Sourced from Wikivoyage. Text is available under the CC-by-SA 3.0 license.Llandovery (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.
- 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
- Direct buses from Carmarthen, Builth Wells, Brecon and Lampeter.
- 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.
Llandovery CastleThe castle ruins are not substantial, but are worth a visit as they are conveniently located near the centre of the town.
Llyn Brianneaddress: Rhandirmwyna beautiful man-made lake and dam.
phone: +44 1558 650177The National Trust organises tours of the mines
Myddfai Visitor Centre and Community Hallphone: +44 1550 720449address: Myddfai
- Soak up the atmosphere of a small Welsh market town.
Llandovery Theatreperformance by the charity-run theatre
Crychan ForestTrails 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.
Dinefwr Craft Centreaddress: The Old Market Halllocated 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.
address: Kings RoadThe 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.
phone: +44 1550 721797address: 19 High StreetLovely atmosphere and incredible food
Camping & Caravaning
address: Brecon Rd.A family run park in easy walking distance of Llandovery, excellent facilities.
address: King's StreetA lovely old hotel located right in the heart of the town.
address: 43 Stone StreetA six room hotel in mid-19th century grade II listed building
phone: +44 1558 650399address: Porthyrhyd, LlanwrdaThree 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).