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Llandovery

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Llandovery

Llandovery [1] is a historic market town in Carmarthenshire, South Wales.

Get in[edit]

By car[edit]

By bus[edit]

By train[edit]

  • Llandovery is located on the famous Heart of Wales Line [2]. 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 cover on foot.

See[edit][add listing]

  • Llandovery Castle [3]. The castle ruins are not substantial, but are worth a visit as they are conveniently located near the center of the town.

Do[edit][add listing]

  • Soak up the atmosphere of a small Welsh market town.
  • Attend a performance by the charity-run Llandovery Theatre [4]
  • Llandovery serves as an excellent base for hiking in the Brecon Beacons.

Buy[edit][add listing]

  • Llandovery decor centre[5]is located in Stone street.They sell a wide range of items including paints, tools, carpets, rugs, bedding and much more.
  • Dinefwr Craft Centre located in the old market hall in the center of town has a few shops specializing in good quality handicrafts from both Wales and places further afield, such as India and Nepal.

Eat[edit][add listing]

  • The cafe in the old market hall in the center of town serves wholesome and delicious meals.
  • The Castle Hotel, Kings Road, 01550 720343, [6]. 07:30-21:30. The Castle hotel is run and owned by a group of restaurateurs rather than hoteliers so its 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 hardworking and passionate local suppliers.  edit


Drink[edit][add listing]

  • Good coffee and selection of teas at the cafe in the old market hall.

I have eaten at The Blue Bell on High Street and i thought it was fantastic! There was a lovely atmosphere and the food was incredible

Sleep[edit][add listing]

Camping & Caravaning[edit]

  • Erwlon Caravan & Camping Park, Brecon Rd. Tel:+ 44 1550 721-021. (email: mailto:peter@erwlon.fsnet.co.uk), [7]. A family run park in easy walking of Llandovery, excellent facilities, for independent reviews enter Erwlon camping reviews in Google. Rates: £4 - 14.50.

Mid range[edit]

Splurge[edit]

  • The New White Lion, 43 Stone Street. Tel:+44 1550 720-685. E-mail: info@newwhitelion.co.uk [9]. A six room hotel in mid-19th century grade II listed building

Self-catering[edit]

  • Bwlch Tre Banau Estate, Porthyrhyd, Llanwrda, Carmarthenshire SA19 8DN. Tel:+ 44 1558 650-399. (email: [10]), [11]. 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.

Get out[edit]

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

  • Swansea - beaches, museums/galleries and shopping. See also Swansea Bay City Region.
  • Carmarthen and Brecon - larger market towns.
  • Middleton. The National Botanic Garden of Wales [12].
  • Esgair Fwyog Forest Park, Cynghordy. Tel:+44 1550 720-394.
  • Llyn Brianne, Rhandirmwyn - a beautiful lake.
  • Dolaucothi Gold Mines in the valley of the River Cothi, near Pumsaint. The National Trust organises tours of the mines.
  • Carreg Cennen Castle [13] - spectacular castle ruins offering views over the country-side
  • Trapp - a picturesque river-side village (near Carreg Cennen Castle).




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