The Ceridwen Centre is tucked away in an area of outstanding natural beauty yet only one mile to the nearest main road linking Carmarthen. This makes it extremely easy to reach from the East and only 25 minutes from the M4/A48 route that ends at Carmarthen. Average journey time from London is 4 hours by car or train.
Directions from the East via Carmarthen along the A484 (note temporary road closure on A484)
Once you’ve come to the end of the M4 and then the A48, going West, you will reach Carmarthen. After the Carmarthen Town sign there is a roundabout (also the McDonalds & Morrisons roundabout) turn right here signposted to Hospital & Llandeilo. Follow signs to Hospital. After having gone past the hospital you should get to the final roundabout, take the right and you’re now on the A484 to Cardigan. After having driven for about 6 miles mins you will enter the small village of Cynwyl Elfed where there is a diversion because of a landslide onto the road just past this village. The diversion means that you will go straight up the hill in Cynwyl Elfed past the Premier shop as opposed to turning right just past the premier shop. This diversion uses the alternative route B4333 Carmarthen – Newcastle Emlyn – follow this route for about 5 miles and then about 1 mile after you have passed through the village of Hermon and 300 metres after you have passed a turning on your left (B4299) turn right towards Rhos, where after about 2 miles you will rejoin the A484 turn left here towards the village of Rhos. Following the main road still, pass the Lamb of Rhos Inn on the LHS and follow the 400 metre stretch of hedge. Turn/fork left just after a white house on the RHS (there is a large blue sign at the top of the road meaning no sat nav lorries). Keep going down the lane for 1.1 miles, having passed a couple of houses and a phone box about half way and you will reach Penybanc Farm where the main reception is. Just past Penybanc on the left is Ceridwen set back on the left, just past the main farm and before the hairpin bend.
Directions from the North via Aberystwyth & Llandysul along the A486
Having travelled south from Aberystwyth along the A487 for approx. 22 miles, turn left onto the A486 at Synond Inn towards Llandysul. Nearing Llandysul at Horeb, turn right at the roundabout signposted A486 Carmarthen. At the bottom of the hill turn right at the roundabout signposted A486 Newcastle Emlyn. Continue along the A486 for over 2 miles, through the village of Pentrecwrt and up the steep hill. Shortly after at the T-junction, turn left onto the A484 at Saron. Pass a petrol station on the RHS, then a primary school on the LHS. Approx. 150 metres after the school take the turning right (almost come back on yourself and there is a large blue sign at the top of the road). Travel down the lane for just over a mile, having passed a couple of houses and a phone box about half way. Ceridwen is set back on the left, just past the main farm and before the hairpin bend.
Local directions from A484 eastwards via Newcastle Emlyn
Head out of Newcastle Emlyn on the A484 towards Carmarthen. Travel for approx. 1.5 miles, entering the village of Pentrecagal. On the sweeping left-hand bend turn right signposted Drefach-Felindre. Continue along this road, through Waungilwen for approx. 1.5 miles. On entering Drefach-Felindre pass a church on your RHS, go over the little hump back bridge and past a yellow pub on your left. Approx. 250 metres after the pub turn left and take the next immediate left past ‘Temple Cottage’. Continue along this road, driving over another hump back bridge and through the hamlet of Drefelin. As the hamlet starts to end the road bends round to the right. Continue along the same road which will dip down past a farm on your right and a chapel up to the left. The road then starts to climb with a row of cottages on the RHS and a sharp hairpin bend round to the left. Continue climbing up-hill and bend round to the right. Ceridwen is immediately on your RHS set back a little or the Old Dairy and Byre are slightly further up in the main farm area.
Local directions from A484 southwards via Henllan
Having crossed the river Teifi at Henllan turn left at the T-junction onto the A484. Take the immediate right fork towards Drefach Felindre. Continue along this road for approx. 0.75 miles. Enter the village of Drefach-Felindre and continue through, passing the shops and village hall until you reach a T-junction. Turn left, go over the little hump back bridge and past a yellow pub on your left. Approx. 200 metres after the pub turn left and take the next immediate left past ‘Temple Cottage’. Continue along this road, driving over another hump back bridge and through the hamlet of Drefelin. As the hamlet starts to end the road bends round to the right. Continue along the same road which will dip down past a farm on your right and a chapel up to the left. The road then starts to climb with a row of cottages on the RHS and a sharp hairpin bend round to the left. Continue climbing up-hill and bend round to the right. Ceridwen is immediately on your RHS set back a little or the Old Dairy and Byre are slightly further up in the main farm area.
By Public Transport
Sometimes the only practical option for individuals travelling to courses or retreats yet surprisingly straight forward. Alternatively, contact your group organiser about lift-sharing.
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The nearest train station is Carmarthen and there is a taxi rank and bus stop at the station from where to continue your journey.
Great Western operate several direct trains from London Paddington travelling through Reading, Bristol, Cardiff and Swansea. Average journey time is 4 hours.
From elsewhere in the UK, direct services to Swansea (20 min from Carmarthen) go from Manchester, Birmingham and Portsmouth Harbour.
In addition, Virgin Trains run a twice-daily service between the North East of England and Swansea, via Birmingham.
For rail information contact National Rail Enquiries on 08457 48 49 50 or visit www.thetrainline.com
National Express run a coach service from London to Carmarthen, taking much the same route as the train. Journey time varies from 5hrs 30 min (a direct service) to 7 hrs 30 min (journey with 2 changes).
The nearest airport is Cardiff (approx. 90 miles) and you can take the train from the aiport to Carmarthen. Alternatively, Bristol is not much further (approx. 140 miles) and receives more flights. At Bristol, you take a bus from the aiport to Temple Meads train station and go on to Carmarthen from there.
Travel from Carmarthen to the Ceridwen Centre
Depending on the time of your arrival and whether it conicides with a bus departure, you can travel by bus or take a taxi to Ceridwen. There is a taxi rank at the train station so there’s no need to book one in advance.
The service ‘460’ leaves from the bus and train stations in Carmarthen to the top of our lane. Ask the driver to stop at the Lamb Inn in Rhos (just before Saron which is on the timetable) and you can either walk from there to Ceridwen (30 mins walk) or it’s a short drive to be picked up.
Visit the following link to see the timetable: http://www.carmarthenshire.gov.uk/English/transport/Buses/Documents/bus%20timetables/460.pdf
We will happily pick up guests from The Lamb Inn or on occasion we can arrange a transfer to/from Carmarthen for £15 per car load.
Paul’s taxis 01267 237006
Spike’s taxis 01267 236405
Near to Ceridwen Centre based:
Home James of Newcastle Emlyn, Tel: 01239 711201