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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 based on National Rail timetables from 15 December 2019 to 16 May 2020. Subsequent train times until December will probably be similar but will not be confirmed until nearer the time. Bus times are for Mondays to Fridays (excluding Bank holidays) as of February 2020.

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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 09.30 train (or 09.51 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 is on the Heart of Wales Line that runs from Shrewsbury to Swansea.

Station Rd, Llandeilo, SA19 6ND


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

Carmarthenshire, SA18 3EP

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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!


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 17.12.

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 16.56 back to Swansea or Llanelli.



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> Short Breaks in Mid Wales

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