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A Day Out in the Tywi Valley

Bored of the urban lifestyle? Get some clean air and head into the countryside for the day!

Train times are for Mondays to Fridays based on timetables 19 May to 14 December 2019. Bus times are for Mondays to Fridays (excluding Bank holidays) as of May 2019.

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The Heart of Wales railway line runs across rural south and mid Wales and although it's one of the smallest, it certainly visits some fantastic locations! If you are heading up from Swansea why not catch the 09.34 train (or 09.55 from Llanelli) Mondays to Fridays and head to Llandeilo. This historic medieval town is situated on the Afon Tywi and is only an hour's ride on the train from Swansea.

Llandeilo Railway Station

Llandeilo railway station is on the Heart of Wales Line that runs from Shrewsbury to Swansea.
 
Llandeilo

Llandeilo

Sitting proudly on a hill above the river Tywi, there can be fewer towns in Wales more attractive than Llandeilo in Carmarthenshire.
 

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Llandeilo sits on the westernmost point of the Brecon Beacons and is a few miles away from the start of the Beacons Way Trails which traverses the mountains.

The town centre is certainly worth a visit because of its quirky shops and its unique qualities found in the independent shops.

There are a number of small cafes in the town where you can obtain some mid-morning tea or lunch!
 

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Once you have explored the historic town, we recommend you walk over to Dinefwr Castle and estate, where you can explore the grounds using the broad-walks or visit inside the castle and Newton house. The castle sits perched on top of a steep incline, which overlooks the river below. Newton house is surrounded by woodland and a deer park! The train home leaves Llandeilo at 17.10.

Alternatively, if you fancy something a bit different then why not head over to the National Botanic Garden of Wales. This is only a 25 minute bus journey from Llandeilo - Service 279 leaves from the end of New Road (by Yr Hen Vic & the Athletic Club, a five minute walk from the centre), at 12.45 (Mondays to Fridays excluding Bank Holidays). The same bus service leaves the Garden at 16.25 for Carmarthen railway station where you can catch the 16.58 back to Swansea or Llanelli.
Dinefwr Castle and Park ( Newtown House)

Newton House & Country Park at National Trust Dinefwr

National Trust Dinefwr - 12th-century Welsh castle, historic house and 18th-century landscape park, enclosing a medieval deer park
 
National Botanic Garden

National Botanic Garden of Wales

The National Botanic Garden of Wales has 568-acre of parkland, historic and futuristic buildings, horticultural displays and flower meadows, lakes, walks, shops and cafes. It is designated a Dark Sky Discovery Site
 

Carmarthen Railway Station

Carmarthen railway station is on the West Wales line between Swansea and Fishguard.
 
 

Details of Llandeilo Railway StationLlandeilo Railway Station

Llandeilo railway station is on the Heart of Wales Line that runs from Shrewsbury to Swansea. The station is located about 5/600 yards from the town centre. Approaching from the north on the A483, Station Road is on the left, just before the town centre; postcode is SA19 6ND. The station is unstaffed; buy tickets on the train. Live Departure and screens. Car parking no charge for passengers - 11 spaces. When arriving on the train, turn right out of the station and left into Blende Road for the town centre.

Train times from 19 May to 14 December 2019 are:-

Departures for Swansea/arrivals from Shrewsbury Monday to Friday are at 07.03 (from Llandovery), 08.56, 13.18, 17.10 & 21.17; Saturday 08.08, 11.54, 16.58 & 20.55. Sunday at 14.59 & 19.21.

Departures for Shrewsbury/arrivals from Swansea Monday to Friday are at 07.06, 10.34, 15.32 & 19.21 (also at 05.59 - Carmarthen to Llandovery); Saturday 05.29, 10.15, 14.13 & 19.19. Sunday at 12.13 & 16.32.




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Venue

Llandeilo Railway Station

Station Rd, Llandeilo, SA19 6ND

Map reference: SN 633226
     Lat: 51.88526  Long: -3.98684
Approaching from the north on the A483, Station Road is on the left, just before the town centre.

Parking : free

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