Rainbow Holiday Cottages in Wales are splendidly placed in this green and heavanly part of the world. Being only 10 miles from Carmarthenshire's coastline - PEMBREY, LLANSTEFFAN and not to mention DYLAN THOMAS'S FAMOUS BOATHOUSE AT LAUGHARNE it is the perfect place to explore some of Wales's hidden treasures.

Walking, fishing, horse riding, cycling, castles, beaches, forests and theme parks, it is all within easy reach from Rainbow cottages in Wales.

There is plenty to suit all tastes in the stunning county of Carmarthenshire, including walking, riding, fishing, old castles, museums, theme parks and shopping, West Wales has it all.


Towns -
Carmarthen:  Is only a few miles away and is a bustling, prosperous county town. With quaint alleyways, riverside setting, it has excellent shopping facilities and is definitely worth a visit.
Llandeilo: is about 12 miles away and is a classy country town above the river Tywi, boasting an array of fashionable galleries and boutiques.
Saundersfoot and Tenby are approx. 35 -45 mins drive away and are lovely seaside towns.

Coast and Beaches- Laugharne - Timeless seatown on fringes of Carmarthen Bay made famous by Dylan Thomas, Visit Dylan Thomas Boathouse Museum and view the old castle. Llanstephan and Ferryside are also picturesque beaches located about 30 mins drive away.

Pembrey Country Park: the second most-visited place in Wales, 202 hectares of dunes, forestry and parkland with Cefn Sidon offering one of the cleanest beaches in Wales. Enjoy a host of family attractions including an adventure playground, train rides, dry ski slope, toboggan run, pitch and putt, crazy golf. www.onebiggarden.com

Beaches of Saundersfoot and Tenby are approximately 40 mins away.

Walking / Cycling / Adventure

Shaggy Sheep Wales
www.shaggysheepwales.co.uk are Offering fun local adventure for the whole family e.g. Quad Biking, Gorge Scrambling, Coasteering, Kayaking, Horse Riding, Clay Pigeon Shooting.

For mountain biking, there are some thrilling trails at Afan Forest Park, Brechfa Forest and Abergorlech - See MB Wales Website


The National Botanical Gardens of Wales are about a 10 minutes drive away, set in the gentle hills of the Towy valley. See the world's largest single span glasshouse and many other varied attractions, the gardens are an excellent day out for the whole family. www.gardenofwales.org.uk

Walking - Try Brechfa - Banc Y Daren circular walk, via country lanes and following the river cothi. Pembrey-choice of 5km and 7km walks, part of the 88km Camarthen Bay Coastal path. Brecon National Park is within easy reach. Millenium Coastal Park - the biggest land regeneration project undertaken in Wales.

Carmarthen Showground boasts an exciting diary of events throughout the year. In addition to the regular car boot sales held on a Sunday morning, Check out www.unitedcounties.co.uk for further info.

Aberglasney: Explore ancient formal gardens with its pools, parapets and cloisters and then the surrounding gardens which is a renowned plantsman's paradise and the unique indoor garden filled with exotics from around the world. www.aberglasney.org The National Coracle Centre, Cenarth Falls, Carmarthenshire. Visit a charming and fascinating exhibition of coracles from Wales and around the world, Set in the grounds of a 17th century mill besides the salmon leap and falls. www.coracle-centre.co.uk. www.coracle-centre.co.uk

Wales- A Land of Castles: Explore the evocative ruins of nearby Dryslwyn Castle, or Carmarthen's town-centre castle situated right next to the shops. For fresh air sea and river views, climb up to Llansteffan's headland fortress, or go to Dinefwr castle poised on a great crag near Llandeilo. www.cadw.wales.gov.uk www.cadw.wales.gov.uk

Soft Furnishing Courses : Learn a new skill or improve on an old one. See our website www.rainbowcottageworkshops.co.uk for a list of courses we offer at Rainbow Cottages.


Visit Carmarthenshire's museums for free:
County Museum, Abergwili - find out about Carmarthenshires' past, see mammoth bones, Roman gold, paintings and much more; Carmarthen Town Museum, Carmarthen - find out about Wales's oldest town; Museum of Speed, Pendine - overlooking the famous Pendine beach, shows record breaking cars and early motor cycles; Kidwelly Industrial museum, Kidwelly - the site of one of Britain's oldest tinplate works, see original machinery and buildings; Parc Howard Museum and Art Gallery Llanelli - see pottery and paintings and some fascinating things from Llanelli's past, National Woollen Museum, Llandyysul, Carmarthenshire, presents the history of the welsh woollen industry in the village that was once the centre of the industry. www.carmarthenshire.gov.uk