Llanelli is a town in Carmarthenshire.


With a population of around 45,000, Llanelli is the largest town in the county of Carmarthenshire and is on the Burry Estuary, 13 km west of the city of Swansea. Amongst other things, it is famous for its proud rugby and brewing traditions.

Llanelli is an industrial town offering two large shopping complexes: Parc Trostre - an the out-of-town shopping centre and St.Elli - located in the town centre.

Although the town itself has a dearth of tourist attractions, its location in south Carmarthenshire makes it a possible base for visiting surrounding scenic spots such as the Millennium Coastal Path and Pembrey Country Park.

Get in

By plane

Pembrey Airport is 7km from the town - private flights only

By car

The town is linked to the M4 motorway via the A4138.

By bus

Llanelli is served by regular local bus services between Swansea and Carmarthen and National Express Coaches between many major UK destinations.

By train

Llanelli railway station is located at Great Western Crescent south of the Town Centre. The station is connected to Fishguard and Swansea along the West Wales Line. The station is also on the Heart of Wales Line, which links the town to Mid Wales and Shrewsbury.

By bicycle

Llanelli is connected to the National Cycle Network from the north on NCR 43, and along the coast from the east and west on NCR 4. These routes are directly connected to the town centre via a cycle path.

Get around

Walking is the best way to get around Llanelli as it is not a large city like Swansea.





The town centre offers a wide range of stores with many national chains represented.


There are numerous pubs in Llanelli. The main clubs/bars for the younger generations are Tom Peppers, and Le Caprice, and there are tens of other pubs that would be frequented by the local crowd, especially on a Friday and Saturday night.


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