AboutBritain.com Logo

Things to do in Cilycwm, Carmarthenshire

Awaiting photographs of Cilycwm

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 centuries.

Dolauhirion Bridge - architectural brilliance that has stood the test of time.

The River Towy - the 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 - a 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

Share this page

Self Catering

more self catering near Cilycwm...

Copyright © 1999-2023 Excelsior Information Systems Ltd. All rights reserved.
About Us  Press Room  Terms of Use  Privacy  Link to Us  Index  Site Map  Contact Us

Made with Responsive Grid System by Graham Miller