Llandeilo - castle country
Llandeilo and the surrounding Tywi Valley have the most iconic structures, ancient and modern, in the whole of Wales. It's countryside offers the Welsh Princes battlement of Dryslwyn Castle, steeped in the history of betrayal and blood; the well preserved National Nature Reserve and Castle at Dinefwr Park, not to mention the enchanting Carreg Cennen Castle.
The heart stopping beauty of Carreg Cennen in particular, perched precariously and almost inexplicably on a steep cliff, a short walk from your tent, compares insanely with an equally breathtaking yet modern structure lower down the beautiful Tywi valley - the world’s largest single span greenhouse that is home to the National Botanic Gardens at Llanarthne.
As the first national botanic garden to be built in the UK in 200 years, this is a garden that looks to the future as well as reflecting on the past. It has over 8,000 plants, decorating 560 acres of countryside. The Gardens have a comprehensive programme of activities, and with plantings changing throughout the season, you might be lucky enough to see occasionally rare flowerings of exotic plants that attract attention from around the world. The recently opened British Birds of Prey sanctuary at the Botanical Gardens cannot be missed, with the golden eagle flying displays a must see for people of all ages!
Close by are the Aberglasney Gardens that have been the inspiration to poets and artists for nearly 550-years and in the last century, photographers too. It has been described as the finest garden in Wales, so deserving of its heritage garden of excellence label.
Llandeilo is blessed with numerous antique shops, independent traders and art galleries. Its narrow streets and attractive historic buildings allow it to retain its old world atmosphere, with its pretty pastel painted Georgian houses, sweeping down to the town’s iconic bridge. Almost all this can be viewed from the decking area of your home away from home!