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Carmarthen Town

The Oldest Market Town in Wales, is believed to be the birthplace of Merlin, the wizard of Arthurian legend, from where the town derives its name.

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Situated on the banks of the river Towy, famed for its salmon and sewen, which are often caught in traditional manner by the coracle fishermen who are regularly seen out on the river.  

The medieval castle commands a position overlooking the river and its gatehouse stands proudly over the old town where a superb collection of independent retailers, cafes, restaurants and galleries, provide some of the finest local produce in Wales.

 The indoor market and outdoor stalls add a vibrancy to the streets where buskers and entertainers can be found on most days, adding to the background noise and ambience of the town. 

 Two modern shopping developments provide the familiar High street brands that complement the shopping experience, maintaining Carmarthen town’s justified position as a major centre for retail and services in West Wales. 

Multiscreen cinema and the Lyric theatre provide the perfect destination for a night out supported by a variety of eating establishments reflecting the cosmopolitan tastes of locals and visitors alike.

Dating back beyond medieval times, the Romans settled here leaving behind the second largest amphitheatre in Wales and laying out the quaint street pattern that we still see in our modern progressive town. 

Carmarthen Town – The perfect centre for all your shopping and service needs 

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