- Folly Farm (click folly-farm)
- The Reptile Experience in Saundersfoot
- Skomer Island
- Barafundle Beach
- St David’s Cathedral
- The Wales Coast Path
The Towy Valley is one of the most beautiful in the whole of Wales; the River Towy itself is the longest flowing river entirely in Wales, at over 75 miles. In the distance of the picture above you can see Dryslwyn Castle a famous landmark in the Towy Valley. But there are several castles in the Towy Valley.
The river rises in the Cambrian Mountains of Mid Wales and with its tributaries flows into Llyn Brianne a lake created in the late 1960s to control the flow of the river to provide water extraction further down the valley. This lake ran very low this summer 2018 when there was a shortage of rainfall and the flooded buildings were exposed once again.
From the wilds of Mid Wales the Towy flows past the many pretty but small market towns in the county, of Llandovery, Llandeilo and Carmarthen and then past Llansteffan into Carmarthen Bay. As it enters the sea, The Towy is joined by the Rivers Gwendraeth and Taf. It is the Taf which comes out at Laugharne to which many of our visitors go and are astounded at the tranquil beauty of the estuary. The Towy Valley has an abundance of birdlife including dippers, grey wagtails and cormorants and is famous for salmon and sewin and more recently otters too. If you go to Paxtons Tower near Llanarthne you will get wonderful views of the valley.
In recent years Carmarthenshire and the Towy Valley in particular have become one of the most popular cycling destinations in the UK.
Visit this link here here if you are keen to find out about the many cycle trails which have been developed in the valley. Or click here to see our previous blog. If you would like to bring your bikes when staying at Old Oak Barn we have safe and secure storage available.
The youtube link below says it all!
Photos courtesy of Discover Carmarthenshire – thank you.
Pembrokeshire has so much to offer with many top rated visitor attractions to choose from. Come and stay at Puffin House in Broad Haven and you will be central to all that the county has to offer. Ideally situated right in the Middle of St Bride’s Bay we are sure that you too will be enchanted with the beautiful coastline, the National Park, and the wales Coast path not to mention the amazing island of Skomer.
Take a look to see the most popular destinations with a few surprises in the top 10. And don’t forget Tenby – recently voted very highly in best holiday destinations in Wales! We love Tenby with its colourful painted houses and beautiful sandy beaches!
Tenby in Pembrokeshire is without doubt one of the best seaside resorts in Wales.
Visitors to Puffin House and to Old Oak Barn often ask for recommendations of where to go suitable for their children and we are happy to give our views and thoughts! Please ask if you want to know more.