Things to do - Carmarthenshire

Carmarthenshire, where you can explore at a gentle pace the National Botanic Garden of Wales, set in in the 18th century parkland of the former Middleton Hall, or perhaps spend the day at Pumsaint Gold Mines and wear a miners helmet and lamp while touring the underground workings. This is the only place in Britain where the Romans mined gold. Carmarthen Museum housed in the old palace of the Bishop of St Davids and set in the seven acres of grounds. The museum offers a wide range of local subjects to explore, from geology and prehistory to butter making, Welsh furniture and folk art.

Or visit the Dylan Thomas Boathouse, a house in Laugharne, Wales, in which the poet Dylan Thomas lived with his family between 1949 and 1953, the last four years of his life. It was in this house that he wrote many major pieces. It is often thought that he wrote Under Milk Wood here but more recent research suggests that fewer than 300 lines were written in Laugharne. The house is set in a cliff overlooking the Taf Estuary.