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Located on the coast of River Towy, with a population of 15.000 people, Carmarthen claims to be the oldest city of Wales. Carmarthen is, as legends say, the birthplace of Merlin, the famous wizard from the legends related to King Arthur. The town has three twin towns from three different countries - Lesneven in France, Santa Marinella in Italy and As Pontes in Spain. If you will visit Carmarthen, you cannot miss its four greatest attractions.
Carmarthenshire is home to some of the most diverse landscapes in Wales. Travel through spectacular mountains, rolling landscape and secluded, ancient forests to the vast expanses of golden sandy beaches. Lose yourself in the solitude of the vast, green countryside, follow the course of picturesque rivers and visit the stunning locations of Carmarthenshire's castles.
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Picton's Monument is a monument inspired from another one, identical to this, raised in 1828 in the honor of Sir Thomas Picton, a Welsh British Army officer who died in the Battle of Waterloo. The original column was inspired by Trajan's Column from Rome, but after a few years it was ruined, due to the weather. In 1847 the monument, as seen today, was designed by Frances Fowler, but suffered other damages, so in 1988 it was rebuilt from scratch in another Carmarthen location. Although Picton received such an honor, he was known as a cruel torturer and a slave owner.
General Nott Statue was raised in 1851 in Nott Square of Carmarthen. The statue use made from bronze from a cannon from the battle of Maharajpur.
In the same Nott Square of Carmarthen, you can also admire The Memorial Plaque to Bishop Ferrar, right below the General Nott Statue. The plaque commemorates the death of Bishop Robert Ferrar during the Marian Persecutions, in March 1555.
St. Peter's Church is the largest church in Carmarthen and in the country of Wales and with the longest nave. Built with local sandstones in gray and red, the church is extremely beautiful. The tower has eight extremely heavy bells, the oldest since 1722 and the newest since 1904. If you are in Carmarthen, you cannot miss this fabulous church, not necessarily for prayer, but for its beautiful architecture.