about the area
The grounds offer a wonderful games field, bonfire site and BBQ area. There is also a brand new low-ropes course and zip-wire on site!
Just 10 minutes from the bunkhouse, there can be fewer towns in Wales more attractive than Llandeilo, a picturesque market town in Carmarthenshire, sitting proudly on a hill above the river Tywi. And there are fewer valleys lovelier than the Tywi, the longest river which flows entirely through Wales read more here...
Just 5 minutes away from the bunkhouse, Llandovery is another bustling market town. Lots of lovely little shops and cafes, a castle and a striking monument to Llewelyn ap Gruffydd Fychan, read more here...
Brecon Beacons National Park
How do we sum up the Brecon Beacons in a paragraph...? Perhaps best known for Pen Y Fan, the highest peak in South Wales, the National Park offers a wealth of activities to suit all tastes from mountain walking to horse riding, climbing, caving and gorge walking, to food and jazz festivals, castles and museums. Read more on the National Park wesbite here
One of the newest pins on the MBWales.com map, Brechfa is a perfect destination for both pootlers or those who like to ride totally pinned. The Gorlech Trail, designed by Rowan Sorrell, is made up of three big climbs and descents stretching over its 19km. More progressive riders can also test their full arsenal of skills on the fearsome but thrilling features of the black graded Raven Trail! In contrast, the Derwen Trail is the starting point for families and novices and a great introduction to mountain biking. All trails show off Brechfa Forest at its best. More info here
Carreg Cennen Castle
One of our personal favourites. The most romantic ruin in Wales, Carreg Cennen Castle is a must for all our visitors, with stunning views, an exciting natural cave under the castle, and excellent Cawl and Hot Chocolates in the tea room and restaurant. Family run, their website is here.
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. The powerful Lord Rhys held court at Dinefwr and influenced decisions in Wales. The visionaries, George and Cecil Rice designed the superb 18th-century landscape that you see today. The 'hands-on' Newton House gives visitors an atmospheric circa 1912 experience. Exhibitions on the first floor tell Dinefwr's story and inspire visitors to explore the castle and park. Website here
Aberglasney House Gardens
Spectacularly set in the beautiful Tywi valley of Carmarthenshire, Wales, Aberglasney House features one of the finest gardens in Wales. Aberglasney Gardens have been an inspiration to poets since 1477. The story of Aberglasney spans many centuries, but, the house's origins are still shrouded in obscurity. Website here
The Gower Peninsula is both beautiful and unspoilt, there are many historic features located over an area that measures just sixteen miles by seven miles wide. Notably, Gower was one of the first places designated 'An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty' under the Act of 1949. Read more here
Pembrokeshire is Wales' most popular coastal destination and its easy to see why - with stunning beaches and dramatic seacliffs hosting excellent climbing and the wonderful coastal path stretching the length of Wales. Galleries and museums, festivals, wildlife boats trips... Read more here
Llandysul is home to the excellent Llandysul Outdoor Education and Canoe Centre. They other a host of activities including paddling, climbing, coasteering, mountain biking, team building etc. Read more here.