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General

Dolaucothi Estate Caravan Site is nestled in a tranquil woodland setting within 100 metres of the River Cothi. Masses of wild flowers and birds are right on your doorstep; you might even see an otter from the riverside walks.

The site is owned by the National Trust and run by Volunteer Wardens. There are 38 pitches, ten of which are hard standing. Water and electric hook ups and waste disposal points are provided but you will need your own sanitation.

There are wonderful walks throughout the area, up in the hills and along the riverside. The Dolaucothi Estate is a Site of Special Scientific Interest, for its plants and wildlife and for its archaeology. The parkland in the valley and the upland farmland is home to a wide variety of plant and wildlife and there are fantastic views wherever you go.


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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

Take away

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Hard standings

Seasonal pitches

Water hook-up points for tourers

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Climbing nearby

Fishing nearby

Horse riding nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Location

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  • Dolaucothi Gold Mines, Pumsaint Llanwrda, Carmarthenshire, Wales, SA19 8US
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 52.0467°N 3.9503°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Lampeter (Ceredigion): Black Lion Bus Stop — 7.2 miles
Pencader (Carmarthenshire): Square Bus Stop — 13.8 miles
Cross Hands: Post Office Bus Stop — 18.4 miles
Train stations
Llanwrda Rail Station — 6.7 miles
Llandovery Rail Station — 7.2 miles
Llangadog Rail Station — 7.8 miles
Ferry ports
Swansea Queens Dock Ferry Terminal — 30.0 miles
Airports
Swansea Airport — 31.1 miles

Directions


Turn right off A40 (Llandovery - Carmarthen) at Llanwrda onto A482 (signposted Lampeter, Dolaucothi Gold Mines); in about 7¾m turn right at National Trust sign (also signposted Cwrt-y-Cadno). Site on left within ½m (almost opposite Gold Mines).

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

The area is steeped in history. The site is next door to the Dolaucothi Gold Mines, where you can take tours of the underground mines from different eras.

The main tours each take about an hour. Your effort in climbing up the hillside at the start of the Roman tour will be rewarded by fantastic views over the surrounding countryside. You will take a trip into the only Roman underground workings in Britain and can really get into character by having a go on the water-lifting tread wheel when you come back to the surface. If you have a specific interest in archaeology or Roman history, this tour is a must for you. You will see the pick marks on the rock made by miners over 1500 years ago.

The entrance to the Victorian workings is up 38 steps and along the Drover’s Road which has wonderful views over the valley. You will need your head lamp to venture into the unlit tunnels and caverns of this mine. The floor is rough shingle and the tour is quite strenuous, but you will get a real taste of what it was like to work underground in the nineteenth century.

The half-hour ‘no steps’ Long Adit tour provides a glimpse into a real gold mine. The mine floor is flat and on the same level as the mine yard so is accessible to pushchairs and wheelchairs.

Other National Trust properties at Dinefwr, Cwmdu and Aberdeunant are a short drive away. Llanerchaeron near the coast in Ceredigion is also easily accessible. There are castles galore in Carmarthenshire, and the wonderful gardens at Aberglasney and Middleton are within easy reach.

Must see

  • Dolaucothi Gold Mines - National Trust (0.2 miles)
  • Aberglasney Gardens (12.6 miles)
  • Carreg Cennen Castle (14.1 miles)

National Trust

  • Dolaucothi Gold Mines (0.2 miles)
  • Aberdeunant (11.5 miles)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

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