About Parc Yr Esgob - Bishop's Park
The Bishops Park and Gardens is brimming with history. From the ancient trees which have stood watch here for centuries, to the walled garden which provided exotic food and flowers for the bishop’s table, to the oxbow lake and the shifting landscape of the Tywi Valley flood plain, to the medieval bishops palace which the Park surrounds and the people that lived and worked here.
Bishop’s Park is a great place for a walk, to meet friends or to relax and unwind on the grass or on our new benches. Visitors from near and far can easily spend half a day here – with lunch or afternoon tea in the cafe. As well as interpretation panels to follow throughout the park, you can discover more of the history, horticulture and wildlife of the park in our visitor centre. Or book on a guided tour.
If you have a whole day…
Choose a sunny hour or so in the park exploring the interpretation panels, or book on a tour to see inside the walled garden followed by lunch in the cafe. Spend the afternoon discovering the fascinating history of Carmarthenshire in the Museum.
What’s here for families?
Families are welcome here. Stop by the café (open 9 am - 5 pm, 7 days a week) or bring a picnic, explore the different areas of the park and have a good run around! In the Woodland Garden we have a giant beech log to balance on and scramble ropes to test your climbing skills. Spot wildlife including swans, coots, ducks and herons on Bishops Pond. If you’re lucky you might spot a kingfisher or an otter!
There is plenty of space here for Children to enjoy and lots of lovely new benches to pause for snacks and take in views of the Tywi Valley. Accessible toilets are available in the visitor centre between 10am and 4pm.