Carmarthen is situated in Carmarthenshire county in Wales. It's picturesque location on River Towy offers gorgeous views. Carmarthen can also lay claim to being the oldest town in all of Wales. There are a variety of heritage attractions in Carmarthen that have survived throughout the years, including a castle and a Roman ampitheatre. There is also a historical section of the Gwili Railway which is open to tourists as well. While you will not need to study Welsh to visit Carmarthen, you should know that a good portion of the population does speak Welsh as it is the home to the largest Welsh speaking population in the area.
Priding itself for being the oldest town in the whole of Wales, Carmarthen is a town that enjoys a rich historical and cultural heritage and which has been fortunate enough to still have many of the reminders from its past still surviving to this day. The town has the remains of a Roman amphitheatre within its boundaries and in further testimony to the lasting influence the Romans had on this remarkable town, a significant amount of Roman currency was discovered in an archaeological excavation site in 2006.
The town is the home of a number of different castles, although by far the most popular is without a shadow of doubt is the Kidwelly Castle , which has been rebuilt several times during the course of history due to extensive damage that it sustained. Not long after its creation in the 12th century, Kidwelly Castle endured critical damage to its foundations and exterior although this fact was the crucial reason why it managed to escape any major degree of further harm during the course of the English Civil War.
You may also want to take a visit to the Kidwelly Industrial Museum which is solely and exclusively dedicated to an overview of the complicated and somewhat arduous process involved in the creation of tin plate. The Tinplate Works (which subsequently became the site for the museum) was actually founded in 1737, and served as a major boost for the economic status of not only the town of Carmarthen but also the wider area as well.