Things to do in Llanelli Wales

Things to do in Llanelli Wales
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Llanelli Wales is located fifty miles west of Cardiff and around a few hundred miles from the city of Bath and London in the county of England.

During the summer months, Llanelli Wales is a popular summer getaway in the United Kingdom due to it close proximity to the coast.

If you are traveling to Llanelli Wales for the first time and love sports, the town is home to a proud rugby tradition and has both a Rugby Union and Rugby League divisions.

Apart from catching a game of Rugby, one of the most popular things to do in Llanelli Wales is to visit one of the nearby parks such as Pembrey Country Park where you can enjoy camping and time at the beach.

Things to do in Llanelli Wales: Outdoor Activities

Millennium Coastal Park

A visit to Millennium Coastal Park is a must-add in your itinerary when visiting the town, especially if you are looking for things to do with kids in Llanelli Wales.

The Park is a lovely place where you can enjoy a nice picnic, feeding the ducks by the lake, water activities at the beach and miles of paved cycling trails.

Pembrey Country Park

Pembrey Country Park is another great place where you can enjoy South Wales’ outdoors, and it is only 10 minutes drive from Llanelli’s town center, along the A484.

If you are traveling with family and pets, the park has kids play areas, sections where dogs can roam freely and campsites with toilets.

Also, at the park you can enjoy a bit of bird spotting and walks along the beach.

Brecon Beacons National Park

If you want a true outdoors experience, Brecon Beacons National Park is just 30 miles northeast of Llanelli’s town center, and offers plenty of outdoor opportunities such as:

Hiking & Climbing

The park is home to five peaks that include the twin peaks of Pen-y-Fan and Corn Du (Pen y Flan is South Wales’ highest peak).

If you are an inexperienced hiker and are planning to hike to the summit of Pen y Fan, take the route from the Storey Arms Centre as it is the easiest hiking route to the summit of Pen y Flan.

If you are traveling to the park for the first time, it’s a good idea to make your way to one of the park’s visitor centers such as the National Park Visitor Centre (60 minutes drive by car).

From the National Park Visitor Centre, the Storey Arms Outdoor Education Centre is only a mile along the A470.

Caving & River Walks

The Brecon Beacons National Park is also home to the village of Ystradfellte, which is renowned for its nearby caving opportunities and hikes along the rivers. One such cave is Porth yr Ogof, located a mile south of the village.

Apart from caving, another popular thing to do near the village it’s taking a hike along the River Mellte and River Hepste whose footpaths pass along beautiful waterfalls.

The village of Ystradfellte is only a short 20 minute drive from the National Park Visitor Center (take the A4215 towards Heol Senni).

Things to do in Llanelli Wales: Places of Interest

Parc Howard Museum

If you are an art enthusiast, the Parc Howard Museum houses an excellent collection of paintings, artworks and 19th century artifacts such as beautiful pottery items.

Carreg Cennen Castle

The United Kingdom is home to exceptional beautiful castles and Carreg Cennen Castle is no exception. This 13th century castle sits on a beautiful hilltop which offers breathtaking views of the area around.

Sections of the castle are partly in ruins but you can still get a pretty good idea into how the medieval castle must’ve looked back then.

For around £3 ($5), you can take a guided-tour of the castle as well as the cave that runs beneath it. To get here, simply take the A476 route towards Llandeilo (it takes around 30 minutes by car).

Things to do in Llanelli Wales: Shopping

If you are looking to enjoy a bit of shopping, Llanelli is home to the St. Elli Shopping centre and the massive Parc Trostre Retail Park, which is home to many popular department stores as well as food places such as KFC and Pizza Hut.

Things to do in Llanelli Wales: Nightlife & Entertainment

Llanelli is a small town and its nightlife consists mainly of bars and pubs with nightly live entertainment such as karaoke and sport nights.

For a pleasant evening out, the Llanelli Entertainment Centre (Theatr Elli) is a great place to catch a movie as well as weekly theater plays

Things to do in Llanelli Wales: Events & Festivals

Welsh International Open

If you are a bowling enthusiast, the Welsh International Open is held here annually at the City & County of Swansea Indoor Bowls Club in late January.

Llanelli Christmas Carnival

The Llanelli Christmas Carnival is one of the most popular events in Llanelli and gives way to the Christmas season.

If you travel to Llanelli during November, the town switches the Christmas lights and you can enjoy beautiful parades as well as family orientated activities.

Llanelli Beer Festival

The Beer Festival in Llanelli is another family-friendly event held in August and it is one of the most popular summer events of the year.

At the festival, kids can enjoy plenty of fun activities, while adults can sample some fine brews.

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