Places to Visit
Mandinam is set in the perfect location for exploring Mid Wales and Carmarthenshire. Below are only a few things to do in Carmarthenshire.
Spectacularly set in the beautiful Tywi valley of Carmarthenshire, Aberglasney House features one of the finest gardens in Wales. Aberglasney Gardens have been an inspiration to poets since 1477 and is known as a “garden lost in time”.
The National Botanic Garden of Wales
The National Botanic Garden of Wales is situated near Llanarthney in the Towy Valley, Carmarthenshire, Wales. The garden is both a visitor attraction and a centre for botanical research and conservation, and features the world’s largest single-span glasshouse.
Located a few miles south east of Llandeilo, Carreg Cennen is a magnificent castle steeped in history and spell-binding views.
Dinefwr Park and Castle
A magical land of power and influence for more than 2,000 years, Dinefwr Park and Castle is an iconic place in the history of Wales. Two forts are evidence of a dominant Roman presence.
This native Welsh castle, sited on a hill roughly halfway between Llandeilo and Carmarthen in Wales is notable inasmuch as it is the only native Welsh castle with three wards.
Llyn y Fan Fach
Llyn y Fan Fach (Welsh meaning Lake of the small beacon-hill) is a dammed lake in the western border of the Black Mountain. With spectacular views this challenging walk is home to a folklore legend.
Myddfai is a charming village community, home to the tale of the Physicians of Myddfai. You can visit the gravestone of the last Physician of Myddfai at St. Michael’s Church in the village, or visit the community hall and find out more about the history of Myddfai.
- Walking – Guests at Mandinam are free to roam the estate’s 450 acres of parkland and woodlands. We can supply comprehensive maps with landmarks for walks lasting from half to two and a half hours. For those who want to go further afield we are on the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park.
- Fishing – The River Bran runs through Mandinam farm and can be fished, also the river Towy and several local reservoirs and lakes.
- Bird Watching – Our conservation policy means that there is a wealth of wild birds, including Red Kites and Hawks.
- Bat Watching – A visiting bat expert found eleven species of bats on the farm during nocturnal rambles. There are also diverse species of moths and butterflies.
- Wildlife and Flowers – With an enthusiastic and knowledgeable in house naturalist there is plenty of opportunity to see the local wildlife which includes badgers, otters, red kites, peregrines and goshawks.
- Places to Eat – We recommend The Red Lion and the Goose & Cuckoo in Llangadog, as well as the renowned Y Polyn in Llanarthne, Wrights Emporium also in Llanarthne.