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- 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
- 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.
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.
- 2 Llyn Brianne, Rhandirmwyn (12 miles north of the town). a beautiful man-made lake and dam.
- 3 Dolaucothi Gold Mines (in the valley of the River Cothi, near Pumsaint about 10 miles west of Llandovery), ☏ . The National Trust organises tours of the mines
- 4 Myddfai Visitor Centre and Community Hall, Myddfai, ☏ .
- Soak up the atmosphere of a small Welsh market town.
- Llandovery Theatre. performance by the charity-run theatre
- 1 Crychan Forest. Trails for walkers, cyclist, horse riders and carriage drivers. car parking at Esgair Fwyog and a number of other forestry sites
- Llandovery serves as an excellent base for hiking in the Brecon Beacons.
- 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, ☏ . 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, ☏ . Lovely atmosphere and incredible food
Camping & Caravaning
- 1 Erwlon Caravan & Camping Park, Brecon Rd., ☏ , firstname.lastname@example.org. A family run park in easy walking distance of Llandovery, excellent facilities. £4 - 14.50..
- 2 The Castle Hotel, King's Street, ☏ , email@example.com. A lovely old hotel in the heart of the town. From £65.
- 3 The New White Lion, 43 Stone Street, ☏ , firstname.lastname@example.org. A six-room hotel in mid-19th century grade II-listed building
- 4 Bwlch Tre Banau Estate, Porthyrhyd, Llanwrda, ☏ , email@example.com. Three cottages with new interiors and views towards the Brecon Beacons. Ducks, dogs, geese and plenty of room to roam for the kids. From £395 p/w based on four sharing.
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|
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