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LOCAL ATTRACTIONS

Sir Johns Hill Farm is a short(ish) walk from Laugharne (not forgetting the steep hill on the way back!).  Laugharne is a bustling little Township with its own Portreeve – for more information please see www.laugharne.co.uk.  Within Laugharne there are a number of places to eat, drink and shop.  There is also the Castle and Dylan Thomas’ Boathouse to visit.

There are currently four pubs in Laugharne, these are the New Three Mariners, the Fountain Inn (The Rugby Club) and Browns Hotel, which has now re-opened as a boutique hotel and the Cross House which has also recently re-opened after major refurbishment. There are a number of restaurants and cafes, The Owl and the Pussycat (where dogs are made very welcome), Castle View Fish and Chips, The Portreeve, which is also a wine bar, and Arthur’s Bistro. Food is also served at the The New Three Mariners, Browns Hotel and the Cross House and drinks and snacks are available from the new delicatessen The Ferryman. There is a pub in Broadway which serves food, the Carpenters Arms, which is just over a mile from the farm. Keepers Cottage B & B on the way into Laugharne serves cream teas to non residents and dogs are very welcome in the garden. The Coran Hotel and Spa and Broadway Country House Hotel are a couple of miles outside Laugharne, and they also serve food to non residents. There is an excellent Indian restaurant, Elaichi, in St Clears which is about 5 miles away where there are also a couple of pubs serving food and 3 take-aways.

A Spar and Gift Shop (Choices) is situated in the main square, and in addition to this there is a grocers/chemist/post office, a baker and a new delicatessen (The Ferryman).  There is also a garage (for vehicle repairs, not fuel) and two hairdressers.  There are further shops in St Clears, including two excellent butchers, which is a 5 mile drive from Laugharne.  The nearest large supermarkets are in Carmarthen.  There is a small car boot sale on the car park by Laugharne Castle every Wednesday.

The scenery around Laugharne is stunning and there are many handsome Georgian houses, and local Welsh cottages.  Enjoy a walk to Dylan Thomas’ Boathouse or explore the grounds of Laugharne Castle.

Laugharne Castle

If you would like further information about Laugharne specifically a couple of useful sites are

www.attractions.walesdirectory.co.uk/Laugharne.htm

and

wikipedia.org/wiki/Laugharne.

There is lots to see and do in the local area, whether your interest is in historical attractions, gardens, or theme parks.  Leaflets covering all the local attractions can be found in the Old Stables Cottage, but the most popular with children are Folly Farm, Oakwood Leisure Park, which has over 40 rides and the recently opened Bluestone’s Blue Lagoon Water Park.  For those who enjoy gardens there are the National Botanic Garden of Wales at Llanarthne, Aberglasney and Colby Woodland Gardens. 

If history is more your thing then there are castles at Carmarthen, Carreg Cennen, Drysslwyn, Dinefwr, Kidwelly, Llandovery, Llansteffan and Newcastle Emlyn in Carmarthenshire alone.   For those who prefer things to be less ancient, there is the Museum of Speed at Pendine.  For those who like to see the views from horseback then you can go horse riding at Hills Farm Stables in Laugharne, this is a great opportunity to see more of Laugharne than you would on foot – you can look over walls and fences when you are on a horse! Experienced riders are also welcome to ride out with us from Sir Johns Hill Farm, but we always ask that guests have a lesson with our instructor first.

Barafundle Bay

If you would like further information about the wider local area, the following are very useful sources:

Carmarthenshire:     www.discovercarmarthenshire.com/

Ceredigion:          www.tourism.ceredigion.gov.uk

Pembrokeshire:       www.visitpembrokeshire.com

Swansea Bay, Mumbles and Gower:     www.visitswanseabay.com