to Milford. LLANELLY. 26. Route. 211
For Caswell Bay we turn to the right on reaching the Swansea road
(see p. 210). After about 1 M. we pass the interesting church of Nichol-
aslon (recently restored at a cost of :10,OOOL) on the right, and 1 M. farther
on reach the houses of Penmaen, with the West Gower Workhouse (p. 210)
above us on the left. At O/4 M.) Penmaen Church, now of no interest through
unskilful restoration, a road diverging to the left leads to the summit of
Cefn Bryn. (690 ft.; "View). Our road descends past Park-le-Breos (Hon.
Aubrey Vivian), in the grounds of which is a neolithic tumulus, to (1 M.)
the village of Park Mill, •/« M. beyond which are the new Schools, the
mouth of the Ilston Valley, and the small Gower Inn, a convenient
centre for several excursions. Pennard Castle (p. 210) lies about 1 M. to
tbe S. Beyond the Gower Inn the road ascends past Kilvrough House to
(ll/s M.) a lime-kiln (on the left). Here we quit the road by a gate on
the right and follow a path, which crosses fields, stiles, and another road,
to P/4 M.) Kittle. At Kittle we join the road which descends to the bottom
of the valley and then ascends steeply to (lf, M.) Bishopston (inn). (Walk
through the valley to the sea, see p. 209.) Passing through Bishopston, we
follow the road for 1 M. farther, and turn to the left at the foot of the
hill, where it strikes another road at right angles. A few hundred yards
farther on, by a stone wall, we turn to the right and follow the road to
(3;t M.) Caswell Bay (p. 209).
From the point at which we quitted it (see above), the road to
(7 M.) Swansea runs to the N.E. to (3 M.) Killay Station, and then almost
due E. to (2 M.) Sketty and (2 M.) Swansea (p. 207).
After leaving Landore (p. 207) the train penetrates a tunnel
and near (195 M.) Gowerton intersects the L.N.W. line from Cra¬
ven Arms to Swansea (comp. p. 209). — Beyond (197 M.) Loughor,
we cross the estuary of the Llwchwr (Loughor), or Burry.
2013/4 M. Llanelly (Stepney Arms, R. 4s., D. 3s. 6d.; Thomas
Arms, R. 3s. 6d., D. 3s.; American Agent, Mr. Wm. Bowen), a manu¬
facturing town and mineral port, with 25,617inhab., is the junction
of a line to Llandilo (p. 217) and Llandovery (p. 216). — Beyond
Llanelly the train quits the mineral district, and the scenery im¬
proves. The line is carried along the shore on an embankment.
— 205!/2 M. Pembrey and Burry Port, with large copper-works. —
2103/4 M. Kidwelly (Pelican, R. or D. 3s.), pleasantly situated on
Carmarthen Bay, with a picturesque ruined castle (14th cent.) and
an interesting church (Dec). — The train now ascends the left bank
of the estuary of the Towy. From (215 M.) Ferryside (White Lion),
a small seaside resort, we have a good view of the ruins of Llan-
stephan Castle, on the opposite side of the estuary.
Walkers may follow the coast from Llanstephan (ferry 3d.) to (19 M.)
Tenby (p. 219), via (3'/2 M.) Laugharne (pron. 'Lame'; Globe), with an old
castle, (41/2 M.) Pendine (two inns), (5V2 M.) Amroth, and (3 M.) Saundersfoot.
From Ferryside the train ascends along the Towy (views)
to (2211/2 M.) Carmarthen Junction (Rail. Refreshment Rooms), the
junction for (3/4 M.) Carmarthen, Lampeter, and Aberystwyth (see
p. 218). We have a good view, to the right, of the Vale of Towy and
the town of Carmarthen. — The train crosses the Towy. 2293/i M.
St. Clears (Swan) was the centre of the 'Rebecca Riots' of 1843,
the object of which was the abolition of turnpike-gates. (The
name is an allusion to Gen. xxiv. 60.)