Llandeilo, in Carmarthenshire is a pretty, colourful painted town, surrounded by stunning countryside. We visited on a rather bleak and rainy day and yet the town still looked charming and bright.
Its high street is dotted with charming independent shops, with barely a chain in sight. From art galleries, antiques, home interiors and clothes boutiques there was plenty there to have a browse around.
Every shop really took pride in their window dressings, so much so, it was like wandering round a quaint rural French town.
Our little ones loved the toy shop too, a small independent shop selling a good selection of traditional type toys.
We ate at the cosy Angel Inn, which is a dog friendly pub, serving both snacks and larger meals. As we were eating out in the evening we chose from the lighter bites menu.
The curried cauliflower soup was delicious, very smooth with just the right amount of spice. The childrens meals were of good quality too with juicy fat sausages and tender rump steak. Service was busy, and sometimes a little slow, but the front of house was friendly and efficient. It’s a very rustic pub and the atmosphere was lovely and cosy.
The Cawdor, sister hotel to Morgans in Swansea, was also a lovely place to stay or to stop off for a drink or a bite to eat.
The town of Llandeilo is definitely worth a visit and makes for a very pleasant detour if you are in the area around Carmarthen. If you’re visiting Wales its a lovely place to head, as with it being in the heart of Carmarthenshire you’re sure to hear the Welsh language, with its lovely lilts and rhythms.
Our last stop before hitting the road was at the butchers where we bought some locally sourced beef for our Sunday dinner the next day which was very tender.
We came back from Llandeilo, via Ammanford, as from there you can return to Swansea and the M4 over the Mynedd y Bettws mountain, part of the Black Mountain. This trip will reward you with the most magnificent and breathtaking views of the wind farm and mountainous scenery. If the weather is kind, there is a lookout spot which is perfect for a picnic stop.
Have you been to Llandeilo? Would love to hear your thoughts on the area in the comments below.