market town and community in Carmarthenshire, Wales
- 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
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.
Camping & CaravaningEdit
- 1 Erwlon Caravan & Camping Park, Brecon Rd., ☏ , email@example.com. A family run park in easy walking distance of Llandovery, excellent facilities. £4 - 14.50..
- 2 The Castle Hotel, King's Street, ☏ , firstname.lastname@example.org. A lovely old hotel in the heart of the town. From £65.
- 3 The New White Lion, 43 Stone Street, ☏ , email@example.com. A six-room hotel in mid-19th century grade II-listed building
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|
|Carmarthen ← Llandeilo ←||W E||→ Trecastle → Brecon|