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Any scenic road between St-Govan's - Kidwelly -Cardiff?

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Any scenic road between St-Govan's - Kidwelly -Cardiff?

Hi,

At mid-May we would be on a single-day journey between St-Govan's and Cardiff, with a visit at Kidwelly Castle.

Since we will be short on time we were thinking of combining B4319 +A4139 +A4075 +A477 +A40 +A484 +M4. Are there more scenic roads in the area (that would not add too much of time)?

Would you have suggestions of short (30-45 minute) stops or detours (charming village or walks) on the way that ones should not miss?

Thanks for any comment!

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1. Re: Any scenic road between St-Govan's - Kidwelly -Cardiff?

I hope that you have a wonderful holiday. Carmarthenshire is beautiful and Kidwelly Castle is well worth seeing. Kidwelly also has several hidden gems, one of which is Kymers Quay. This is an area rich in bird life with lovely walks. If you contact me via Kidwelly Bed and Breakfast (www.stayinkidwelly.com) I can let you have leaflets and a walking pack prior to your arrival in our lovely old town which was founded in the early twelfth century. There is a also a nice walk along Glan Yr Afon Nature Reserve from the large carpark by the bridge,

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2. Re: Any scenic road between St-Govan's - Kidwelly -Cardiff?

One detour you could make would be to dive off the A477 at Red Roses, down the B4314 to Pendine. Although the village isn't particularly pretty there is a dramatically long beach where land speed records used to be attempted. The road becomes the A4066 to Laugharne, an interesting little place for a stroll. It was the home of Dylan Thomas and Richard Hughes who wrote High Wind in Jamaica. He lived in the castle. Then continue back up to rejoin the A477 at St Clears.

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3. Re: Any scenic road between St-Govan's - Kidwelly -Cardiff?

Thanks for your suggestion!

Where along the way would be the best location for cliff walking with great views...? Since we will be at St-David's prior to that should we rather include that in this area?

Edited: 10:12 am, April 26, 2013
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4. Re: Any scenic road between St-Govan's - Kidwelly -Cardiff?

Well there are high cliffs and terrific views at St Govan's, although the distance you can walk is limited by the Army range.

The Visit Pembrokeshire website has walks www.pembrokeshirecoast.org.uk/default.asp…

You will be spoilt for choice in Pembrokeshire, I should have a look at the St David's area as well.

Another scenic detour on the way back, take the A4139 out of Pembroke and then turn down the B4585 to Manorbier, pretty village with beautiful valley, church and castle stretching down to the beach. You can walk along the coast path as well.

Then back to the main road and on to Tenby, another stop for harbour and town, then A478 up to join the A477 at Kilgetty.

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