Llandeilo and Llandovery in Carmarthenshire are two wonderful market towns. They are filled with beautiful buildings, independent shops and a great range of activities and places to eat. Whether you want to learn fascinating history, get close to nature or see the scenery on horseback, there is plenty to enjoy in this part of West Wales.
We’ve put together a list of places to eat, sleep and play in this area!
Where To Eat:
Heavenly in Llandeilo is literally that if you have a bit of a sweet tooth! Serving luxurious handmade chocolates, decorative pieces and delicious Italian style Gelato in various flavours. We absolutely loved the strawberry and marshmallow ice cream when we visited!
La Patisserie in Llandovery serve a delicious array of sweet treats, freshly baked bread and even deli graze boxes. The cheesecakes and doughnuts look yummy, and we think the graze boxes are perfect if you love picnics!
Dolaucothi Arms in Pumpsaint was awarded the Best Country Pub of 2019 by Countryfile Magazine, as well as being included in CAMRA’s Good Beer Guide for 2021. Welcoming locals and travellers since the 16th century, you can imagine how wonderful this traditional Welsh pub is.
Things To Do:
At The Red Kite Feeding Centre witness the spectacular birds of prey feeding daily in the delightful surroundings of the Brecon Beacons National Park. Usually, 80+ birds can be seen, including red kites, buzzards, ravens and many more. Grab your camera and don’t miss this fantastic opportunity! At Dinefwr Country Park you can visit the historic Newton House, 18th Century deer park and the magnificent Dinefwr Castle, where you will be rewarded with beautiful views of the Carmarthenshire countryside. Displays in the house regularly change and once you’ve explored the grounds.
Saddletramps offer trail riding on miles of tracks and trails through the countryside. They even offer a pub ride, where you will explore country lanes and enjoy breathtaking views of the Brecon Beacons (on a clear day) before stopping off at a pub! What could be better? Once voted the most romantic ruin in Wales, Carreg Cennen Castle is perched nearly 300ft above the River Cennen. As well as the incredible castle which dates back to at least the 13th century, there is also a tea room and gift shop – you can even get married here!