Millennium Coastal Park, Llanelli, Wales, Great Britain.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita
N 51° 40.636 W 004° 10.687
30U E 418542 N 5725800
Quick Description: The Award winning Millennium Coastal Park, opened by The Queen in 2002. The Discovery Centre, the focal point of the park which extends for over 10 miles of coastline along the Loughor Estuary, Wales.
Location: South Wales, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 5/15/2013 5:37:08 AM
Waymark Code: WMH3BB
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member puczmeloun
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Long Description:
The Park was created to celebrate the turn of the new millennium and was funded by the National Lottery, Carmarthenshire County Council, the former Welsh Development Agency, Welsh Assembly and the European Union.

The Plaque reads in English & Welsh
"The Millennium Coastal Park / was opened by /
Her Majesty The Queen / on 12th June, 2002 / during her /
Golden Jubilee Tour of Wales."

"The goal was to convert over 1,000 hectares of industrial dereliction into an eye-catching landscape that would compliment and enhance the natural beauty of the estuary itself.

The project was colossal, the results are phenomenal. Over 200 years of industrial abuse & dereliction, have been swept away and replaced by a parkland paradise.

The park was won a number of national Design and the environmental awards, in 2004 it won the Amazing Space Helping Hand Award for the biggest transformation by a Lottery funded project, & attracts over one million visitors a year, which makes it one of the most popular visitor destinations in the UK. Millennium Coastal Park occupies approximately 15 miles of coastline on the Loughor Estuary.

The park runs adjacent to the towns of Bynea, Llanelli, & Burry Port, & offers superb views along its length of the Loughor Estuary beaches, and the Gower Peninsula.
The Gower was the first designated area of outstanding natural beauty in the UK.

The Millennium Coastal Park offers many unique features including a continuous traffic-free cycle/footpath, the National Wetlands Centre for Wales, and a championship links golf course. Burry Port and Pembrey harbour’s plus Millennium Quay and the Unique Discovery Centre." Text source: (visit link)

"The Queen is Head of State of the UK and 15 other Commonwealth realms. The elder daughter of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, she was born in 1926 and became Queen at the age of 25, and has reigned through more than five decades of enormous social change and development. The Queen is married to Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and has four children and eight grandchildren." Text Source: (visit link)

Please see these waymarks posted by myself, along the coastal park.

Stainless Steel Monument, overlooking Sandy Water Park & the Sea at the Millennium Coastal park, Llanelli, Wales.
(visit link)

Millennium Coastal Park - Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, Wales.
(visit link)

Visitor Centre, Llanelli Coastal Park, Wales. (visit link)

Please note. 'Her Majesty The Queen' - is not 'Queen of England'
She is Head of state of 16 countries, including, Great Britain, Canada, & Australia.
What was opened/inaugurated?: Millennium Coastal Park

Who was that opened/inaugurated it?: Her Majesty the Queen

Date of the opening/inauguration?: 12th June 2002

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