Carmarthenshire is not just home to our National Botanic Garden but also houses Aberglasney Gardens – Wales equivalent to the Lost Gardens of Heligan only on not quite such a large scale. Both Gardens attract growing numbers of visitors and are both well worth a visit. As well as being interesting from a plants and planting view between them they also host a wealth of events spanning many months of the year. Carmarthen is the Counties Principal Town and is the Counties second largest Town with a population of just under 16,000 (as of Jan 2014) and serves a large community of farmland surrounding its edges.
The Roman invasion in Wales was not as comprehensive as in Britain due to its rugged terrain and hostile tribes, but Romans did have some success. Today the south of Wales is dotted with some well preserved Roman sites near major cities like Cardiff (make sure to visit the Cardiff Roman Fort), Swansea (nearby forts exist in Neath and Loughor), and Brecon (with its impressive Brecon Gaer Fort) - as well as in some cities often overlooked by tourists such as Carmarthen (which has a remarkable Roman Ampitheatre) and Newport (with the beautiful Caerleon Roman Fortress, Baths, and Amphitheatre). If you love history, make sure to add all these sites to your list because with a rental car you can make time for all of them and more! This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel, and activities.
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