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Llandovery Hotels and Guest Houses

The Royal Oak Inn
Rhandirmwyn, Llandovery, SA20 0NY
   +44 (0)1550 760201
Single from: £32.50
Double from: £32.50
per room per night
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Babel, Llandovery, Llandovery, SA20 0RR
   +44 (0)1550 720186
Single from: £90.00
Double from: £90.00
per room per night
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Penygawse Guest House & Tearooms
12 High Street, Llandovery, SA20 0PU
   +44 (0)1550 721727
Single from: £50.00
Double from: £50.00
per room per night
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Merlin Cottages
Penywaun, Llandovery, SA20 0AX
   +44 (0)7812 153663
Single from: £140.00
Double from: £140.00
per room per night
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Llanerchindda Farm Guest House
Cynghordy, Llandovery, SA20 0NB
   +44 (0)1550 750274
Single from: £47.15
Double from: £47.15
per room per night
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The Drovers Bed and Breakfast
9 Market Square, Llandovery, SA20 0AB
   +44 (0)1550 721115
Single from: £65.00
Double from: £65.00
per room per night
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Other accommodation near Llandovery

While its name may be a mouthful, the town of Llandovery is most assuredly a lovely and enjoyable town that was simply bestowed a peculiar moniker. To make matters worse, Llandovery's home county of Carmarthenshire is not going to help anybody win a spelling bee any time soon. One must remember, however, that Llandovery and Carmarthenshire are both a part of Wales and the Welsh language is well-known for being one of the hardest to spell and pronounce. In fact, Carmarthenshire is actually one of the more normal names for a Welsh county, if that give you any indication into the complexities of the Welsh language. It is important to know, though, that the Welsh language is actually one of the oldest and most venerable in history and much of the culture in Wales in fact derives from the old Celtic clans that were here long before any of our ancestors. As such, we must pay at least a little homage and give a little respect to the quirky names of Wales.

At any rate, Llandovery certainly falls into the "old" category much like nearly every city in Wales. It was originally a Roman settlement that was built around 50 AD and to them it was known as "Alabum". Built as basically a fort stronghold, this Alabum was actually created to help Rome in their efforts to take over Wales. A visitor to Llandovery today can still see the ancient roads that the Romans built in order to better traverse the sometimes unwieldy terrain of Wales. Llandovery fell into Norman control within a few centuries, though, and it was during the 1100s that the most popular and arguably the most beautiful landmark in Llandovery was built: Llandovery Castle. This hallowed castle changed hands several times between the Normans and the Welsh until the arrival of King Edward I of England. England asserted its dominance for quite some time here though there were Welsh uprisings here and there. The most notable among them at the time was led by a headstrong, plucky rebel known as Llewelyn ap Gruffyd Fychan (clearly Welsh by the name). Llewelyn was quite the hero for the Welsh people until he was finally caught in the market square by Edward IV and then executed. All the plucky, headstrong attitude in the world didn't keep him from being hung halfway and then disembowled while he was still alive. He was then quartered and his limbs were sent to different towns in Wales as a warning of what happens when you try to question the State.

Llewelyn's death was of course harrowing and tragic but in the end he may have gotten the last laugh. In Llandovery, right near the castle that Edward IV called home, there is a 16 foot high statue of Llewelyn made out of stainless steel and standing proudly for eternity. No matter what happens, it seems, Llandovery will always know what is important and will always stand for what is right, just like the towering statue contained within their precious city limits.

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