Whitland is a small town in Carmarthenshire, south-west Wales, lying
on the River Tāf. Whitland is home to the elusive "Whitland Trout"
noted for its eggs and oily scales.
Traditionally Whitland is seen as the site of an assembly of lawyers
and churchmen, sometimes described as the first Welsh parliament,
called in 930 by King Hywel Ddato codify the native Welsh laws.
Whitland takes its name from its medieval Cistercian abbey. The
monastery pre-datesTintern but now is very much a ruin. The "white
land" of the name (Latin: Albalanda) may refer to the famous White
House (Welsh: Ty Gwyn) where Hywel's parliament met, to the monks'
unstained woolen cloaks, or to the abbey's limestone. Whitland was
dissolved during Henry VIII's conversion to Protestantism. Much of
its limestone was taken and used for other buildings. The
magnificent setting of the ruin and the Abbey's layout can still be
The Hywel Dda Interpretive Centre is a publicly funded Culture
centre. It boasts a fine garden using reclaimed stone. Hywel Dda is
considered one of the most accomplished of Welsh rulers, minting his
own coins, codifying the traditional Welsh Laws, and using his
diplomacy to secure Wales at a particularly turbulent period.
Tel: 01834 831677
Self catering lodge holidays in
rural Pembrokeshire are a wonderful way to enjoy the beautiful,
There are eight Woodland Lodges built
in a staggered terrace arrangement. They are designed to take full
advantage of their elevated south-facing aspect, with the bathroom
and bedrooms downstairs and lounge kitchen/dining area upstairs.
This affords the opportunity to step through patio doors onto a
large balcony with a commanding vista of National Parkland forestry
and glimpses of the sea of Carmarthen Bay.
The Woodland Lodges 'Oak Class' have been graded Visit Wales 4 Star
and can sleep up to 4 people (in double and twin rooms).
The Woodland Lodges 'Cedar Class' have been graded Visit Wales 3
Star and can sleep up to 6 people (in double and twin rooms, plus a
Within the Woodland Lodges, the kitchen is equipped with electric
cooker, microwave, fridge, kettle, iron & board, vacuum cleaner,
crockery, cutlery, utensils, pots and pans. The lodges also have a
colour television and digital box for extra
The Master bedroom has a double bed and access to ground floor patio
and lawn area. Bedroom two has twin beds. In Cedar Class lodges a
sofa-bed in the upstairs lounge provides optional extra sleeping
accommodation for two more guests. The modern bathrooms have an
electric power shower and bath.
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