HwylNos is back in August, book your tickets now!

Carmarthenshire Tourism Association’s new Hwyl Events will be held at a variety of fantastic locations – including historic houses, gardens, award-winning restaurants, working farms and the first will be held on our steam railway as it chugs along through stunning scenery!

Enjoy an evening of ‘Hwyl’ (fun) on the move – on the Gwili Railway. Enjoy authentic Welsh food and entertainment on a historic steam train as it travels through the countryside. A truly unique experience – and one not to be missed if you’re visiting Carmarthenshire and West Wales, or if you live locally.

The Event

Step back in time when you arrive at Bronwydd Station, the home of Gwili Railway – and be welcomed by the enchanting sounds of the harp being played. Then it will be time to be seated in the 1950s dining carriage ready for the train’s departure on its journey through the Carmarthenshire countryside.

Whilst the train travels slowly along its tracks, you’ll be treated to 3 courses of Welsh delights – beginning with a selection of Welsh canapes, followed by a hearty bowl of lamb cawl (the national dish of Wales), served with local bread and cheese, and ending with a delicious dessert. During the journey you’ll also enjoy an evening of entertainment, showcasing some great Welsh performers.

At this HwylNos evening, sit back and enjoy beautiful harp music performances from talented young harpist – Lucy Jones; be mesmeried by stories of Welsh myths, legends and folklore from professional storyteller, Carl Gough – and be entertained by the songs and voices of a local Choir.

An unique experience not to be missed.

So, whether you’re visiting or on holiday in the area and would like to discover more about the music and culture of Wales – or whether you live locally and would like to join in our celebrations – there will be a warm Welsh ‘croeso’ (welcome) awaiting you!


Tickets are just £30 per person.  The ticket price includes a 4-hours long HwylNos event – with the journey on the Gwili Railway, a 3-course meal (a selection of Welsh canapes, a bowl of cawl served with local bread and cheese, followed by dessert) and the entertainment. Please email the railway your food choice quoting ticket number to [email protected]

A pay bar will be open on the train throughout the night, where you can buy a variety of soft and alcoholic drinks.

Members of Carmarthenshire Tourism Association can access a special rate for their visiting guests and customers.  Please contact them to find out more.

Celebrate Welsh food and culture on our dining train in July and August

Celebrating All Things Welsh with Hwyl Events

An exciting new visitor experience is coming to Carmarthenshire this Summer… Hwyl Events.  Visitors to Carmarthenshire and West Wales, as well as those of us living locally, can expect to see regular events being held throughout the County, which will bring to life the traditions and culture of Wales – with food, music, dance, storytelling, sport and most importantly, some ‘hwyl’ (fun).

You can book through the What’s On section – July 14th, this will take you to the external booking system.

Tickets are now on sale for the first two of these events. ‘HwylNos on the Gwili Railway’ on the evening of 14th July – where lucky guests will enjoy authentic Welsh food and entertainment on a historic steam train as it travels through the countryside.  And ‘HwylNos at Llety Cynin’ is on Friday 27th July, a relaxed evening of traditional Welsh food, dance, stories and music held on a working farm on the outskirts of St Clears.

Other locations for this summer’s Hwyl Events include Llanelly House, the Plough Inn at Rhosmaen and the National Botanic Garden of Wales – with full details on these coming very soon.  

Hwyl Events offer two types of events: ‘HwylNos’ which offers visitors an evening of top Welsh entertainment and food and ‘[email protected]’ designed for children to enjoy interactive Welsh experiences, from dancing workshops to storytelling walks at some of the County’s finest visitor attractions.

Nia Ball, Chief Executive of Carmarthenshire Tourism Association, who are behind these events said “We’re delighted to offer a new tourism product to visitors to South West Wales. We’ve received funding from the Welsh Government’s Tourism Product Innovation Fund to get these established this year – and our aim is to offer regular events into future years, which showcase a true taste of Wales to our County’s visitors – and to hopefully help attract new visitors to our area too.” 

For more information on Hwyl Events and to book tickets for any of our events head to www.hwylevents.wales