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Llandovery[dead link] (Welsh: Llanymddyfri) is an historic market town in Carmarthenshire, on the edge of the Black Mountain, and on the border between Mid Wales and South Wales.


Get in[edit]

By car[edit]

  • From Swansea, M4 to end, A483 and then A40 through Llandeilo to Llandovery. Otherwise head west on the A40 from Abergavenny through Brecon to get there from the east

By bus[edit]

By train[edit]

  • Llandovery is located on the famous Heart of Wales Line. Trains depart Swansea at 4:36AM, 9:15AM, 1:17PM and 6:21PM, and depart Llandovery for Swansea at 7:48AM, 11:33AM, 4:32PM, 8:37PM. The journey takes around 1 hour 20 minutes.

Get around[edit]

The town is small enough to explore easily on foot.


  • 1 Llandovery Castle. The castle ruins are not substantial, but are worth a visit as they are conveniently located near the centre of the town. Llandovery Castle (Q1493071) on Wikidata Llandovery Castle on Wikipedia
  • 2 Llyn Brianne, Rhandirmwyn (12 miles north of the town). a beautiful man-made lake and dam. Llyn Brianne (Q7334579) on Wikidata Llyn Brianne on Wikipedia
  • 3 Dolaucothi Gold Mines (in the valley of the River Cothi, near Pumsaint about 10 miles west of Llandovery), +44 1558 650177. The National Trust organises tours of the mines Dolaucothi Gold Mines (Q1235312) on Wikidata Dolaucothi Gold Mines on Wikipedia
  • 4 Myddfai Visitor Centre and Community Hall, Myddfai, +44 1550 720449.



  • Llandovery's annual Sheep Festival: September. Wool crafts, artisan food, Sheep Dog trials, craft courses, live music, dog show, bucking sheep challenge, model railway exhibition, sheep shearing demo, rare breed sheep.


  • 1 Dinefwr Craft Centre, The Old Market Hall. located in the old market hall in the centre of town has a few shops specializing in good quality handicrafts from both Wales and places further afield, such as India and Nepal.


  • The cafe in the old market hall in the centre of town serves wholesome and delicious meals.
  • 1 The Castle Hotel restaurant, Kings Road, +44 1550 720343. 07:30-21:30. The Castle Hotel is run and owned by a group of restaurateurs rather than hoteliers so it's no surprise that food lies at the heart of the house – the family farm provides 90% of the natural tasting, free range meat and poultry used in the kitchens, supplemented by a loyal and brilliant network of hard-working and passionate local suppliers.


  • Good coffee and selection of teas at the cafe in the old market hall.
  • 1 The Blue Bell, 19 High Street, +44 1550 721797. Lovely atmosphere and incredible food


Camping & Caravaning[edit]




Go next[edit]

The following places are all within an hour's drive of the town:

  • Carmarthen and Brecon - larger market towns.
  • Carreg Cennen Castle - spectacular castle ruins offering views over the Cennen valley towards the brooding Black Mountain near Llandeilo
  • The National Botanic Garden of Wales, Middleton near Carmarthen.
  • Swansea - beaches, museums/galleries and shopping.
  • Trap - a picturesque riverside village (near Carreg Cennen Castle).
Routes through Llandovery
CarmarthenLlandeilo  W  E  TrecastleBrecon

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