Heritage and culture

Page updated on: 11/12/2018

It’s what makes us different. Carmarthenshire coast and country is steeped in heritage and culture. Full of visual drama and splendour from the rugged Black mountain on the western gateway of the Brecon Beacons to the wide open shores of Cefn Sidan; stories can be told from years gone by, druids and romans, castles and princes, industry and revolution, and a living welsh language you’ll hear and see everywhere.

Our aim through the Destination management plan is to bring the ‘story’ of Carmarthenshire to life through encouraging and supporting a wide ranging, creative and innovative interpretation of its history, heritage and culture, demonstrating the strength of local culture.

We are actively doing this through our own campaigns which highlight the diverse products on offer within the county, which in turn compliment the thematic years from Visit Wales, 2018 being Year of the Sea and 2019 being Year of Discovery.

2019 will see Carmarthenshire celebrate culture through a programme of events in Whitland and Drefach Felindre, which have been named Cultural Town and  Village, respectively, for the year. Communities in Whitland and Drefach Felindre are taking the lead on planning events with several ideas already in the pipeline including schools, sporting groups, businesses and food producers.