Blaenfforest is centrally placed in the old county of Dyfed which was made up of the three counties of Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire and Ceredigion with their rich cultural heritage.
This makes it an ideal base to explore the diversity of the countryside, spectacular coastline and host of attractions and things to do, suiting people of all ages and interests.
If you enjoy planning activities for your holiday in advance, or arranging your visit to coincided with an exhibition, special event or one of the yummy food festivals, here are some links you might find useful:
Discover Carmarthenshire to discover what Carmarthenshire has to offer, as it is such a diverse county there is a huge range of things to see and do.
If you like to walk, there is a new, free app which is available to download: Wales Coast Path
We’ve found this new and developing site of what’s on in Pembrokeshire which we think is really interesting and you might like to check it out: Pembrokeshire Online
No visit to Blaenfforest would be complete without exploring at least a little of Cardigan Bay. Follow this link to all the attractions and activities: Cardiganshire Coast & Country. You’ll find Blaenfforest if you have a look at the Gardens of West Wales page and follow the www.ngs.org.uk link.
For a peaceful and relaxing break, away from it all, yet still with plenty to do and see, come to Blaenfforest - we look forward to welcoming you.
Local Amenities and Attractions
Newcastle Emlyn (2 miles) is our nearest small market town with its ruined castle, riverside walks and a good selection of pubs, cafés and shops. There are also banks, ATM's, launderette and leisure centre with swimming pool.
You can visit flour and woollen mills, cheese makers, honey farms and vineyards and enjoy Welsh lamb and freshly caught fish. Forty mills once clustered around nearby Dre-fach Felindre, 'the Huddersfield of Wales'. The Museum there tells the story of this community, dependent for its livelihood on spinning and weaving.
The craft centres in the attractive Georgian town of Aberaeron and at Cardigan are well worth a visit and you will find many local artisans offering a wide range of goods to tempt you, including paintings, pottery, glassware, jewellery, furniture and hand woven fabrics and clothing.
Cilgerran Castle and St. Dogmaels Abbey are the venues for live Shakespeare performances in August each year.