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Llanelli
Travel Guide

Llanelli sits on the River Loughor’s estuary, near the west coast of Wales and in the heart of beautiful Carmarthenshire. Ten miles from Swansea, this picturesque traditional Welsh town was historically a mining town, but more recently has become a popular tourist destination. With a wealth of natural attractions and a rich cultural heritage, it has something to offer every visitor.

The current spelling of Llanelli was changed from its anglicised version, Llanelly, in 1966, following a public campaign by locals.

Sport in LlanelliLlanelli is synonymous with rugby, and boasts two rugby union teams, the Scarlets and Llanelli RFC, both of whom play at the Parc y Scarlets Stadium.

Bowls is also a popular pastime, and Llanelli hosts the Llanelli Open Bowls Tournaments every year from July to September in Parc Howard. Formally known as the Llanelly Municipal Tournaments, the competition dates back to the 1920s.

Llanelli also has two golf courses and a snooker academy, the Terry Griffiths Matchroom, named after, and run by, the former snooker world champion, who was born and lives in the town.

Places to Visit in and Around LlanelliThe Millennium Coastal Path is a 13 mile cycle and walking path that stretches along the south coast of Carmarthenshire from Loughor to Pembrey, and offers stunning views of the neighbouring Gower Peninsula, named the UK’s first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in 1956.

Llanelli Wetland Centrelies about a mile to the south east of the town, and is a wetland nature reserve run by the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT). The 450 acre site has a collection of over 600 rare birds, and offers good facilities for children, including a maze and play area as well as fun activities such as den building and pond dipping.

Llanelly House is an important historical building and a fine example of an early Georgian town house. Recently restored, and featuring a cafe, restaurant, shop and visitor centre, it offers exciting tours and an insight into Georgian family life.

North of the town centre, Parc Howard Museum and Art Gallery is a large 19th century country house set in 24 acres of parkland. Most famous for its extensive collection of Llanelli pottery, it also hosts paintings and other artworks, as well as local historical and cultural artifacts. As in Llanelly House, there are legends of a ghostly presence.

Shopping in LlanelliLlanelli has shops that cater to all tastes, with a wide range of independent shops, a number of high street chain stores and an excellent indoor market, as well as the retail parks, Parc Trostre and Parc Pemberton, a little further out of town.

Food and Drink in LlanelliLlanelli has a huge selection of restaurants, pubs and cafes, whether you’re looking for traditional Welsh dishes, fish and chips or international fine dining. Llanelli also has a long tradition of brewing, and in August hosts the annual Llanelli Beer Festival, an official CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) event.

Holidays in LlanelliWith an abundance of historical and natural attractions, and an exciting town centre, you are sure to find plenty to see and do in Llanelli.

Stradey Park Hotel
Stradey Park Hotel
4 out of 5
Furnace, Llanelli, Wales
The price is £69 per night from 18 May to 18 May
Situated in Llanelli, this spa hotel is 2 mi (3.2 km) from Parc y Scarlets and 12.1 mi (19.4 km) from Singleton Park. Swansea University and Swansea Beach are ...
4.3/5Excellent! (482 reviews)
A mixed stay
"The staff at this hotel are lovely. The public corridors and stairs are fairly worn looking for 4 stars but the rooms themeselves are much better. Bit surpised no food after 8.45 available. Breakfast choice was good but quality variable pastries and croissants delicious, but sausages cheap and scrambled ..."

Reviewed on 28 Sep 2020

Stradey Park Hotel
Bronllys Farm
Bronllys Farm
3.5 out of 5
Cilymaenllwyd Road, Pwll, Llanelli, Wales
The price is £79 per night from 26 May to 26 May
Situated in Llanelli, this cottage is 2.5 mi (3.9 km) from Burry Port Lighthouse, and within 9 mi (15 km) of WWT Llanelli Wetland Centre and Kidwelly Castle. ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (12 reviews)
Amazing !
"Really lovely place to stay. Very cosy and modern. Great value with a great price! Very friendly and Lovely people there. They are happy to help you with anything and are great communicators! Also offer a lovely goats milk for a Morning cuppa! Very pleased! Hopefully see you in the future."

Reviewed on 28 Nov 2020

Bronllys Farm
Best Western Diplomat Hotel and Spa
Best Western Diplomat Hotel and Spa
3 out of 5
Felinfoel, Llanelli, Wales
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £86 per night from 16 May to 16 May
Located in the heart of Llanelli, this spa hotel is 1.2 mi (2 km) from Plas Llanelly House and 1.7 mi (2.8 km) from Parc y Scarlets. WWT Llanelli Wetland Centre ...
3.8/5Good! (142 reviews)
"Ok"

Reviewed on 10 Jan 2021

Best Western Diplomat Hotel and Spa
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Good Location in Llanelli to Stay for Keyworkers and NHS Staff. Fully Equipped
Good Location in Llanelli to Stay for Keyworkers and NHS Staff. Fully Equipped
4 Paddock St, Llanelli, WLS
Situated in Llanelli, this holiday home is 0.6 mi (0.9 km) from Plas Llanelly House and within 3 miles (5 km) of Parc y Scarlets and WWT Llanelli Wetland Centre. ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (2 reviews)
Excellent property.
"Will definitely return when we next visit south Wales."

Reviewed on 24 Jul 2020

Good Location in Llanelli to Stay for Keyworkers and NHS Staff. Fully Equipped
Murray Nest 3
Murray Nest 3
4 out of 5
41 Murray St, Llanelli, Wales
Situated in Llanelli, this apartment building is 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from Plas Llanelly House and within 3 miles (5 km) of Parc y Scarlets and WWT Llanelli Wetland ...
Murray Nest 3
Murray nest 2
Murray nest 2
4 out of 5
41 Murray St, Llanelli, Wales
Situated in Llanelli, this apartment building is 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from Plas Llanelly House and within 3 miles (5 km) of Parc y Scarlets and WWT Llanelli Wetland ...
4/5Very Good! (1 review)
"Lovely apartment , very close to ammenities , wifi didnt work down to having been installed that day and no available parking nearby had to park by the bay , over all lovely stay"

Reviewed on 5 Apr 2021

Murray nest 2
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Llanelli

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

29 Jan 2020

The beach and it's sunsets are not to be missed! An excellent wind down after work.

5/5 - Excellent

Paul

4 Oct 2019

Foud a very good pub good people great night

5/5 - Excellent

ArthurBPAlbert

5 Aug 2019

My all time favourite rugby team ( Scarlets of course ), together with the wonderful Felinfoel beers.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

27 Jul 2019

Lovely walking area.Great bay walking and lots of wildlife

3/5 - Okay

Jane

15 Jul 2019

Convenient for Swansea

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

1 Jun 2019

Nice enough town .

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