Find out where to buy cakes to die for, see the most spectacular views and wildlife, why the "Old Rail Track" is a must for adventurous families and where the cast of "Dr Who" hang out...
"As a Swiss Valley boy myself I don’t mind admitting to a bit of local bias but I think the Swiss Valley Reservoir (or also known as Cwm Lliedi Reservoir) is one of the most under-rated attractions in Carmarthenshire. Ideal for a leisurely stroll with the dog, a spot of fishing, some bird watching or catching tadpoles with the little ones followed by a picnic."
Craig Thomas, aged 31
"There’s a stop on the coastal path which goes round Marros is unbeatable. Start at Sir John’s Hill in Laugharne which has some of the best views in the county. Local landowner Bob Stevens has kindly provided a resting place. Sit on Bob’s bench and enjoy " Chairs from Bob, View from God". On a sunny day there’s no better spot to be - guaranteed!"
Dan Pearce, aged 53
"My favourite place in the whole of Carmarthenshire is atop Mynydd Llanllwni and Mynydd Llanfihangel Rhos-y-Corn in the Cambrian Mountain range. This is designated a "Special Landscape Area" and special it is! The awe-inspiring views extend across Pembrokeshire to the Preseli Mountains, from Ceredigion to Cardigan Bay in the West and Snowdonia National Park in the North, across Carmarthenshire down to Llansteffan, and out to Mynydd Du and then to the Brecon Beacons in Powys to the East. Dotted with free-roaming ponies and sheep, with many cairns and drovers paths marking its ancient history, the heathered moorland secretly hides a diversity of wildlife. If Carmarthenshire is the "Garden of Wales", then this is the wild part of the garden."
Lyn Morris, aged 56
"On a beautiful sunny day, you can’t beat a walk in Cwm Rhaeadr near Cilycwm. And the best bit is the wonderful view of Cwm Rhaeadr Waterfall, where the crystal clear Welsh water cascades over a high crag right down to the valley floor."
"Pendine Beach has been my favourite place as far back as I can remember. With 7 miles of sand, there’s space for sunbathers as well as sand yachting and kiteboarding. On its day Pendine can deliver awesome waves for surfing (but we’re trying to keep that a secret!)"
"Brechfa in Carmarthenshire has some of the best mountain biking trails in the UK. The last time I did the Gorlech Red Trail, I was literally on a high for days. With long steady fire road climbs, flowing descents and Berms and Table tops along the way, it’s a dream ride. And if like me, you don’t have a head for heights, you can always take the "chicken run" on the way down."
Hywel Davies, aged 34 years
"For an awesome, adrenalin pumping mountain biking trip, you have to got to Cwm Rhaeadr. A free flowing single-track into the forest takes you over rocky outcrops and through the trees and once you get stuck in, you really have to concentrate to stay on the track as you round corners to discover ramps, jumps and massive drop offs."
"During the months of February March and May the woods along Trecor Lane in Ferryside are transformed into a carpet of white snowdrops and then bluebells. The colours are amazing, especially when the sunlight shines through the woodland."
Diane Thomas, aged somewhere the other side of 30
"Llansteffen Castle in my opinion is the best castle ever! It stands protectively above the village commanding stunning views up the Tywi to the Taf and beyond. There’s a circular walk that takes you from Llanstaffen via Llanybri and at various points you will see glimpses of my castle. Sunrise, sunset, high tide, low tide - always beautiful."
Janine Bowen, aged 46
"If pushed into selecting just one favourite place in Carmarthenshire I’d pick Burry Port Harbour. I’ve always seen this as west Wales’ best kept secret. Apart form the obvious picturesque qualities of the place, the smell of sea air and the gentle ‘clink-clank’ of harboured boats, it’s a place steeped in history with huge vessels that used to come and go - including the "Friendship" which carried Amelia Earhart into Burry Port. Sitting on the harbour puts life into perspective."
Rob Jenkins, aged 51
"Nothing beats sitting by the log fire in the Plash Inn in Llanfallteg, listening to the locals put the world to rights. It’s a listening pub, no music, no TV, just good chat and ale."
Len Saunders, aged 57
"Set at the foot of the Brecon Beacons amid castles and country houses, you’re guaranteed a warm welcome at The Plough in Rhosmaen. With amazing views over the Towy Valley from the terrace (perfect for a cheeky sun downer before dinner) and traditional fayre like Penclawdd Cockles and Laver Bread, this hidden gem is a proper Welsh treat for your tastebuds!"
"If you’re looking for a magical day out in Carmarthen, you can’t beat the annual Merlin Festival. With street entertainment, live traditional music, re-enactors and much more, this unique celebration brings the town's history to life."
Sian, aged 32 years
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