market town and community in Carmarthenshire, Wales

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


By car

  • 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


By train

  • 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


The town is small enough to explore easily on foot.

  • 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.
  • Rugby Union: Llandovery RFC play in the Welsh Premiership, the amateur game's top tier. They play at Church Bank southwest edge of town.
  • 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



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Go next


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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