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Get in[edit]

By car[edit]

  • 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[edit]

By train[edit]

  • 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[edit]

The town is small enough to explore easily on foot.

See[edit]

Do[edit]

  • Soak up the atmosphere of a small Welsh market town.
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  • Llandovery serves as an excellent base for hiking in the Brecon Beacons.

Events[edit]

Buy[edit]

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Eat[edit]

  • The cafe in the old market hall in the centre of town serves wholesome and delicious meals.
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Drink[edit]

  • Good coffee and selection of teas at the cafe in the old market hall.
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Sleep[edit]

Camping & Caravaning[edit]

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Mid-range[edit]

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Splurge[edit]

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Self-catering[edit]

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Go next[edit]

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).
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