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Llanybydder, Carmarthenshire, is a small but flourishing market town on the River Teifi 4 miles South West of Lampeter. The river here is the boundary between Carmarthenshire and Cardiganshire. Most of Llanybydder is in Carmarthenshire. The houses are spread out along the main roads, with the Cross Hands Inn and its pointed arched windows prominent at the cross. The heart of Llanybydder remains lower down near the church and the Teifi bridge. The church is a heavily restored building with a fine tower. Next to the churchyard is the Mart, Llanybydder's pride. This is one of the few places left in Britain that hold a monthly horse fair on a grand scale. The time to visit Llanybydder is the last Thursday in the month. Dealers from all over the country pack the bar of the Black Lion.Just South of the town, on a low hill, is the earthwork of Pen-y-gaer.
At Pencarreg, 1 mile to the North, the river takes a wide bend, leaving a small lake at the foot of the wooded hill-side.
The prominent cross at the roadside, on a low bridge 1 miles outside the town towards Llandysul records nothing more important than the satisfaction of the parishes of Llanybydder and Llanllwni, together with that of the Turnpike Trust, at the decision of the County Surveyor to pass the structure as a county bridge in 1822. Llanllwni is the next parish downstream from Llanybydder. it has a bridge across the river and a 13th century church, well restored in the 1930s.
Mynydd Llanybydder, the moorland to the South of the town, reaches a height of 1,340 ft. It has been extensively planted by the Forestry Commission. A lonely road leads across it southwards to Llansawel in the Cothi valley.
Nearby towns: Carmarthen, Lampeter, Llandeilo, Llandysul, Newcastle Emlyn, New Quay
Nearby villages: Abergorlech, Brechfa, Cellan, Cribyn, Cwmann, Cwrtnewydd, Dihewyd, Ffaldybrenin, Gwyddgrug, Llanbydder, Llandysul, Llanfair Clydogau, Llanfihangel-ar-Arth, Llangybi, Llanllwni, Llansawel, Llanwenog, Llanwnen, Llanycrwys, Mydroilin, Pencader, Pencarreg, Pentre Cwrt, Pont Tyweli, Prengwyn, Pumsaint, Rhydcymerau, Rhydowen, Silian, Talgarreg, Talley, Temple Bar, Tregroes
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