experience the frustration of gold panning. Splendid views of the beautiful Cothi Valley and three estate walks. New exhibition on mining history. Visit their web site…

The National Botanic Garden of Wales

Welcome to the National Botanic Garden of Wales, the first national botanic garden to be created in the new millennium. 2009 is our ninth birthday.
In such a short time, we have developed into one of the most fascinating gardens in the UK. Already we have the most visited garden in Wales, we were voted number 1 wonder of Wales by the Western Mail and are helping to conserve some of the rarest plants in the world.

Aberglasney Gardens

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.

Dinefwr Castle – National Trust.

Dinefwr Castle is a Welsh castle overlooking the River Tywi near the town of Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire, Wales. It lies on a ridge on the northern bank of the Tywi, with a steep drop of one hundred feet to the river.  Dinefwr Castle.