Emlyn Hotel

Newcastle Emlyn, Carmarthenshire

Llyn Y Fan Fach, Camarthenshire

Executive Double room

Castle ruins, Newcastle Emlyn

Executive Double room

Laugharne Castle, Camarthenshire

Executive Double room

A peaceful stay at a former 17th-century coaching inn in West Wales, with breakfast, spa access and dinner options

The historic Emlyn Hotel harks back to the 17th-century, when it was a traditional coaching inn set right in the midst of the attractive Camarthenshire market town of Newcastle Emlyn. Follow in the footsteps of travellers long since past, with an authentic stay within West Wales' scenic surrounds. Satisfyingly wind-swept walks, ancient castle visits and migratory trout fishing all make the leisure list here, so dust off the wellies and grab your thickest cable-knit for a cosy break away.

Emlyn hotel provides a restful stay in its recently renovated property, which updates historic period features with modern flourishes. It’s also home to a fantastic restaurant, the Y Bistro, where sumptuous Welsh cuisine is served for breakfast, lunch and dinner. You can work off those delicious desserts at the hotel’s gym, or choose to be pampered at the in-house spa.

Away from the hotel, Newcastle Emlyn is a pleasant town dominated by its ruined castle, which dates back to the 1200s and is a former seat of the legendary Welsh king Owain Glyndwr; the castle ruins make a lovely backdrop for a walk down to the River Teifi. The neighbouring village of Cenarth is home to a flour mill dating from the 17th century, as well as a fun activity centre.

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