Carmarthen has been the principal Town in Carmarthenshire since the 16th century. The Town is much older than this and has been an important settlement since the Iron Age. The Roman’s built a fort here at around AD 75. There are also the remains of a Roman Amphitheatre (one of only seven left in the UK) which can be found to the east of the Town bordering Priory Street.
Today the Town is a busy shopping and market Town – very much the central hub for many of the outlying rural communities.
You will find a varied selection of shops, galleries, restaurants, cafe’s and pubs throughout the centre of Carmarthen and the Town also benefits from good rail and road connections.
The Carmarthenshire County Museum and Governmental buildings are also housed at Carmarthen and the Town also plays host to the largest Parish Church in Wales. St Peter’s Church can be found on Saint Peters Street opposite the car park.
For more information on Carmarthen, please see the following links:
Carmarthen River Festival
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