Both the Cambrian Mountains and Wales's most beautiful stretch of coastline provide opposite boundaries of this ancient kingdom, now a preserved county. It was originally founded in the 10th century.
Cheap Hotels in Dyfed Wales
“Overlooking the breathtaking Cardigan Bay and enjoying the very best in style, comfort and well appointed accommodation. Treat yourself to the comforts of the Cliff Hotel where you can have a well earned break away from it all.”
Cardigan, Gwbert On Sea, Cardiganrooms from £55.00 View Prices
“Ideally situated in the popular town of Carmathen, better known as the Gateway to Wales. Perfectly placed for those travelling on business or for pleasure, or simply basing yourself for a night or two as you discover the amazing surrounding area.”
Spilman Street, Carmarthenrooms from £78.02 View Prices
“Situated in the heart of the charming town of Carmarthen you will find the Boar's Head Coaching Inn, dating back to the 17th century, steeped in history and filled with original features. A warm and inviting place to spend a few days and nights. ”
120 Lammas Street, Carmarthenrooms from £55.00 View Prices
“Overlooking the beautiful Towy Valley and Brecon Beacons National Park you will find the warm and friendly family run Plough Inn. With an excellent reputation for service and standards of accommodation you can relax and unwind in a charming environment.”
Rhosmaen, Llandeilorooms from £84.00 View Prices
“Excellent choice for those who love the great outdoors and wish to make the most of the many sporting activities. We have created an oasis of tranquillity and calm here at the Stradey Park Hotel. Families and couples are all made to feel most welcome as are those on business.”
Furnace, Llanellirooms from £70.00 View Prices
“Luxurious choice in the charming seaside resort of Llanelli - The Diplomat has an excellent choice of ensuite accommodation and high standards of service and quality throughout. A warm welcome is extended to all our guests.”
Aelybryn, Llanellirooms from £76.91 View Prices
“Dating back to the 17th century, immersed in history and culture you will find the Borrow's. We are ideally placed for those travelling on business or visiting for leisure and pleasure breaks. Offering a select number of quiet ensuite rooms. ”
A44, Ponterwyd, Ponterwydrooms from £58.00 View Prices
“Overlooking the breathtaking Saundersfoot Bay Harbour and Carmathen Bay you are spoilt with stunning views here at St Brides Hotel. We have a very good selection of beautiful ensuite rooms many of which enjoy superb views.”
St. Brides Hill, Saundersfootrooms from £175.00 View Prices
“Exquisite design and decor combine with excellent standards of service and our award winning restaurant famous for its fine cuisine. A treat that is affordable here at the Gower Hotel where couples and families are all made to feel very welcome.”
Milford Terrace, Saundersfootrooms from £85.00 View Prices
“Situated just 4 miles from the charming coastline town of Tenby, we are immersed in gorgeous gardens and retain a feature filled Georgian country house that is relaxing and inviting. Super choice for couples and families alike.”
St Florence, Tenbyrooms from £70.00 View Prices
Effectively this historic county encompasses the entire south west of Wales. It runs from the country's only biosphere (just north of Aberystwyth) straight down to Llanelli near Swansea.
Names and borders have been reshuffled here many a time and Dyfed now lives on as a preserved county. It was split up into 3 and now is governed as the modern counties of Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire.
The latter of the 3 is home to the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. This is Britain's only National Park to be completely coastal in nature and is lined with more than 50 beaches. It holds more Blue Flags and Seaside Awards than any other county in the UK.
Further inland, green hills quickly begin to rise to form the country's defining mountain range amd National Park, the Brecon Beacons. The Dyfed section of the park incorporates the largely unexplored Black Mountain range (not to be confused with the Black Mountains in the east). It also includes the glacial lake of Llyn y Fan Fach, the home of one of Wales's most famous folktales. Lastly there is also ;a range of hill forts and castles, such as the ruined fortress of Carreg Cennen (sitting atop a sheer limestone cliff).
Another source of local pride can be found on a remote corner of the west coast. That being St David's Cathedral. Situated in Britain's smallest city (St David's, population 2,000), the cathedral is Wales's largest. It was constructed upon a monastery built by the country's patron saint.