Wales

Newcastle Emlyn, Carmarthenshire

Located between the two stunning Welsh Counties of Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion is this pretty market town. Nestled on the River Teifi, the longest river in Wales, you can enjoy some absolutely gorgeous scenery whilst still having all the handy amenities of a modern town art Newcastle Emlyn.

Newcastle Emlyn has a lot to offer for visitors and locals alike from children’s playgrounds to leisure centres to swimming pools to a variety of eateries. Walk through the streets, passed the ornate clock tower and the beautiful listed buildings to peruse through the independent shops, local bakeries and fresh wholefood stores. If you’re visiting during July, you can take part in the Dragon Festival which was born out of the town’s unique legend of the Wyvern. The town’s community also has a passion for the arts and crafts and stocks a variety of supplies for every artist’s need, as well as the chance to see some local artwork on display.  

Experience the old worldly in and around this delightful market town. Newcastle Emlyn is most famous for its mystical castle – bursting with rich history and heritage, you can visit the 13th century castle ruins for free in the peace and tranquillity of the Welsh countryside. If antiques are more your thing, then a trip to the Emlyn Antiques Centre wouldn’t go amiss – plus you may find some quirky and unique pieces to take back home.

Whether you spend the day window shopping, exploring the castle ruins or seeing the rolling hillside whilst on the local steam train, there is plenty to experience during your time in Newcastle Emlyn.

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