Llanelli  the largest town in the county of Carmarthenshire, Wales, sits on the Loughor estuary on the West Wales coast, approximately west-north-west of Swansea and  south-east of the county town, Carmarthen. The town is famous for its proud rugby football tradition and is a centre of tinplate production.Paxton, J. (1999) The Penguin Encyclopedia of Places. 3rd edition. London: Penguin. In the mid 20th century, Llanelli was the largest town in the world where more than half the population spoke a Celtic language.  
 
Llanelli is also surrounded by a number of villages and communities in the Llanelli Rural district. Some of these communities, more notably those that immediately surround the town, are often unofficially referred to as Llanelli.  
 

Why visit?

  • Llanelli is home to some of the best restaurants in Wales, with plenty of local delicacies to try. From traditional Welsh dishes to modern fusion cuisine, there is something for everyone to enjoy.
  • Llanelli is surrounded by stunning countryside, with plenty of opportunities to explore the great outdoors. From the Gower Peninsula to the Brecon Beacons, there are plenty of places to explore and enjoy the natural beauty of the area.
  • Llanelli is home to some of the best beaches in Wales, with plenty of activities to enjoy. Whether you want to relax on the sand or take part in some watersports, there is something for everyone.