Mansion House Location
Mansion House Llansteffan is set among Welsh farms in the gentle hills that slope down from the Cambrian Mountains to Carmarthen Bay. In the ‘Garden of Wales’, this is the heart of the countryside, but we are only an hour’s drive from Pembrokeshire, Cardiganshire or the city of Swansea. Camarthen, with its historic castle, is just 5 miles up the road. And pretty Llansteffan – a gem of a village – is practically a neighbour. Highlights of our undiscovered region include:
Llansteffan Castle cadw.gov.wales/daysout/llansteffancastle
The romantic ruins of this Norman castle sit on a spectacular headland above the sand-flats of the Towy Estuary with its long sandy beach and footpaths to the National Trust’s Wharley Point.
National Botanic Gardens of Wales botanicgarden.wales
With 568 acres of parkland and a futuristic glasshouse designed by Norman Foster, the gardens are a wonderland of exotic plants, Mediterranean landscapes, rock terraces and ravines set in the heart of Camarthenshire.
The Boat House at Laugharne dylanthomasboathouse.com
A place of pilgrimage, the home of poet and writer Dylan Thomas sits on the banks of the Taf Estuary close to Laugharne Castle.