Llandovery is a very pretty market town with some lovely historic buildings.
The area was settled by the Romans in around AD50 who built a fort known as Alabum. Later, the Normans built a stone castle here, and its ruins still dominate the town today. There is also a statue to Welsh hero Llywelyn ap Gruffydd Fychan who took part in a rebellion at the Castle against the English rulers in 1401 and was executed in the town square.
Llandovery was once an important drover's town, when livestock was driven long distances to market.
With its attractive streets, shops, cafes and restaurants, the town is a very pleasant place to visit and stay. Set in the north of Carmarthenshire, it is also close to some of the best upland scenery of the Cambrian Mountains and Black Mountain in the Brecon Beacons National Park.
Take the A40 eastwards to the Brecon Beacons, or go west for a day out in Carmarthen.