Rock Mill

Llanybydder Accommodation

Llanybydder is a market town straddling the River Teifi in Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion, West Wales, with a population of 1,423, almost three quarters of whom are Welsh-speaking according to the United Kingdom Census 2001.

There is evidence of an iron age settlement on the hill that overlooks the town. Highmead, once a country house, is now a centre of religious studies for the Muslim faith.

Llanybydder gained a connection to the national rail network on the Manchester and Milford Railway's in 1867, which was originally part of an ill-fated scheme to link Manchester to the deepwater port at Milford Haven. However, financial pressures led the route to be diverted, and it remained a cross country route, with passenger services running until flooding severely damaged the line south of Aberystwyth in December 1964. The cost of repairs to a little-used rural line was deemed prohibitive, and although a limited service continued running from Carmarthen to Tregaron for another few months this was the era of the Beeching Axe. The line was closed to passengers in February 1965.

Llanybydder is famed for the horse fairs held there on the last Thursday of every month. These attract dealers and buyers from all parts of the UK and Ireland. The biggest is held in September & October. Of particular interest are the sales of local Welsh Cobs.

Dunbia (Dungannon Meats) is the largest business in Llanybydder, an abbatoir, providing around 400 jobs. Around 260 migrant workers, mainly Poles are employed there, and the presence of such a large Polish community has had a significant impact on the rural community. They specialise in Welsh lamb; the business was formerly known as "Oriel Jones" - a family run business owned by a farmer, who still lives locally.

 

 

 

Rock Mill, Capel Dewi, Llandysul, Ceredigion, SA44 4PH
Tel: 01559 362356
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