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Things to do in Cilycwm, Carmarthenshire


Cilycwm is a small, scattered community of mainly hill farms in Wales, to the north-west of the Brecon Beacons National Park, near Llandovery.

Here are a few reasons for visiting and exploring Cilycwm:Cil-y-cwm Church - Middle Age origin with many features for the curious. Ring of Stones - undiscovered mystery high in the hills above Cwm Gwenffrwd that ages from an earlier period.

Cwm Rhaeadr - a sanctuary to unwind. A scenic waterfall cascading over the mountain edge over rocks and crevices into the calm and beauty of the valley floor. Cil-y-cwm Village - a mixture of several centuries of rural habitation, cobbles, gutters and a tavern. Soar Chapel - a religious central location that inspired many during the 18th ,19th and 20th century.

Dolauhirion Bridge - architectural brilliance that has stood the test of time. The River Towy - backbone to the parish, at one time renowned for its fishing, but today it's the sound of the sleepy river on a quiet night that has mesmerised many of the inhabitants.

Plus, seven more wonders neighbouring Cil-y-cwm Twm Sion Cati - folk hero who hid in the mountains. His "ystafell" or cave is a popular attraction for many people. Dolaucothi Gold Mines - Pre-Roman centre for the production of gold, now owned by the National Trust. Llyn-y-Fan - a place for walking and relaxing. This is the place associated with the 'Lady of the Lake' and the 'Physicians of Myddfai'. Carreg Cennen Castle - an outstanding Welsh Castle worthy of a visit all year round. Eppynt - ( Cynghordy - Tirabad - Llywel ), a scenic drive linking Carmarthenshire to Breconshire with an unusual village in the middle. Cynghordy Viaduct - impressive 18 arched stone structure that carries the 'Heart of Wales' railway line. Llandovery - market town, central to this rural area. Castle, statue,Information Centre including Tonn Press -important in Welsh literature, restaurants etc.

Description by Trish Doree

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