Local Attractions in Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire

Blaenwaun is perfectly situated in beautiful countryside in the heart of rural west wales, within easy reach of the Preseli Hills, Brecon Beacons, Pembrokeshire National Park and countless beautiful beaches. The farm is a good spot to relax and watch birds. Buzzards, Wood Peckers and Red Kites are regular visitors to the cottages.

Within the village of Blaenwaun is a pub, the Lamb Inn and a children's playground and sports field.  There is also great countryside in which to walk or cycle. Walkers and Cyclists can enjoy the Preselli Hills as well as the Coastal Path. We can provide you with useful information and maps to help you plan your trips. 

The nearby towns of Whitland and St Clears are within easy reach and offer a range of shops. Carmarthen and Narberth are also just a short drive away and offer a wider range of shops. Whitland also has a train station connecting to Milford Haven, Fishguard, Pembroke Dock as well as east towards Llanelli, Swansea and the capital city of Wales, Cardiff. 

Within half an hour you can also be at the Coast or visiting the many local attractions including Oakwood, Heatherton, Laugharne Castle, Dylan Thomas’s Boathouse and the National Botanical Gardens. 

For children


There are lots of castles including Laugharne Castle, Picton Castle, Kidwelly Castle, Pembroke Castle and Lansteffan Castle. For more information on Castles of Wales visit: CastleWales.com


There are numerous beaches to visit including - Pendine Sands home of the land speed records and a great spot for kite flying; Poppets Sands near Cardigan; Wiseman’s bridge near Saunderfoot and Tenby with its lush sandy beaches to mention just a few.

Honey Farm

Brynderi Honey Farm is across the road. You can learn about bees and honey and then buy some honey ice cream, honey and bees wax


Dylan Thomas’s boathouse at Laugharne; St Davids is the smallest city in the UK with it cathedral.


Tenby where you catch a boat trip to Caldey Island; Narberth with its galleries, boutiques and delicatessens; Haverfordwest has a Farmers Market every Friday.  Cardigan is an old market town and Carmarthen is a short drive away.


Jabajak Vineyard & Restaurant serves excellent food and is a 10 minute drive away

Ffynnone Arms is a pub with great food. They cater for people who require: dairy free, gluten free or vegetarian food


Visit the National Botanical Gardens, Aberglasney Lost Gardens and Colby Woodland Gardens.

Walks and outdoor activities

Horse riding, fishing, boat trips, cycle tracks, coasteering, kayaking, quad biking are all close by. Walk the coastal path, the Preseli Hills or Breacon Beacons.

Adventure Activities

ComeAndTry offer fun local activities for all abilities. Why not try Clay Shooting, Coasteering, White Water Rafting and much more!

Dog Friendly

Details of dog friendly places can be found at Discover Carmarthenshire.

Wild Life

In addition to watching all the birds that visit the cottages, you can visit the Wetland Centre in Llanelli or take a boat trip from Martin’s Haven  to Skomer Island to see the puffins, seals and dolphins.

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