Visit and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Burry Port, Carmarthenshire. Burry Port grew up as a coal port for the nearby mines. It also possessed tinplate-works. This trade has now disappeared. The sands that run westwards along the shores of Carmarthen Bay are an advantage. In 1928 Friendship, the first seaplane to cross the Atlantic, came down in the wide Burry Inlet. Amelia Earhart, the first woman to fly the Atlantic, also landed near Burry Port in 1928. after a flight of 20 hrs 40 min, from Trepassey Bay in Newfoundland. The fine Ashburnham golf links lie between Burry Port and Pembrey.
Behind Burry Port is Mvnydd Pen-bre (Pembrey Mountain). In the late 18th century it was haunted by a notorious footpad and murderer named Wit Manney, who had the dubious distinction of being the last criminal in Carmarthenshire to be gibbeted — in 1788, near the scene of his crime.
Nearby towns: Carmarthen, Kidwelly, Llanelli
Nearby villages: Bishopston, Bynea, Capel Hendre, Cheriton, Cross Hands, Cwnfelin, Derwydd, Dunvant, Ferryside, Fforest, Gorseinon, Gowerton, Hendy, Killay, Knelston, Laugharne, Llandefaelog, Llandyry, Llanedi, Llangain, Llangendeirne, Llangennech, Llangennith, Llanmadoc, Llanmorlais, Llannon, Llanrhidian, Llansteffan, Llanybri, Loughor, Nicholaston, Oxwich, Pembrey, Penclawdd, Penrice, Pontarddulais, Pontyates, Pontyberem, Port Eynon, Reynoldston, Rhossili, Saint Ishmael, Trostre, Tycroes
Have you decided to visit or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a bed and breakfast (a B&B or b and b)
- a guesthouse
- a hotel (or motel)
- a self-catering establishment, or
- other accommodation