A day out on Gwili Steam Railway

A day out on Gwili Steam Railway

It was a lovely visit to the Gwili Steam Railway full of nostalgia and excellent tea and cake.  The line runs from Bronwydd just north of Carmarthen and follows the old Carmarthen to Aberystwyth line.The volunteers obviously are enjoying themselves just as much as the...

Visiting Dolaucothi Gold Mines

The guided tours run between March and November and worth noting that it takes about 20 minutes to kit up and get the health and safety information before the tour.  The tour leaders are extremely knowledgeable and bring the very long history of the area to life. ...
Sparrowhawk feeding in garden at Pen y Garn

Sparrowhawk feeding in garden at Pen y Garn

A recent guest at Pen y Garn Cottage, has identified a new bird visiting the garden, which we have added to our record.  The new visitor was a sparrowhawk.  Although this bird is listed in the RSPB conservation as Green, it is no less an impressive sight.  I thought I...

Gorgeous places to picnic on a sunny day

Inspired by and article from Wales Online, here are their suggestions for gorgeous places to picnic on a sunny day.  All of these places are in very easy reach of both Pen Y Garn and 94 High Street, with the added advantage of also being very close to shops selling...

Creepy Carmarthen Tour

I have experienced Nick Brunger’s wonderful storytelling a number of times and going along to his Creepy Carmarthen Tour has been on my list for some while.  I finally booked on to go last week and am kicking myself that I hadn’t done so beforehand.  It...