Carmarthenshire, known as the "Garden of Wales" due to its fertile land and agricultural produce is the third largest county in Wales whilst also being one of the thirteen historic counties. The three largest towns in Carmarthenshire are Ammanford, Carmarthen and Llanelli.
Bounded to the north by Ceredigion, the south by the Atlantic Ocean, over to the west is Pembrokeshire and to the east is bounded by Powys, Neath Port Talbot and Swansea, the county is generally of an upland and mountainous area.
The principal industries being forestry, fishing, agriculture and tourism whilst principal towns being Carmarthen, Ammanford, Llanelli, Llandeilo, Llandovery and St. Clears. Along the south coast contains many sandy beaches and fishing villages. The Towy river, noted for its salmon and trout fishing, which flows into the Bristol Channel, is the longest river to flow entirely within Wales.
Castell Carreg Cennen castle is near the River Cennen in the village of Trapp. Due to its position above a limestone precipice Castell Carreg Cennen castle's location has been described as spectacular, it is south of Llandeilo and lies within the Brecon Beacons National Park.
Dinefwr Castle overlooks the River Tywi near the town of Llandeilo. The castle, with a steep drop of several hundred feet to the river, lies on a ridge, which is on the Tywi rivers northern bank.
Kidwelly Castle, is a Norman castle overlooking the river Gwendraeth and the town of Kidwelly. The castle was used as a location for the film Monty Python and the Holy Grail, it hosts a massive gatehouse next to the river defended by four round towers.
Built as a coastal stronghold, Laugharne Castle is a castle in the town of Laugharne to the south. It is located on the estuary of the River Tâf and its remains consist of a mid to late thirteenth century castle which was converted to a Tudor mansion around the late sixteenth century time.
Llansteffan Castle, which overlooks the River Tywi as it enters Carmarthen Bay, is near the village of Llansteffan. With great views over the remains of the castle, the village of Llansteffan and the Carmarthenshire landscape it remains a major tourist attraction.
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