Ammanford is a bustling town in the county of Carmarthenshire. Nestled on the banks of the River Amman, near the southwest corner of the Brecon Beacons National Park, it is an excellent base from which to explore South Wales. Holiday cottages in Ammanford are surrounded by gently rolling hills, woods and fields where walking, wildlife-watching and horse-riding are popular. The 12th century ruins of Dinefwr Castle sit at the summit of a rugged hill with breathtaking views of the valley below, while nearby, Mynydd Mawr Country Park is a lovely spot for a walk with secluded woodland trails to explore. Southeast of Ammanford, Mynydd y Betws is an imposing hill on the border between Carmarthenshire and Swansea where a medieval castle overlooks vast stretches of wild grasslands. The South Wales coast is a scenic half-hour drive southward with sandy beaches and classic seaside resorts to discover.
Wander into the town centre from your holiday cottage in Ammanford and you will discover a welcoming community with a variety of independent shops. There are some great places to eat and drink, too. The Raven Inn is a popular pub and restaurant serving a selection of local ales and delicious food prepared with fresh ingredients from the Welsh countryside. The Mount Bar and Grill has a reputation for serving delicious locally sourced meat. And Ocean Blue is hard to beat for a tasty fish and chips takeaway.
Self-catering holidays in Ammanford are popular among visitors who want to explore the Brecon Beacons National Park. This dramatic stretch of high mountain plateaus, wooded valleys, heather and grassland stretches for 45 miles from north of Ammanford all the way to the English border. The park is home to South Wales’ most spectacular scenery and is a paradise for stargazing, climbing and wild swimming.