The largest of the 13 historic counties of Wales, Carmarthenshire is home to not only some of the most spectacular and diverse landscape in the country, with fascinating ancient forests, spectacular mountain ranges and beautiful countryside but it is also home to some of the oldest, complete castles in the UK. Drink in the views across to the Preseli Hills and the sombre Black Mountain at the atmospheric Carreg Cennen Castle – the ruins really do give a feeling of the dramatic chequered history between Wales and England during the difficult medieval period. Other castles include the Norman Llansteffan Castle and the extremely well-preserved Kidwelly Castle which is a hidden wonder overlooking the River Gwendraeth – make sure you visit the great gatehouse there and the arches, through which rocks were thrown to the enemy! Pembrey Country Park and forest will find you discovering WWII gun emplacements and Royal Ordnance structures and if you head seawards towards Cefn Sidan beach, you will find miles upon miles of golden sands which are great for fun-packed family days out. Don’t miss out on the cookies-and-cake car tour of the area which showcases all of the cafes and restaurants of the area – this is the perfect way to get to know the gastronomical delights of the county. With lots of activities to enjoy – fishing, golf, skiing, horse riding, mountain biking and various watersports, you’ll never be bored in Carmarthenshire.