The charming landscapes of the Tywi Valley are amongst Wales' most attractive places to visit and perhaps the best place to stay to enjoy the Carmarthenshire countryside is Llandeilo.
This town of 1,700 people sits on a hill above Wales' longest river, the Tywi, and the views from the 12th century Dinefwr Castle, which overlooks the river, are truly special. The wild Cambrian mountains, Tywi Forest and the boundless hills of Carmarthenshire stretch out for miles and it becomes evidently clear, just observing the area, why the Romans headed to this lush area of countryside back in 43AD.
Exploring Llandeilo, you will come across medieval history that lives on as the town upholds its ancient tradition of a market in the centre of the town on the first Saturday every month, with farmers from all over Carmarthenshire descending to sell their wares.
Cottages in Llandeilo can be found close to the town centre or further afield, allowing visitors unrestricted access to the glorious open countryside of the Carmarthenshire Fans, Black Mountains and Brecon Beacons National Park nearby.
Few places sum up quite so perfectly everything that makes Wales so loved by its people and those who visit every year. The untouched woodland, the working farms and the Welsh language that is so alive in the town make Llandeilo a holiday destination that will stay with you forever.