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Things to do in Llandyry, Carmarthenshire

Llandyry is a hamlet with a small church between Pembrey and Trimsaran on the B4317 road. It is a quiet and pleasant place in which to live.

Llandyry Church © Linden Jenkins
Llandyry Church

The church probably dating from the 17th century and built on or near the site of a medieval chapel, is the main reason visitors come to Llandyry.

Llandyry Church © Linden Jenkins
Llandyry Church

It's a plain cruciform shaped building with a rare weeping chancel and is in fine condition having recently celebrated a major restoration. There are weekly services as well as frequent weddings and funerals.

Church Gate © Linden Jenkins
Church Gate

Llandyry is surrounded by farmland which lies between the two lines of hills that form the lower Gwendraeth valley.

Llandyry Church © Linden Jenkins
Llandyry Church

Although once a centre for tinplate and coal exports, it declined along with traditional heavy industries. However, the natural beauty of the area has given it a promising future with tourism.

Pembrey is two miles south containing the country park, motor racing circuit and small airport.

Llandyry Road © Linden Jenkins
Llandyry Road

The full facility horse racing track at Ffos Las, just one mile north, is under construction with a schedule to begin racing in 2009.

Along with 250 houses, a hotel and restaurant, it's expected to be a big attraction to visitors. It seems Llandyry will not remain a mystery place for much longer.

Description by Linden Jenkins

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