West Wales is full of romantic settings to visit with your loved one on St Dwynwen’s Day. Here are 6 of our favourite places to visit.
On the 25th of January each year, people all over Wales celebrate St Dwynwen’s Day, the traditional Welsh equivalent of Valentine’s Day but much sooner. Why wait until Valentine’s Day when you can celebrate the Welsh way? After being couped up all winter get outdoors and explore your local area.
When you think of Laugharne, you think of Dylan Thomas and rich cultural and historical context of this unique South-Western Carmarthenshire town. Laugharne’s magnificent medieval castle and the surrounding area of the Taf estuary is an enchanting place for an leisurely stroll with someone special. Visit the Dylan Thomas’s boathouse and writing shed. We can only assume that his creativity was inspired by his stunning surroundings!
Laugharne Castle, Laugharne, Carmarthenshire, SA33 4FA
Places to stay/dine out: Corran Resort & Spa and the The Cors Restaurant & Rooms are two special places, but not forgetting, Keepers Cottage, The Boat House Bed & Breakfast, , Broadway Country House & Hotel, Browns Hotel, Tre-Brentir, Swan Cottage, Longlane House Bed & Breakfast.
Places to shop/visit: Dylan Thomas Boat House & Dylan Thomas Writing Shed. Choices Gift Shop, Castle Stores, & The Tin Shed.
The tiny secluded seaside village of Mwnt, situated between Cardigan and Aberporth on the Ceredigion Coast is best known for its beach, featured in The Daily Mail’s “Europe’s Top 10 loveliest hidden beaches”. On Mwnt’s grassy cliffs you will find the iconic Eglwys y Grog, a medieval church. The pelagic and breath-taking views over Cardigan Bay make this an unbeatable Welsh romantic setting.
Mwnt Beach, Ceredigion, SA43 1QH
Bosherston Lily Ponds & The Stackpole Estate
A natural haven for wildlife in an enchanted flooded limestone valley. The valley opens up into Broad Haven South Bay, which is equally as beautiful. The Stackpole Estate is now part of The National Trust and is a great site for visitors with its secluded and peaceful walled gardens. Perfect for a romantic walk!
More information here.
Stackpole Estate, Pembrokeshire, SA71 5DQ
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Another Ceredigion seaside village with an unspoiled beach, where you can walk out to its second bay at low tide. The clifftop path walk over to Ynys Lochtyn is also fantastic, with some of the best sea views in Wales, where dolphins and seals are often spotted by walkers.
Llangrannog Beach, Ceredigion, SA44 6SN
The Hafod Estate, 12 miles South East of Aberystwyth offering stunning scenery. Several walking paths you can take, including Ystwyth Gorge Walk, Lady’s Walk, Bedford Monument Walk & Coed Hafod Walk. Celebrate St Dwynwen’s Day with someone you love by lacing up your walking boots and stride out over some of the most attractive rural parts of Ceredigion.
The Hafod Estate, Devil’s Bridge, Ceredigion SY23
Strata Florida Abbey, near Tregaron
Strata Florida Abbey in Pontrhydfendigaid near Tregaron, is an former Cisterian Abbey. The ruins remain and give an archaic feel to this incredibly rural part of North-Eastern Ceredigion. Another great walking destination.
More information here.
Abbey Rd, Ystrad Fflur, Ceredigion, SY25 6ES
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