34th IMGA WORLD TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS - Wales 2019
United Counties Showground. Carmarthen
15th to 20th July 2019
What to Do and See on your Visit to Carmarthenshire
Carmarthenshire … has a Surprise Around Every Corner with so many interesting things and places to see, that it would be impossible for you to fit them in even on a long vacation. We will be arranging excursions for riders and supporters to give a taste of what Carmarthenshire has to offer. Family and friends with more time may wish to visit some of the fabulous beaches, numerous medieval castles, country estates, Museums and leisure activities.
Carmarthen Town itself is just 2 miles away from showground. The town is the county town of Carmarthenshire. It lies on the River Towy 8 miles (13 km) north of its estuary in Carmarthen Bay. Carmarthen has a strong claim to be the oldest town in Wales – the settlements of Old Carmarthen and New Carmarthen became one borough in 1546, Carmarthen was the most populated borough in Wales in the 16th–18th centuries and known as “the chief city of the country”. Growth stagnated by the mid-19th century, as new economic centres developed in the South Wales coalfield. The population in 2011 was 14,185, down from 15,854 in 2001.
Modern day Carmarthen displays a mix of historic and modern architecture. Carmarthen has a nice blend of local national and international shopping experiences with abundance of nice restaurants, cafes and bars.