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South West Wales

This area contains the counties of Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire, which make up the majority of the south-west peninsular in Wales. Carmarthenshire's green fertile landscape has earned it the nickname of the garden of Wales. Pembrokeshire's 180 mile coastline is the jewel in its crown, and home to the only coastline national park in Britain,the Millennium Coastal Park, which has 50 outstanding beaches to explore and enjoy.

Tourism is a booming industry for both counties, although farming is still a major industry.

Pendine sands, in Carmarthenshire, is the location for some of the first world land speed records. The first set by Sir Malcolm Campbell in 1924, reaching a speed in his Sunbeam car of 146 mph, the first of his nine land speed records.

County Towns:

Carmarthen, Haverfordwest

Nearest Airport:


Major Roads:

M4, A40

Highest point:

Carmarthen Fau, 2525 feet



Local Delicacies:

Carmarthen Yeast Cake - a rich fruit loaf enriched with golden syrup.
Pembrokeshire Potatoes - said to be the sweetest grown in Britain.

Atractions and Places to Visit in South Wales

Attractions & Heritage Parks:
Blaenavon | The Big Pit | Caerleon Roman Fort | Caerwent Roman Town | Cosmeston Medieval Village | Dolaucothi Gold Mines | Kidwelly Industrial Museum | Melin Tregwynt Mill | National Roman Legion Museum | Oakwood Park | Rhondda Heritage Park | St Fagans Museum | Old Station Tintern
Gardens & Historic Houses:
Aberglasney Gardens | Bedwellty House | Colby Garden | Dyffryn Gardens | Gnoll Estate | Llancaiach Fawr | Margam Country Park | National Botanic Garden | Scolton Manor | Parc Howard | Tredegar House
Nature, Wildlife & Scenic Sites:
Afan Forest | Craig-y-Nos | Cwmcarn Forest | Dare Valley | Gower Peninsula | Parc Bryn Bach | Pembrokeshire Coast National Park | Vale of Neath | Wye Valley
Castles, Monuments & Abbeys:
Caerphilly Castle | Caldicot Castle | Carreg Cennen Castle | Carew Castle | Castell Coch | Cilgerran Castle | Coity Castle | Dryslwyn Castle | Dinefwr Castle | Lamphey Bishop's Palace | Laugharne Castle | Llansteffan Castle | Llanthony Priory | Llawhaden Castle | Neath Abbey | Newcastle | Ogmore Castle | Old Beaupre Castle | Raglan Castle | Tintern Abbey | White Castle

Towns and Villages in South West Wales

Carmarthenshire: Ammanford, Carmarthen, Kidwelly, Llandovery, Llanelli, St. Clears.

Pembrokeshire: Haverfordwest, Fishguard, Milford Haven, Pembroke, St. David's, Tenby.

Map of South West Wales

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