The beautiful Carmarthenshire town of Llandeilo is not only an exceedingly attractive market town, it has a lot of history to its name. For full details check out

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Why not come to town betwen April 27 and 30th – a bank holiday weekend when the town will host over 50 literary events at the Llandeilo Lit Fest.Rhosmaen Street

The Roman legions may have left Britain for good in 410 AD, and had abandoned Wales even earlier, but history didn’t stop with the end of Roman rule. Wales and Llandeilo have a rich mediaeval history to surpass that of the Roman occupation, for more written records have survived from the Middle Ages to tell the story in great detail.17796432_10155072294602508_5906426417298010117_n

Llandeilo has been a holy place for as long as Christianity has been in Wales and was one of the main centres from which this once-obscure middle-eastern cult spread far and wide throughout Wales. St Teilo, from whom the town’s name derives , flourished about 550 AD and was a cousin and contemporary of our patron saint, St David. He must have been one of the most prolific of holy men, for at least 45 places of worship are dedicated to him throughout the Celtic world, including churches in Brittany and Cornwall.

For a while the town was a Royal capital, its castle at Dinefwr being the administrative and military centre of the once powerful Kingdom of Deheubarth in south west Wales.

There can be fewer towns in Wales more attractive than Llandeilo in Carmarthenshire, sitting proudly on a hill above the river Tywi. And there are fewer valleys lovelier than the Tywi, the longest river which flows entirely through Wales. The Afon Tywi (Welsh) or River Towy (English) rises on the lower slopes of Crug Gynan in the Cambrian Mountains (Grid Reference SN802631) at an elevation of 1,601 feet and, as it flows through the Tywi Forest, forms the border for several miles between Ceredigion (formerly Cardiganshire) and Powys.

Why not come to town betwen April 27 and 30th – a bank holiday weekend when the town will host over 50 literary events at the Llandeilo Lit Fest.

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