Llandovery is a small market town which is steeped in history. The area abounds in legends, from the mythical Lady of the Lake and the Physicians of Myddfai to Twm Sion Cati, the real-life “Welsh Robin Hood”, whose secret cave is hidden in the hills near the town.
The ancient Celts inhabited the area before the arrival of the Romans who came to mine gold in nearby Dolaucothi. With the coming of the Dark Ages, the tales of Arthur and Merlin began to emerge.
At the foot of the ruins of Llandovery castle the beautiful statue of our local hero Llewelyn ap Grufydd Fychan bears testament to his gruesome fate during Owain Glyndwr’s rebellion.
The town was also home to the Bank of the Black Ox, one of the country’s first banks created to serve the drovers for whom Llandovery was a vital crossroads and trading centre. All of the local history can be viewed at the local heritage centre.
Carmarthenshire is a county with a huge variety of landscapes – magnificent mountains and moorland, spectacular beaches and containing some of the most glorious gardens in the country. The variety of natural beauty is bound to captivate any visitor to this area.