Best Western have 1 hotels in Carmarthenshire
With an enviable position on the coastline in the gorgeous south-west region of Wales, Carmarthenshire is a unitary authority and one of the thirteen historic counties. Best Western only has one hotel in Carmarthenshire, but it is positioned beautifully in Felinfoel, Llanelli, one of the region's largest towns and right next to the beach. Best Western Diplomat Hotel and Spa sits just outside the town's centre but has easy access to the surrounding countryside and coastline. It is a striking 18th-century building that combines excellent service with good food and luxurious rooms - the perfect getaway!
Town and city breaks in Carmarthenshire
Llanelli, the town in which our hotel in Carmarthenshire resides, is worth spending a good few days getting to know. Established during the seventeenth century, the town expanded and evolved through mining. Llanelli grew significantly though the 18th and 19th centuries with the mining of coal, and later tinplate. The town is now better known for its sporting tradition (rugby in particular) and brewing - the ideal location for a rugby tour! Ruined castles in Roman Carmathern and Norman Kidwelly define old Carmarthenshire towns, the romantic ruins reminding onlookers of the area's long and exciting history. At the other end of the spectrum, Norman Foster's futuristic and unique Glasshouse Dome looks like a flying saucer in the National Botanic Garden of Wales. A half hour drive from our Carmarthenshire hotel, these Gardens are without question worth a visit and have won numerous accolades, including the 'number 1 Wonder of Wales,' 'Most Romantic Garden,' 'Best Children's Garden,' by the Western Mail, plus many more…
Holidays in the Carmarthenshire countryside
Head towards the Garden of Wales and have a ramble around the Brecon Beacons National Park and enjoy the remarkable Old Red Sandstone peaks. The landscape in South West Wales is unlike anywhere else in the world, rugged and powerful yet still very British. For other exciting outdoor escapades, head towards Black Mountain from your Carmarthenshire hotel, here, a 300-mile mosaic of moorland and meadow makes up Fforest Fawr Geopark.
Beach holidays in Carmarthenshire
The country can truly boast some of the most spectacular beaches in Europe, with coves and estuaries lined with rocky banks, cliff faces and grassy banks. The Carmarthenshire coastline has some of the most beautiful sandy beaches in Europe. Some of the more popular, include: Pendine, one of Wales' longest sandy beaches and where Allied forces practiced for the infamous D-Day landings; Laugharne beach, immortalised by Dylan Thomas and looked over by the imposing Laugherne Castle; and the 'new' beach at Burry Port is certainly worth a visit from your Carmarthenshire hotel, where the new generation of surfers hang out and the mudflats have been transformed into golden sand banks.
Attractions in Carmarthenshire
Make our traditional and historic hotel in Carmarthenshire a launching pad to investigate the county's deep and exciting heritage. The Carmarthenshire County Museum is steeped in legends of Merlin's wizardry, while the stately Parc Howard Museum displays Llanelli's filigree, hand-painted pottery. Land speed records were smashed on the glorious sands of Pendine Beach, below the Museum of Speed. Book a Best Western hotel in Carmarthernshire to experience the region's raw beauty - the perfect setting for a UK short break.
Hotels in Carmarthenshire
Attractions in Carmarthenshire:
Daily 10am-5pm (until 6pm in Aug)
Schedule varies - please check with park before visiting Mar - Nov 2013 (annual)
Opening hours vary throughout the year - please check the venue's website Mar - Nov 2013 (annual)
Various according to season - please check before travelling Feb - Dec 2013 (various dates)
Easter-Nov: Wed-Thu & Sat-Sun 10.30am-4pm; Jul-Aug Tue-Sun 10.30am-4pm Apr - Oct 2013 (annual)
Sun-Fri 11am-4.30pm (until 5.30pm 24 Jul-2 Sep) Apr - Oct 2013; not Sat (annual)