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“Always worth a visit”
Review of Carmarthen Market

Carmarthen Market
Ranked #12 of 35 things to do in Carmarthen
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 31 March 2017

When I was young, Carmarthen was the once-a-month shopping town of choice, and no visit would be complete without going to the market. I remember it with awe - it seemed to have everything, from china dogs to legs of lamb and bulky corsets, and the smells and the noises and the people all shouting and chatting made it a very special and memorable place.

Now, it's a new, rebuilt market, and just like returning to your old primary school when you're 40, things have changed, and everything seems just a little better ordered and definitely smaller. I always go, mind, just in case the sounds and the smells and the memories are still there. And they are - in some places. The antiques man who sold my dad his two bronzes and his prized sword is still there (though now white-haired), and the butcher selling the ultimate - and little-known - delicacy of Carmarthen ham is still selling the ham though at exorbitant prices these days. The wonderful and welcoming Siop y Pentan is still the main attraction, and Mam can still buy her huge pants and support tights at the stall that sells ladies' things.

I will always look in, and always love this place. Polished off with a large and exceptionally tasty faggots and peas before traipsing back to the car and my parents' home, a little bit of me still re-lives my 10 year-old self in this wonderful place.

Thank BUSTYBIRD
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Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

The new Carmarthen market is a new build but unfortunately it's lost the old feel and smell that I experienced in the old market.
You will find all the normal market stalls expected but limited choice.

Thank 830roger
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Reviewed 12 October 2016

Lots of variety of stalls here. Lots of crafty ones if that's your thing.
Open on Thursdays and Saturday I believe.

Thank snippo
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Reviewed 5 October 2016

This used to be a very busy market. Then rebuilt to make it smaller. The variety of products for sale is now rather limited, the same items are offered with no real seasonal change.
There are a few stalls offering fresh produce but not enough for choice.
Once visited two or three times it becomes boring. It's meant to be open six days a week, but some stalls don't open for six days, even less stalls to see.
This has really spoilt Carmarthen town. As it was a popular market for a lot of shoppers from a very wide area.
Why do authorities never plan things out properly? Sad.

1  Thank crafty935
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Reviewed 21 September 2016

Forget the generic chain stores - you could be in any town in any part of the world.... Try the market, it has a couple of café's, lots of gift shops, wool & craft shops, a carpet shop & all in a small space with friendly shop keepers.

You can spend an hour or more here if you take in lunch or tea with cakes :o)

1  Thank alexclapson
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