Whitland trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Whitland

Trip Planner Europe  /  UK  /  Wales  /  Carmarthenshire  /  Whitland
(a few reviews from 1 attraction)
Museums
Whitland is a small town in Carmarthenshire, south-west Wales, lying on the River Tâf. Whitland is home to the elusive "Whitland Trout", noted for its eggs and oily scales.HistoryTraditionally, Whitland is seen as the site of an assembly of lawyers and churchmen, sometimes described as the first Welsh parliament, called in 930 by King Hywel Dda to codify the native Welsh laws.Whitland takes its name from its medieval Cistercian abbey. The monastery pre-dates Tintern but now is very much a ruin. The "white land" of the name (Latin: Albalanda) may refer to the famous White House (Welsh: Ty Gwyn) where Hywel's parliament met, to the monks' unstained woolen cloaks, or to the abbey's limestone. Whitland was dissolved during Henry VIII's conversion to a reformed church. Much of its limestone was taken and used for other buildings. The magnificent setting of the ruin and the Abbey's layout can still be viewed.The Hywel Dda Interpretive Centre is a publicly funded culture centre. It has a garden using reclaimed stone. Hywel Dda is considered one of the most accomplished of Welsh rulers, minting his own coins, codifying the traditional Welsh Laws, and using his diplomacy to secure Wales at a particularly turbulent period.
Our United Kingdom (UK) trip builder combines visitor reviews with your personal interests to make an itinerary informed by experts, but tailored to suit your style.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Whitland

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Whitland

Browse hundreds of hotels and read guest reviews on the world's leading online travel agency website.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor

Extend your holiday

Visit top cities near Whitland:
Historic sites, theme parks, zoos & aquariums
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Wildlife areas, historic sites, fun & games
Visit for: 3 daysStart a plan »
Historic sites, beaches, parks
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »
Beaches, wildlife areas, historic sites
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »
Historic sites, museums, sightseeing
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »

Recently planned trips to Carmarthenshire

22 days in Wales BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 21 days in United Kingdom, Dublin & Paris BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA March, teens, kids, culture, historic sites, museums, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, teens, kids, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 7 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Carmarthen BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Llanpumsaint BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, kids, popular PREFERENCES: August, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Llanpumsaint BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Llanelli BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Cenarth BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Llanarthney BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, relaxing, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 2 days in Carmarthen BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Llansteffan BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM September, beaches, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: September, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 8 days in Carmarthen BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans