Llandeilo

Llandeilo is a rural community lying just beyond the western point of the Brecon Beacons National Park.  Blessed with a thriving community, many interesting boutique shops, plus some excellent local eateries, in recent years the town has become a tourist attraction in its own right.

In the Welsh language, Llandeilo means "The church of St Teilo"

One of Llandeilo's defining sights is the single-arch bridge across the Towy as you approach from the south.  Completed in 1848, it was designed by William Williams, the county bridge surveyor and Llandeilo resident.  At at the time it was built, it was the third longest single arch in Britain, replacing a medieval bridge which had collapsed in 1795.  In 1966, it received Grade II listed status.

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Llandeilo hosts a number of festivals throughout the year.  There is the Festival of Music in July, The Festival of the Celts (also normally in July), an annual Jazz Festival, the pre-Christmas Festival of the Senses in November, along with other local Christmas fairs, music events and concerts.

On the third Saturday in August, Llandeilo holds its annual agricultural show.  As well as classes for cattle, sheep, horses and pigs, there is a dog show, and classes for produce, cookery and crafts.

As you wander through Landeilo, you can't escape noticing the close ties with Le Conquet - whether the buoy on the roundabout as you arrive from the east, to the town sign or the local park.

The buoy was a gift from Le Conquet in 2000, marking 20 years of the towns being twinned, and mirrors one on show in Le Conquet itself.  We don't know if its the most inland buoy in the country, but it certainly is in the local area!

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There's lots to do and see in Llandeilo - whether in the town itself, or in the surrounding area. 

 

History abounds - there are plenty of castles, including Dinefwr Castle on the edge of town, next to the National Trust's Dinefwr House, with its herd of fallow deer, and famous white park cattle.

If you like gardens, we have the National Botanical Garden of Wales on our doorstep, along with Aberglasney gardens.  If you prefer things a little less cultivated, Llandeilo is an excellent starting point to explore the western end of the Brecon Beacons National Park.

Once you've returned from a busy day out, we have plenty of places to eat or enjoy a friendly drink.

 

Ieched da!

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