Out and About
Laugharne (Talacharn) is a township lying on the estuary of the River Tâf. It is best known for the work of Famous Poet Dylan Thomas. In Laugaharne you can visit Dylan’s Boathouse which is now a museum (and café), containing lots of memorabilia and much of the original furniture. Close to the main house is a cliff-top garage that became his writing shed, which is furnished with his desk and writing materials.
You can also enjoy Dylan’s Birthday Walk which was created to commemorate a poem Dylan wrote to celebrate his birthday, “Poem in October”. The walk is approximately 2 miles long and you can enjoy magnificent views of the estuary, Dylan's boathouse, and across to the Gower, north Devon, Caldey Island and Tenby on a clear day.
Another central point to Laugharne is the castle, standing tall in the centre of the town. Built in the 13th century make sure to you stroll through the castle’s Victorian gardens.
Carmarthen (Caerfyrddin) is the county town of Carmarthenshire and situated on the River Towy. Carmarthenshire lays claim to being the oldest town in Wales and during your visit here you can visit Carmarthen castle or explore independent shops, the market or the high street stores as well as a number of great cafes and restaurants.
Wales Coast Path
As the name suggests the Wales Coast Path encompasses the whole of Wales, a total of 870 miles. From your base at Broadway Country House you’ll get great access to some of the wonderful Carmarthenshire sections, and we'd encourage you to get your boots on and get out walking. Plan a full days walk or a gentle stroll, it's entirely up to you.
Tenby and Saundersfoot
Tenby (Dinbych-y-Pysgod) , is a walled seaside town in Pembrokeshire; inside the walls along the cobbled roads you will find some great seaside souvenir shops, restaurants, cafe’s and plenty of places for ice cream. A trip to Tenby isn’t complete without a visit to the beach or a boat trip to Caldey Island, which leave from the Harbour.
A great time of year to visit Tenby is during the Ironman Wales event, a great spectacle to watch (or take part in if you’re brave enough).
St David’s is the smallest city in the UK. City status was awarded in 1995 although the roots of St Davids go back to the 4th century when St David himself lived here. The spectacular Cathedral and Bishops Palace attract many tourists and is a must visit.
Just along the coast from Laugahrne is Pendine, a 7-mile beach from Gilman Point to Ginst Point. In the 1920’s this beach was used for record breaking speed attempts and records where broken and held here. As well as a visit to the beach there’s also the opportunity to visit the Museum of speed.
At Broadway Country House you’re within easy driving distance from a number of family friendly attractions including, Folly Farm Adventure Park and Zoo, Oakwood Park in Pembrokeshire and the National Botanic Gardens of Wales in Carmarthenshire.