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What? A 7km linear walk along the Wales Coast Path, from St Clears to Laugharne — following in the footsteps of artists and poets from centuries gone by

Where? Carmarthenshire

Cadw site to see: Laugharne Castle

Most ‘Instagrammable’ spot: the small bridge in front of the Castle. Strike a pose here to capture stunning views of the estuary and medieval ruins beyond.

The Wales Coast Path boasts 870 miles of stunning scenery, but the trail around Carmarthen provides a particularly perfect route for walkers to uncover a medieval muse… Laugharne Castle.

Put on your hiking boots and begin your walk in the small town of St Clears — a peaceful community located along the River Tâf. The 7km walk will lead you through untouched woodlands and along countryside paths until you reach the magnificent medieval fortress of Laugharne.

Standing majestically on the estuary, the rugged relic has provided inspiration for many respected artists over the centuries, including J. M. W. Turner and the renowned Welsh poet, Dylan Thomas.

Spend an hour or two exploring the site, where you can walk its Victorian gardens, relax inside the summer house and enjoy majestic views across the Gower before re-joining the coastal path and walking towards Laugharne village.

On route, make a pit stop at the Dylan Thomas Boathouse to enjoy home-made Welsh cakes, fresh scones or bara-brith in the tearoom, which boasts beautiful views across the river.

Or, if you fancy reenergising with a platter of Welsh cheese or slice of local Laugharne pie, take comfort inside The Ferryman Delicatessen, a family owned deli on Laugharne’s High Street, well-known for its warm welcome and memorable Welsh charm.