Llanybydder is a market town in Carmarthenshire which straddles the River Teifi and is surrounded by beautiful rolling Welsh countryside. The name may be a corruption of ‘Llanbedr’, the church dedicated to St Peter; or of ‘Llanybyddair’, the church of the Ambuscade.
During your stay here you can visit Jen Jones’ Welsh Quilts and Blankets shop on the high street to browse and buy antique Welsh quilts & blankets. Or treat your children and take them to Little M’zzz Indoor Play Centre.
If you’re keen on outdoor pursuits or nature, then Llanybydder would be a great place to base yourself. Llanllwni Mountain, common land, is not too far away and is open for walking, cycling and horse riding. Llanybydder is famous for the horse fairs that are traditionally held in the town, usually on the last Thursday of each month. These attract dealers and buyers from all parts of the UK and Ireland. The biggest fairs are held in September and October, where particular interest is in the sales of local Welsh cobs.
Nearby Brechfa Forest is the modern name for part of the ancient Glyn Cothi Forest, managed for centuries by local people in order to provide building materials, products and grazing. Today, Brechfa Forest covers around 6,500 hectares, benefitting the people, wildlife and timber production locally. It also provides amazing trails for walking and horse-riding and is a fantastic woodland in which to explore.
Llanybydder’s central location means the coast is only around 30 minutes’ drive away, with gorgeous New Quay being one of the nearest coastal towns. It is situated along the A485 main road which leads North East along the River Teifi to the larger market town of Lampeter. This road also enables easy access straight to the main county town of Carmarthen, found further south. En route to Llanybydder, as you travel north, you will also find the villages of Capel Dewi and Llanarthney, which have some stellar food offerings in Y Polyn, and Wright’s Emporium, respectively.