Llandeilo & Surrounding Area
Llandeilo is a picturesque market town in a key position in the Towy Valley set on the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park. Visitors might not realise its great importance in the history of Wales, for it was here in Dinefwr Castle that the Lord Rhys held court in the 12th century when Llandeilo was the royal capital of Medieval West Wales. Even earlier in 876AD, it was thought to be the seat of Rhodri Mawr, who was reputed to be the greatest of the Welsh Kings. The town is named after St Teilo, a celebrated Celtic Saint of the 6th century who established a small monastic settlement on the site of the present day church. Dinefwr Park and estate is now a National Trust site and offers lovely walks around the castles, a short walk from the town centre.
Today Llandeilo is now well known for it's 'rural chic' status with intriguing independent shops, cafes and pubs offering a wide range of quality experiences and produce. It’s many acclaimed festivals over the year providing even more reason to visit. From the Festival of Music in June to the unique Festival of the Senses in November, there is always something to experience.
Eating & Drinking in Llandeilo
As with many a town in South Wales the local community thrives through its many local pubs. Some have excellent food and the towns hotel The Cawdor, offers a welcoming setting for any type of occasion. For great value food and drink in a sophisticated yet friendly family atmosphere The Angel Inn in Rhosmaen Street is the perfect choice for any evening of the week. The Gin Haus is a stylish Dehi and bar which is very enjoyable at any time of day or evening. For pubs, The White Horse, which has recently been renovated, and offers real atmosphere and is a great place to sample the local beers from the brewery down the road. At the other end of the town The Salutation Inn is a fun and lively place to be on a Friday and Saturday night. A must visit is Heavenly! and it’s Chocolate Emporium, producers of fine chocolate and ice cream that is hand made in Llandeilo.