Gill a Elgan welcome you to Awel Y Môr. A small Friendly B & B – Home from Home. We are one minute walk from all amenities. A view of Llansteffan Castle and Beach can be seen from the-Driveway. No-need to worry about Car Parking. A game of Cricket can be seen on a warm Summer’s Evening. [...]
Welcome to Llansteffan
Llansteffan is one of those rare but fast disappearing Welsh villages that remain in your memory for ever. Once you’ve experienced the magical beauty of a sunset over the castle above the River Tywi, and embraced the cameraderie of it’s vibrant community, it becomes very difficult to imagine how on earth, in your long life, you’d ever managed to miss such a priceless gem. But then Llansteffan has been described as Wales’ best kept secret, a sort of Never Never land known only to locals, and the lucky descendants of those generations of Rhondda miners who trekked down west on the train to catch the ferry from Ferryside to Llansteffan for Miners Fortnight during the 19th and early 20th Century.
Well, the ferry and the miners might have disappeared but the magic of Llansteffan remains. And if anything, over the years the community has become even more vibrant. Llansteffan, whilst still very Welsh in essence and character, is also very cosmopolitan in outlook, and a hub of social activities of varying intellectual natures!! Summer and winter the local community and various clubs and associations are always plotting some wondrous social event or another!
Whether for a weekend or longer, why don’t you make the effort to find that magic and spend some time here. It might be for quiet walks taking in the breathtaking beauty of our headlands and the variety of our wildlife, for a never to be forgotten BBQ on the pristine sands beneath the castle perhaps, or maybe just a general “chilling out” in the convivial village atmosphere. Whatever it may be Llansteffan has something to offer visitors of all ages and all outlooks.
What's OnThere's always something to do in Llansteffan! Click here to find out this year's calendar of events. Read more..
Where To EatThere's plenty of choice on offer in Llansteffan. Click here to find something that suits you! Read more..
Where To StayHoliday lets, Caravan parks, B&B's... and more! Click here for accommodation in Llansteffan. Read more..
When you visit Llansteffan You can enjoy the long sandy beach, Where you can walk, play and paddle, Then visit the castle, the views are just superb, AND THEN After using all that energy Florries Fish & chips Is what you will need. We have real homemade chips cooked just for you With an ample [...]
Within walking distance of the beautiful sandy beaches in Llansteffan, this comfortable Grade II listed terraced holiday cottage is situated in the centre of Llansteffan’s quaint village. 100 yards from the local shop/cafe and 2 village pubs. The well equipped cottage provides a warm welcome all year round with a log fire in the spacious [...]
Great food and a warm welcome according to Michelin Star chef Raymond Blanc on twitter after his most recent stay in May 2012. Chef Anwen Morris prides herself in using the highest quality locally produced ingredients, whether you call in for a lunch-time snack or an a la carte meal in the evening. The seasonal [...]
OPEN !!! OPEN !!! OPEN !!! OPEN !!! OPEN !!! OPEN !!! OPEN !!! OPEN !!! OPEN !!! As you are all probably aware by now the Sticks is once again open and flourishing under Paul, Janice and chef Iwan Lewis’ care. The hotel side is now open for respite care and is rapidly gaining [...]
Under it’s present ownership the Village Stores and Post Office seems to have acquired a certain glamour with the introduction of 3 or 4 glamorous ladies at the helm – Hazel, Bethan, and Nikki …….not forgetting Tayla! Following on the sterling work of Tim and Nannw in re- establishing the shop as one of the [...]
Llansteffan has earned itself a well deserved reputation over the years for being a hot spot for bass and flounder fishing. Every year bass to 12lb and flounder to 2-3 lb are caught at marks around the village at all states of the tide. Many fishermen have their own reasons for picking a particular location [...]
“Ty Bach Twt” is a small but high quality (4 star) self-catering holiday cottage, ideal for a couple on their own, or maybe a couple with one or two children. It is situated right in the centre of the village, just 10 minutes walk from the beach and the castle. Saturday change-over. No smoking, no dogs. [...]
The Tywi Boat Club, also known as Clwb Cychod y Tywi, is an RYA Certified sailing and watersports centre situated seven miles south of the historical market town Carmarthen on the west bank of the river Tywi on the way to Llansteffan. It is approximately 2 miles from the village centre and welcomes visitors and [...]
Volkfest Wales will be visiting the Morfa football field on Carnival Day with up to 200 classic Volkswagen and Porsche cars paying a visit to the village. The cars will proceed from the Show ground in Carmarthen at 12 midday and will arrive along the Green and onto the Football pitych before the Carnival procession [...]
The Hostel and Country Inn is located in the beautiful countryside 2 miles from the beach at Llansteffan and is six miles form the bustling market town of Carmarthen birthplace of the wizard Merlin who appeared in Arthurian Legend. The accommodation consists of 50 bunk beds and 1 double room with a shared kitchen and [...]
Visit Wales are spearheading their tourism drive in Germany with a beautiful aerial picture of Llansteffan castle. The 4 metre high displays can be seen all over Dusseldorf airport and city, so perhaps all you B&B-ers should start brushing up on your German!!
Ger y Berllan is gloriously located overlooking one the most attractive villages in Carmarthenshire, a designated area of outstanding natural beauty. Llansteffan is situated on the mouth of Carmarthen bay. The coastline is a magical area to explore with breathtaking panoramic views, where Llansteffan Castle and Hills fall gracefully to meet the sea. As a [...]
Allt Yurst offer an alternative to the traditional holiday B&B or hotel – why not stay in a Yurt? It’s is a magical experience. The roundness of the structure, the window to the starry sky through the crown, the wood burning stove to keep you warm and snug and the Luxurious furnishings cannot fail to [...]
Bill Hill, or as he is affectionately known – Big Bill – is one of Wales’ most gregarious characters. He’s a great raconteur, a great fisherman and hunter, but above all he is a great chef, and Llansteffan is very lucky to have one of South Wales’ foremost chefs cooking to his hearts content in [...]
For generations of South and West Walian Welsh school children and chapel-goers the name Llansteffan will always conjure up golden memories of Sunday School Trips to the Seaside, and fun and games on the beach. Llansteffan (together with Porthcawl and Tenby) was one of the few special locations that chapel elders pencilled into their diaries [...]
Dylan Thomas one of the best-known poets of the twentieth century, was born in 1914 in Swansea, and over the years most people tend to associate him with that city, and of course with the township of Laugharne in West Wales. Indeed such an industry has grown up around Dylan’s relationship with Laugharne that one [...]
Mount Pleasant, Old School Road, Llansteffan. Large four bedroom detached house. Sleeps up to eight. Quiet area within walking distance of beach, castle, shops and pub/restaurants. Accomodation Ground Floor: Utility Room, Shower Room with toilet and basin. Kitchen fully Fitted with Stove, Microwave Oven, Refrigerator and seating for 8. Dining Room, Lounge. First Floor: 4 [...]
Llansteffan Castle is an impressive, dramatically sited stronghold crowning a hilltop overlooking the estuary of the River Tywi. Long before its construction an Iron Age hill fort of the 6th century B.C. occupied the site, its double ditch can still be seen on the west of the castle. The first Norman castle was created between the [...]
Saturday’s Telegraph (23/02/2013) featured a full page advert of Llansteffan Castle for Visit Wales. Hopefully we will be able to access this fantastic photo of the castle for use on our Website.
“Hill House offers 3 self catering apartments in a Victorian villa of great character. Set in grounds of 1 acre with stunning views over Llansteffan, we offer a quiet and peaceful environment. Holistic therapies are available. For further information please visit www.hillhouseretreats.co.uk/
Here’s a collection of photos from around Llansteffan, Llanybri, and Llangynog to remind us of a few magical days in January when we had no rain!!! Click on the thumbnails to see the whole picture, or scroll through by using the arrows on right of picture.
One of the most unexpected runaway successes of 2010 was last years Brewers’ Fayre which not only resulted probably in the biggest mass hangover in the history of Llansteffan village but also revealed some very unexpected faces as budding Jamie Olivers or Nigella Lawsons of the future. We have always known there were many budding [...]
Trehyddion Barns is an 18th century converted stone and slate barn with many original features set in an idyllic peaceful rural location on a smallholding, with views towards the Gower Pennisular and 2 miles from a sandy beach. Recently converted into a holiday let with a courtyard patio and garden, this barn sleeps six in two [...]
The Beach Shop & Tea Room Cream teas, coffee, ice-cream, sandwiches, beach goods and Welsh gifts. Open in the season and at weekends
A semi detached Victorian house set on the beach front in the unspoilt village of LLansteffan. The beach is literally 60 yards from your front door across the car park. Swn y Môr is renovated throughout and comfortably furnished with high ceilings, the spacious lounge is on the first floor to take full advantage of [...]
Llansteffan may have been one of Wales’ best kept secrets for the majority of visitors to Wales, but one group of regular wanderers have known of it’s charms for generations – the keen walkers and ramblers in our midst. Nestled in this gorgeous corner of south west Wales is a walkers’ paradise. In Llansteffan you [...]
Llansteffan featured in a 4 page spread in the UKs biggest selling sea angling magazine – Sea Angler. Photographed on a perfect day in December the anglers were also in luck with the fishing as flounders were being landed in two’s and threes. Most who braved the winter cold were local Carmarthen area anglers, and among [...]
Since I do not have the time to chase every single person in these photos, if for any reason you do want your picture on these pages (e.g. you are wanted by Interpol; his/her wife/husband might not understand me being on holiday with her/him (delete as appropriate); I’m just too cool to be on anyone’s [...]
Visit the Castle Hotel – smack bang in the centre of the village near the church and also smack bang in the middle of village life. Throughout the years Bob and Marita Aitken and their family have made thousands of visitors and locals welcome in the Castle’s cozy adult Bar and adjoining lounge. Whilst the [...]
People visit Llansteffan nowadays for its tranquil beauty, but for centuries it was a hive of activity. It lies between the estuaries of the Tywi and the Tâf, facing the expanse of Carmarthen Bay. Over the years, its inhabitants would have watched a variety of ships waiting for the tide to take them up the [...]
Every year the Election of Llansteffan’s Mock Mayor is the first colourful event in what has now become known as Fiesta week. Held on the Friday night of that week of festivities, this huge and important event is an extension of a tradition which has it’s roots way back in the 19th Century and possibly [...]
Pentowyn is situated on the Taf estuary with wonderful views directly across to the historic castle at Laurgharne and Dylan Thomas’s boathouse. There are strong connections with Dylan Thomas as he spent time at Pentowyn as a child where his aunt and uncle were farming. In later life when he lived at the Boathouse in [...]
Enjoy the luxury of owning your very own Caravan Holiday Home on this small friendly, exclusive private owner park. Sunrise Bay is set in the unique unspoilt picturesque village of Llansteffan at the mouth of the river Towy under the shelter of it’s very own Norman castle. The Park is situated only yards from the [...]
As usual Llansteffan produced another brilliant Carnival, the weather played ball, and everyone had a ball. By all accounts this was the best carnival for many years and the quality of all the floats and characters on display was outstanding. Well done all!! Llansteffan’s Got Talent! Yet again Llansteffan has discovered some hidden depths [...]
On Saturday 15th September The Tywi Boat Club entered 2 teams in the above event. The Great River Race, London’s River Marathon, is a spectacular boat race up the River Thames that attracts over 300 crews from all over the globe and appeals to every level of competitor from those who enjoy fun, fancy dress and [...]
When you are walking around the pathways of Llansteffan, do you ever wonder about the people who walked there years and years ago? Are you curious about the people who built the houses you see in the streets? Would you like to know something about those who lived and worked in them? Are you interested [...]
New for 2012 Beach View is a stylish holiday cottage along The Green in Llansteffan with spectacular views of sandy beaches, the rising and falling tide and Carmarthen Bay. The waves provide a sight to remember at high tide, whether from the cottage balcony or from the cliff path that winds round to Scott’s Bay. [...]
Your Opinion Counts! Your opinion really counts…… please take some time to complete this form Please return your completed form to The Stores, The Castle, The Sticks, Calendar Exhibition on 9th/10th June, or any of the Fiesta Committee. Or come to the next meeting – date to be announced.
Saturday July 21st Big Brother Get Me Out of Here – Memorial Hall and Castle Hotel – 9am – 9pm Saturday July 28th Big Breakfast • Memorial Hall • 9am – 12pm Book Sale • Memorial Hall • 10am – 1pm Sandcastle Competition • The Beach • 2 pm Kite Flying Demo – 3 [...]