Carmarthenshire Tourism

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Carmarthenshire (Welsh: Sir Gaerfyrddin or Sir Gâr) is a unitary authority in the south west of Wales and the largest of the thirteen historic counties. The three largest towns are Llanelli, Carmarthen and Ammanford. Carmarthen is the county town and administrative centre of Carmarthenshire but the most populous settlement is Llanelli. Carmarthenshire has been inhabited since prehistoric times. The town of Carmarthen was founded by the Romans and the region was part of the Principality of Deheubarth during the High Middle Ages. It saw turbulent times during the invasion by the Normans in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries before it was subjugated, along with other parts of Wales, by Edward I of England. Further unrest occurred in the early fifteenth century when the Welsh rebelled under Owain Glyndŵr, and more strife occurred during the English Civil War in the seventeenth century. Carmarthenshire is mainly an agricultural county, apart from the southeastern part which at one time was heavily-industrialised with coal mining, steel-making and tin-plating. In the north of the county the woollen industry was very important in the eighteenth century. Nowadays the economy of the county depends on agriculture, forestry, fishing and tourism. With the decline in its industrial base and the low profitability of the livestock sector, Carmarthenshire is economically one of the worst-performing regions in the United Kingdom. As a tourist destination, Carmarthenshire is not as well known as some other parts of Wales, but does offer a wide range of outdoor activities. Much of the coast is fairly flat; it includes the Millennium Coastal Park, which extends for ten miles to the west of Llanelli and the National Wetlands Centre, a championship golf course and the harbours of Burry Port and Pembrey. Further west are the sandy beaches at Llansteffan and Pendine, and Dylan Thomas' boathouse at Laugharne. Further inland there are a number of medieval castles located in strategic positions, as well as hillforts and standing stones.


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Facts and Stats for Carmarthenshire*

  • Pollution Statistics in Carmarthenshire

    Know the pollution level of Carmarthenshire before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 30 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 16.67 (Very Low)
  • Carmarthenshire: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Carmarthenshire for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Carmarthenshire.

    • Burglary and Theft 30.95 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 30.95 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 23.81 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 15.48 (Very Low)
    • Car Stealing 28.57 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 35.71 (Low)
    • Attacks 29.76 (Low)
    • Drug offense 57.5 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 85 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 57.14 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 42.5 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 20.24 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 36.11 (Low)
  • Living in Carmarthenshire - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Carmarthenshire is 190.82 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 66.08 (High)
    • Climate Index 90.76 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 20.23 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 19 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 76.92 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 70.29 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 7.37 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 93.65 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Carmarthenshire

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Carmarthenshire

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.17 USD
    • International Movie per seat 11.79 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 41.14 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 71.65 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 74.42 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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