The Town of Carmarthen, County Town of Carmarthenshire
View from the Towy Footbridge accross the river, with the Merlin's Walk Shopping Centre in the background.
Carmarthen is the County Town of Carmarthenshire and an importand business and recreational centre for the area. While many high street shops and brands are available in Carmarthen, the many locally owned shops, cafes and restaurants play a major part in maintaining the unique character of the Town of Carmarthen.
For the High Street Shopper, the most interesting area in Carmarthen will be St. Cathrine's Walk which opened in Aprill 2010. One of the most modern Cinemas in Europe (the most modern cinema at the time of opening!!), a Debenhams Store, Miss Selfridge, Costa Coffee, New Look, Carphone Warehouse, Next, RiverISland, Pizza Express and many more High Street Names can be found there.
Some of the more interesting shops and retail outlets however can be found in the old streets of Carmarthen and in Carmarthen Market (which has been integrated into the St Catherine's Walk Development). Walk through Red Street, Blue Street, Lammas Street, King Street and the Guildhall Square for the more traditional and unique shops, and also visit Merlin's Walk, the established shopping centre in Carmarthen Town where you'll find names like Argos, TkMaxx, Carphone Warehouse, JJB Sports, Thornto's Chocolates and more.
What to see - where to go in Carmarthen Carmarthen Market - don't miss Carmarthen Market with it's many stalls offering local produce, crafts and many novelties.
>>> Carmarthen Market -
Market Precinct -
Carmarthen County Museum -
once the seat of the Bishops of St Davids, this is there the Bible was first translated into Welsh.
>>> Carmarthen Museum -Bishop's Palace - Abergwili - Carmarthen - SA31 2JG
Carmarthen Castle - Carmarthen Castle is a magnificent structure overlooking the River Twyi and which previously dominated the medieval town.
>>> Carmarthen Castle, Nott Square, Carmarthen
Roman Amphitheatre - The remains of a roman amphitheatre (only 7 remaining in the UK!) can be seen alongside Priory Street in Carmarthen
Merlin's Hill Centre - Merlin's Hill Centre is set within the stunning farmlands of Altyfyrddin
Farm. You can stay on-site at the B&B farmhouse which dates back to
the 1700s. There's lots of nature trails direct from the farmhouse, or walk up the the Iron Age Fort at the top of Merlin's Hill ,
plus kids can get involved with working farm life and animal feeds.
>>> Alltyfyrddin Farm, Abergwili, Carmarthen, SA32 7ER, Tel: 01267 237808
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