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Carmarthenshire
Sir Gaerfyrddin
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Primary Destinations
Carmarthen • Llandeilo • Llandovery • Llanelli • St Clears
Current Highway Authorities
Carmarthenshire
Borders
Brecknockshire • Cardiganshire • Glamorgan • Pembrokeshire
Welsh Assembly Roads
M4 • A40 • A48 • A477 • A483
This article is about the County.
For the Highway Authority, see Carmarthenshire Council
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Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin in Welsh) is a traditional county in South West Wales and the largest county in Wales. Between 1974 and 1995 it was part of Dyfed but it has now regained its county council.

Geography & Economy

The Sugar Loaf

Carmarthenshire runs between the River Teifi in the north and the Bristol Channel in the south. With the exception of a flat coastal strip the majority of the county is hilly, with the east merging into the Cambrian Mountains and the Black Mountain area of the Brecon Beacons National Park. The River Towy cuts across the county from the east, forming the main gap in the hills. Carmarthenshire's traditional industry is farming, with the county still known for its food production. The county town of Carmarthen was at one time a major port but the town is now better known as a centre for retail. The southeast of the county is industrial. Although the coal mines have closed, Llanelli is still a centre for metalwork. Pendine Sands, in the west of the county, have been used as a motor racing venue and location for attempts on the land speed record.

Roads

Laugharne

The roads of Carmarthenshire can be divided into two areas. There is a good network in the south but the hillier north is poorly served. A few roads head north into the Teifi valley or east into Brecknockshire, with the A483 having to go round three sides of a hill called the Sugar Loaf. Carmarthenshire marks the western end of Wales's most important motorway, the M4, at an apparently insignificant point north of Llanelli. The county's five trunk roads are maintained by the South Wales Trunk Road Agent; these all head east-west and mostly radiate from Carmarthen. Most non-trunk roads within the county are maintained by Carmarthenshire County Council.

Route From To Length
A40 London Fishguard 263 miles View
A40 Brecon Carmarthen View
A40 Carmarthen Haverfordwest View
A4052 Coracle Road Guildhall Square 0.1 miles View
A4066 St Clears Pendine 9.3 miles View
A4068 Gurnos Brynamman 5.4 miles View
A4069 Gwaun-Cae-Gurwen Llandovery 20.5 miles View
A4071 New Road Bridge Street 0.2 miles View
A4080 Llanwrda Ashfield 2.4 miles View
A4116 Morfa Lane Church Street 0.6 miles View
A4138 Trostre, Llanelli Pontarddulais 5.0 miles View
A4213 Carmarthen Tanardy 0.8 miles View
A4214 Hall Street College Square 0.9 miles View
A4242 Pont Lesneven, Carmarthen Carmarthenshire County Hall 0.52 miles View
A4243 Bronwydd Road Glangwili Bridge 0.4 miles View
A474 Ammanford Briton Ferry 20.0 miles View
A475 Newcastle Emlyn Lampeter 19.2 miles View
A475 Swansea Carmarthen 28 miles View
A476 Llanelli Ffairfach 16.8 miles View
A477 St Clears Johnston 22.2 miles View
A478 Cardigan Tenby 31.9 miles View
A48 Highnam, Gloucester Carmarthen 119 miles View
A482 Llanwrda Aberaeron 29.5 miles View
A483 Earlswood Chester 153.6 miles View
A484 Fforestfach, Swansea Cardigan 57.0 miles View
A485 Carmarthen Llanfarian 47.6 miles View
A486 Saron New Quay 17.1 miles View
B4207 Picton Terrace Priory Street 0.8 miles View
B4297 Court Henry(S) Yspitty roundabout 20.9 miles View
B4298 Meidrim Llethrach 4.4 miles View
B4299 St Clears Maudland crossroads 14.6 miles View
B4299 Gurnos Brynamman 5.5 miles View
B4300 Carmarthen Ffairfach (W) 13.2 miles View
B4300 Gwaun-Cae-Gurwen Llangadog 13.9 miles View
B4301 Bronwydd Arms Pontarsais 3.5 miles View
B4301 Pontarddulais Ammanford 6.7 miles View
B4302 Llandeilo Pont ar Annell, near Crug-y-bar 10.8 miles View
B4302 Pontarddulais Llanelli 4.5 miles View
B4303 Pemberton, Llanelli Felinfoel 1.4 miles View
B4304 Sandy Berwick 5.9 miles View
B4305 Station Road Swansea Road 0.7 miles View
B4306 Hendy Cwmffryd 13.7 miles View
B4306 Park Street Stepney Place 0.05 miles View
B4307 Bridge Street Stepney Street 0.1 miles View
B4308 Furnace, Llanelli Kidwelly 9.0 miles View
B4309 Cwmffrwd Llanelli 12.9 miles View
B4310 Tumble Llansawel 23.8 miles View
B4311 Pembrey New Lodge 2.6 miles View
B4312 Llansteffan Carmarthen 9.2 miles View
B4313 Fishguard Narberth 20.6 miles View
B4313 St Clears Laugharne 4.4 miles View
B4314 Pendine Canaston Bridge (E) 14.2 miles View
B4317 Pembrey (NW) Cwm-mawr 11.9 miles View
B4328 Whitland Tavernspite 3.9 miles View
B4332 Eglwyswrw Cenarth 10.1 miles View
B4333 Blaenannerch Cynwyl Elfed 20.8 miles View
B4334 Llangrannog Henllan 11.1 miles View
B4335 Henllan Pentre-cwrt 2.1 miles View
B4336 Pont-tyweli Llanllwni 4.8 miles View
B4337 Llanrhystud Talley 29.1 miles View
B4343 Dyffryn Castell Cwmann 24.7 miles View
B4344 Llanfair Road / New Road High Street 0.2 miles View
B4424 King Street, Carmarthen Spilman Street, Carmarthen 0.05 miles View
B4459 Pencader(S) Talgarreg 13.1 miles View
B4554 Wind Street College Street 0.6 miles View
B4556 Gorslas Llandybie 3.8 miles View
B4624 Cwmmeudwy Pont Tyweli 1.9 miles View
E105 London Fishguard 253 miles View
E30 Cork Felixstowe 541.2 miles View
M4 Chiswick, Middlesex Pont Abraham, Carmarthenshire 191.9 miles View
NCN4 Greenwich Fishguard View
T10 London Fishguard View
T18 Swansea Manchester View
T77 Raglan Llandovery View
T79 Llandeilo Carmarthen View 

Key

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Former Motorway
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E Road
Future Motorway
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Future Non Primary
Historical Route
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Roman Road
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National Cycle Network
Cycle Route
Eurovelo Cycle Route



Carmarthenshire
JunctionsHendy Interchange • Pont Abraham Interchange
RoadsA40 • A40/Brecon - Carmarthen • A40/Carmarthen - Haverfordwest • A4052 (Carmarthen) • A4066 • A4068 • A4069 • A4071 (Carmarthenshire) • A4080 (Carmarthenshire) • A4116 (Carmarthen) • A4138 • A4213 • A4214 • A4242 • A4243 • A474 • A475 • A475 (Swansea - Carmarthen) • A476 • A477 • A478 • A48 • A482 • A483 • A484 • A485 • A486 • B4207 (Carmarthen) • B4297 • B4298 • B4299 • B4299 (Gurnos - Brynamman) • B4300 • B4300 (Black Mountain) • B4301 • B4301 (Pontarddulais - Ammanford) • B4302 • B4302 (Pontarddulais - Llanelli) • B4303 • B4304 • B4305 • B4306 • B4306 (Llanelli) • B4307 • B4308 • B4309 • B4310 • B4311 • B4312 • B4313 • B4313 (Carmarthenshire) • B4314 • B4317 • B4328 • B4332 • B4333 • B4334 • B4335 • B4336 • B4337 • B4343 • B4344 • B4424 (Carmarthen) • B4459 • B4554 • B4556 • B4624 (Llandysul) • E105 (London - Fishguard) • E30 • M4 • NCN4 • T10 (Britain) • T18 (Britain) • T77 (Britain) • T79 (Britain)
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