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Lampeter is an old market town that is now famous for housing one of the oldest universities in Britain. The town has remained largely unspoilt since its days as an agricultural centre and retains homespun charm that is proud of its heritage, a legacy attested to by the regular cattle markets, horse fairs and antique auction.

The University of Wales, Trinity St David was founded in 1822 under the auspices of the Anglican clergy. It was designed by Charles Cockerell and its rugby team is the oldest in Wales.

The university provides the town with a dynamic, diverse and vibrant population catered for by a wide and rich selection of bars and restaurants that are celebrated by the annual Lampeter Food Festival. Another popular attraction is the Welsh Quilt Centre that houses an incredible permanent collection and an exciting schedule of new exhibitions.

The famous welsh poet Dylan Thomas lived at Plas Gelli in nearby Talsam during World War II, and the Dylan Thomas trail leads its followers from Lampeter to other beauty spots on the West Coast like New Quay and Aberaeron.

Lampeter's commitment to culture is emphasised by the annual Eisteddfod Pantyfedwen, a celebration of Welsh arts and agriculture.

The nearby village Cellan, 3 miles north-east of Lampeter on the B4343, has recently gained its own library; anyone can borrow a book or exchange one for another. Nothing too unusual in that - except this library is a bit on the small side. Very small in fact as it is housed in a former telephone kiosk!

The Community Council bought the redundant kiosk in the village from BT some four year ago for the grand sum of £1 and it has now been put to good use; the new Cellan Library is open to all.



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Map reference: SN 577481  Lat: 52.11298 Long: -4.07895

By Car: Lampeter is situated in the Teifi Valley at the junction of the A482 and A485 roads, approximately 1 hour from Swansea, and 45 minutes from Carmarthen or Aberystwyth.

There is free on street parking in Lampeter, and a free car park at the Cwmmins, and Pay and Display car parks at the Rookery and Market Street. There are very limited parking facilities for disabled badge holders only in the university grounds.

By Bus: Lampeter is served by good bus services which connect with Arriva Trains at Carmarthen and Aberystwyth.

By Train: The nearest railways stations are Carmarthen and Aberystwyth. For more travel information, please visit Traveline Cymru or call 0871 200 22 33.

Parking: free

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 23 miles from Carmarthen station

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