Carmarthenshire is a largely rural county and has rich farmland and a large agricultural industry. It has some of the most fertile land in Wales and is known as the Garden of Wales. Carmarthenshire is an ancient county and historically the largest traditional county of Wales, which modern Carmarthenshire shares roughly the same boundaries.
The Prince of Wales's Welsh home is located near the village of Myddfai in Carmarthenshire.
The M4 Motorway connects Carmarthenshire with Swansea and destinations to the East, eventually reaching London. The M4 terminates at the Pont Abraham Roundabout, approximately 15 miles south east of Carmarthen and serves Llanelli.
The A48 conntects Carmarthen to the M4 at Pont Abraham. The A48 then continues along a route similar to the M4 heading eastwards.
The A483 connects towns in eastern Carmarthenshire to places in mid and north Wales and Chester.
The A40 is a major east-west route beginning from London and ending at Fishguard which passes through Carmarthen. East of Carmarthen, the A40 skirts the northern edge of the Brecon Beacons and passes the town of Brecon.
Arriva Trains Wales run the vast majority of Services in the area, with First Great Western running a small number of through trains to London.
Train services from Shrewsbury, via central wales on the scenic Heart of Wales Line call at Ammanford and Llanelli.
The only east-west line through Carmarthenshire is the West Wales line on which direct Arriva Trains Wales services from Manchester, Newport, Cardiff and Swansea call at Llanelli and Carmarthen as well as many other smaller stations. First Great Western trains from London only run directly to Llanelli and Carmarthen during the summer months. At other times, a change at Swansea or Newport is required.
National Express operate coach services to Carmarthen from Blackpool, Birmingham and London (Victoria). The TrawsCambria service from Cardiff Bay to Aberystwyth calls at Carmarthen. To Llanelli, National Express operate regular coach services from London (Victoria).
Black Mountain, the range of mountains on the far western part of the Brecon Beacons National Park falls within Carmarthenshire. This part of the Brecon Beacons is far less visited than the central and western parts but is no less spectacular.
National Botanical Gardens of Wales - Middleton - Llanarthne. Tel: +44 1558 668768. - adults £7.00, children (5-15) £2.00, family (2 adults, 4 children) £16.00.
Pembrey Circuit Cefn Sidan, Carmarthenshire SA16. Several car, motorbike and truck racing events are held every year at the circuit. A driving school operates on a number of dates during the summer. See the British Automobile Racing Club site for details. BARC Pembrey 2009 Events
MorfaBay Adventure Pendine, Carmarthenshire SA334PJ. Offering a variety of outdoor adventure activities for all age ranges from Rock Climbing to Coasteering and the famous Muddy Assault Course. Open 9-5 all week. ☎ +44 1994 453588 Morfa Bay Outdoor Adventure Centre
Horse Racing, Ffos Las Racecourse, Culla Road, Trimsaran, KIDWELLY, SA17 4DE, ☎ +44 1544 811-092. A new National Hunt and Flat horse racing venue opened near Trimsaran on 18 June 2009. It is the first new National Hunt venue in the UK for 80 years. 8 race meetings will be held in 2009 and a programme of 28 race meetings are planned for 2010. 
Scarlets, a professional side who play in the Mangers League, their home ground is Parc Y Scarlets in Pemberton, Llanelli.
Ffos Las Holiday Lets, ☎ +44 1554 811261, . Located in Trimsaran, minutes from the Ffos Las racecourse, comprising of 9 properties. They can cater for large or small groups of up to 60 people. Ample car parking. The Bird in Hand pub is also located on site, serving wines, beer, spirits, real ales and home cooked meals.edit
LLygad yr Haul, LLygad yr Haul, Meinciau, Kidwelly, SA17 5LF, ☎ +44 7718 897495. Beautiful luxury spacious bungalow with panoramic views of the surrounding countryside . Ten minutes from the Ffos Las racecourse. Sleeps eight. Sky and WI-FI internet.edit
Welsh Coast and Country Cottages operate a large portfolio of self-catering holiday cottages in various scenic locations in Wales including a number of cottages in Carmarthenshire. Their portfolio range from small cottages for just 2 people to larger houses for up to 12 people. ☎ +44 1239 821910 
Cardiff - Wales' capital city - castle - shopping - between 1 - 1 1/2 hours by car. There timetabled train services to Cardiff from Carmarthen and Llanelli as well as other smaller village stations. Direct bus services to Cardiff are available at Carmarthen and Llanelli.
Swansea and Gower peninsula - Wales second largest city lies just to the south east of Carmarthenshire for shopping, leisure, nightlife and restaurants. There are frequent bus and train connections from Llanelli and Carmarthen.