Many visitors come to Llandovery to use it as a base for exploring the wonderful Carmarthenshire landscapes which neighbour the town.
Llandovery has achieved 'Walkers are Welcome' recognition making this town an attractive destination for walkers. You can except to find excellent walking opportunities and top quality information on local walks.
To the east of the town lie the Brecon Beacons National Park, the Fforest Fawr Geopark and the Black Mountain, a haven for walkers, nature enthusiasts and adrenalin junkies alike. To the west lies the Pembrokeshire National Park with its famous sweeping beaches and rolling hills, whilst to the north are the stunning vistas of the Cambrian Mountains.
In Llandovery itself there are a number of things to do and see. The Heritage Centre charts the history of the town and its associations with the Romans, the Normans and the gold mines at Dolaucothi.
A 16-foot (4.9 m) high stainless steel statue to Llywelyn ap Gruffydd Fychan is located on the north side of Llandovery Castle, overlooking the place of his execution six hundred years earlier. Llewellyn led the army of King Henry IV on 'a wild goose chase' under the pretence of leading them to a secret rebel camp and an ambush of Glyndwr's forces.
Llandovery is a traditional rural Welsh market town which was once on the drovers route and today, the annual Sheep Festival in September provides a charming introduction to the farming industry and includes battle re-enactments, sheep dog trials, arts and crafts market.
Llandovery has a railway station on the Heart of Wales line that runs from Shrewsbury to Swansea.