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Carmarthen

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Carmarthen is a community in, and the county town of, Carmarthenshire, Wales. It is on the River Towy 8mi north of its mouth at Carmarthen Bay. In 2001, the population was 15,854.Carmarthen has a strong claim to being the oldest town in Wales, but the two settlements of Old and New Carmarthen were only united into a single borough in 1546. Carmarthen was the most populous borough in Wales between the 16th and 18th centuries and was described by William Camden as "the chief citie of the country". However, population growth stagnated by the mid-19th century as more dynamic economic centres developed in the South Wales coalfield. Carmarthen is the location of Dyfed-Powys Police headquarters, the Carmarthen campus of the University of Wales, Trinity Saint David and Glangwili General Hospital.
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Popular things to do in Carmarthen

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Zoo
The British Bird of Prey Centre
4.9
Duration: 8 hours
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Castle
Kidwelly Castle
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Castle
Laugharne Castle
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
Church
St. Peter's Church
4.9
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Carmarthen

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Theme Park
Folly Farm Begelly
4.7
Duration: 8 hours
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Geologic Formation
Gower Peninsula Swansea
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
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Beach
Rhossili Bay Rhossili
4.9
Duration: 4 hours
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Castle
Pembroke Castle Pembroke
4.7
Duration: 4 hours

Hidden gems in Carmarthen

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Golf Course
Carmarthen Golf Club
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Dam
Llyn Brianne Dam and Reservoir Nantgaredig
4.8
Duration: 30 minutes
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Specialty Museum
Carmarthenshire Museum
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Art Gallery
Oriel Myrddin Gallery
4.2
Duration: 2 hours

Museums in Carmarthen

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Art Gallery
Origin
4.3
Duration: 30 minutes
History Museum
Carmarthen Heritage Centre
3.8
Duration: 2 hours

Historic Sites in Carmarthen

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Castle
Carmarthenshire County Council
2.0
Duration: 2 hours

Shopping in Carmarthen

Flea Market
Carmarthen Market
2.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Ghost / Vampire Tour
Creepy Carmarthen Tours
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Dolphin / Whale Watching
Dolphin & Whale Watching New Quay
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
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Theme Park
Oakwood Theme Park Canaston Bridge
1.9
Duration: 2 hours
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Church
St. Davids Cathedral St. Davids
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min

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