Things to do

Our on site reception has plenty of information to help you plan your stay here at Abermarlais.

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 – 20 Mins

Dylan Thomas Boathouse – 50 Mins

Tenby / Saundersfoot – Beautiful  Seaside Towns with stunning beaches – 60 mins

Llansteffan Beach – 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. Walking in the Brecon Beacons

Llyn y Fan Fawr – 17 miles from the site. Walking in the Brecon Beacons

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.