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Sleep@ Calon y Fferi has good transport links both by bus and train and is perfectly located for day trips further afield
Ferryside is a request stop, so arrive before the train is due and flag it down and, on the return journey, remember to tell the conductor you wish to stop at Ferryside. Check the current timetable at www.thetrainline.com.
A limited number of trains go straight through to Tenby, otherwise you need to change at Carmarthen. The train takes approximately 1 hour to 1 hour 25 min, and the railway station in Tenby is a short walk from the town centre and sea front. This charming seaside town stands at the western edge of Carmarthen Bay. It has two sandy beaches, a picturesque harbour, fine Regency buildings and gaily painted cottages. Tenby’s narrow medieval streets, which run inland from the harbour, are rich in character and charm. There is a medieval castle and fine stone walls, a 15th-century Tudor Merchant’s House, and St Mary’s Church, said to be the largest parish church in Wales.
Trains to Pembroke take from 1 hour 30 min to 1 hour 50 min, changing at Carmarthen. The railway station is just a short walk from Main Street. This beautiful historic town is located on the Milford Haven and is most famous for the 11th-century Pembroke Castle. The streets follow a medieval pattern, and many early houses still remain on Westgate Hill, as do the town’s two churches and much of the original town wall. Visitors can follow the town trail or visit the daily indoor market and numerous small craft, gift and specialist shops. Although a relatively small town, there is a choice of nightlife, including restaurants, pubs, bars and nightclubs situated in the Main Street.
The station is in the middle of Burry Port, so it is a short walk to shops and cafes, as well as down to the harbour front and the lighthouse.
The Ferryside bus service (198) operates four times a day, going into Carmarthen bus station and Kidwelly (stopping by the castle and at the local Cooperative). The 198 stops right outside Calon y Fferi Community Centre, but there is no bus stop!
In Kidwelly, you can connect with the X11 bus, which goes half-hourly into Llanelli.
From Carmarthen bus station, you can take the Trans Cymru bus (T1) to Aberystwyth, stopping at Lampeter and Aberaeron. This bus is free to all passengers over the weekend. You can also pick up this bus outside Carmarthen railway station.
You can take the Trans Cymru bus (T1S) from Carmarthen to Swansea. Buses leave hourly from Carmarthen bus station and will also pick up at Carmarthen railway station.
The 460 bus from Carmarthen bus station travels to Newcastle Emlyn, Cenarth and Cardigan.
For a timetable visit www.firstgroup.com
Lampeter is a busy market town in the Teifi Valley, Ceredigion, West Wales. Walkers enjoy the splendid countryside in the Lampeter area, and anglers enjoy the excellent fishing on the River Teifi. The town is also well known as home to the oldest university in Wales, Saint Davids University College.
Aberaeron is a colourful little town located on the Cardigan Bay coastline. Once a flourishing port and harbour town, it is now famed for its picturesque harbour, surrounded by Georgian houses, once the domains of ships’ captains and harbour masters.
Newcastle Emlyn and Adpar sit on the north and south banks of the Teifi, together forming a bustling market town. The swooping meanders in the river made the site a natural defensive position. Today, although the castle is in ruins, the town is lively and attractive, and its people are welcoming.
Cenarth is a village on the borders of Pembrokeshire, Ceredigion and Carmarthenshire. The focus of the village is Cenarth Falls, a series of small waterfalls and pools on the River Teifi and a well-known salmon leap.
Cardigan sits at the mouth of the River Teifi and was once the county town and administrative centre of the historic county of Cardiganshire. The High Street retains much of its Victorian character. Held in the town every June is the Gwyl Fawr, the town’s own Eisteddfod, and the Welsh music and language festival.